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The arrival of Jonathan Gould, the handsome scion of a wealthy New York family, creates a flurry of anticipation and speculation in Blessing. Jonathan's father wants him to learn the value of manual labor and to appreciate the accomplishments of those not born to wealth. Surprisingly, the city boy takes to farm life, working from dawn to dusk alongside the others. Soon he finds himself inexplicably drawn to gentle, courageous Grace.
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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2008
Series: Daughters of Blessing
bmagenta3 Stars Out Of 5June 19, 2012bmagentaQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1When I first bought this book, I was so excited. Normally, you can tell alot about a book based on its cover. In addition, I heard great things about the author. The reviews on CBD were mostly very good, so I was expecting a really good read.
However, I was really dissapointed. I felt that the author didn't focus on the couple as much, but rather wrote a lot about the other characters. For example, a large portion of the book was spent detailing one of the mothers, which I found irrelevant. There was a lack of detail that I felt made the book hard to follow.
Also, the lead character, Grace, was hard to like. She was very rude to everyone and so focused on getting Toby's attention, she didn't allow poor Jonathen a chance to get to know her. Maybe if the author would have given more time to develop this character she wouldn't have appered as snobbish.
Linda HeatonLinton, IndianaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 7, 2009Linda HeatonLinton, IndianaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleLoved all of the books in this series, starting with Red River of the North series. Takes you back to what it was most probably like in the 1800's homesteading and following the families through their children's lives.
Shirley Salo5 Stars Out Of 5December 22, 2008Shirley SaloVery good book. Enjoyed reading it and wanted to keep reading instead of setting it aside to do other things.Good book as were #1 and #2 also.
Donna Zimmerman5 Stars Out Of 5October 26, 2008Donna ZimmermanDaughters of Blessing is an excellent series to start reading. A touch of Grace book #3 Once I started read I couldn't but it down. Lauraine Snelling is a great author, as you read you feel like you are a part of this town and the characters are your friends.
Mary EubanksWhiting, NJAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5August 24, 2008Mary EubanksWhiting, NJAge: 55-65Gender: femaleI thought the book was very well written and I enjoyed it very much. I would recommend it to anyone.