Monday, June 24, 2013

Review The Quarryman's Bride

The Quarryman's Bride
By Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: June 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0764206207
Pages: 336
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I have read many Christian novels over the past several years. One of my favorite series is Heirs of Montana (Land Of My Heart; The Coming Storm; To Dream Anew; The Hope Within) by Tracie Peterson, so I was more than eager to read her newest book, The Quarryman's Bride, which I received free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

In the Quarryman's Bride, Emmalyne Knox had fallen madly in love with Tavin MacLachlan, who she plans on marrying, this is until a Scottish family tradition gets in the way. It seems her father has the final decision on her future plans and he quickly puts an end to his daughter's marriage plans. Her only future is to take care of her aging parents and to never marry.

Eleven years later, the Knox family returns to St. Cloud, Minnesota where Emmalyne's father has taken a job at the local quarry, which happens to be owned Tavin MacLachlan's father. Eventually, she crosses path with Tavin, bringing up past feelings for both of them.

I have to admit that I have never read the first book in the Land of Shining Water series, but The Quarryman's Bride seems to be a standalone novel. I loved reading several of the author's other books, but I was a little disappointed with this one, not that it was bad or anything. I thought the main character Emmalyne spent way too much time moaning and weeping over her lost love. She reminded too much of Belle from the Twilight Saga, but not quite as annoying. I mean eleven years have gone by. You would have thought during that time she could have fell in love again or found away to convince her father to let her get married. Tracie Peterson is still a great writer of historical fiction, especially with her descriptions and dialogue. Despite some plot holes, The Quarryman's Bride is still a likeable read.

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About the Author:

Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. Visit Tracie's Web site at



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