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Fri Sep 19 00:00:00 MDT 2014inspiremichelle Rating:5.0
The Westward Christmas Brides Collection by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Susan Page Davis, Melanie Dobson, Cathy Liggett, Vickie McDonough, Olivia Newport, Janet Spaeth, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, and Mary Lu Tyndall ISBN 978-1-62836-812-3 Historical, Christian, Romance, Fiction The Westward Christmas Brides Collection is nine Historical romances. Each novel is set in the west in the 1800s. All are seeking a new life and a new place to call home. Each author has put their spin on the perfect Christmas for any bride. I have discovered a few new authors to me. I could never pick the best story because they are all fantastic. I give The Westward Christmas Brides Collection 5 stars, great job ladies. If you enjoy historical fiction I highly recommend The Westward Christmas Brides Collection to you. A Christmas Prayer by Wanda E. Brunstetter April 15, 1850 three covered wagons set out to travel the wild west from Independence, Missouri to the land of opportunity, California. All travelers are strangers from different walks of life. Cynthia Cooper travels with her mother Mabel and fiancée Walter. While Cynthia is fun loving and full of life her mother and Walter are spoiled snobs. Jack Simpson travels with his children 4 year old Alan and 6 year old Amelia. They come from Cedar Rapids, Iowa looking for a new beginning. Amelia has not spoken a word since witnessing the tragic death of her mother. Cole is a blacksmith from Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He is traveling with his adventurous sister Virginia. He wants to marry some day but wants to find gold first. She would love to teach again but needs to get away from the place she was jilted. As they make the long tedious journey the only thing that helps them survive is blind faith. This was a great story filled with faith. Another Christmas Story by Susan Page Davis Nineteen year old Beryl Jenner travels in a large train caravan through Nebraska Territory in 1856. When a tragic accident strikes, her and her young brother are stranded in Chiswell Rock at the trading post. The are left to survive by the kindness of strangers. James Lassen and his family do everything in their power to help the Jenners. They give and care for others like the Samaritan in the Bible. Not expecting anything in return but giving their all. This is a great story of compassion. I really enjoyed this story and found the author did an outstanding job. The Reluctant Runaway by Melanie Dobson Omaha, Nebraska December 1889 Lavinia Kathryn Starr is on the run from her evil step brother Patrick. As she boards a train for New York City Patrick closes in on her. She is on the run again this time on a train to parts unknown. Isaac Loritz sees Lavinia soon after he arrives in Aspen, Colorado, he offers his assistance but is turned down. Later when he finds her in his barn they form a friendship of sorts. As trust builds will their new friendship stands up to the pressure of money. This was a phenomenal story of trust and faith, with romance and a little trepidation. A Stagecoach Christmas by Cathy Liggett Western Missouri 1849 It wasnt a knight on a white horse that showed up to rescue the passengers of the stagecoach but a rancher looking to start over running away from Christmas. They were headed to Huxley to join family and friends for Christmas when the weather stops them in their tracks. Charlotte Crandall and her elderly mother Ms Vivian, barrister Benjamin Cottingham and his 6 year old granddaughter Melissa and driver Daniel Becker like Molly all had big plans. Molly OBrien was looking to start a new life only to find herself on a rowdy ride. Samuel Harden finds instant attraction to the spunky redheaded spitfire he rescues. The passengers of the stagecoach end up on a deserted ranch owned by Samuel and find their best Christmas yet. This was a great novel about grief turned to joy. I really related to the characters. Forging a Family by Vickie McDonough Advent, Texas 1890 Beth Ruskin, is a agent with the Childrens Aid Society, delivering kids to their new families. When a flash flood leaves her and her father stranded in Advent Texas, she helps her father care for patients. She first sets eye on the local blacksmith Cade Maddox when he brings a injured man to her father. Its love at first sight for Beth. Cade struggles with caring for his young daughter a overworked single man. He wonders if own Orphan Train daughter would be better off with a regular family. This is fantastic story of love and sacrifice that all parents face. I fell in love with the characters and I am sure you will too. Snow Song by Olivia Newport 1871 Belinda Michaels is heartbroken when Hayden Fairbanks does not show up for their engagement dinner. She is so hurt she hops a train to San Francisco only to run into him and a young child. When the train is snowed in all passengers and Belinda are left strained on the tracks. Can she find a way to trust Hayden again and give him another chance? Read this terrific book to find out. Olivia Newport is a new author to but I really enjoyed her story. Christmas, Maybe by Janet Spaeth For as long as Suzette Longmont can remember she has dreamed of the wild untamed nature of paradise, riding horseback with her hair blowing out behind her. But she was born into a life of privilege. She was expected to cook gourmet meals, keep a well decorated home for entertaining but she failed miserably. She jumps at the chance to help family in the Dakota Territory when relatives need help. Boring Harrison, the man that she was promised to marry in a arrangement marriage, decides to follow her there in fear of losing her forever. As she settles into a new routine she discovers there is more to Harrison than she ever thought. Can they make a relationship