Rose's Pledge, Harwood House Series #1   -     By: Dianna Crawford, Sally Laity
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Rose's Pledge, Harwood House Series #1

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To save their father from debtor's prison, three gently bred daughters sell themselves into servitude in America. Rose Harwood, auctioned off to the highest bidder in Virginia, is now the bondswoman of a grubby trader. Will she survive the trek deep into Indian Territory? Footloose frontiersman Nate Kinyon is eager to possess this rather thorny Rose. But is he willing to sacrifice his wealth and freedom to win her heart? When Rose's situation goes from bad to worse, she wonders if God has forsaken her after all. Is the disarming but godless Nate her only hope?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Books
ISBN: 1616265523
ISBN-13: 9781616265526
Availability: In Stock
Series: Harwood House

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Publisher's Description

Step back into the early days of America, where Rose Harwood and her sisters become indentured to the highest bidders. When Rose’s new owner takes her deep into Indian Territory, a young frontiersman named Nate Kinyon tags along, hoping to save Rose from the machinations of a grubby trader and the appraising looks of young braves. How much is he willing to pay—in dollars and sense—to redeem the woman he loves? And how much is Rose willing to sacrifice for his protection?

Author Bio

Dianna Crawford is a California native. She has been published since the early 1990s and writes full-time. Her first inspirational novel was the premier of a six-book series for Tyndale that she coauthored with Sally Laity. Dianna is married and has four daughters and seven grandkids.

Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes her home in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with her husband of fifty years and enjoys being a grandma and great-grandma. 

Editorial Reviews

Well, this book had me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time. I don't think I relaxed until the very last page. Rose's story of being sold as a bondwoman in the new American colonies is one of fear, trial, tragedy and loss. I held my breath as they traveled through Indian lands and felt emotion with Rose as she watched her old life slipping away and her new unknown life rising before her.

I loved the characters in this book and the way their stories weave together to make a historical picture you can jump in to. The authors did a great job with this story!

The authors do a good job of growing Rose's affection for her bondsman,
“Rose’s Pledge” is a great read, filled with drama, romance, history and suspense. I recommend this book highly. I am greatly looking forward to book two in the series.

Filled with suspense, action, and romance this book is a pleasure to read. Laity and Crawford unite together to bring the best of true historical fiction and sweet romance.

This is the first in a trilogy and I already have the second one queued up to read shortly. This will keep you up reading at night. The historical elements were, of course, my favorite part. Very well done!

I picked this book because I am a fan of historical fiction and was hoping for a good story. My hope was not in vain as the good story was definitely delivered upon.

If you are a fan of good writing and historical stories then this book is for you!

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  1. Jody
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    very good with emphasis on Biblical principles
    October 4, 2012
    Jody
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    This review was written for Rose's Pledge - eBook.
    It was very entertaining...very comfortable read, and lots of really fun parts...most of all I thought it brought to our minds a sometimes forgotten people...the American Indians...and their need for the Lord...
  2. Big Mom
    Ingleside, IL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Did not enjoy this book. Will not read sequel.
    June 22, 2012
    Big Mom
    Ingleside, IL
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Storyline is for young teen girls. Did not finish this book, and will not order the next in this series.
  3. Lady Di
    Winston Salem, NC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Captivating Story
    June 8, 2012
    Lady Di
    Winston Salem, NC
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was a great read! I wasn't aware of the history of debtors prison and servitude. The author kept you wanting to read more. It was hard to put the book down. I'm glad this was book one. I'm anxious to read the stories of the other sisters.
  4. Irene
    United States
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I enjoyed the writers’ style
    March 24, 2012
    Irene
    United States
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Rose's Pledge is written by Dianna Crawford and Sally Laity and published by Barbour Publishing, Inc.

    Rose Harwood can not believe she is on her way to a trading post out west when only weeks ago she was selling all her family owned in England to help keep her father out of debt prison. Coming from England to America by boat and being auctioned off was not all she had hoped it would be. She and her two sisters are now separated and not sure when they will be together again. So far meeting a young man named Nate has been the only positive part of her trip! Nate is attracted to Rose and decides to go on the journey to the trading post with the fur trader and Rose.

    I liked the descriptive writing in this story. It was not overdone and really helped me picture the people and settings talked about. The whole story moved quickly and entertained me as well. I enjoyed the writers' style and thought this was one of the best western fiction books I have read. This is an excellent Christian fiction book to escape into!

    I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
  5. Marbie
    The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    March 20, 2012
    Marbie
    The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Rose is the oldest Harwood Daughter. Her mother died when she was only 13 years of age. She became the mother figure for her younger siblings. She has sacrificed her courting years to take care of her family. Now she's an old spinster.

    When her father is in debt and is threatened to go to debt prison, Rose comes up with a plan to get money to pay her father's debt. That plan included selling herself as bond servant to the colonies.

    A dirty old man named Smith bought Rose to become his cook. The man is a fur trader and lives on a trading post in Indian territory. While traveling the 30 miles to that post she meets Nate, a handsome frontiersman, who wants to free her from Smith. But Smith doesn't want to sell his cook. Nate travels with Smith and Rose to the trading post and starts to have feelings for Rose.

    Rose is a dedicated Christian and Nate isn't. So she's trying to guard her heart, but is attracted to him nevertheless.

    It took me a while to get into the story, but once I did I really liked the story. I loved reading about the untamed wilderness, how they traveled and crossed rivers, always on guard for enemy Indians and Frenchmen. Also interesting to read was how the fur trading was done. I liked to read how Rose adapted to life in the wilderness, how she learned the fur trade and became a tough lady.

    For the lover of historical fiction, especially frontiers settings, this book is a must read.

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and was not required to write a positive review.*
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