Also by this author: , Among the Fair Magnolias: Four Southern Love Stories, To Mend a Dream: A Southern Love Story
Genres: Christian Fiction, Christian Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Fountain Creek Chronicles by Tamera Alexander
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Pages: 704 Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: September 2009
Publisher: Bethany House
Kathryn and Larson Jennings made a vow–for better or for worse. Their marriage hasn’t turned out as either hoped, but ten years later they are still clinging to that promise. When her huband fails to return to their ranch one stormy winter night, Kathryn struggles to keep the ranch operating, but her efforts are blocked at every turn.
After her husband dies, Annabelle Grayson advertises for a guide, and a most unlikely candidate, Matthew Taylor, agrees to accompany her to land waiting in Idaho. They have been given the opportunity to right a grievous wrong, but bitter memories threaten to turn them away from this God-given second chance.
When Veronique Girard arrives from France to find the man who has held her heart since childhood, her European ways both charm and irate the townspeople of Willow Springs. After many starts and stops, she finds Jack Brennan to be a reluctant though honorable ally in her dangerous search through Colorado’s ramshackle mining towns.
*Originally read and reviewed in the original books in 2008*
I read this all in one day in two sittings. Well to be honest, it’s now 5:22am… so just over one day. 🙂 If you liked Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love or Tracie Peterson’s Yukon Quest then you are sure to love this little novel. Heartbreaking struggle from both ends of a marriage to make things work in the best of times and worst of times with a second chance is just fabulous. A great read!
This book is completely about forgiveness. It is a sequel, but is about a completely different character and could stand on it’s own. Everyone has a past, but more importantly everyone has a future. Here the author has made two very different people come to an understanding of each and it is beautiful to see God working in people’s hearts and souls. I strongly recommend this book to anyone in particular, but especially to someone who is holding a grudge that they just cannot let go of, either to someone else, or more importantly to themselves. I know I can find a way to relate. I’m sure you can too.
This book was the best of the trilogy. Really in this series, each book was better and better. A companion whose only thing she has ever lacked was a father goes in a forced search to find him when it seems all else is lost to her. She finds everything that she was meant to find, even when she did not realize that is what she was looking for. This story tells of patience, learning God’s will and His timing, love, loss, friendship, fears, and the gift of giving. It is all around a great read.
Tamera Alexander is a bestselling novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose resonate with readers. Having lived in Colorado for seventeen years, she and her husband now make their home in Tennessee, where they enjoy life with their two college-age children and a Silky named Jack.Tamera invites you visit her Web site at www.tameraalexander.com.