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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 X 1.00 (inches)|
Series: Husbands for Hire
Roll into Hope Falls, Colorado, where three women are seeking mates to help them establish a sawmill. Evelyn Thompson never dreamed their husbands-for-hire ad would bring so many bachelors to their tiny town. How will she ever figure out which feller to choose? Jacob Granger, a logger-turned-bounty hunter, is hot on the trail of his brother’s killer. When a clue leads him to Hope Falls, he has no choice but to pretend to court Miss Thompson while waiting for the killer to show his hand. Will Jacob’s unexpected adoration of this sweet cook prompt him to speak vows before getting vengeance?
Kelly Eileen Hake received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract a decade ago, shes fulfilled twenty contracts ranging from short stories to novels. In her spare time, shes attained her BA in English literature and composition, earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools, and went on to complete her MA in writing popular fiction.
Writing for Barbour combines two of Kellys great loveshistory and reading. A CBA bestselling author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, shes been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Readers Choice Awards and is known for her witty, heartwarming historical romances. A newlywed, she and her gourmet-chef husband live in Southern California with their golden lab mix, Midas!
Overall: Delightful-highly recommended!
In this fun and unexpected story the dialogue moved at a rapid pace. Sometimes I was sure I heard the characters talking over each other, the varied conversations swirling around the room. The Hake trademark humor filled the story, but don’t let the laughs fool you, this tale isn’t just bits of humorous fluff. Themes of honor, acceptance and persevering love underscored the lessons learned in Hope Falls.
I would recommend Rugged and Relentless. I found it thoroughly enjoyable.
Rugged & Relentless has a good mix of mystery, subtle inspiration, love and forgiveness; a story that will keep your thoughts racing long after the last page is read.
I look forward to the next book in the series, I am so interested to find out what happens to these women and if they all settle down happily married in Hope Falls.
I absolutely loved the characters. This author definitely has a great wit to her writing. The plot was great. This is the first book in a series and it promises to be a great series.
I highly suggest this fun read.
Timothy DollNewaygo,MIAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Very disappointing!January 3, 2014Timothy DollNewaygo,MIAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 1I have read other books by this author and liked them. This book, however, was a disappointment. It was hard to get into, boring, and completely unrealistic. I kept telling my husband, '"this is the dumbest book I have ever read". He told me to just put it down and start another one, but I persevered and finished it. It may be just me since there are so many good reviews. I don't get it though. This book didn't stand up, in my opinion. Please don't waste your money on it. Sorry.
Donna WHamilton, OHAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved the entire series!July 24, 2013Donna WHamilton, OHAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The characters were intriguing, the setting and time period realistic and interesting, the storyline in turns heartbreaking and amusing. Very well done!!
Jacqueline LaneHouston, TXAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 1, 2013Jacqueline LaneHouston, TXAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Loved the story; read book 2 first; had lots of questions; but fell in love with the story once I read, Book 1 and book 3!! Rather clever concept for the story line!!
Merridy FriederichMetamora, Il.Age: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5reveals hardships and how to handle themNovember 13, 2012Merridy FriederichMetamora, Il.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4I like to read a series when I have all the books in the series on hand. I can go right from book 1 to book2 and so forth. I enjoy re3ading how people of old handles the hardships they faces when going into new parts of the country that was being settled.
RaeH4 Stars Out Of 5Great characters and setting, well writtenJune 29, 2012RaeHQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Story of three women seeking to hire husbands to helP them run the lumber mill in the once mining town they own. The fourth woman is hurrying to her fiancÃÂ©'s side after he was injured in the mind collapse that shut down the town. Unbeknown to her, he is now crippled. The women seeking husbands place an add in the newspaper, but rather than reply in writing, they all reply in person and thus the adventur begins. Well written and a good plot. The only part I did not like was that the author had the women as the leaders and fircing the men to be subservient. That was fine for the employees,four applying that to the men who were trying to protect and care for the women felt a little too feminist for me. Otherwise an enjoyable book.
Q: publish date Book 2 Kelly Eileen HakeHusbands for hire
The publication date is 2011.
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