I loved this novella. I cannot seem to find the review that I'm fairly certain I wrote a month or so ago to add to this individual listing of the nove...moreI loved this novella. I cannot seem to find the review that I'm fairly certain I wrote a month or so ago to add to this individual listing of the novella. But if I do I'll add it later. Great start to a novella collection of matchmaking in Texas and a great addition to the Archer Brother series by Karen Witemeyer.
I'm a good way through reading this novella as part of the A Match Made in Texas novella collection (borrowed from the Overdrive library) and I'm lovi...moreI'm a good way through reading this novella as part of the A Match Made in Texas novella collection (borrowed from the Overdrive library) and I'm loving it just as much as the first. I definitely need to read the rest of Regina's novels that I've missed or delayed.
Before this week, I'm not sure if I had ever read a book solely written by Judith Miller. However, I believe I have read books that are co-written wit...moreBefore this week, I'm not sure if I had ever read a book solely written by Judith Miller. However, I believe I have read books that are co-written with Judith Miller and other authors such as Tracie Peterson. It was several years ago, but I truly enjoyed the Broadmoor Legacy series. The Brickmaker's Bride is the first novel in the new Refined by Love series, and the sequel The Potter's Lady is due to release in August of 2015.
When it comes to American war time history, my preference is the Revolutionary War, as I always find such negativism in people in the time immediately following the Civil War. Interestingly, this seems to be a popular time period to find new releases in Christian Historical Fiction right now, however this is the only one that I know of set in West Virginia. Actually, I'm not sure I've ever read any novel set in West Virginia (although I might have forgotten one!).
This is one of those books that I both liked and didn't like. To be honest, I'm still kind of reeling with where to put my emotions behind it. The characters are extremely well written, as far as writing goes, the book is great. Although it is not very exciting as some books may be. Some characters are such horrible people and make me angry and uncomfortable, but isn't that the truth of life and say something about the fact that the author is able to create such dimensional characters that come beyond the page? On the other hand however, I really like Ewan. He is the one that I read this book for. I could take or leave Laura, as I felt she wouldn't stand up for herself and kept being wishy washy and swayed. But Ewan, he kept me turning the page.
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Mary is absolutely one of my favorite Christian Historical Fiction authors. Her books often make me laugh and cry and entertain me through out. For so...moreMary is absolutely one of my favorite Christian Historical Fiction authors. Her books often make me laugh and cry and entertain me through out. For some reason this one took me a while to get into, but as of last night I couldn't wait to finish it and I'm not sure how I'll wait for Now and Forever, book #2 in the Wilde Sister trilogy. I'm in desperate desire to read about Mountain Man Indian raised Matt Tucker...
While I'm not a fan if anything surrounding the War Between the States which was anything but civil, the entire context of the story and where these characters came from was interesting. I understand the grouchy father and I'm hoping that perhaps he'll get one look at a grandchild and cave into a loving man, but perhaps not. He's obviously just hurt by circumstances he doesn't know how to deal with.
Not for the first time Mary has introduced complex characters that many other stories would just kill off that are in a place if plausible redemption. And it so encourages me. The physiological elements that she touches on really makes the brain wheels turn.