This fourth and final book in the Dakota Treasures series is as beautifully written as the other books. The strong sense of good Christian values andThis fourth and final book in the Dakota Treasures series is as beautifully written as the other books. The strong sense of good Christian values and God's love seems to fill the pages of the book about these strong women.
In this book Amethyst comes to the Dakota territory to find her young nephew. When her quest ends in the reality that the boy is not her real nephew, she still falls in love with the Dakota Badlands. As she comes to love the people she meets, she also learns to love herself and find her own selfworth. During the beautiful transformation she finds something she never thought she would have, love.
The winter is particularly hard on Opal as strong buzzards plague the territory. The animals she loves suffer and starve in the deep snow, cold and unrelenting wind. She cannot seem to pull herself out of the deep sadness she feels and begins to question her faith. While those around her worry and try to help it is Mr. Chandler's love that ultimately brings Opal back to herself, returns her faith, and brings her beautiful voice back.
Although the harsh winter changes everyone, Opal, Ruby, Pearl, Cimmaron, and Amethyst all grow and learn in their faith as friends and family....more
Although this book starts on a slower pace, it quickly builds to a Christian based suspense type novel.
It is interesting and amazing to watch CameronAlthough this book starts on a slower pace, it quickly builds to a Christian based suspense type novel.
It is interesting and amazing to watch Cameron 'Buck' and Rayford grow in their faith in Christ. The struggles they encounter, including those of love connect with everyone's lives. I appreciated that the characters in the novel including Chloe don't come to their faith immediately even through the events of the rapture.
Bruce, the pastor in the book is a wonderful character. I like that he is painted as a human first and a servant of the Lord. This keeps him on the readers level while we take his amazing council of faith while reading a great novel....more
This book is one of the descriptive and captivating thriller we have come to expect from Dean Koontz. It is about a physicist named Susan who has a caThis book is one of the descriptive and captivating thriller we have come to expect from Dean Koontz. It is about a physicist named Susan who has a car accident or believes she does... She is seeing people from a frightening past that are supposed to be dead and buried. As with any Dean Koontz novel you have to continually question what is happening because often times it is not what it seems. This book is no different! It has a great twist at the end the book that brings to light the situation, but doesn't end the action of the book.
I would greatly recommend this book to any Dean Koontz fan, but remember it was originally published under his pen name Leigh Nichols....more
I really liked this civil war based drama. Jessie's spunk and gumption serve those she loves as she strives to save the families business while both uI really liked this civil war based drama. Jessie's spunk and gumption serve those she loves as she strives to save the families business while both union and confederate armies loot and steal from families in Kentucky. My only regret with this book was the vague ending. I realize it was in an effort to encourage readers to buy the next book, but I wish more or at least some of the dilemmas had been resolved. As a reader just learning of her brothers survival was not enough I wanted another relationship to have a better resolution. overall I loved the characters and the story and will probably read the rest of the series....more