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Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

Series: Heart of the Frontier, Book 3

Publication Date:  Oct 5, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

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“I’ll definitely be praying. Ain’t never known anything that wasn’t made better by prayer.”

                                                                                                                     -Uncle Edward

 

Cherished Mercy, book three in the Heart of the Frontier series, focuses on Mercy Flanagan, the youngest of the three Flanagan sisters whom we met in the previous two books of the series. The sisters survived the Whitman Massacre and settled with their uncle Edward in Oregon City. The year is now 1855 and Hope and Grace Flanagan are married with children and busy lives. Mercy lives with Grace and Alex and keeps busy helping her older sisters.

This story focuses on Mercy’s quest to help the family friends, Isaac and Eletta, missionaries to the Indians along the Oregon frontier. Mercy goes to the mission with an open mind and heart to do her part. Upon arriving, she comes face to face with Adam Browning, Isaac’s brother. Adam carries a grudge against her before she ever arrives because of his own personal history and his unwillingness to see beyond it. Mercy’s arrival brings a far different person than Adam expected.

The story encompasses so many characters that will touch the reader’s heart. This third story blends family, friends, and shared histories together in a very touching way. Sad in many ways, poignant in others, and inspiring all the way through, Cherished Mercy will engage your attention all the way through!

A thoroughly enjoyable and emotional story and a fitting end to a great series! I think this series was one of Tracie Peterson’s finest. If you haven’t read books one and two, take the time to read those stories as well.

This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

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Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson

Series: Heart of the Frontier

Publication Date: July 4, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ARC Copy from NetGalley.com and Bethany House Publishers

 

 

Closely following the first book in the Heart of the Frontier series, book two once again follows sisters, Hope, Grace, and Mercy, after they have settled in Oregon in the year 1850. Two and half years after the trauma of the Whitman Massacre, Hope continues to work at reclaiming her life. Her younger sister, Mercy, made her peace and lives a happy, lively life with her sister Grace and her husband, Alex.

This is an engrossing story of Hope’s struggle to get on with her life as the trial for the native Americans involved in the massacre unfolds. In her quest to give herself peace and to come to terms with the trauma she endured, she encounters Lieutenant Lance Kenner. Their lives become entangled in ways that neither could imagine.

The characters are once again engaging and very human in their behavior and emotions. I really enjoyed the continuing saga of the three sisters. The story continues in such a manner that you almost feel like you are continuing a book you laid down for a while and picked back up. I really enjoyed the story, emotional and tumultuous as it may be at times. Anxiously awaiting book three!

This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

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Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson

Series: Heart of the Frontier

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

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Tracie Peterson narrates an engrossing and heart-wrenching story in the first book of her new Heart of the Frontier series, Treasured Grace. The novel centers around three young women headed west on the Oregon Trail in 1847 whose lives are forever changed by the Whitman Mission massacre. At the mission Grace Martindale meets Alexander Armistead, a hunter and guide, with strong ties to the area. Grace and her two younger sisters, Hope and Mercy, have not been at the mission long when the massacre occurs.

Alex and Grace find that they will need faith to get them through some very difficult situations after the slaughter of so many innocent people. The massacre was a very real historical event around which the story of Alex and Grace evolves. The historical details were a bit sparse in this novel, but the basic plot hooked me and kept me intrigued. This sad, introspective story will leave readers with much to think about. Not a light read, but a very deep touching tale!

This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

 

 

 

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Can’t Wait to Read 2016!

As I roll through January, I am already thinking about the new books I am excited to read in 2016. I  made a list to  give you a brief peek at some of the books I hope to review for the coming year. I am sure many of you will be as excited to read some of these new novels as I am. Here is what we have to look forward to in 2016.

  • Benton, Lori A Flight of ArrowsAuthor: Lori Benton

Release Date: April 2016

 

 

 

  • Cambron, Kristy The Ringmaster's WifeAuthor: Kristy Cambron

Release Date: June 2016

 

 

 

  • Ladd, Sarah Dawn at EmberwildeAuthor:  Sarah E. Ladd

From the Treasures of Surrey series, Book 2

Release Date: May  2016

 

 

  • Camden, Elizabeth From This MomentAuthor: Elizabeth Camden

Release Date: June 2016

 

 

 

  • Mitchell, Siri Flirtation WalkAuthor:  Siri Mitchell

Release Date: March 2016

 

 

 

  • Sawyer, Kim Vogel Room for HopeAuthor: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Release Date:  February 2016

 

 

 

