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His Prairie Sweetheart, a Love Inspired historical novel, by Erica Vetsch
Savanna Cox is a southern belle who was left at the altar. To get a fresh start, she heads out west to Minnesota and takes a teaching posisiton. She is determined to prove she can handle anything. Elias Parker is the sheriff who rescues her over and over again, he thinks she won't last. A brutal blizzard has her giving up. Has she won his heart after all?
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Love Inspired Historical
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 0.76 X 4.21 (inches)|
After being jilted at the altar, Southern belle Savannah Cox seeks a fresh start out West and accepts a teaching position in Minnesota. But between her students' lack of English, the rough surroundings and sheriff Elias Parker's doubts and distrust, Savannah's unprepared for both the job and the climate. However, she's determined to prove she can handle anything her new town throws her way.
Elias gives it a weekor lessbefore the pretty schoolteacher packs her dainty dresses and hightails it back home. But no matter how many mishaps he has to rescue her from, Savannah doesn't give up. Yet the real test is to comea brutal blizzard that could finally drive her away, taking his heart with her
Deana5 Stars Out Of 5Beautifully Written StoryDecember 19, 2016DeanaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have become a huge fan of historical fiction and after reading this story I have found an author that depicts the historical fiction with precision. Pioneer days were hard with little to eat at times . The weather could be treacherous and the author described a blizzard with such great detail I found myself shivering . I love when an author can make me feel like I can vividly see the story unfold before me.
Savannah is a very beautiful woman who has all the luxuries she needs. She is excited that she will become a married woman and finally the day is here to say her vows. Well not everything goes as plan when the groom doesn't show up. I can't imagine the hurt and embarrassment she must have felt when she realizes her dreams have just been shattered. The story takes on a great adventure when Savannah decides she needs to get away .
She finds herself in Snowflake, Minnesota as the new school teacher. Not everyone is thrilled to see her though. Elias who is the sheriff has seen several women leave the teaching position because they couldn't handle the harsh life out on the prairie. I really like Elias and found him to be a strong character. He does give Savannah a hard time but I found it to be quite funny at times. Who in their right mind comes to a small town out on the prairie in fancy clothes?
Savannah is in for a culture shock as she realizes that the townspeople are Norwegian immigrants. I laughed so hard as she tried to talk to the people and suddenly realized that they speak very little English . I think someone left out that little bit of information when she accepted the teaching job. She is in for an adventure that will test her faith . I loved how the author included scriptures in the story with the children learning them as part of their lesson at school. I have to mention probably one of the funnies things that happens to our beloved Savannah. Let's just say her introduction to a skunk was not the most enjoyable encounter. I think after that incident I would be packing my bags and saying goodbye Snowflake, Minnesota.
The author did an exceptional job of describing the history of Minnesota and the Dutch uprising of '62. I found it very fascinating and loved learning about the Norwegians and their customs. The story is so well written I didn't want it to end. Will Savannah convince Elias that she can endure the weather and any obstacles that come her way ? Is she the right choice as the teacher for this small close knit town? Be sure and grab a copy of this wonderful book and discover how pride, love and faith come together to make an unforgettable story .
I received a complimentary copy of this book. The review is my opinion and I was not compensated for it.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Can She Survive the North?July 26, 2016GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Although I have thought at times it might be interesting to live in another part of our country, I never felt moving from the south to anywhere up north that has major blizzards would be that appealing. That is exactly what Savannah, the lead character in the story, does. After getting stood up at the altar, she sees an ad for a teacher in Snowflake, Minnesota, applies for the job, and gets it. She soon learns that life there is not a bed of roses either. Can she learn and adapt to the Norwegian immigrants ways and to all the other changes in order to fulfill her contract? Going from a mansion to a small cot in a tiny house built into the hillside is just the beginning of a huge learning curve for her. How is she going to make it living in a home with a family that does not understand English and teaching in a school where most of the children dont either? She faces many trials including an encounter with a skunk. Even worse than getting sprayed by a skunk are the words that come tumbling from the mouth of the sheriff, Elias, every time she makes a poor decision. Just as she thinks he is starting to accept that she can do the job, something else goes wrong and he says something that makes her feel totally inadequate again. I enjoyed the action, humor, romance, and faith-building aspects of the book and recommend it to others. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Britney Adams5 Stars Out Of 5His Prairie SweetheartMay 31, 2016Britney AdamsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0His Prairie Sweetheart is a delightful tale! Savannah Cox and Elias Parker are wonderful characters, and I loved the pairing of this Southern schoolteacher and Minnesota sheriff! Theirs is an engaging story filled with humor, adventure, and romance. Erica Vetschs love of history is evident, and I reveled in the real-life historical details and events she included in the narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend His Prairie Sweetheart!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
LizD1ALGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5His Prairie SweetheartMay 24, 2016LizD1ALGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5His Prairie Sweetheart ( Love Inspired Historical )
By: Erica Vetsch
His Prairie Sweetheart by Erica Vetsch is a Love Inspired Historical . I really enjoyed this story and the characters, both were easy to following and she made you feel like you was right there with them. A few times I felt moisture in my eyes and other times I caught myself laughing . Erica Vetsch did not disappoint me . She weaves a story that captured me right from the start and keeps you turning the pages to see what will happen next. I loved the two main characters Savannah and Elias. Savannah is a wealthy southerner and Elias is the sheriff in a community in Minnesota. Both are trying to get over relationships that went bad. There were sparks between the two from the start . Both are afraid to open their hearts again. There was a few times that I just wanted to sit both of them down and have a long talk with them . I loved His Prairie Sweetheart by Erica Vetsch and I know you will too.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
Kav5 Stars Out Of 5Captivating!April 20, 2016KavQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a completely captivating story! A Southern Belle headed for the wilds of Minnesota is such a unique angle for a historical romance. I shiver just thinking about hapless Savannah (even her name is Southern) facing the extreme winter temperatures she finds so far from home. But that's nothing compared to facing the frosty 'welcome' of the town sheriff. The push/pull attraction between these two certainly makes for a toe-curling read.
Elias is so sure Savannah won't last a week in their rugged community but she's determined to prove him wrong (though she secretly has her own misgivings.) And she has so much to learn. Not only about the fickle prairie weather, but about the Norwegian culture of her students. Lots of fodder for both angst and humour and Vetsch treats us with a delicious dose of both.
A captivating read that puts me in minds of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series -- only for adults!