A Bride for Noah, Seattle Brides Series #1
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There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing he's looking for is a bride.so why can't he get Evie out of his mind?
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Seattle Brides
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Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, beloved authors of the Amish of Apple Grove series, team up again in an exciting new series for devoted fans and new readers.
It's 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance. When a kind elderly man announces his plan to move west and make his fortune, Evie jumps at the chance to go with him and start a new life. She says goodbye to the only home she's ever known and sets out for the Northwest.
There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing he's looking for is a bride so why can't he get Evie out of his mind?
In this first book of the Seattle Brides series, two people learn what it means to move beyond their expectations and embrace the very best God has for them.
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Delia Latham4 Stars Out Of 5History and heart song...November 29, 2014Delia LathamWhat a wonderful trip into early Oregon this book was!
I laughed, and gritted my teeth, and wanted to shake both hero and heroine a couple of times. These authors know how to create living, breathing characters that quickly feel like old friends to whom one doesn't want to say goodbye.
Indians and lumberjacks, snobs and gutter rats, ne'er-do-wells and hard-working, solid citizens...and a hard-headed heroine that'll make you want to send her to bed without dinner a time or two. All together in one delightful book that truly had me wondering for a time whether a happy ever after was actually going to even be possible. But with an author team like Lori and Virginia, ANYTHING is possible...and the reader is guaranteed an emotional rollercoaster ride on the way to making it happen.
SDRTLRAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 18, 2014SDRTLRAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This story was very engaging and we didn't want to put it down. We really enjoyed the
twists and the turns of finding out about a past relationship of our heroin and how it was
going to affect the relationship with the new man in her life. We loved the humor that
came out of the setting with a whole bunch of rugged lumberjacks and the woman with
some refinement learning to work together and support each other. Another humorous
storyline was that of a shrewd city businessman who was trying to use big city business
techniques out in the wild frontier. The results of his business endeavors, often proved
ill-advised in such remote settings. We would highly recommend reading this wellcrafted
book and we look forward to the next installment. Happy reading!
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A nice fun bookFebruary 23, 2014wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3It's 1851 and Evie Lawrence is working for Miles and Letitia Coffinger and as Miles is reading a letter from his nephew, Noah Hughes, to his wife, Evie overhears the suggestion to bring a load of women to Oregon Territory. Evie is engaged to James but one evening she finally sees the light and a different plan starts forming in her mind. She confronts Mr Coffinger first to see if he'd be willing to be a partner in a new restaurant in the Oregon Territory then she breaks off the engagement with James and soon finds herself, along with Miles and three other ladies on her way Oregon.
The plan doesn't go as well as she planned, Miles didn't have the money she thought he did and now she finds herself owing a bank money and the owners of the lumber company are very unhappy when women show up. The women didn't know just how rough the wilderness would be and find themselves having to work harder than was bargained for, oh, and there are Indians too!
I found this a peaceful smooth and fun book to read, I found myself chuckling in a few spots and just about had to brush away a couple of tears. Anytime I do that when reading I consider it a good story. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, "Rainy Day Dreams", to come out in April.
ACS Book FinderAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Hardheaded, stubborn, with laughsFebruary 19, 2014ACS Book FinderAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A woman is inadvertently given the opportunity by her employer to move to the west and make something of herself. After making the decision to cut ties with her fiancÃ©, she takes her employer up on his offer. Dragging along some husband-seeking friends with her, Evangeline Lawrence sets out to reform part of the west, starting with a restaurant in the middle of a settlement made up entirely of a lumberjacking community. Evie herself is a woman on a mission; she is determined and hardheaded, and for the most part sensible. Noah Hughes, the man who is not of her dreams, is equally stubborn; however, he is a man with a troubled past which sometimes manifests itself when he deals with Evie.
While reading "A Bride for Noah" I truly appreciated the sensory details that were often included. I could actually place myself in Evie's shoes, and visualize the camp to an extent. One can certainly appreciate the research that must have been put forth to compile facts about lumberjacks and the Indian traditions of that era. I highly recommend this book, if just for the laughs it evokes. (rev. Jael B.)
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of A Bride for Noah was provided by Harvest House Publishers in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.
MargotSouth AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great, but not Lori's bestFebruary 5, 2014MargotSouth AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I've read a lot of Lori Copeland's books, and love them all. "A Bride For Noah" was another great read, but I wouldn't say it was fantastic, like so many of her others. It was fascinating to read about the origins of Seattle and to discover that the book was somewhat based on actual people and actual events. Such a determined, pioneering spirit in those people. I enjoyed the character of Noah - hesitant to trust again, but helpless not to fall in love with Evie. Evie was a visionary, stubborn, strong-willed, independent young woman who knew when to give up her independence in favor of relationship. The humor of the book was largely contributed by Miles - philanthropist, business partner, wayward husband, drunkard, but all-round kind-hearted fellow. There wasn't as much of God in this book as is usually found in Lori Copeland's stories, and I thought it lacked her usual depth. But it was still a lovely historical romance story, which I would recommend to fans of this genre.