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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride

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.

You can visit her website by going HERE.

The latest book in the Land of Shining Waters series.
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 Thoughts:
I read the first book in the Land of Shining Water series - The Icecutter's Daughter - and LOVED it!  I knew I would want to read the rest in the series.  I WAS NOT disappointed!  I haven't typically liked the historical romance genre until I read my first Peterson novel.
Peterson captures the surroundings and characters with such vivid description and transports you to another time and place in her story of Emmalyne and Tavin.  I just loved them!  I appreciate the way Peterson weaves biblical truth about God and His character into the dialogue.  Chapter 15 was particularly rich in theology regarding God and the purpose of trials and suffering in our lives.  It was worth reading twice!  Peterson is at the top of the game in allowing the reader into the thoughts of her characters.  You truly get the story from all angles.
While The Quarryman's Bride is part of a series, the book can be read as a stand alone novel.  It will be placed on my keeper shelf right along any other Tracie Peterson book I come across!
*I received a copy of The Quarryman's Bride from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my review and participation in the blog tour promoting the book.  You can read what others are saying about the book by visiting HERE.

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Happy Reading,