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Millie Evans has changed, choosing to leave rather than join an outlaw gang with her brother. Hoping for a new future, she boards a stagecoach but runs into her past and David Stone—a man she and her brother once tried to swindle. As she tries to convince David she’s changed, her brother’s gang holds up the stagecoach. Fighting beside David goes a long way to softening his heart, but he’s still not convinced. Millie must trust God to show David the truth, but will he see before ...

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Overview

Millie Evans has changed, choosing to leave rather than join an outlaw gang with her brother. Hoping for a new future, she boards a stagecoach but runs into her past and David Stone—a man she and her brother once tried to swindle. As she tries to convince David she’s changed, her brother’s gang holds up the stagecoach. Fighting beside David goes a long way to softening his heart, but he’s still not convinced. Millie must trust God to show David the truth, but will he see before it’s too late?

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Editorial Reviews

Patsy Glans

The third book in the acclaimed Prairie Dreams series has something for everyone: romance, a bit of mystery, intrigue and a couple of bad guys, to make things even more exciting. Davis keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

— RT Book Reviews

Andrea Frisby
A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis was a very enjoyable story that takes place in the mid-1850s. It is complete with stage-coaches, outlaws, misunderstandings, and hidden affections.

This is the third book in the Prairie Dreams series, but it was fine as a stand alone. It sounds like the main characters in A Lady in the Making play a small role in the other two books. I was impressed with Susan Page Davis' writing, and happy that it was clean without being preachy. I will definitely try to find more of her work.

— Literary Timeout

Patsy Glans - RT Book Reviews

The third book in the acclaimed Prairie Dreams series has something for everyone: romance, a bit of mystery, intrigue and a couple of bad guys, to make things even more exciting. Davis keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
Andrea Frisby - Literary Timeout
A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis was a very enjoyable story that takes place in the mid-1850s. It is complete with stage-coaches, outlaws, misunderstandings, and hidden affections.

This is the third book in the Prairie Dreams series, but it was fine as a stand alone. It sounds like the main characters in A Lady in the Making play a small role in the other two books. I was impressed with Susan Page Davis' writing, and happy that it was clean without being preachy. I will definitely try to find more of her work.

GMTA Literary Community - Kitty Bullard

" A Lady In The Making" by Susan Page Davis was a well written novel... the Prairie Dreams series that I thoroughly enjoyed.
 

I found "A Lady In The Making" a good adventurous novel with such great characters. This was really one of those books that I couldn't put down until the very end. "A Lady In The Making" was truly a "woman's journey to restitution and redemption." Be ready to complete this circle...outlaws, stage-coaches, trains, forgiveness, steamboats, that leads to trust and love.

I enjoyed this novel and I would definitely recommend this one to you as a excellent read.

Heart to Heart Books - Renn S

I found A Lady in the Making to be a perfectly excellent stand-alone story, but I would recommend reading the other two novels first in order to have a more rounded understanding of the back stories and other characters in this novel. The plot line of A Lady in the Making was well written and moved at a reasonable pace. The story was filled with instances of danger, intrigue, suspense, and of course romance.  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616264413
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Prairie Dreams Series , #3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,010,200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than fifty novels, in the romance, mystery, suspense, and historical romance genres. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband, Jim, a retired news editor. They are the parents of six, and the grandparents of nine fantastic kids. She is a past winner of the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. Susan was named Favorite Author of the Year in the 18th Annual Heartsong Awards. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Must read!! Fabulous series!! The Prairie Dreams Series by Susan

    Must read!! Fabulous series!!
    The Prairie Dreams Series by Susan Page Davis was on my HAVE to read book list and when I received my review copy of Lady In The Making (Book #3), I started with the first two books in the series first. The first two books are: #1-The Lady's Maid and #2-Lady Anne's Quest.  The whole series is fantastic and I read them all in three days.  Susan is now one of my favorite authors and I will be reading more of her books soon.

    Lady In The Making is full of adventure, romance, mystery and a whole lot of fun. I loved Millie
    and David's love story and how it showed the redeeming power of God.  You meet Millie in The Lady's Maid  as a character that is in need of a relationship with Jesus. It is so exciting to see her character grow in faith in A Lady In The Making. Get ready for a fun-filled read and you will not be disappointed. I give this entire series a 5 out of 5 stars.

    I received my review copy from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

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    Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is to convince people

    Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is to convince people you have wronged, that you have truly changed. That's exactly what Millie Evans is trying to do. She no longer took part in swindling innocent people or conspire to have people murdered and even giving up being part of her brother-in-law's gang. Nope for Millie, she's had a complete change of heart. Must have been all that time, working hard at cooking and trying to make an honest living that has changed her deep down inside. However for some people, they believe no one ever really changes.

    When Millie decides to take the stage to Salt Lake City to being her new life away from her past and her brother in law, she didn't plan on running into David Stone. He was the man she had fallen in love with and also the man she tried to murder and run off with all his money. Is it possible for her to convince David Stone to give her another chance? He believes Millie has been watching him for sometime and planned to take the same stage coach in an effort to finish what she had begun the first time she met David. Now he was wealthier and part owner in his own stage coach business and wonders just what Millie is up to now. He's not about to be caught off guard this time. Not if he can help it.

