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Book Review: Finding Her Way Home by Linda Goodnight

Title: Finding Her Way Home
Author: Linda Goodnight
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Release Date: December 2009
Pages: 211
Series: Redemption River #1
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

Welcome To Redemption, OklahomaThe idyllic little town Cheyenne Rhodes has chosen for her fresh start is almost “too” welcoming. After all, she’s come here to hide from her past–not to make new friends.

But single dad Trace Bowman isn’t about to let Cheyenne hide away her heart. He can’t ignore the special way she has with his daughter, Zoey– or how she’s reminded him of the power of real love. Now he needs to convince Cheyenne that Redemption is more than a place to hide–it’s also a way to be found….

My Thoughts:
This was a beautiful and deeply emotional book. Cheyenne was a victim of rape. The violent and brutal act was talked about in past tense without a lot of detail. I get attached and live through the characters I read so I don’t like to read about rape because of the paranoia that comes with that knowledge. The author did a great job expressing the feelings of a woman who had been raped. Above the violence and trauma it was a story of hope and healing through God and faith.

Cheyenne was a tough woman who’d been a police officer before she moved away and found Redemption, Oklahoma. She soon met the local vet and single dad Trace. Trace was charming and kind and patient. Cheyenne first loved his daughter Zoey who was blind yet confident and joyful.

Finding Her Way Home was so heartwarming to read. I loved it! I think anyone who loves a romance full of deep emotion will love this book.

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Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( not detailed recollection of rape, abuse of a wife )

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Book Review: The Wedding Garden by Linda Goodnight

Title: The Wedding Garden
Author: Linda Goodnight
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 214
Series: Redemption River #2
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

“Are You My Dad?”The young boy’s question shocks Sloan Hawkins. Until Sloan realizes he “is” this child’s father. Years ago, the former bad boy was run out of Redemption, Oklahoma, where, ironically, he was thought unredeemable. The only people who believed in him were his beloved aunt and Annie Markham, the girl he loved and left behind. Now Sloan is back to face his past and help keep his aunt’s cherished garden thriving. But when he discovers his secret child–and that single mother Annie never stopped loving him– he’s determined that a wedding will take place in the garden nurtured by faith and love.

My Thoughts:
I loved this story!!! It had it all- romance, family, suspense, mystery. It wasn’t fast paced but a truly enjoyable read.

Sloan had left the town of Redemption long ago thinking it was for the best not knowing he’d left a son behind. Now he was back to see his dying aunt, the only family he had. Annie was the girl he thought he wasn’t good enough for and now she was his aunt’s at-home nurse. Annie and Sloan had to spend a lot of time around each other as Annie cared for his aunt.

I loved watching the story unfold. I think what made me love this story so much was because I loved the characters. Sloan and Annie had their own challenges and past heartaches that made me want them to find happiness.

This was a wonderful romance and story of Redemption. I cried and laughed, was happy and heartbroken. A fantastic read!

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Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: very mild ( threatened with a gun, talk of passed murder )

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Book Review: The Lawman’s Christmas Wish by Linda Goodnight

Title: The Lawman’s Christmas Wish
Author: Linda Goodnight
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 281
Series: Alaskan Bride Rush #6
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

Widow Amy James can’t get through grocery shopping in Treasure Creek, Alaska, without a marriage proposal. And she’s hardly flattered. Most of her “suitors” are after the treasure her great-grandfather had buried on her property. But only “one” man promised her late husband he’d take care of her and the boys: police chief Reed Truscott. True, Reed is handsome and honest and makes her feel safe. But his honorable marriage proposal is about “obligation”–not love. Unless he can convince her that his Christmas wish is to join her family forever.

My Thoughts:
This was such a fun read to snuggle up with during a cold night. It doesn’t have to be Christmas to read it.

Amy and Reed were great characters. I loved Amy’s independence and love for her two boys. Reed was a hard worker and true friend. When Amy’s husband died Reed had promised he would take care of Amy. His first proposals didn’t go so well since Amy had no desire to marry someone out of obligation or because she couldn’t live alone. They struggled to understand each other.

A great addition to the story was the suspense. Pretty quickly Amy’s life and family are in danger because of her great grandfather’s treasure. Of course Reed wants to protect her, but Amy’s proud and a fighter.

I enjoyed The Lawman’s Christmas Wish, full of developing romance, suspense, and Christmas joy.

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Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( kidnapping, someone shot, blood )

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