The stories were--naturally-- a mixed bag, as will happen in any collection.
After The Harvest was readable, with an interesting hero who is struggling with rejection after being cheated on by his fiance. The actual girl he ended up with, however, was obviously a rather rich suburban chit prancing around on the prairie, and could never be a convincing far This collection was ok. The actual girl he ended up with, however, was obviously a rather rich suburban chit prancing around on the prairie, and could never be a convincing farmer's wife.
Overall I didn't love this story very much.
Love Notes was much better, one of the best in the book. Sweet and rather creative. Mother's Old Quilt started out fine as a drama about a woman who tragically loses her dog and then is given a puppy, but the romance was developed in a very cheesy, plotless way--we spent gallons of time idling around with her as she pondered over the marvelous invention of sexual attraction.
The Bride's Song was possibly the best story in the book, it felt like a romancified episode of Gunsmoke. Predictable but interesting enough to keep you turning pages, with an attractive heroine and a hero who wasn't as burdened with corny speeches as so many men in romance fiction. The Barefoot Bride was the most interesting story. The author just missed achieving something really good in this onethe idea of the outcast woman who talks to herself and everyone calls crazy being loved by a man as lonely as she is was filled with potential.
This potential was only partly realized, however, as the woman did come across as weird and rather unintelligent the constant bare feet and pseudo-Celtic Woman long hair strained credibility and the villain Jimmy O'Dell was as subtle as Cruella De Ville. The girl was fine, the situation dramatic, but the man was a rude, shallow stinker and his crass behavior to her didn't really stop at the end of the story.
I was already not impressed when they got married for business and slept together quite a lot, but whenever the wife ventured confessions of love the guy rejected her like a jerk.
Each one runs about 9 chapters are good evening reads that you can complete in an hour or so's sitting. For a collection of Christian romances, though, you could do worse. Mary Eileen Davis is a full-time writer whose first published novel was Newlywed Games from Multnomah. Jun 20, Pathway Midland rated it it was ok. More or less what you would expect from these collections.
The ending area where he told her he had come to accept that Wife Number One had been pretty and feminine, but Wife Number Two would be differentbig, practical, undecorative, a monster truck combined with vacuum cleaner-- I was disgusted. No woman deserves a guy who thinks she's about as appealing as a vacuum cleaner.
Freedom's Ring was a relief after The Provider in one way. The hero was intelligent and witty and kind. He was quite wasted on the girl, who was a silly little child. Her self righteous pouting about how God had told her to take herself and a newborn baby into the dangerous pioneer country wasn't realistic and her twitting him about doing business on Sunday was downright rude.
I didn't find it believable they would end up staying on the frontier.
Returning Amanda was like a very weak episode in one of the last seasons of Gunsmoke. Only Believe was nice but a bit slow.
clublavoute.ca/tuc-dating-app.php On the whole, a nice book but just skip The Provider. Mar 20, Milynfer rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-christian-novella-collection. Read it twice; once in January and then again in March when I was between books and just needed to read something. Feb 13, Kami S rated it really liked it.
I really enjoyed this collection of stories! A little preachy once in awhile, but overall I really liked them! Heart warming collection Wonderful collection of inspirational stories that bring to life the realities of prairie life for the brave men and women who pioneered the old west. Guts, grit and faith, hope and love are all present. Thoroughly enjoyed them! Aug 16, Joanne rated it really liked it.
Often times, I need to take a break from reading nonfiction and books like this one are just what I need during that break. I love that the stories are short, yet full of detail, so I can get a good story in one sitting.
The Prairie Romance Collection book. Read 30 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Relive history on the American Great Plains as penne. Editorial Reviews. Review. "The Prairie Romance Collection" is great fun to read. Each story The Prairie Romance Collection: 9 Historical Romances from America's Great Plains - Kindle edition by Lynn A. Coleman, Mary Davis, Lena Nelson.
Dec 09, Amber rated it really liked it. Story 8 was awkward and dragged some, but the others were varied and creative. Nice, sweet, easy reads with nothing inappropriate. Jan 02, Jerry rated it liked it. Some of these stories were great; others, not so much. For a collection of Christian romances, though, you could do worse. Jun 18, Rochelle rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance , novellas. Prairie Romance Collection 3.
I feel like I say this in most of my reviews for these Barbour published collections-- they need to put something at the beginning or end of the book that tells you if the stories are connected to any others! This story was good, especially after I realized that I had read the Hero's parents love story just a little while ago in the Stitched with Love Collection.
The Barefoot Bride by Linda Goodnight I thought Emma was so admirable! I'm glad that everything finally worked out in the end but I would've killed for an epilogue to this one! The Provider by Cathy Marie Hake - 2. Everything works out in the end, as it always does, but the process gave me a serious case of cringe-face.
Just thinking about it now is making me cringe. In my opinion, no matter how much the author wanted you to feel sorry for the hero, I don't know if I ever did-- because nothing justifies his absolute jerk behavior. He was very unlikable in varying degrees as the story progressed. Lena the heroine on the other hand was completely admirable in every way! Her beautiful, humble, and selfless spirit gave glaring contrast to his terrible personality.
I realize that was kind of the point , to contrast someone at peace with God and someone who is not, but that doesn't mean I have to enjoy it or even appreciate it.
Freedom's Ring by Judith Miller - 2. It was all beginning with no middle or end. I ended it with a major frown on my face. Returning Amanda by Kathleen Paul- 3 stars- This story was entertaining. Just a little slice of life from Kansas. Even though the author kept repeating that little four year old Amanda was like a little adult, a lot of the things she said and did were unbelievable for a child her age. Also, the romance went from zero to a little too far right there at the end, but oh well.
Only Believe by Janet Spaeth - 3. My eyes got so big when Catherine was reading the letter! I couldn't believe her brother had been so candid with Micah!
I just wish there would've been more story, more depth; more length. Over all it was good, but things barely scratched the surface. The epilogue, though appreciated, was so short and so far into the future that it left me feeling incomplete. Jun 28, Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing. Each story, though different, gives you the sights and sounds and feel of living on The Great Prairie. This is a book where you wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, make yourself comfortable in your favorite chair and have warm cider to drink as you savor each story.
All the stories are so well written and the romance is perfect, tender not overboard or forced. Take a look at the two fold out sleeves on the book to really give you the picture of what the prairie looked like. Follow pioneers, immigrants, and orphans through their adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. You are sure to find more than one favorite among nine stories in You are sure to find more than one favorite among nine stories in this unique collection to warm your heart and inspire your faith.