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Sweet September

(Home to Heather Creek #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Harvest at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the children don't seem to be getting into the spirit. Charolette sets out to uncover the truth. The family learns about the love that binds them together.
Paperback, 246 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by GuidepostsBooks (first published 2008)
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Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable family drama.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bob and Charlotte are raising their grandchildren after their daughter dies.The children are moved from California to a farm in Nebraska. The three children are struggling with school, life on a farm and their mother’s death. Sam is having trouble working with his son and new ideas for the farm. Charlotte doesn’t want to make the same mistakes she made with her own children.Their faith and help from friends help. The one thing that stood out was how overworked Charlotte is with no help or time t ...more
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I also enjoyed this book, the next in the Home to Heather Creek Series. Even though a different author wrote this book, it still went well with the first book. It continues the story and struggle of Charlotte and her grandkids trying to adjust to life. All three children are still struggling to adjust to farm life and life in a rural area. The author portrayed that struggle very well. I look forward to reading more about this charming family in upcoming releases in this series.

I received a compl
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Challenges: RRRCs February 2019 - Colorful cover/beautiful scene (parrot) (2); also, Create Your Own Readathon/Stacking the Series 2019/Steeped in books - Tertiary List/Level 6/Book 2. Continuing challenges of Charlotte and Bob Stevenson raising their grandchildren. Several poignant events (the mocha coffee, the carburetor, and Jefferson) stir the heart and quench the soul as the story deepens in family history and widens in the embrace of community.
Elizabeth Meadows
Very nice story. Slow paced and comfortable. I'm glad to see the kids already coming to terms with their situation in this second book of the series. It's also very nice that the family bonded over helping someone in need. I was a little concerned that in this day and age there wasn't some mention of checking into his background before recommending him for employment. However, it is refreshing to show people looking for the good in others and for second chances.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Much better than the first book in the series. Granted that it's still modern fiction and a "light" read (I don't need my dictionary), it is a better work than most modern fiction.
Nicole Estes
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Good wholesome read. Good reminder to help those around us and to lead a life of service.
Barbara Ball
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying the series. I enjoy the story and the setting of life on a farm/living in a farming community.
Sandy Carmichael
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Easy read book about family values, caring and taking care of one another.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Now that school has picked up again for Sam, Emily and Christopher, some things are changing more than just grade levels and teachers for the Slater children. It's been a rough time not only coming to terms with the death of their mother, but relocating from busy San Diego, to a country farm in Nebraska along Heather Creek to live with their grandparents Charlotte and Bob.

For Sam, he doesn't see the sense in trying to memorize geometry facts along with history names and dates. What's worse is t
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Favorite Excerpt:

Bob hunkered down and scooped up a handful of soil, allowing it to filter through his fingers. He stared intently at the dirt as if reading a story in each speck.

"One day, my grandma, your great-great-grandma, heard a knock at the door," he began. "It was a man whose car had broken down. The man had a woman and a baby with him—all were painfully thin. The man didn't ask for much. In fact, he only asked for one thing."

"What was that?" Christopher asked. "A job. A place to live?"

Victor Gentile
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kathleen Bauer in her new book “Sweet September” Book Two in the Home To Heather Creek series published by Guideposts takes us into the life of Charlotte Stevenson.

From the back cover: As tenuous family bonds threaten to break apart, a mystery on the farm might be the one thing that can restore the Stevensons’ hope for the harvest.

Harvest at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, the earth bursts with life, providing sustenance for the coming winter. However, the Slater children don’t seem to b
Lisa Johnson
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Title: Sweet September (Home to Heather Creek Series #2)
Author: Kathleen Bauer
Pages: 356
Year: 2013
Publisher: Guideposts Books
Here is the sequel to Before the Dawn where readers were first introduced to a unique family and changes happening all the time on the farm. As the characters from book one continue on here, readers will begin to appreciate even more the reality of life as portrayed in the work of fiction. In a time when being grandparents and enjoying their retiring years is looked forwar
Lisa Marie
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
From Guideposts comes a series of books that brings its readers into the middle of a hurting family as they learn to live together. We're introduced to Charlotte and Bob, whose basically empty nester life is shaken up when they become the primary caregivers to three grandchildren that they have never really known after the death of their daughter, Denise.

In the first of the books, Before The Dawn, Sam (16), Emily (14), and Christopher (9), arrive at their grandparents' Nebraska farm - a hige ch
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
What can be more traumatic for a child than losing mother to a senseless accident? They have no other choice than to move in with their grandparent on a farm out in the middle of nowhere land. For city kids, in their opinion, this is not a good move. Since they have an absentee father what else could they do. They do not really even know their grandparents since their mother had been estranged from her parents except for an occasional phone call. Two moody and pouting teens, the oldest a man/boy ...more
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As tenuous family bonds threaten to break apart, a mystery on the farm might be the one thing that can restore the Stevensons' hope for the harvest.

Harvest at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the children don't seem to be getting into the spirit. Emily is struggling with farm life, Christopher spends most of his time alone, and Sam is failing school. Charlotte is determined not to make the same mistakes she did with her own kids, but how can she get her grandchildren back on track?

