High Country Bride

Book Title: High Country Bride
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Series: McKettricks #1
Genres: Western, Romance, Historical Fiction,
Publisher: Pocket
Pub: January 7, 2004 (448 Pages, Kindle edition)
Book Source: Reading though E-book, I downloaded.

Synopsis:
Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competition: the first son to marry and produce a grandchild will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides.

If Emmeline Harding knows one thing, it’s that she can’t hold her liquor. And though she’s not sure how she came to wake up next to a stack of gold coins in a brothel, she fears the worst. Fleeing town as a mail-order bride, she wonders: how will she ever confess her past to her handsome new husband?

Freedom-loving Rafe McKettrick is a man of strong beliefs and stronger passions and he’ll do anything to win the Triple M — even marry a stranger. To his surprise, Emmeline’s charms beguile him even as the secrets he senses she’s hiding ignite jealousy and suspicion. But when a visitor from the past enters the high country, the newlyweds have no choice but to give up on a marriage in name only and seek a union that satisfies them body and soul.

My Thoughts:
This is something of Romance. There a mystery of how she get her gold coins. She think of one thing and believe it to be something different then she images. She thinks she loss her self. But she find out something and it to be true but what she learns is that she was wrong. She found out she loves Rafe McKettrick.

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The Quilter’s Apprentice

Book Title: The Quilter’s Apprentice
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Adult, Craft, Fiction, Woman Fiction, Historical Fiction,
Publisher: Plume
Series: Elm Creek Quilts (#1)
Pub Date: April 1, 2000 (272 Pages, Paperback)
Source: Picked it out to read for an A-Z Challenge
Contact Author: Goodreads / Website

Synopsis:
After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a master of the craft.

During their lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family was torn apart by tragedy, jealousy, and betrayal, and her stories force Sarah to face uncomfortable truths about her own alienation from her widowed mother. As their friendship deepens, Mrs. Compson confides in Sarah the truth about why she wants to sell Elm Creek Manor. In turn, Sarah seeks a way to bring life and joy back to the estate so Mrs. Compson can keep her home — and Sarah can keep her cherished friend. The Quilter’s Apprentice teaches deep lessons about family, friendship, and sisterhood, and about creating a life as you would a quilt: with time, love, and patience, piecing the miscellaneous and mismatched scraps into a beautiful whole.

My Thoughts:
This was a well thought book to read. It about a Old woman and her home a bit along with quilting. We find out some things about Mrs. Compson. We also learn about her family history a bit and Elm Creek Manor. It quite a sweet story.

If you decide to pick this book up and start reading you will finding out the family history of Elm Creek Manor. Sarah is hired to be a personal assistant to help clean up the Manor. Matt is in charge of the restoration of the Manor.

This book is about forming friendships, relationships and quilting. You will be amazed by what all in the this book and what is about.

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Where The Lilacs Still Bloom

Title of Book: Where The Lilacs Still Bloom
Author: Jane KirkPatrick
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Nature
Book Source: Received From Blogging for Books (384 Pages, Paperbook)
Publisher:  The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Pub Date: April 17, 2012
Author Contact: Author Website /Chapter one

Synopsis:
One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through. German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a difference? Based on the life of Hulda Klager, Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a story of triumph over an impossible dream and the power of a generous heart. “Beauty matters… it does. God gave us flowers for a reason. Flowers remind us to put away fear, to stop our rushing and running and worrying about this and that, and for a moment, have a piece of paradise right here on earth.”
My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. It about life and it cycle as though Flowers. There are alots of lesson though out the book though followers. It teaches us that we must move on and keep going. Hulda had lost most of her family and she wondered why she did. Her children died before see did. That must be tough to do.

This books teaches you lesson though the way Hulda did it though her garden. It book that really hit home with your emotions. I suggest that you have a few tissues on hand or you may be wipe your eyes while reading. It was heartfelt in some parts in this book. To me it a must read.

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The Railway Children

Title of Book: The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit
Genres: Children, Classic, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Young Adult
Publisher: Puffin
Pub Date: 1994 (267 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Read book online

Synopsis:
When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves.

My Thoughts:
I love this book. I love trains just as much as books. I enjoyed the charthers in the book. It about a family that has to make adjustment on the fly. I quite enjoyable. I love how this is a Classic. I did not know this book was out there to read while I was growing up. The Children name are Bobby, Phil and Paul.

If you want to know mare about it what happens I would suggest picking it up. Something happens that causes their father to go away.

