Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I love the idea that these 4 short stories are based on. A grandmother needs to move out of her house, so the 4 granddaughters are given the chance to return and claim their attic treasure. Some wonderful love stories develop as the girls return to Casper, Wyoming to get their most treasured possessions from their childhood. If you love small towns, old houses and antiques mixed with a little bit of romance than this is the book for you. Pull back the curtain, listen to the rain fall and enjoy this wonderful book.
From the Back of the Book:
Long-forgotten family treasures are brought to the center of four romances as Lydia Dunmore prepares to sell her old home in the Wyoming countryside and invites her four granddaughters to choose something to keep from the dusty attic.
Sheila seeks Grandma's doll, but it has already been sold as an antique. When she enlists the help of a local antiques dealer to recover the doll, will she end up finding more than she bargained for?
Kimber is intrigued by an old fishing tackle box and subsequently thrilled to learn the value of the lures inside. But will she be willing to sacrifice a chance at happiness for money?
Lauren cherishes a christening gown her great-grandmother wore - even though she has chosen career over motherhood. But when her husband leaves the city to buy a farm, will Lauren survive the new way of life forced upon her?
Jessica takes an antique dresser from Grandma's attic and finds some old papers and photographs inside that lead her to a painful discovery about her past. Can she trust a stranger with what she learns about her family ties, or will she lose all she holds dear?
What will each woman learn from the past that may shape the future of the way they treasure faith. . . and love?
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is a great book! I highly recommend this one. This is the kind of book that makes me think I was born in the wrong time period. Tamera does a great job of adding unexpected twists. While faced with many difficult situations, Kathryn finds the strength to continue moving forward while finding friendship in some unusual places. Jacob is used to remind us that we need to look past appearances to the heart. Get your window seat ready and enjoy!!
From the Back of the Book:
At a Different Time, in a Different place, Under Different Circumstances... Could two people fall in love once AGAIN?
TEN YEARS AGO KATHRYN JENNINGS MADE A VOW. For better or worse. And that promise still holds true, even though her marriage has not turned out as she expected. When her husband fails to return home one stormy winter night, she struggles to keep their ranch, but her efforts are blocked at every turn. After a shocking glimpse inter her husband's past, Kathryn uncovers a hidden truth. What she wouldn't give to turn back time and be able to love her husband for the man that he was, not for the man she had always wanted him to be.
Larson Jennings has spent his entire life running from a broken past, unable to trust, reluctant to try again. One fateful night, his life takes an unexpected twist, and soon he is forced to make a choice. Whatever he chooses, his decision may cost him his life.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Authors Mary Davis, Kathleen Kovach, Sally Laity, and Jeri Odell take you on a journey through time. Don't let the front cover fool you. This book is centered around everything but a pretty stack of handwritten love notes. 4 stories of 4 generations centered around some unique love letters provide wonderful reading for a rainy afternoon. Be prepared to experience some heartache and excitement while being wooed along with Laurel, Prudie, Bethany and Jonica through their original love letters. . .
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
From The Back of the Book:
Four generations of women find themselves intrigued by the written word. Will the friendships from the men on the other end of the correspondence be the key to their happiness?
Laurel has just lost her father in a bank robbery of his own scheming. Ashamed of his behavior, the only solace she finds is in a sheet of music she discovers propped up on the piano in the church.
Prudie is a headstrong college graduate who rebels against the 1950's conservative expectations on women. Alex is desperate for a wife and tries wooing Prudie through fortune cookies with special scripture verses inside. Will this bring an unlikely pair together?
Eighteen-year-old Bethany must provide for her ailing mother. With no outlet to express her private hopes and dreams, she begins leaving anonymous Post-uit Notes around town. . . honest feelings she cannot tell to anyone but God. But someone guesses her identity.
Jonica is an inexperienced eBay buyer and antique store owner. Houston already manages an antique store - and everywhere he turns, she's in his way, running up the prices. They are both annoyed by the other and he e-mails her to tell her so. Where will this relationship lead?