Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride

Book description:  "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?"

My review:  Tracie Peterson really gets the reader thinking about how far an adult child nees to go to honor their father and mother.  This would probably be considered a controversial subject, but I think Ms. Peterson handles it very well.  I appreciated the character of Emmalyne.  Her character displayed strength, yet she showed her weaknesses.  Also, while hating Emmalyne's father the reader is drawn to love him by the end of the book.  Ms. Peterson did a great job showing the heart of her characters and allowing the reader to experience their circumstances with them.  I loved the plot and the unexpected twist at the end.  This is a great book and one that I had a hard time putting down.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  

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