Daughter of Joy

Book Title: Daughter of Joy
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Adult Fiction, Fiction, Western, Romance, Christian Fiction, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #1
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: August 1, 1999 (335 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Downloaded to Nook (E-Book)

Synopsis:
Abigail Stanton’s whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to solely to survive. In the wake of losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft and heartsick, to discover what God wants her to do. When he leads her to Conor MacKay’s doorstep, though, the very foundation of her beliefs starts to shift.

As the volatile rancher’s new housekeeper, Abby is supposed to keep his affairs — and his equally capricious little girl — in order. Why, then, does she feel confusion, passion, desire, and anything but order every time they are together? Conor tries to hide his own seething emotions beneath a cold facade, but there is something about his prim new housekeeper that sets him on edge. And the more ruthlessly he attacks Abby’s faith, the more his defenses crack.

As Abby and Conor draw closer to the flame of their attraction, they must grapple with their deepest beliefs and fears. In opening their hearts again, both risk even greater loss for a chance at the greatest love of all.
My Thoughts:
This was a heart felt book. I was had tears while reading this. I read this in the early part of the year. I really enjoyed the book and I read the other three. I enjoyed them all. It a great series.

Abby stuggles with what she loss. Though she wants Conor. He also is struggling with some things. They do by means get what they want. Though first things start to change. Conor gets something in the end. Though his first wife comes back. Conor can believe she is back and what for. To find out what you should read it. Abby helps Conor deal with something else as well.

She know she got something to offer Conor. Though Does she get what she dream to get. To find out this is a good book to read and so the series.

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Lady of Light

Book Title: Lady Of Light
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Romance, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #3
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: April 1, 2001 (336 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the Library

Synopsis:
Infused with the same warmth and excitement of the two previous books in her popular Brides of Culdee Creek series, Kathleen Morgan’s third book tells Evan MacKay and Claire Sutherland’s story. Heartbroken at losing his first love to another man, Evan leaves Culdee Creek in hopes of forgetting her. When his searching heart brings him to his ancestral home of Scotland, he encounters a beautiful young woman who begins to fill the empty corners of his soul. After a whirlwind courtship, the tempestuous lovers return to Culdee Creek ranch. But when their hopes and dreams are confronted by the realities and challenges of married live, will love be enough to keep them together?
My Thoughts:
This book keep my interest throughout the whole book. I love how it tell that Evan travels to figure out his trouble and learns along the way. I really love it that it took him back to where his family had kin. It really tell me that Evan started to understand and grow up. Though he lost his first love it really was not real love that he was thinking of.

Claire learn to trust and not judge. She raises her little brother Ian. She makes some decision to marry and move with Evan back to his farm. She has lot to learn as well. There are few things that happens that make me want to have her understand. She does something that threaten her marriage.

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Woman of Grace

Book Title: Woman Of Grace
Author:  Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #2
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: June 1, 2000 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library

Synopsis:
Haunted by her shameful past, Hannah Cutler struggles to accept the love of Devlin McKay. Brides of Culdee Creek book 2.

Even though her name means “grace”, Hannah Cutler struggles to accept true mercy and love—especially from Devlin MacKay, the only man who remembers her past as well as she does.

This sequel to Daughter of Joy weaves an honest, emotive tale of one woman’s struggle to accept redeeming love. Hannah Cutler, a former prostitute, is trying to begin her life anew. But she struggles with the notion of being loved, even by the Lord of love whom she recently accepted as her Savior.

Devlin MacKay adds to Hannah’s feelings of shame by unjustly blaming her for his own guilty past. But as Hannah becomes a Woman of Grace, Devlin is forced to confront his feelings for her and toward the God who has transformed her life.
My Thoughts:
Hannah has some trouble accepting her past. Devlin also is struggle with his past. He also has to deal with his wife. Hannah as a secret she must tell Devin about. Hannah comes to help when Devin wife becomes ill after giving birth to their daughter.

This book is somewhat a tear emotions for just about what going to happen. Devlin still need to come to terms with his guilt and he need to step up when he told something. For there several surprises in this book I do not want to give them away.

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Child of Promise

Book Title: Child of Promise
Author:  Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #4
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: March 1, 2002 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library

Synopsis:
Kathleen Morgan’s books for the general market have earned rave reviews and hooked thousands of romance fans. Her first inspirational series, Brides of Culdee Creek, has proven successful as well. Woman of Grace and Lady of Light each climbed the CBA Marketplace best-selling fiction list. This new release, Child of Promise, is the final book in the series. Beth MacKay, the daughter of Culdee Creek’s owner, returns home after completing medical school to take over the aging Doc Childress’s practice. Reluctantly, her life and heart become entwined with that of Grand View’s Episcopalian priest, Noah Starr. But Noah struggles with his faith and calling since his wife died and his daughter, Emily, was disabled with cerebral palsy due to the difficult birth. When Beth becomes embroiled in a spousal abuse case between two of Noah’s parishioners, she encourages the battered woman to leave her husband for her own safety. Noah cautions the woman to try to work things out, and when the abuse ends in tragedy, it’s the last straw for the already-doubtful priest. Despondent and shaken, he announces his resignation to the church. Only with Beth’s faith and love, and a little help from the community, can Noah find his way back to the life and calling God has always intended for him.
My Thoughts:
This is so heartbreaking that it hard to believe it the final book in the series. Beth has her heart set on the priest in Grand View  Though she try to be not heartbroken by it. Beth goes to medical school. She hold a heartfelt past as well.

