Current Promotions  
  1. The Brushstroke Legacy
    The Brushstroke Legacy
    Lauraine Snelling
    Random House / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW6789X
5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(7)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 7
Page 1 of 2 12 Next
  1. Madera CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 6, 2009
    Norma Jantzen
    Madera CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Sometimes we need a whole new perspective on our lives, and Ragni's experience provided just that avenue--Erika's, too. Sometimes I too would love to be able to "get into the heads" if the great grandmothers I never knew. As the grandmother of young adult grandchildren, maybe I should think about writing for them.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 20, 2009
    Linda Witte
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Could not put it down. I would love to see a 2nd book on the life of Erika.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 30, 2008
    Linda Tucker
    this was a beautiful love story-i enoyed it alot--i have most of lauraine's books and will always look for new ones as they come out--
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 16, 2008
    Katrina Wilson
    This was such a great read! I really enjoyed how Lauraine Snelling in able to capture a picture and reconstruct it in your head. I could completely see Erika's "looks" that she gave Ragni and the intense colour and passion Ragni put into her painting. It's a real story of family issues, secrets, betrayal and ultimately healing and love. A must read!!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 19, 2006
    Deborah
    Ragni is fed up with her advertising job in Chicago. She's also frustrated that her dad has Alzheimer's making life for her mother extremely difficult. She also has to put up with her older sister complaining about her teenage niece going through a rebellious period. When her spa vacation is cut short due her mother wanting her to look at some old family property in North Dakota, Ragni and her niece Erika set out on a road trip. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start due their differences as they grew apart. When they get to the house, it's in shambles and they have to work together to try to fix out. Out of their normal elements, the two soon find remnants of their ancestor Nilda who left her artistic touch around the house and in both of them. The story flips between Ragni's story and Nilda's, who was a housekeeper who came with her daughter to work for a man out west.This was good compelling story. I love all of Lauraine Snelling books and this one disappoint. Ragni is your everday career woman who needs to take a break from work. Erika is the rebellious teenager who wants everyone to leave her alone. The two are forced to get along and it is interesting to see how their relationship changes throughout the story. I liked the going back and forth between Ragni's and Nilda's stories. Nilda's story reminded me Janette Oke's Love Come Softly. Very sweet and frontier-like. The only thing I wondered was it didn't seem like Ragni knew about Nilda's story. I didn't see her reading a diary or hearing old stories from her mother. So I dont' know if Ragni and Erika knew the whole story about why she lived in the house. The two though are reconnected with each other and their own selves after seeing their ancestor's paintings. It was cool to read about Ragni's inspirations and urges to want to paint. I really enjoyed this book. Who knew North Dakota could be such a scenic and adventurous place?
Displaying items 1-5 of 7
Page 1 of 2 12 Next