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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Series: Noble Legacy
Christiansen Family Series, Volumes 1-3Tyndale House / Trade Paperback$26.99 Retail:
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As I read Finding Stefanie, I found myself being taken back and forth from character to character, little by little, until the separate stories become one and they all have a common tie. I saw Stefanie struggling to stay strong, Gideon do all he can to keep his family safe, and Lincoln come to terms with the curve ball life has thrown at him. Then I found out whos been posing a threat to them, and everything came down to that one moment when a surprising but satisfying ending presents itself.
Much about the book can be found in the title, for much discovery of Stefanie happens as the story progresses. Not only does Stefanie find herself, but the other characters find themselves as well. All of their separate lives intersect with Stefanie at the center, and the result is an example of how God uses His people for His glory. One verse that comes to mind is Ephesians 2:10, which says, For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (NIV). God has ordained the good we are to do in this world, and our lives are a preparation for when the time comes for that good to be done. Warren demonstrates in her book how God takes brokenness, pain, and hurt in the lives of people and uses it all for good works planned in advance. He knows the ending of every story, and He is the one we can trust when everything seems to be going wrong.
Finding Stefanie is a book that I will look forward to reading again in the future. Susan May Warren has a gift of words and uses that gift for Gods glory, creating a story that most people will want to read, be they man, woman, or teenage girl. This is a book that every church library should have on its shelves, and a book that should also be placed where it will reach the non-Christian as well. It is a testament to Warrens faith, as well as a welcome representation of what it means to have faith in God, no matter what your circumstances are. - Karyn Roe, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Crystal3 Stars Out Of 5Had Hoped for BetterJune 14, 2017CrystalQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Restless with her life, Stefanie Noble wonders if there could possibly be more for her life than a future as just a ranch hand on her family's estate. Lincoln Cash has lived the dream life of a Hollywood actor, but with a devastating diagnosis of MS he escapes to Montana to reflect on what his future might hold. Both Stefanie and Lincoln's lives are interrupted in very different ways by the arrival of three runaways creating tension between them. Lincoln sees trouble and wants the threesome out of town; Stefanie, however, has compassion on the siblings and serves as a surrogate mother. As Stefanie staunchly stands in the gap for the kids against Lincoln, she begins to unfold the real reasons for his brash actions and finds tenderness in her heart for the struggling actor.
I had a hard time getting into Finding Stefanie. Lincoln basically acted as though he was from Jerk City until later in the book. I also had a hard time believing that Stefanie and Lincoln would become a couple. Hoped for more.
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated in any way by the publisher or author.
Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great conclusion to a great seriesApril 6, 2015Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Finding Stefanie Book 3 of Susan May Warren's Noble Legacy series.
Stefanie Noble is the only daughter of the owner of the Silver Buckle Ranch. Her brothers leave home and after leaving college, she is left to help her father take care of the ranch. She starts to question her life and thinks of her dream that was given up.
Lincoln Cash is an actor cast to play in a movie based on a book written by a local author. Health issues force Lincoln to question his future. Having purchased a ranch neighboring the Silver Buckle, he makes the decision to move to the ranch with plans to change the ranch into a tourist attraction.
Gideon North takes his sisters Macey and Haley from a home in South Dakota and they end up squatting on Lincoln's ranch until tragedy strikes. The North children are brought into Stefanie and Lincoln's lives for a reason. In the process Lincoln and Gideon find their way back to the Lord.
Characters are built through out the 3 books and lives are changed. The Noble siblings were all affected by the death of their mother at a young age and all have memories of their father and his walk with the Lord. I really likes this series.
MandyJohannesburg, South AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great end to a fabulous TrilogyOctober 3, 2014MandyJohannesburg, South AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5After reading Taming Rafe, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Finding Stefanie to see what else the Noble siblings had in store for us and I wasn't disappointed. Susan writes in such a way that you really get drawn into the books and the characters come to life before your eyes.
With the pressure of keeping the family ranch afloat Stefanie doesn't have time for romance. A fire at a neighbouring ranch brings 3 young kids into the Noble household as Stefanie takes them in to help them back onto their feet. The new owner of the now destroyed ranch, Lincoln Cash, wants to press charges and a battle of wills and ego's ensues as Stefanie and Lincoln butt heads on more issues than just the 3 runaway kids.
You'll laugh and cry in this beautifully written story. A big thumbs up from me!