Wednesday, July 3, 2013

$200 Anthropologie gift card | Tracie Peterson’s “The Quarryman’s Bride” giveaway!

The Quarryman's Bride
by Tracie Peterson
ISBN: 978-0764206207

$ 11.47 (paperback)
$ 08.54 (kindle)

About the book:
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: 
I really enjoyed The Quarryman's Bride. I felt such a range of emotions: anger, irritation, frustration and joy. While I didn't agree with the reason that Emmalyne and Tavin didn't get married I found it interesting to see the different ways each of them handled their disappointment. Emmalyne has accepted that she is to be alone for the rest of her life and while she is saddened and hurt by the abuse her father heaps on her and her mother she keeps trudging through a life of sorrow and unhappiness. Her mother has given up on life and taken to her bed, her father is so angry and grieving so deep that he takes out his emotions and fury on his family. The only one in their family that has really made strides forward is her brother. Living in this family would be awful and it's amazing that Emmalyne kept her spiritual life growing.

Tavin on the other hand is angry - he has taken his disappointment to the other extreme by making choices in life that a Christian has no business taking. When he returns home after his father becomes ill it's to a family that is still functioning but his sister is ill and his parents really need his help and he needs to decide if he is going to hang around and help his parents or risk disappointing them.

Outstanding book! I'm really hoping that there is a sequel to this book - I'd love to see Emmalyne's brother in a book of his own. It would be wonderful to see him grow spirtually and find a love of his own. =D

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. Visit Tracie's Web site at  

You are invited to Tracie Peterson's Facebook Party for her 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!

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the book to read & review on GivingNSharing. No money exchanged hands and I was not required to have a positive review. Thanks for reading GivingNSharing!

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