Friday, June 28, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride by Tracie Peterson (Review & Giveaway)

About the book: The latest book in the Land of Shining Waters series.
Peterson Hits the Bestseller Lists Again and Again!

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?
My thoughts: The story is set in America and involves families who have Scottish heritage and strong Scottish accent. Meet Emmalyne's family the head of which, her father, is a Scottish, hard-nosed tyrant that believes in family tradition. He is also a man very angry at life and the people around him suffer from his anger and bitterness.  His demands upon Emmalyne are hard, unjust, and unreasonable for any sane man to impose on his daughter. On the cusp of her wedding to Tavin, her father demands they not marry and she remain single as the caregiver (translate "servant") to her parents.  But the demands and unreasonable attitude continue for years.

There are scenes you will nearly weep over and rail at the old curdmonger. There are also scenes of tenderness. You'll meet Tavin's family, also Scottish, who are handling their sorrows differently. Their family has seemingly unbearable tragedies, too.

This is a story of bitterness and anger, love and redemption, of grace and forgiveness.  

Tracie Peterson has again written a story well worth the reading and one I recommend.

GIVEAWAY:  The good folks at Litfuse Publicity group are graciously providing a giveaway copy for one of Chat With Vera's readers. Begins June 28 & ENDS July 15 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
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About the author: 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.   

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group and the author in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. The giveaway copy is provided also by Litfuse and will be shipped directly to the winner.


  1. I learned that she won the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. Awesome!

  2. I learned that Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers.

  3. She was born in a Christian family and accepted Christ at 6 yerrs of age

  4. I learned that we share a love of Joshua 1:9. :)

  5. That she has been a Christian since she was a little girl and she has won many awards.

  6. Tracie considers writing her mission field--my favorite kind of writer!
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. She has written over 95 books!

  8. I love to read Tracy's books but have not read this one yet, would love to part of your drawing. thanks for the comments you shared.
    Paula O

  9. Tracie teaches workshops for writers.

  10. she does workshops and likes writing for her friends

  11. Tracie has written over 95 books!


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