    Millie thinks this is divine providence that she has run into David. It at least provides her with an opportunity to return the Bible she has stolen from him as well as the onyx cuff links his grandfather had given him on his twelfth birthday. . No matter how much she pleads with David that she has found God and has truly changed, he's not about to give her a second chance. He'd come so close to losing his heart to her. He'd been blinded by her charms. The knowledge left him feeling witless and old. He never wanted to see her again. Yet something kept nagging at him. Was even a tenth of what she'd said to him the truth?

    In the conclusion of the Prairie Dreams Series, A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis takes us back to the late 1800's to the Oregon Territory to see just where David Stone and Millie Evans have wound up since their fateful encounter in the previous books. She has stolen from him and tried to lure him into marrying her so she could live in style. Without meaning to, she'd endangered his life. If only he'd give her the chance to show him that she had transformed into a new Millie Evans. He didn't even know her really name since she changed it to Charlotte Evan in Scottsburg because it sounded more elegant than Millie. This novel shows how difficult it can be for people to accept the changes we make, even if they are for the right reasons. Will Millie give up and go back to the life people have come to believe is true about her or has she truly changed both inside and out?

    I received A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis compliments of Barbour Publishing and Net Galley for my honest opinion. I have read the entire series and have grown to love each of the characters that Susan creates for her reader to come to know and really love. I didn't care for Millie's character in the first two books because she was truly rooted in greed and deceit but looked forward to seeing how Susan would convince me that she had changed as well. For those that love Christian Historical Fiction set in the old west, then you will absolutely LOVE this one! You can read this as a stand alone since Susan does a great job at outlining Millie's past in this book, but trust me, you'll want to see where this all began! In my opinion, I easily rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars!!!! This is one of my favorite genre's to indulge in!

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  • Posted December 4, 2012

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    Millie has changed her life since she last saw David Stone. She

    Millie has changed her life since she last saw David Stone. She is no longer on the wrong side of the law and is working hard to live a good life. As she boards a stage coach she can hardly believe her eyes when one of the other passengers is David Stone! Can Millie prove to him she is a changed woman? David wants nothing to do with Millie but fate finds them stuck together after a bad accident. Slowly David starts to see the new Millie and finds his heart may be in jeopardy of trusting her again. Can these two find love after all they have been through? 




         This is book three and the final book of the series. Both Millie and David where also in book one and two so I was interested to see how their story played out. 




    What I liked: Millie and David are first introduced in book one so it was nice to get to know them in book three. I liked Millie a lot. Even though she had made bad choices she was working hard to do right. I also like the lesson of once your sins are forgiven your truly forgiven and can start fresh and live for God with out fear of being punished for past sins.




    What I did not like: This book was kind of slow. The author spends a lot of time on details which is fine but there where area where I just wanted to move on. Also there where not a lot of side characters in this book so it even felt a little boring at times. There was Merrileigh Stone and her brother but I was not drawn into their characters like I had hoped. It’s not hard to figure out how the book was likely to end but it seems to take forever to get there.




         Over all this was an okay book. The author does do a great job of describing people and places and its easy to feel like your their with the characters. If you enjoy historical fiction you might like this book. Read some other reviews and decide for yourself. I also suggest you start with book one in the series or you will be confused with the over all storyline.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

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    " A Lady In The Making" by Susan Page Davis was a well written novel... the Prairie Dreams series that I thoroughly enjoyed. As this novel starts...Millie(formerly con artist) has changed her life..now what does that mean? By picking up "Lady In The Making" we will see if Millie will be able to convince others that she has hurt....that she can turn her life away."She set out to repay those she's stolen from and restore what misdeeds she can." Now that David Stone has run into Mrs. Evans...will he be able to trust her away? Will they have a future together? You will find out all of the answers to these questions and even more in this good read. Will they have a future together after all has happened? What all is going on back in England for David to now be going back there?

    I found "A Lady In The Making" a good adventurous novel with such great characters. This was really one of those books that I couldn't put down until the very end. "A Lady In The Making" was truly a "woman's journey to restitution and redemption." Be ready to complete this circle...outlaws, stage-coaches, trains, forgiveness, steamboats, that leads to trust and love.


    I enjoyed this novel and I would definitely recommend this one to you as a excellent read.

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  • Posted September 30, 2012

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    Prairie Dreams Book 3

    A Lady in the Making by Susan Page Davis Book 3 of Prairie Dreams David Stone had come to America from England twenty years ago to make his own fortune. Being a third son he would have no title or fortune handed down to him…or so he thought. He was sought out by his niece, Anne, in the previous book to be told that the title of Earl of Stoneford has come to him after the demise of his two older brothers. So now he is headed back to England to claim his title. After almost falling for a gold digger and being shot he’s ready to leave this country. Wouldn’t you know his luck….that very same woman that he despised above all others….is headed across the country as well! Millie Evans is a new woman. She and her step-brother, Sam Hastings, had a tough life and didn’t live it very well but after she stole a bible….God truly did change her. She had to get away from Sam though and away from crime. When she noticed David Stone….a man she once tried to marry for his fortune….on the same stage, she was thankful she could return his things she had stolen. Cuff links and his bible. Returning his property was not enough for him to believe she was a changed woman though. Would she ever be able to regain his trust and prove she was truly a new creature in Christ? Follow their perilous journey from Oregon, where they run into all kinds of complications, let alone David trying to ignore the beautiful Millie. If you enjoy knowing the whole story, you will want to read The Lady’s Maid, where Anne comes to America to find her long lost Uncle David, and Lady Anne’s Quest where she does find her uncle and much more. Another well written and enjoyable series by Susan Page Davis. **Received through NetGalley for review

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