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Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Land Rush Dreams
Bestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is the award-winning author of thirty-five published books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and Gabriels Atonement, Book 1 in her Land Rush Dreams series.
Vickie has been married thirty-nine years to Robert. They have four grown sons, one of whom is married, and a precocious eight-year-old granddaughter. When shes not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, antiquing, watching movies, and traveling. To learn more about Vickies books or to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website: www.vickiemcdonough.com
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5great novelDecember 11, 2015Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book! Joline or "Jo" as she is called is so lovable and Baron is every woman's dream come true! I did not read the first book in this series and it did not keep from understanding the storyline. I would like to find and read it now though, after reading Joline's story. Book one tells Lara's story and book three will focus on Sarah. It really was a sad time in our history when women had to be so dependent on men that, when alone, they were often forced into horrible conditions and situations. Jo finally runs back to her sister and her family for help. They are definitely glad to see her and happy to welcome her back into the fold. Who or what will be Jo's redemption? Readers will love finding out!
I have often thought I would like to live in the 1800's but many things in this book make me rethink that desire. Would you want to live in this time period? If so, what would be your favorite part? What would you dislike the most?
I rated this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to those who love historical fiction and Christian romance.
I received an ebook from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Anne Baxter CampbellWillows, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Oklahoma Land Rush at its BestDecember 2, 2015Anne Baxter CampbellWillows, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read the prequel to this a while back, and I've been waiting with bated breath for Joline's Redemption. Where the book left off, Joline's insolent attitude drove her family to distraction and then distress. Jo had run off with her new husband, Mark, leaving a new house and a thriving business, nobody knew where or why.
This book enlightens us--and distresses us even more. Turns out Jo hadn't run off with her new husband. He had thrown her out of their house, pregnant and badly beaten, and then had taken off for parts unknown. In fact, he hadn't been her husband at all--the man who married them wasn't a pastor. Worse--the man who "rescued" her took her into something far worse--his brothel. And every time she had tried to escape, he would beat her.
She had to try one last time. The brothel owner had lined up a couple to take her baby, her son Jamie, now a year old. He was the only good thing in her life. So she ran away, taking not only Jamie but also a half-breed young Indian girl who also lived at the brothel, Sarah. If Badger (the owner of the brothel) ever finds them, Jo will likely be beaten to death, maybe Sarah too.
Where can they go to be safe? The only place Jo can think of is her sister's home in Guthrie. Lara has no reason to take her in, given the way Jo treated her, but it's the only place the young mother can think of.
And then she runs into a man in Guthrie who's nearly a dead ringer for Mark. His brother, Baron. Oh, is Jo ever in trouble now.
Folks, you just have to get this book!
I received a copy of this book free in return for an honest review.
Susan BNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Redemption in OklahomaDecember 2, 2015Susan BNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4"Joline's Redemption" is an enjoyable novel set in during the Oklahoma Land Rush years. Joline, commonly known as Jo, has gone through many trials and tribulations already in her young life as the book begins. Early in the book, she decides to swallow her pride so that she can make a better like for herself, her son, and the young half-breed Sarah, whom she adopts into her small family. Learning to forgive not only others, but also herself, and to accept the forgiveness offered to her, is the theme.
The book is slow in the beginning, and I found that it wasn't until the halfway point that I was truly drawn into the story. However, the message of redemption, both earthly and spiritually, is clear.
I was provided with a copy of this book by Barbour Publishing in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5fun and romanceNovember 30, 2015ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed the fun and romance in this slight western novel. It was nice to see how people turned out after a land rush. I loved Jo and Baron and how they learn to love each other and trust one another. Jo saves her child by going back home and meets the brother of her child's father. Jo learns many lessons and so does Baron. I received this book from Barbour publishing for a fair and honest opinion.
ericka5 Stars Out Of 5loved this!November 27, 2015erickaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I loved how Jo was looking for redemption after leaving her sister and falling on hard times. In the end, she not only found redemption, but love as well.