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Monday, July 1, 2013

Review of the Quarryman's Bride

About The Quarryman's Bride:
The latest book in the Land of Shining Waters series.

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Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together . . . until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne's youngest sisters. Family tradition mandates that the youngest daughter should remain single to care for her parents in their old age, and now that daughter is Emmalyne. Her father unyielding, Emmalyne surrenders to her duty, heartbroken. Tavin leaves town, equally devastated.

Years later, Emmalyne's family moves, and she and Tavin meet again. Their feelings for each other are as strong as ever, but their painful past and Emmalyne's father still stand between them. Soon both families are in the midst of the growing conflict rising between the workers at the granite quarry that Tavin's father owns and operates. When a series of near-fatal accidents occur, Tavin must figure out who is behind the attacks before someone gets killed.

Bound by obligation, yet yearning for a future together, can Emmalyne and Tavin dare to dream that God could heal a decade-long wound and change the hearts of those who would stand in the way of true love?

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My Review:

This book was just as enjoyable as the Icecutter's Daughter.  It is the second in the Land of Shining Waters Series, but you don't need to read this series in order.  This is the story of Emmalyne and Tavin.  They are to be married, but after a tornado takes the life of Emmalyne's two younger sisters, her father says she can't marry Tavin because she has to take care of her parents to fulfill a long held tradition.  The family then moves away, Tavin also leaves the area.  Eleven years later, they are all back to help Tavin's father Robert, with his Quarry.  Emmalyne and Tavin find that they still have feelings for each other, but Emmalyne's father is so bitter and hate filled Emmalyne knows her life will never change.  Her mother never got over the deaths of her sisters and  is not much help, it takes Emmalyne's brother Angus falling sick for Emmalyne's mother, Rowena, to snap out of her depression.  Tavin's sister, Fenella, is also suffering mental illness after the death of her husband.  This brings Emmalyne and Tavin together as Emmalyne goes to help Tavin's mother to help care for Fenella and her two young sons.  After many prayers to GOD, will Emmalyne's father have a change of heart.  And what about all of the problems at the quarry that are thought to be caused by a local Union.  And after a tragedy will Emmalyne and Tavin get to be together.  This was a very well written book and makes me glad that I wasn't born in those times and have to give my life to take care of my parents to fulfill a tradition.  Great job Tracie another great read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

Meet Tracie:
Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.

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  1. I havent read any books by this author, it sounds interesting! =)

  2. She is a great writer check her out. She also writes with Judith Pella and some other authors also.