Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review: Rainy Day Dreams by:Copeland/Smith

 Rainy Day Dreams (Seattle Brides #2)
About the Book:
Beloved Christian fiction authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith team up once more in the second volume of the Seattle Brides series.

When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can't help catching his vision.

But the future they hope for is anything but secure. There are some who see Seattle as a threat and will stop at nothing to make sure the sawmill fails. With the harsh and rugged weather, at times it seems even the land itself is determined to thwart Seattle's very existence. Kathryn and Jason's plans for a happy future become entwined with Seattle's struggle to survive in the midst of adversity, both man-made and natural.

A gripping story of love, tenderness, and survival in the rugged Pacific Northwest.

About the Authors:
Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and seven grandchildren.

Virginia Smith is the author of more than 20 inspirational novels and 50 articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense.

My Review:
 Sent to Seattle by her father to find a husband, Kathryn is not happy. Being wealthy and an outstanding artist, she has never had a reason to worry about the chores back home because she has always been working on being a very cultured individual. But now after a long trip to Seattle, Kathryn is ready to hit the road again, but it seems that her father has made it nearly impossible to leave. So she has to settle on being an unpaid maid for awhile, a good, long while. As she does her best to settle down there has been numerous Indian attacks. She now worries about her life and the countless others she has grown to love.

 Jason came to Seattle to work, not to argue with the misunderstood Kathryn. The woman unnerves him and drives him completely mad. He knows she is only trying to fit in until its time for her to go, which is suppose to be in a few weeks. After the Indian attacks become quite unbearable, Jason feels he needs to protect this crazy woman even if she drives him crazy.

Book 2 in the Seattle Brides series is a great book whether its your first time reading the series or you just happened to pick this one up. The authors are able to convey the feelings of the characters easily and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Harvest House.