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The Last Summer of Ordinary Times

Book Title: The Last Summer of Ordinary Times
Author:  Deborah A. Jaeger
Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction,
Publisher: Hampton House Publishing
Pub: August 6th 2013 (320 Pages, Paperbook)
Book Source: I review this for Honesty Review

Synopsis:
AN ASTONISHING MESSAGE DELIVERED
TO ORDINARY PEOPLE
A typical teenager, Jillian Macomb is looking forward to her senior year in high school. Or at least she was. Having just broken up with her boyfriend, she receives the stunning and unexpected news that she’s pregnant. As if that isn’t enough, she must convince her parents and her doctor of the truth…she is still a virgin. She forms an unlikely alliance with Stephen Jacobs, her father’s protégé, when they both finally realize the child she carries is no ordinary child.

Then the miracles begin.

Amid escalating chaos surrounding the miraculous events taking place around them, Stephen and Jillian fight to protect a blessed child from those whose lust for greed and power threaten to harm the very life that promises to save them.

The Last Summer of Ordinary Times, a novel of suspense, is the story of extraordinary events surrounding the birth of a child, where ordinary people are faced with questions about what they really believe, and whether faith alone is enough when faced with the unimaginable.

My Thoughts:
This book was interesting. But it was a bit creepy. I did enjoy it though. It something different. If you enjoy the story about Christianity. Then this a book for you. I was a little creepy out by it but not horribly. I am not starting it a bad book. I did like it but I it gave me a bit of strange dreams.

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Wait…Wait for Thunder

Title of Book: Wait…Wait for Thunder
Publisher: Createspace
Author: Buck Jones
Pub Date: April 21, 2012 (282 Pages, Paperback)
Genre: Cowboys, Ranching, Horses, Dogs, Historical Fiction
Book Source: Received from Author for an Honest Review

Synopsis: None Written

My Thoughts:
This book is about Friendship. You also learn about ranching in that time. It about Luke and Ray and North Flat Ranch. There some Historical in the book.

It based on a true story with some fiction in it. I completley story. You learn somewhat what to do when in a thunderstorm. Though most of this book is about cattles and the lives of Luke McKeever and Ray. I really enjoyed this book and I was really would recommend it if you you enjoy Cowboys or Ranching and a bit of History.

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The Bride Wore Blue

Title of Book: The Bride Wore Blue
Author: Mona Hodgson
Series: The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek #3
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Family, Romance, Series,
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Pub Date: May 8, 2012 (320 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Sent to me from Waterbrook for Review
Contact Author: Website / Author Bio
Buy it Here: WaterBrook Multnomah /

Synopsis:
At last, the sisters are reunited! The youngest Sinclair, the family“ baby”, is moving from Maine to Cripple Creek, Colorado and joining Kat, Nell, and Ida. But Vivian is a young woman with a will of her own, and made some decisions back in Portland that have begun to haunt her. Will she be able to live up to the expectations of her three perfect and now happily-settled sisters?

The sisters warmly welcome Vivian to the mountain west, but the wild-and-woolly mining town isn’t ripe with opportunities for a respectable young woman. The youngest Sinclair sister is determined to make her own way, so
when she’s off ered a job as a hostess in a sporting house, she takes it, thinking the position is appropriate for a tainted, unlovable woman like herself. Although she’s convinced she’ll never be asked to entertain privately, Vivian
keeps her employment a secret from her sisters, knowing they’d be mortified—as will Carter Alwyn, the kind and godly sheriff ’s deputy who’s sweet on her.

Vivian is descending into a life of secrets, lying to the very people who love her and could help her heal from her mistakes. Will an outpouring of grace remind her that she is still God’s beloved and that her past can be washed as clean as Rocky Mountain snow?

My Thoughts on the Book:
This book was something that keep interest to the end. Vivian and her Aunt Alma start out on the train to Cripple Creek. Vivian Aunt is only staying for a week or two before she head back to Maine. Vivian has her only ideas and what she wants to do.

Carter is a lawman who seem determined to keep Cripple Creek safe. He been dealing with bank robberies. He here that the train was robbed of the cash book by two men. When the train travels in to Cripple Creek. Carter see a young woman and she the one who tripped the short man. It really a strange that Carter and Vivian would see each other often somewhere in town.

Vivian and Carter do not that they will help each other and find love that the same time. They both start with their own struggles. They were needing find Grace and Forgiveness though God and there mistakes. Do they  overcome their fears and struggles and mistakes? Read it to find out.

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