  • Copeland, Lori The Preacher's LadyAuthor:  Lori Copeland

Release Date: March 2016Series: Sugar Maple Hearts

 

 

 

  • Peterson Tracie A Treasure ConcealedAuthor: Tracie Peterson

Release Date: March 2016

 

 

 

  • Author: Laurie Alice EakesEakes, Laurie Alice The Carpenter's Inheritance

Release Date: June 2016

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Love Everlasting (The Brides of Seattle, Book 3) by Tracie Peterson

SeriPeterson Tracie Love Everlastinges: The Brides of Seattle

Publication Date: October 2015

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

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“Redheaded women are most complicated, in case you didn’t know. My aunt Miriam says that we are given to fits of temper and exploits too numerous to list. She said it is as if God made our hair red as a warning to others that mischief was afoot.”                                              -Abrianna

A truer statement could not be spoken regarding the lovely and vivacious redheaded Abrianna Cunningham. In this third and final book from the Brides of Seattle series, Abrianna once again is up to her usual adventures and mishaps. The year is 1889 and the reader is reunited with the ladies of the Seattle Bridal School and their charges. In Love Everlasting, Abrianna and Wade Ackerman become engaged after much soul searching on Abrianna’s part. She dearly loves Wade and has for a very long time. He has been her best friend since they were youngsters.

As with all things Abrianna does, life is never simple. As the city recovers from the terrible fire, Abrianna and Wade must overcome a variety of obstacles that are put in their path along the way to a blissful happily ever after. The villain, Priam Welby, returns again and finally shows his true colors, adding spice to the story. An adventurous, historic read sprinkled with faith and humor!

This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

 

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Refining Fire by Tracie Peterson

Peterson, Tracie  Refining Fire

Publication Date: June 2015

Series: The Brides of Seattle, Book 2

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

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 “Coming to Mrs. Madison’s had been an act of desperation, but surprisingly it had proved to be a blessing.”

-Militine Scott

Once again we join the familiar cast of characters from the Seattle Bridal School as they begin new adventures with the latest batch of bridal candidates from the school. Tracie Peterson offers another humorous and adventure filled story in her Brides of Seattle series in Refining Fire. Militine Scott, a 22-year-old young woman with a dark secret, becomes close friends with Abrianna Cunningham, who lives at the Seattle Bridal School with her aunts. While taking part in Abrianna’s latest adventures, Militine finds herself becoming friends with Thane Patton, a fire fighter and close friend of Wade Ackerman, who we met in the first novel in the series. As Wade gets closer to Militine, his own less than perfect background emerges. Amidst the adventures and relationship turmoil, the city of Seattle is engulfed in flames. Can Militine and Thane overcome their secrets and start an honest, open life? Will Abrianna really marry Priam Welby, the resident bad guy posing as a nice guy? Read this quirky, humor filled story and see!

This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

 Author’s Website: http://www.traciepeterson.com/

 

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Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson (Book 1, Brides of Seattle)

Steadfast Heart

 

Publication Date: January 2015

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

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“The Bible said in Psalms that God gave you the desires of your heart. If God indeed put the desire to marry Kolbein in her heart, then certainly He would see the marriage to completion.”                                                                                 -Lenore Fulcher

 

This novel, set in Seattle, Washington in March of 1888, establishes the beginning of Tracie Peterson’s new series. In this first book of the series, we meet Lenore Fulcher, a lovely well-bred young lady, and Abrianna Cunningham, a rather wild, carefree young woman who feels called to deal with the poverty stricken of Seattle’s waterfront district. The book tells the story of their friendship and the trials of one friend marrying and the other struggling to deal with her own feelings.

Lenore’s parents chose an older businessman as a suitor since she has been unable to come up with anyone acceptable. However, Lenore meets Kolbein Booth, a young lawyer from Chicago, right around the same time, which puts a definite wrinkle in her parent’s well thought out plans. Abrianna lives with her adopted aunts at the Madison School for Brides. The two girls, in spite of their differences, are best of friends. This story explores the girls’ friendship and sets up the storyline for future books in this series.

The secondary characters in the novel are entertaining and add a bit of depth to a story that struggles to hold the reader’s interest. The plot was rather sporadic and went in several directions. I did enjoy the historical detail about Seattle and the waterfront areas.

The book is a bit confusing in places and it took some effort to get through the first half. Once I finished the first half, the story seemed to progress at a better pace. As with most of Tracie Peterson’s books, this one contains romance, mystery, and historical detail grounded in good Christian values.

 This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

 

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