Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride

The Quarryman's Bride
(Land of Shining Water)
Tracie Peterson
(Bethany House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-0764206207
June 2013/336 pages/$14.99

The latest book in the Land of Shining Waters series.

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 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 www.traciepeterson.com.


I always enjoy a book by Tracie Peterson and thoroughly enjoyed The Icecutter's Daughter (reviewed here), so I was eager to read this stand-alone, yet connected, second book in this series. Peterson is a talented author and there is much to like about this story but it just didn't resonate with me as much as her books have in the past. Emmalyne & Tavin's story tugged at my heart, but reading about (and vicariously experiencing) her father's cruelty, her best friend (and Tavin's sister) Fenella's mental breakdown, and her mother's depression tipped the scale from angst to despair and the book seemed a bit oppressive at times. It may be due to the fact that I read it on a day I didn't feel well, so please be sure to check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

Tracie is celebrating with a "True Love" $200 Anthropologie giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party.


One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Anthropologie gift card
  • The Quarryman's Bride and The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 8th. Winner will be announced at the "The Quarryman's Bride" Facebook Author Chat Party on July 9th. Connect with Tracie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tracie will also share an exclusive look at the next book in the Land of Shining Water series and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Quarryman's Bride and join Tracie on the evening of July 9th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today.Hope to see you on the 9th!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers & Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Sally said...

I would love to win! Love Tracie Peterson's books!Thanks for the giveaway!
tscmshupe [at] pemtel [dot] net