Book 1, Fountain Creek Chronicles
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A Gripping Story of Love, Loss, and Second Chances
When her husband disappears into a mountain snowstorm one morning, Kathryn Jennings is flung into the world of ranching, banking, and business. Penniless and pregnant, Kathryn is determined to keep her land as a legacy for her child. The man who offers her a job seems to have an awful lot of secrets, but she is desperate. Most disconcerting of all is the uncanny familiarity she feels toward the badly scarred ranch hand who works in the dark shadows of the horse stables.
For those who like Francine Rivers
This story is amazing. I rank it up there with Francine Rivers (and for me, that says a lot). In fact, Rivers' recommendation is what led me to try Tamera Alexander out. Be prepared, you will not want to put this book down once you begin reading it. I was a little confused at the beginning because the prologue is from the middle of the story, then chapter 1 begins about 6 months earlier in the story. The beginning is really sad, but I pressed through it and I'm glad I did. I love the main characters, they are so complex. I felt like I was reading about real people. I like how the main romance of this story focuses on a married couple instead of the typical man meets woman and they fall in love theme. In this story the couple has been married for ten years. They love each other, but they don't really understand or appreciate each other. They both experience very difficult circumstances through which they learn to trust God and His will for their lives. I could really relate to them and their struggles. One of the best parts of the book is seeing how all the struggles and pain they experience works together for their good and God's glory. Mrs. Alexander also does a great job of weaving scripture and God's truth throughout the story without it sounding preachy. She uses imagery and biblical parallels to get the messages across. I highly recommend this book.
What a heartwarming story that brims with tenderness, forgiveness, love, redemption, and a trust in the Lord that surpasses all understanding.
AMAZING and Unique Characters
I doubt that I've EVER read a romance book with such a unique main male character! Tamera is a very gifted author, who not only has continual twists and turns within her story but also describes things, whether about nature, the way of life back in those days or what her characters are feeling, making the reader feel as though they were there, walking in their shoes. I LOVED this book, which is the first of hers that I've read, and can't wait to delve into the book that follows it! I also read it to my husband out loud, who enjoyed it as well as I did. Great writing, Tamera!!!
- Category: Religious
- Published: Mar 01, 2006
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Seller: Baker Book House Company
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Fountain Creek Chronicles