Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Embers of Love

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Embers of Love (Book 1 of Striking a Match series)
Author: Tracie Peterson
Genre: Christian historical fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: November 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read. 
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This week, the




Christian Fiction Blog Alliance




is introducing




Embers of Love
Bethany House (October 1, 2010)




by
Tracie Peterson


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.

She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings' Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership's vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests.

Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family--especially her three grandchildren--Rainy, Fox and Max. She's active in her church as the Director of Women's Ministries, coordinates a yearly writer's retreat for published authors, and travels, as time permits, to research her books

ABOUT THE BOOK

The logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family's business now that she's completed college. Unexpectedly, her best friend, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her back home--fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in.

Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in a true love match. Deborah soon meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, a much-needed addition to the town. As their lives intersect, Deborah realizes that she has a much greater interest in medicine and science than the bookkeeping she was trained in.

But when typhoid begins to spread and Lizzie's jilted fiance returns, Deborah wonders if true love can overcome such obstacles...for those dearest to her, and for herself.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Embers of Love, go HERE.

What I Liked:  This is a page-turning historical romance - with a bonus romance thrown in!  In fact, I was a little confused at first as to who the main character was...

It was interesting to read about a "company town" - where the store was run by the company and employees paid with payroll deductions, and the doctor was employed by the company, with his wages made up by a sort of health-insurance deduction from employee pay.  It was all relayed rather matter-of-factly, not in a negative tone, which I appreciated.

In fact, the author managed to cram all sorts of interesting topics in the book, from women's suffrage to racial tensions, sustainable forestry, and superstitious medicine women.  And I enjoyed how she developed Deborah's character - as someone who knew the value of each person to God, but struggled to reconcile this with her longing for educated companionship.

What I Didn't Like:  Got nothing for you...  I'm ready to read the next one in the series!

Posted by Jane from Mozi Esmé

73 comments:

Linda said...

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Merry said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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Linda Kage said...

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