Noah is having struggles with his faith and calling once his wife dies and his daughter has disability from her birth. Noah grandmother help with letting Beth stay with them when she has some trouble with finding a place to stay.

Can things go the way they intend or do Noah and Beth find the love and the god they need and for Noah does he stay and learn that god is there for him and he is doing what god wanted him to do. Come read this series if you enjoy it. The first is emotional though the last.

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Review: Child of Promise

Book Title: Child of Promise
Author:  Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #4
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: March 1, 2002 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library

Synopsis:
Kathleen Morgan’s books for the general market have earned rave reviews and hooked thousands of romance fans. Her first inspirational series, Brides of Culdee Creek, has proven successful as well. Woman of Grace and Lady of Light each climbed the CBA Marketplace best-selling fiction list. This new release, Child of Promise, is the final book in the series. Beth MacKay, the daughter of Culdee Creek’s owner, returns home after completing medical school to take over the aging Doc Childress’s practice. Reluctantly, her life and heart become entwined with that of Grand View’s Episcopalian priest, Noah Starr. But Noah struggles with his faith and calling since his wife died and his daughter, Emily, was disabled with cerebral palsy due to the difficult birth. When Beth becomes embroiled in a spousal abuse case between two of Noah’s parishioners, she encourages the battered woman to leave her husband for her own safety. Noah cautions the woman to try to work things out, and when the abuse ends in tragedy, it’s the last straw for the already-doubtful priest. Despondent and shaken, he announces his resignation to the church. Only with Beth’s faith and love, and a little help from the community, can Noah find his way back to the life and calling God has always intended for him.
My Thoughts:
This is so heartbreaking that it hard to believe it the final book in the series. Beth has her heart set on the priest in Grand View  Though she try to be not heartbroken by it. Beth goes to medical school. She hold a heartfelt past as well.

Noah is having struggles with his faith and calling once his wife dies and his daughter has disability from her birth. Noah grandmother help with letting Beth stay with them when she has some trouble with finding a place to stay.

Can things go the way they intend or do Noah and Beth find the love and the god they need and for Noah does he stay and learn that god is there for him and he is doing what god wanted him to do. Come read this series if you enjoy it. The first is emotional though the last.

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Review: Woman Of Grace

Book Title: Woman Of Grace
Author:  Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #2
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: June 1, 2000 (304 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Borrowed from the library

Synopsis:
Haunted by her shameful past, Hannah Cutler struggles to accept the love of Devlin McKay. Brides of Culdee Creek book 2.

Even though her name means “grace”, Hannah Cutler struggles to accept true mercy and love—especially from Devlin MacKay, the only man who remembers her past as well as she does.

This sequel to Daughter of Joy weaves an honest, emotive tale of one woman’s struggle to accept redeeming love. Hannah Cutler, a former prostitute, is trying to begin her life anew. But she struggles with the notion of being loved, even by the Lord of love whom she recently accepted as her Savior.

Devlin MacKay adds to Hannah’s feelings of shame by unjustly blaming her for his own guilty past. But as Hannah becomes a Woman of Grace, Devlin is forced to confront his feelings for her and toward the God who has transformed her life.
My Thoughts:
Hannah has some trouble accepting her past. Devlin also is struggle with his past. He also has to deal with his wife. Hannah as a secret she must tell Devin about. Hannah comes to help when Devin wife becomes ill after giving birth to their daughter.

This book is somewhat a tear emotions for just about what going to happen. Devlin still need to come to terms with his guilt and he need to step up when he told something. For there several surprises in this book I do not want to give them away.

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Review: Daughter of Joy

Book Title: Daughter of Joy
Author: Kathleen Morgan
Genres: Adult Fiction, Fiction, Western, Romance, Christian Fiction, Series
Series: Brides of Culdee Creek #1
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Pub Date: August 1, 1999 (335 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Downloaded to Nook (E-Book)

Synopsis:
Abigail Stanton’s whole life was rooted in her faith, a faith she now clings to solely to survive. In the wake of losing her husband and young son, Abby sets out alone, bereft and heartsick, to discover what God wants her to do. When he leads her to Conor MacKay’s doorstep, though, the very foundation of her beliefs starts to shift.

As the volatile rancher’s new housekeeper, Abby is supposed to keep his affairs — and his equally capricious little girl — in order. Why, then, does she feel confusion, passion, desire, and anything but order every time they are together? Conor tries to hide his own seething emotions beneath a cold facade, but there is something about his prim new housekeeper that sets him on edge. And the more ruthlessly he attacks Abby’s faith, the more his defenses crack.

As Abby and Conor draw closer to the flame of their attraction, they must grapple with their deepest beliefs and fears. In opening their hearts again, both risk even greater loss for a chance at the greatest love of all.
My Thoughts:
This was a heart felt book. I was had tears while reading this. I read this in the early part of the year. I really enjoyed the book and I read the other three. I enjoyed them all. It a great series.

Abby stuggles with what she loss. Though she wants Conor. He also is struggling with some things. They do by means get what they want. Though first things start to change. Conor gets something in the end. Though his first wife comes back. Conor can believe she is back and what for. To find out what you should read it. Abby helps Conor deal with something else as well.

She know she got something to offer Conor. Though Does she get what she dream to get. To find out this is a good book to read and so the series.

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