work? Read this faith filled novel to find out. The Christmas Bread by Jennifer Rogers Spinola September 1865 Juliet followed in her father footstep as a doctor. Jacob Pike a confederate war hero is on the same wagon train as Juliet. They face tragedy, sickness and are caught in the cross fires of a war that should be over. As they fight for their lives Juliets atrocity toward Jacob softens into something far more likeable, maybe even a fondness or love as the wagon train travels. This is a great story showing how nothing is impossible with God. By far this story will pull at your heartstrings like none of the others. I enjoyed my fist book by Jennifer Rogers Spinola very much. Christmas Bounty by MaryLu Tyndal Santa Barbara, California 1855 Caroline Moreau is a widowed mother of two, trying to keep her husbands dreams alive. But barely keeping Moreau Winery alive. As her and her children leave market they come across a public hanging in town square. They only thing that will save Pirate Dante Vega from hanging for his crimes is if a single lady will marry and make a decent man out of him. Caroline is in need of some one to protect her, the children and vineyard. Could Dante become the man of her dreams and save them? You will have to read this fantastic book to find out. Caroline is filled with a unbreakable faith that will inspire you. This was a glorious novel. I want to give a high-five to the authors Wanda E. Brunstetter, Susan Page Davis, Melanie Dobson, Cathy Liggett, Vickie McDonough, Olivia Newport, Janet Spaeth, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, and Mary Lu Tyndall and publisher Barbour for bringing compelling Christian books that are entertaining and give hope to the reader with stories of faith. The Book Club Network Inc. provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review and I am so grateful for their, the authors and publishers generosity
Fri Nov 21 00:00:00 MST 2014designerliz Rating:5.0
This was my mom's favorite book for me as a child, seeing it here I knew I had to buy it. (Although I'm sure my mom has the copy from my childhood somewhere). It really is a sweet book with a loving message. buy it!
Tue Mar 10 00:00:00 MDT 2009norskamer Rating:4.0
Enjoyed Clea Simon's book which seems to be hard to buy at other vendors. She writes about cats and Cambridge MA scenes which are fun to read about. Her plots are mystery format but her language and style is purely her own.
Sun Jan 13 00:00:00 MST 200812rg Rating:5.0
I gave these books at X-mas to my nephews.They enjoyed them. Their parents were quite happy with the books, also.
Fri Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2010calafia Rating:5.0
Little as in size, but large in information! Not a thick book, I read this book page to page. My favorite things here were Toledo's fashion illustrations, the quotes from noted fashion personalities, insider tips & tricks, and the section on inspiration from movies, music, and arts. Overall a thorough book for the already fashionista or the inspiring fashionista. After reading this, I had an urge to hunt for the Gucci Jackie O bag and I was so pleased to see that my Roger Vivier shoes made it on the list of fashion investments.
Sat Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2007ucityreader Rating:5.0
This is a lovely book, and you can tell it was written by Mr. Rogers. It is thoughtful and kind and not condescending to the older child. It has good photos with babies from different ethnic groups. I think it's the best sibling book I have seen for the pre-school, K, and early elementary school set.
Wed Feb 19 00:00:00 MST 2014bittersweet171 Rating:4.0
Book arrived very quickly. Purchased this as a gift. Was a little disappointed that it arrived with a slight ripple/buckle that is only slightly noticeable but as it was a gift... As far as the content. I have the other books done by Terry Johns Woods' and this book seemed a little over the top as far as the industrial look. If you like that look then you will enjoy the book.
Sun Feb 10 00:00:00 MST 2013sbranting Rating:5.0
This book is the result of six months of careful research and documentation. As I say in the preface: American humorist Will Rogers once quipped: Its not what you dont know that hurts you; its what you do know that aint so. A failure to clearly annotate historical research with primary sources perpetuates speculation, misinterpretations and poor scholarship. The reader will find citations provided for most of the entries. Future historians deserve to know my sources, especially when that information relates to junctures of circumstances in the record of events. Enjoy a timeline of achievements. I hope this book encourages other historians to tackle local histories with a renewed vigor. Too much of hometown America is being lost to the effects of anecdotal fog.
Mon Oct 06 00:00:00 MDT 2014vmivanova Rating:5.0
I read this book after reading Into Thin Air and watching three movies featuring Ed Viesturs, including David Breashears' IMAX film. I was curious to read Viesturs' own account on Everest. The book is fantastic! Viesturs credits his co-author Dave Roberts for the quality of the writing, which is excellent. But I'm sure the stories and the tone of the book have a lot to do with Ed Viesturs as a person. He is not only one of the greatest high-altitude climbers, but also a wonderful human being. His integrity and respect for the mountain and people are evident throughout the book. The Mountain is also very informative. I thought I knew everything there was to know about famous Everest climbs, but I was wrong. I learned so much about the history of climbing Everest and its true heroes (who tend to remain unknown if they don't speak English ...) from this book. Really, what a treat to read The Mountain! I've already ordered all other books by Ed Viesturs and Dave Roberts.
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