Joelle's Secret, Wagon Wheel Series #3  -     By: Gilbert Morris
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Joelle's Secret, Wagon Wheel Series #3

B&H Books / 2008 / Paperback

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This mid-1800s tale begins with seventeen-year-old Joelle Jones fending off unwelcome advances from her predatory stepfather just after her mother died. When the man is declared Joelle's legal guardian, she knows he will have his way with her, so in desperation runs away.
Pursued by the stepfather who offers a reward for her return, Joelle cuts her long beautiful hair, poses as a young man, and finds work as a stablehand. She meets a spiritually frustrated treasure hunter who--believing Joelle to be a male--invites her to join a wagon train to gold-rich California. But hard living on the trail makes it harder for Joelle to conceal her identity. When her traveling companion learns the truth, matters of faith and friendship become tense until Joelle helps him realize that God can indeed do all things, and that some things--like true love-are worth even more than gold.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 0.84 (inches)
ISBN: 0805447288
ISBN-13: 9780805447286
Availability: In Stock
Series: Wagon Wheel

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Publisher's Description

Popular novelist Gilbert Morris finds fresh romantic, history-based inspiration in Joelle’s Secret. This mid-1800s tale begins with seventeen-year-old Joelle Jones fending off unwelcome advances from her predatory stepfather just after her mother has died. When the man is declared Joelle’s legal guardian, she knows he will have his way with her, so in desperation runs away.

Pursued by the stepfather who offers a reward for her return, Joelle cuts her long beautiful hair, poses as a young man, and finds work as a stablehand. She meets a spiritually frustrated treasure hunter who—believing Joelle to be a male—invites her to join a wagon train to gold-rich California. But hard living on the trail makes it harder for Joelle to conceal her identity. When her traveling companion learns the truth, matters of faith and friendship become tense until Joelle helps him realize that God can indeed do all things, and that some things—like true love—are worth even more than gold.

Author Bio

 Gilbert Morris is among today’s most popular Christian writers; his books having sold nearly six million copies worldwide. He specializes in historical fiction and won a 2001 Christy Award for the Civil War drama Edge of Honor. Once a pastor and English professor who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Morris lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    February 17, 2012
    grannyM
    Athens, GA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Joelle's Secret - eBook.
    I enjoyed it, even though I was pretty sure of the outcome from the beginning.
  2. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    February 16, 2012
    Robs
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Joelle's Secret - eBook.
    I was expecting something different from Gilbert Morris, I guess. It was a good plot, but I just thought it could be a little bit more realistic. A little too corny. An easy, light read that is fine for entertainment.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 22, 2009
    Judy Neese
    Another great book about our pioneer history. You get a real taste of the culture, hardships, personalities, and hopes. It makes you feel like you are riding along with them. Great book.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    March 27, 2009
    Denise
    It was light reading and entertaining. I enjoyed it, although there were some similarities to other books I have read. I would recommend it for anyone who doesn't want anything too intense.
  5. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    January 26, 2009
    Annette
    The story had good potential, but it was so similar to the other two books of Morris' Wagon Wheel Series. Many of the characters, plot twists and details are almost identical to the previous two books. If I had not read the two previous books, it would have been a great read.
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