I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading book 2. Though not overly exciting, it was completely enjoyable as the story line easily draws you in. My favorite part was when Elizabeth and Daniel meet. (Read it, you'll see.)
I felt the Tamera did an excellent job with the characters. They were well thought out and easy to like. Miss Elizabeth has some spiritual growing that needs to take place and Mr. Daniel needs to let go of the past and hand it over to God. The journey the two take together brings them closer to Him.
From a Distance has much of what I enjoy in books; romance, heartache, mystery, and beautiful scenery. I love how author Tamera Alexander always seems to have the perfect way of describing the land while not going overboard. I would love to see the Colorado Rockies after reading this book.
If you are looking for something to take your mind off what has happened earlier today, I would recommend this book. There's nothing better then going back in time and taking an incredible journey. Why not start with From a Distance?
I could just see the majestic mountains, deep ravines and beautiful valleys in this lovely historical novel. Colorado was portrayed in all its glory! The theme of only speaking half the truth was woven throughout this story, reminding all of us of the importance of telling the 'whole truth'. The time and effort behind the pictures of yesteryear was quite painstaking. In all, a wonderful read!
It's no secret why Tamera's books have-- and continue to, fastly climb the Christian best-seller's list.
My guess is that while going through this journey (as she likes to call it :), some of her readers might have emptied Kleenex boxes (no surprise), but in my case, it left me speechless. I mean, wow! This is truly outstanding!
From a Distance is a story that holds more than meets the eye. When I first got a glimpse of it, through the first pages, I must admit that my interest wavered and I was tempted to bolt ahead to the fun moments I would enjoy. But, so help me, I'm so glad I hung in there as Elizabeth clung to God's plan for her life despite it all, because when the full picture was revealed, we both learned priceless lessons, in the end!
What a great start to this series! This book got me 'reflecting' on how God can change anyone and everyone, for the better. From the bull-headed, but beautiful inside and out, Miss Westbrook. To handsome in and out, Southern ol' boy, Ranslett. And lastly, to the precious, God-fearing, hard-working Josiah Birch.
(And he's not human, but whatever, LOL, how CUTE is this little Beau!!).
I was sorry when the story ended, but grateful I got to meet these amazing characters and I'm definitely looking foward to the next one!
From a Distance is a beautifully told story. The characters are so real that you feel you have known them in real life. I love books with Christian values, and this is a book I will read many times over. Congratulations to Tamera Alexander for a job worthy of praise.