Bittersweet (California Historical Series #2)
Laney McCain has unabashedly had her sights set on Galen O'Sullivan for years. And though Galen has treated her as nothing more than his best friend's pesky tag-along sister, Laney dares hope that now is the time he will open his eyes and truly recognize the woman she's become.
But the arrival of Ishmael and Ivy Grubb, squatters on the O'Sullivans' land, diverts Galen's at...more
I would not recommend this for teens below 18. The one starting revelation toward the end shocked me. While it does happen, I found it slightly disturbing to read about. I very much like Galen's character, but Laney got a bit on my nerves. I actually liked Ivy way better ...more
Receiving this book put me in a bit of a mood, because I ordered it from a swapping website and an ARC copy arrived. A few conversations and corrections later, the sender was extremel ...more
This book is an easy read, very engaging and I absolutely couldn't put it down!
HOWEVER- I loved the book. I admit I did enjoy the 1st book more but Bittersweet was definately a great book. I nearly cried, it was wonderful.
And made me realize I need to be a l ...more
Bittersweet by Cathy Mare Hake
1. What do you think the story was about?
The book was about two neighbouring families, the O’Sullivans and the McCains, who are very close friends. Laney who is the youngest child of the McCains “has her sights set on” Galen O’Sullivan the oldest of the five O’Sullivan sons. But to him Laney is nothing more than his neighbour and his best friend's little sister. She longs for him to notice she has become a women but he fails t ...more
Seberapa berhargakah sebuah penantian?
Cathy Maria Hake mencoba menjawabnya melalui novel ini.
Latar belakang negara bagian California di awal abad ke-19, diprosakan olehnya dengan jelas. Membacanya membuat anganku melayang lagi pada memori seri "Little House on The Prairie" yang kutonton di stasiun televisi pemerintah, sekitar 20 tahun silam.
Laney, figur wanita yang lembut, berpendidikan, berhati emas, dan mempunyai rasa cinta yang teramat besar kepada Tuh ...more
nsgeheim schwärmt Laney schon lange für den gutaussehenden Galen von der Nachbarranch. Doch wird er in ihr jemals mehr sehen als nur die kleine Schwester seines besten Freundes? Als Galen sich Laney endlich zu öffnen beginnt, scheint ihr Glück perfekt.§Doch durch die Ankunft zweier verwahrloster Jugendlicher, die Galen aus den Fängen ihres durchtriebenen Vaters retten will, werden die Karten neu gemischt. Er gibt den beiden Arbeit auf seiner Farm und kümmert sich darum, dass sie ein D ...more
I don't know if I ...more
This one follows Laney - we know she has feelings for Gavin O'Sullivan, the neighbor. The readers were introduced to the Grubbs (Ishmael, Ivy and their pa) at the end of the prior book. Now it continues with the Grubbs taking a small corner portion of the O'Sullivan farm. The arrangement was proposed by Gavin that Ishmael would come help with the farm in exchange for them staying on the property. Ivy also helped around the house ...more
The book begins with Laney and Galen still in the same type of relationship as Letter Perfect, Laney in love with Galen, and Galen seeing Laney as a little si ...more
Laney likes the next door neighbors eldest son, Galen, but he thinks of her as the annoying little sister to his best friend. Twins, Ivy and Ishmael Grubb along with their father set up camp on Galen's family's farm. The Grubbs are dirt poor make money by selling moonshine... or at least Mr. Grubb does if he doesn't consume all the liquor. Galen, not k ...more
Laney McCain has been in love with Galen O'Sullivan for half of forever although he has never shown any interest in her except as his best friend's pesky little sister.
Galen O'Sullivan can hardly believe it's taken him so long to wake up....Laney McCain has become a woman...(when did that happen?!)...& he's out t ...more
This book has the same characters as Hake's Letter Perfect, but even readers who haven't read the ...more
I was pleasantly surprised w ...more
Without going into too much detail and spoiling the book for others, that difficult path was hard to read. In fact, part of the time I wanted to just put the book down, but knowing that Ms. Hake has never before let me down with ...more
Her characters are complex and deal with real world issues. They react in ways that humans would--and without being sappy-sweet Christians, Hake shows how a Christian works through real problems struggling with feelings and how Christ would have us to be. I was surprised with the issues that she tackled in this se ...more
Our first main character, Ivy, who has no real background of family, teaching, or life information comes to know a well-respected ladylike young woman named Laney. It looks like she has had everything. They are as different as night and day. And yet, it seems they learn things from each other during a story of love, c ...more