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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.375. X 5.50 (inches)|
Love on a Dime, The Ladies of Summerhill Series #1Cara JamesThomas Nelson / 2010 / Trade Paperback$14.39 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 46 Reviews
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jomama5 Stars Out Of 5loved this bookApril 21, 2016jomamaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I don't typically read romantic books, but I couldn't put this book down. It was recommended to me by a friend. It was such a sweet story about love and redemption, while following the budding romance of two people.
MarilynspeteAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved the way God brought the two of them togetherSeptember 24, 2013MarilynspeteAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love how two strong personalities tried to hide their feelings for each other. And how God used different situations to bring them together and I fell in love with the two main characters and really enjoyed the story and had a hard time putting the book down.
EmzeeAlbertaAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Read!July 31, 2013EmzeeAlbertaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleI have found a new favourite author! From start to finish, this was a story built around humour, Christian love, and finding new friends. I'm looking forward to reading more books from this author.
AKn musicAlaskaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Charm, history and redemptionJune 27, 2013AKn musicAlaskaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4"A Tailor-Made Bride" charmed me, not only with the details of dress-making and fashion in the Old West, but also with the pluck and inner strength of the protagonist. The livery man (of intrigue and trouble for the heroine) had to come to grips with his wrong-headedness and need for grace and redemption which added depth and truth to the story.
The Quiet EccentricCanadaAge: Under 18Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Sweet and EnjoyableMarch 15, 2013The Quiet EccentricCanadaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Well, as I am a fan of Karen Witemeyer, (I LOVED her book, "Short-Straw Bride") I decided that this book would be worth reading, and I wasn't disappointed. Not that it was one of most thrilling and original novels out there, but still a sweet story. I consider it an evening well spent, although I don't think I'll be reading it again.
Recommended to fans of Karen's and those who want a light, historical romance.
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Located in: Abilene, TX
Submitted: January 28, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. I believe the world needs more happily-ever-afters. That's why I write. I enjoy bringing heroic men and feisty women together on the page and in readers' hearts. And if the Lord can touch a soul in the process, my prayers will have been answered.
What was your motivation behind this project? I have a heart for helping Christian women mature in their faith and a passion for romantic stories from times past. Writing this book gave me the chance to combine both of these loves. Besides, who could resist the opportunity to create a rugged hero whose gruff exterior hides a soft heart and an independent heroine who privately questions her life's direction? I just had to see what would happen when I threw these two strong-willed people together.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Being right is less important than living right. So many times as Christians, we see things as black and whiteright and wrong. We can be quick to condemn other believers because they don't follow a doctrine identical to ours. A Tailor-Made Bride demonstrates how submissive hearts open to the Lord's leading can bridge such gaps with grace, fostering relationships and nurturing increased spiritual maturity. Such a journey is not easy, and the characters in this story reflect that struggle as they battle judgmental attitudes and endure a period of questioning that sends them on a hunt for truth beyond their black-and-white interpretations. Yet in the end, they realize they have grown spiritually and personally thanks to the challenges they have faced. Their understanding of truth has broadened and their relationships have deepened.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Every book is a spiritual journey for me. God often teaches me through my characters and their situations. I am not immune to pride or the occasional bout of dogmatism, and in writing this story, God reminded me of the need for a humble spirit and a grace-filled attitude toward others.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Some of my favorite Christian authors are Francine Rivers, Deeanne Gist, and Tamera Alexander.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I would be honored for you to visit my Web site where you can find background information on the characters from A Tailor-Made Bride as well as a free download of a biblical fiction piece and Bible study inspired by the life of Rahab. Visit me at: karenwitemeyercom