Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana and contest

Authors: Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss
Publisher: Summerside Press
November 2009
ISBN: 978-1-935416-29-6
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Julia Cavanaugh is an orphan. Raised in an orphanage, when she grew up she became kind of the second in command at the home. But then the headmistress decides to get married and she puts all the girls on an orphan train west—with Julia to accompany them. Julia plans to return to New York as soon as the children are delivered to their new homes but when she gets there she discovers an unpleasant surprise—she’s been promised to an old prospector to be his mail-order bride.

When Julia misses the train, trying to escape the miner’s unwelcome attentions, she turns to a circuit rider preacher for assistance. But the parson, Isaac, has further unwelcome news. Julia’s ticket was one way. She had no options but to stay. Isaac did manage to talk to the prospector into holding off on the “staking of his claim” though.

With no where to go and no friends, Julia is at a loss what to do next, and her options are bleak. What are God’s plans for a lonely woman stranded in the middle of the vast Montana prairie?

LOVE FINDS YOU IN LONESOME PRAIRIE, MONTANA is a combined effort between two authors. I didn’t feel much of Tricia’s voice in this story, but even if she didn’t do much other than loan her name, the writing was still stellar. The first two chapters kind of dragged a bit for me, but once I got into chapter three I was into the story and I had to keep reading to see what happened next. The first two chapters, while dragging, did set the stage for events that would follow for both characters later in the book.

Julia and Isaac were both wonderfully developed characters and I fell in love with both of them. There are also a host of other characters that were fun, quirky, and nice to get to know. I enjoyed reading LOVE FINDS YOU IN LONESOME PRAIRIE, MONTANA, and I’m looking forward to this teams’ next book coming by Summerside Press. $12.99.
348 pages.


In 1890, Julia Cavanaugh travels west from New York City to unite orphans in her care with new families.

Imagine her horror when she discovers that she's to be "delivered," too--as bride to an uncouth miner! But with no return fare, Julia's options are bleak.

What does God have planned for her on the lonesome prairies of Montana?

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Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website: www.triciagoyer.com

Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer's historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. Connect with Ocieanna on Facebook!



The authors, Tricia and Ocieanna, have put together one humdinger of a contest for this blog tour! Enter the Fall in Love With Lonesome Prairie Contest and WIN a perty Montana Gift Basket!

To enter, simply fill out the entry form (http://www.triciagoyer.com/contest.html ), (then tell 5 or more friends about the contest)! The winner will be announced December 14th, just in time for an old-fashioned Montana Christmas. Giddy-up!

The Winner of our ‘Fall in Love with Lonesome Prairie’ giveaway will receive a fantastic Montana Gift Basket, including:

*Winter fleece throw

*Huckleberry chocolate bar

*Paula Dean candle

*Burt’s Bees gift set

*Wild Huckleberry taffy

*Montana stationary notebook

*Montana greeting card set

*Montana ball cap

*Montana apron

*Montana refrigerator magnet

*Charlie Russell 2010 Montana Calendar

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