Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Litfuse Review:The Quarryman's Bride by:Tracie Peterson

 The Quarryman's Bride (Land of Shining Water, #2)
About the Book:
 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?

Tracie Peterson
About the Author:
 Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

My Review:
 This is second book in the Land of Shining Water Series. Tracie Peterson is the best historical fiction writer. Now on to a snippet of the storyline, after a tornado takes two of the Knox family members--Doreen & Lorna, life after eleven years time still has remained in mourning mode. At the time of the girls' burial Emmalyne was less than two months away from marrying the man of her dreams, Tavin MacLachlan. Shortly after the tragic loss of the girls Emmalyne and Tavin were handed the harsh reality that Emmalyne's parents would not allow them to marry. Because after all she would have to stay behind and care for them.

To me the parents of this poor girl are just a few kernels short of a whole cob. They are being so cruel to these young people that were promised to marry long before their horrible loss. Tavin and Emmalyne try to reason with her parents, Luthias and Morna but to no end. It is decided they will move to another state to find work.

 Fast forward many years later, Tavin has decided to move on with his life after waiting for Emmalyne for so long. After a short time in New York he travels back home to help to care for his parents. Not long after he finds out that the Knox family has also returned. What finally comes of these two families of this mining community? Will true love win out?

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.