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Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2001
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Coming to America
My dear Beth, Though Uppsala, Iowa, takes its name from a city in my native Sweden, life here is different from what I have known. With my parents blessing, I have taken employment in the home of Mr. Bridger, a dairy farmer, caring for his ill mother and two young, orphaned nieces. It is most unlike me to leave home, even in a temporary manner. But the need is great and Hattie Bridger and the children are so endearing. As for Dirk Bridger, he is an unhappy man, but also loyal, hardworking, and honorable. And, I should add, quite handsome. My younger sisters were smitten the instant they saw him. Young flirts! And with beauty to match. I, on the other hand, am considered to have common sense to attend my common looks. But, friend Beth, I am afraid my heart betrays my wisdomfor I, too, long to be seen as beautiful. Not just by anyone. By Dirk Bridger. Your friend, Inga Linberg In rural Iowa, life is both the planter and uprooter of dreams. As love, long delayed, springs to life in the heart of a young Swedish immigrant, one man struggles with his withered ambitionsand new blessings that could take their place if he would but allow them room. Patterns of Love is Book Two in the Coming to America series about women who come to America to start new lives. Set in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these novels by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher craft intense chemistry and conflict between the characters, lit by a glowing faith and humanity that will win your heart. Look for other books in the series at your favorite Christian bookstore.
Bestselling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both RWA and ACFW and winner of the Christy, RITA, and numerous other awards, Robin has authored over 75 books. She and her husband make their home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat). For more information, visit www.robinleehatcher.com, Facebook: robinleehatcher, Twitter: @robinleehatcher
SqwigglesCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 17, 2014SqwigglesCaliforniaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I would actually give this book a 4.5. It isn't quite a 5 for me, but it did come close. I liked the first book, but I wasn't necessarily excited to start this one. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I found Inga easy to relate to. I think many of us have loved someone who didn't love us back and being with that person even if they didn't love us back would be better than nothing. Lucky for Inga Dirk ended up falling in love with her as well. I like that Inga was plain looking and not a beauty. She was self conscious about herself, like many women are. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because at the end Inga started to annoy me. Dirk was trying hard to win her affections, but she kept on pushing him away. It seemed dragged out to me. The side story with her sister was also interesting. Overall it was a really good book and I would recommend it. I will continue the Coming to America Series.
Polly5 Stars Out Of 5October 31, 2006PollyI loved these books. The first one is my favorite!
Cassie5 Stars Out Of 5March 12, 2006CassieIt was a delight to read this book! I truly enjoyed it.
Christine5 Stars Out Of 5July 12, 2001ChristineA very enjoyable book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical romance.
Lyn5 Stars Out Of 5March 26, 2001LynI loved these books. I really liked the first one in the series, but I really loved this one!!!!