Moonlight on the Millpond
This first book in the Tucker Mills Trilogy from beloved author Lori Wick follows Jace Randall as he leaves his childhood home to help his Uncle Woody Randall run the saw mill in Token Creek. Jace diligently focuses on work until he meets the visiting niece of local storekeepers. Jace pursues her until she finally agrees to attend a picnic with him and take a chance.
For the most part, the entire book is written in short segments that range from a couple of paragraphs in length up to an entire page. Occasionally some would clock in at 1.5 to 3 pages in length before switching to the next group of characters and/or settings which was distinguished with a curlicue-thing. In fact it wasn't uncommon for 2-4 curlicues to appear on each double page spread. That's a heck of a lot of head hopping.
There were 8 key characters. ...more
The main characters weren't terribly likeable either, especially Maddie. And come one, two glasses of champagne is not going to make anyone black out and forget what they did that night. Has the author ever drank alcohol or did she just want to write something that would serve as a warning to its evils? Ridiculous!
Didn't like this one at all.
What I liked: I loved the small town setting and the insight into what life was like in the “western days.” I also liked the natural questions Maddie asked about spiritual things. She had never been taught that heaven existed or how to prepare for death, and her pastor talked around the answers, never satisfying her hunger. The natural progression of her doubts were believable and ...more
After I got past that, I enjoyed the overall story. A romance that highlights the importance communication plays in relationships. Nice reminder about how easy it can be to misunderstand, and how we need to kee ...more
This book kept my interest and touched my heart in a way a book hasn't in awhile. Looking ...more
Doyle was told to rest his heart, for a time. Kathy his wife couldn’t do it all, with the customers they had daily. Sending for their niece that they had raise to come and help out.
Soon it was evident that Jace and Maddy had eyes for one another. ...more
I have read quite a few of Lori ick’s books and this one was quite different from some of her others. If there were to be a movie made of the book, I think I could guess 2 of the songs that would be on the soundtrack; Married to a Waitress (or something like that) by Alan Jackson, and the song Just As I Am. It was a little different, but still the message is the same. Maddie had lots of questions. I believe that God draws us to Himself and sometimes that drawing includes us ha ...more
This story evolves around life in Tucker’s Mill in the 1800’ s.
Jace’s sister Eden’s protective & controlling nature toward Jace lead to major problems between them. Then her conversion changes her focus.
Maddie’s many questions about death cause big differences between she and Jace in how to find satisfying answers.
Rev. Muldoon shares his explanations based on the Bible, but accepting them is hard.
Lori Wick is known as one of the most versatile Christian fiction writers on the market today. From pioneer fiction to a series set in Victorian England to a contemporary novel, Lori's books (over 5 million in print) continue to delight readers and top the Christian bestselling fiction list. Lori and her husband, Bob, live in Wisconsin with "the three coolest kids in the world."