Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The First Book in a New Series By Tracie Peterson.!

                                                     "Steadfast Heart"
                      By Tracie Peterson

This book is the first in a new series entitled "Brides of Seattle".  Tracie Peterson`s love for history and research is evident in this novel. She is the author of over one hundred novels and recieved the ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award.  She writes with passion , producing books that keep you totally engrossed! "Steadfast Heart" is no exception to this !! Tracie has written another winning novel!  

The main character in this story, Lenore Fulcher, despite her spoiled upbringing , is not pretentious at all. She truly believes that marriage should be based on true love, nothing else!!  Wealth, appearance and possessions are definitely not prerequisites for a future husband to possess. Her father's opinion differs greatly. He thinks that his daughter has wasted enough time searching for  the perfect mate. He wants desperately to marry her off to one one of his business partners- one who is SEVENTEEN years older - this is out of the question in Lenore's opinion.. 

At this point, a young lawyer from Chicago , Kolbein Booth , arrives in Seattle searching for his independent, headstrong sister , who he thinks may have answered an ad for mail order brides. Kolbein is sick with worry and the mess in which he believes his sister is. With all of this on his mind, he storms into the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister!! ONLY, she was not there. Nor have they ever heard of her!! His sister may not be present but Lenore is!! Something about her captures his attention.  Could this be the perfect partner for Lenore?? But... there are so many complications! Can  a romance develop??

Although I am not usually a big fan of  historical romance, this book was a pleasure to to read.  I truly enjoyed it !! It contained every element in the story that I feel must be there to appeal to my interest. The characters, although a bit quirky, were realistic and believable. They each had their unique personalities . I easily related to the main character, Lenore,  although I did feel the attention was often directed more on one of the other characters, Abrianna. I would have preferred the focus to remain on Lenore, however this did not affect my opinion of the book. 

The plot was interesting, full of twists, turns and surprises. It held my attention from beginning to end. There was just enough unexpected actions to keep me involved. It tends to be an easy read, with some laughs along the way. A great book to take with you on vacation ! 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Definitely a must read for all Tracie Peterson fans!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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