Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride


Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
June 2013
ISBN: 978-0764206207
Genre: Historical

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?

THE QUARRYMAN’S BRIDE is the second book in the Land of Shining Waters series. I did read the first book The Icecutter’s Daughter first, but the books did stand alone.  THE QUARRYMAN’S BRIDE starts sad…and it is a rough time period, as well as a rough setting so there were other sad parts in the story. Readers might want to keep tissues handy.

This isn’t a sweet romance. It is a romance fraught with struggles that seemed destined to keep lovers apart. I had to keep reading to find out how they overcome all the obstacles. Fans of Tracie Peterson won’t want to miss this book. 331 pages. $14.99. 4 stars. 

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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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