Monday, July 1, 2013

The Quarryman's Bride Litfuse Tour

The Quarryman's Bride (Land of Shining Water, #2)
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The Quarryman's Bride by Tracie Peterson is the second book in the Land of Shining Water Series.

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?(Goodreads)

My Review
I am a Tracie Peterson fan, I have not read all of her books but when I found out she was writing this new series I got excited! I did read The Icecutter's Daughter before I read this one, yet they can be read individually. Also, the covers to these books are beautiful, Bethany House Publishers did a great job with the design. 
I had no idea what a quarry was so that was most interesting while reading the book. The character of Emmalyne is very real and she was definitely my favorite character to read, though I wanted to yell at her a couple of times. Tavin is a nice guy, but not my favorite hero for a story. The overall story line surrounds Emmalyne on a daily basis as she takes care of her parents house and her mother who is depressed. After a lot of pain brought up from the past, the final chapters turn into romance amidst tragedy. Tracie Peterson added a unique character, Fenella, who has become a crazy woman who has lost her mind. I would love to read more about how Peterson created this character and why, but it made for an interesting tweak in the story. 
Overall this is a unique well written story about a young woman trying to understand God's plan and how He really does have even better ideas!

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

Welcome 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. QuarrymanBride 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!

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