Always Dakota (Dakota #3)
Buffalo Valley, North Dakota, has become a good place to live--the way it used to be. People here are feeling confident about the future again.
Stalled lives are moving forward. People are taking risks--on new ventures and lifelong dreams. On happiness. And one of those people is local rancher Margaret Clemens, who's finally getting what she wants most. Marriage to cowboy M...more
Having friends/family who have endured the adoptive process, I really disliked the way Axel was taken from the couple. I work as a volunteer GAL, and the first mandate is to keep the child feeling stable. Unless the home was truly unfit (and this would be determined by a caseworker as WELL AS a CASA volunteer), ...more
In Always Dakota Macomber continues her story of Buffalo Valley with a kidnapping, a run-away and deception - all elements that made this story unlike most of Macomber's other series. With these added challenges, Macomber masterfully weaves the story through the lives of the Buffalo Valley families and tells a story of beauty, forgiveness and the powers of honesty and love.
I liked the storyline of Buffalo Bob and Merrily as well, I felt their pain and joy throughout this story. We got to see a lot more of Calla’s story and finally some reconciliation between her and her mom. Reading her story I wanted to smack her for the way she was tre ...more
I always find this author’s novels enchant ...more
DM is able to take small town life and make it interesting and engaging. Through the whole story, you get to know a ton of characters. It is fun to get to know so many. DM is a talented story teller to be able to weave so many characters in her stories.
This third book is about Margaret Clemens and Matt Eilers. She is a woman in a man's world and is the sole heir to her father's cattle ranch. She is also determ ...more
The first two books in this trilogy were nice reads and I was prepared to feel the same about this third book in the Buffalo Valley trilogy. Yet, by the time I was reading Always Dakota, I was so caught up in the lives of these citizens in Buffalo Valley, I couldn't not enjoy the experience. I hesitate to say that this was the best in the trilogy, but I think it felt the most rewarding. The first two books had a central story (romance) with various intersecting story lines. Although th ...more
My Review: I was really looking forward to this book, of all the characters so far in this series (and there are an insane amount) she is the one I thought I would connect with t ...more
Buffalo Valley is thriving again. New business have sprung up and others are in the works. People are moving into the town, and several babies are born.
This is my second reading, and I enjoyed it as much the second time as I did the first. The plot was not dull or slow,and the characters were ea ...more