i loved this book.. and if you havent read ms alexanders fountian creek chronicals you need to.. i loved the way that they brought back jack brennen from the last series in the fountian creek chronicals book series.. i kept reading into the way late hours of the night... defiently a book i would buy.. not just rent from the library..
Are you looking for a story that transports you back in time? From a Distance is the answer.Ambition. Shattered dreams. Sickness. Perseverance. Lies. Murder. Friendship. Love. What more could you ask for in a story?Tamera is truly a master of characterization, plotting and descriptions. From page 1, I felt like I was sitting down with the characters and listening to their story from across the table. Elizabeth, Daniel and even Josiah, Elizabeth's assistant, grew on me as the story progressed.Tamera's writing style places the reader in the heart of the story. She makes you want to know just a little bit more and turn one more page...and another...and another. She uses just enough words, not too many, to paint pictures of not only the characters but also of the beautiful, rugged Colorado Territory in 1875.The mix of characters and their burdens help add to the plausibility of the story - like it actually took place way back in 1875. As in most stories, the burdens are relieved by the end of the story, but I will admit that I wasn't prepared for the final two pages. What a wonderful ending! Give me a tissue!!!This may sound odd, but I appreciated the fact that the book wasn't preachy. Sometimes inspirational fiction dwells on religious scenes almost to the detriment of the story. These characters never went to church or encountered a preacher in the story (at least I don't think they did, but if they did, it wasn't a big deal), but yet the characters experienced healing that only God can give.Good book! Read it if you haven't already. I'm adding Tamera to my favorite author list. I'm starting one of her Fountain Creek Chronicles books next.
From the moment it hit Amazon.com for pre-order, I knew I had to read Tamera Alexanders first book in her Timber Ridge Reflections series, From A Distance. Not because of the striking cover, although it certainly is. Not because of Ms. Alexanders rich, fluid prose which sets her far above many historical authors today, and not because she completely captures the essence of an era when our country was rugged and new and burgeoning with strength. Although all of these points are certainly true, the reason I runnot walkto pre-order Ms. Alexanders latest work of art is the confidence I have that it will be one of the best reads of the year. And I was rightit is! Kudos to an amazing author who tops my favorites list.