Karen Korb
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About The Book: Harvest time at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the kids don’t seem to be getting into the spirit. One day while he’s wandering through the fields, Christopher stumbles across an old piece of metal buried in the ground. He doesn’t know what it is, but he hides it in the shed. That night, the garden by the house is uprooted. Who could have done such a thing? Charlotte is determined to find out, but is distracted when she gets news that Sam is failing school. The sullen ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sweet September picks up during harvest time.

Tension runs high as Bob and Charlotte learn to give over some of the control of the farm to their older son, Pete.

It doesn’t make it any easier that they’re still struggling to make a new life with their three grandchildren that came to live with them following the death of their mother.

Life for Emily, Sam and Christopher is also still in turmoil as they learn to fit in with new peers, a new school and also as they learn their place on their grand
Kathleen E.
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Home to Heather Creek Series, Book 2 Sweet September ~* Kathleen Bauer, ©2013

I am glad I received both books at once! Kathleen Bauer is the pen name of several authors who will be writing this series. The continuance and adjustments flow so smoothly between authors. In book two, Sweet September, school is beginning and Sam, Emily, and Christopher risk reaching out and become part of their school and church activities. At home they have begun to feel a part too, as they b
Lis Ann - The Indigo Quill
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What a sweet little series! First, I think it's interesting to see this new trend of authors collaborating to create books together. Especially in this case, where they've created a single pen name for themselves. It's a great way to connect and work as a community, I'm sure.

Anyway, through the Heather Creek Series we travel through the grueling task of grieving and change. Charlotte is taking custody of her grandchildre
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the second book of the Home To Heather Creek series, Sweet September, the Stevenson family drama continues at their farm in Nebraska during the fall harvest. Sam, Emily, and Christopher have settled into their new lives at the farm, and the building of the family bond with their grandparents Charlotte and Bob are starting to gel as life continues on the farm. But a mystery abounds at the farm when the family discovers that someone or something has been stealing the vegetables from their garde ...more
Lindsey Silvestrini
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first book in the Home to Heather Creek series Before the Dawn so I was excited to be able to pick right up with Sweet September after finishing.

I always like getting into the second book in a series because I already know the characters and the backstory and feel like now I can really get to the heart of things! What’s different about this series from most is that it has the same main characters. It seems like usually series have different starring characters in the second
Create With Joy
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Postcards From Misty Harbor Inn Series – a unique series of books from the Books and Inspirational Media Division of Guideposts that was written by a collaboration of best-selling authors to inspire you in your faith and to celebrate God’s love in every aspect of your life.

Now, I’m excited to share that Guideposts has released another heartwarming series – the Home To Heather Creek Series – featuring a different group of best-selling authors
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sweet September… This book continues the Stevenson’s story, with their grandchildren living with them after their mom’s death. The kids continue to struggle getting use to live on a farm, compared with life in the big city, with their new school, and just all of the surroundings. Charlotte struggles even more to try and reach out to her grandchildren. It finally took an interesting mystery to peak interest for the entire family, bringing them together in ways they didn’t expect. And again, it wa ...more
Jalynn Patterson
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Harvest at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the children don't seem to be getting into the spirit. Charlotte sets out to uncover the truth. The family learns about the love that binds them together.
Sweet September:

With Harvest season knocking on their front door, Charlotte tries to get her grandchildren in the mood for working in the garden. Who ever said that would be easy? Because it's not, Sam wants to run around after his Uncle and see what he's doing, even though he k
Maureen Timerman
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I loved the second book in this series. Charlotte and Ben Stevenson are adjusting to having their Golden Years now filled with children again. Big change in all of their lives.
School has now begun again and the children, Sam, Emily and Christopher are beginning to fit it, although with some problems. They miss their Mom, and don't want to forget her. Love the faith based life God has placed them in. When they think things are going bad, or they are in trouble, I see Grace being show to these swe
Tiffany DeOs
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: given-to-review
The Home to Heather Creek Series is such a delightful read. I was swept away to the farm and all the trials and joys that came from it. Both books were so well written that I felt like I was right there. I have wanted to live on a farm for a long time and I loved being swept away in to the setting. Not only was the setting enjoyable but the lessons learned and watching the Lord worked was such refreshment to the soul. The lesson of learning to let others help you was especially timely for me as ...more
Oct 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, guideposts
Book #2 in Guideposts "Home to Heather Creek" series.

A female friend of Pete from the past is back in town. Christopher finds a treasure and Grandma knows he's up to something though she knows not what. Charlotte's grandchildren are missing the mountains, the ocean, and malls. Their words hurt.

Such touching moments in this series. Listening instead of lecturing. That brought a whole new outcome to a painful situation.

Taking time out of an extremely busy life to take a walk and in so doing, com
Sharon Chance
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Home To Heather Creek" promises to be a wonderful series, centering around family values and morals - something that is so needed today. Readers, both young and old, will enjoy the two first books in this series. In fact, they would make great book club selections for multi-generational groups as there is a little something for every age represented here.

I enjoyed the first two books very much and look forward to more stories about the Stevenson family to come.
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won this book from Goodreads, and even though I hadn't read book 1 in the series, I found it easy to follow and very much enjoyed it. I smiled at some of the scenes and was brought to tears at others. We all have struggles and if we trust God, as this family does, we will get through them. I would recommend this as an enjoyable book. So thankful I won.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Kathleen Bauer is the pen name for a team of writers who have come together to create the Home to Heather Creek series.

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