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Monday, July 8, 2013

Tracie Peterson’s “The Quarryman’s Bride” True Love $200 Anthropologie Giveaway and 7/9 Facebook Party!

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Tracie Peterson's newest book: The Quarryman's Bride.  It was such a treat to participate in this tour!  Below you will find my review of the book along with the details for the Facebook Party and how you can enter to win a $200 Anthropologie Gift Card.  Make sure to enter the giveaway today since it is the LAST day to enter!!  The Facebook Party takes place tomorrow night at 8pm.  Hope to see you there!

About The Quarryman's Bride:The latest book in the Land of Shining Waters series.
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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?

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My Review:
The Quarryman's Bride is the second book in Tracie Peterson's Land of Shining Water series.  You can read my review of her first book, The Icecutter's Daughter here.  Like in the first book, this story is set in the state of Minnesota.  Emmalyne Knox was looking forward to her wedding to Tavin MacLachlan that was to take place in less than two months, but tragedy had struck her family.    And because this tragedy left Emmalyne as the only girl left in the household, her father broke off her engagement and moved the family from St. Cloud to Minneapolis.   Emmalyne was heartbroken, but wanted to show respect for her father, so she went with the family to Minneapolis knowing that she was loosing the love of her life.
Eleven years later, Emmalyne's father uprooted the family and moved back to St. Cloud.   Emmalyne was filled with dread at the possiblity of seeing Tavin and his family again.  She had no idea how she could bear to be near Tavin since she knew her father would never let her marry.  How will she survive and will she ever be truly filled with joy again?

Let me just start by saying that I read this book in 3 days and that is amazing for a mom with two kids!   The storyline in this book took off from the beginning and raced to the end.  It was really hard to put it down!  I really enjoyed reading this book.  I loved how the character had to deal with their issues and how their issues forced them to seek help from the only One who can help...God.  I would say a majority of the characters had to deal with anger.  It's easy to hold onto anger and allow it to infest our lives with bitterness not only toward another human being but also toward God.  Tracie did a great job weaving the story of love throughout this book.  Emmalyne showed her family, especially her father, God's love and returned good for evil.  She not only showed this love in her actions, but she prayed for her father too.  She was a good example of how to show Christ's love to others.  If you're looking for a great series to pick up, I would highly recommend the Land of Shining Water series!

To read more reviews from the Blog Tour Click Here.

Meet Tracie: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. 

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Facebook Party and Giveaway:

QuarrymanBrideWelcome to the campaign page for Tracie Peterson's newest book in the Land of the Shining Water series, The Quarryman's Bride. 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!

**I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.


Carrie said...

I don't read fiction books but my mom really loves Christian fiction. I think this would make a. Great gift for her.

Amanda said...

This is a good series. It would make a great gift!

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