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Isaac is finally ready to marry Nessa. Isaac Freimont sees his marriage to Nessa Gailbraith, his childhood sweetheart, as a foregone conclusion. They have basically been promised to each other since&well, since always. Isaac finally feels that the time is right and puts forth his carefully planned proposal to Nessa. But much to Isaac's surprise, she refuses! Nessa has loved Isaac forever and has dreamed of the day he would ask her to be his loving wife. But when his proposal comes at last, it sounds more ...
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A Time To Laugh

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Isaac is finally ready to marry Nessa. Isaac Freimont sees his marriage to Nessa Gailbraith, his childhood sweetheart, as a foregone conclusion. They have basically been promised to each other since&well, since always. Isaac finally feels that the time is right and puts forth his carefully planned proposal to Nessa. But much to Isaac's surprise, she refuses! Nessa has loved Isaac forever and has dreamed of the day he would ask her to be his loving wife. But when his proposal comes at last, it sounds more like a business arrangement than a declaration of undying love. How can she marry a man who must not truly love her? As hurt and confusion drive a wedge between the sweethearts, newcomers arrive in Saddleback, Montana. They catch the attentions of both Isaac and Nessa and cause a further rift between them. Will Isaac and Nessa lose all they have dreamed of or turn to God and find in Him their time to laugh and love?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624166051
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Truly Yours Digital Editions , #787
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 133,334
  • File size: 715 KB

Meet the Author



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, she’s fulfilled twenty contracts ranging from short stories to novels. In her spare time, she’s 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 Kelly’s great loves—history and reading. A CBA bestselling author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she’s been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Reader’s 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!


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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    Pleasant rural romance

    A Time to Laugh
    By Kelly Eileen Hake

    Set in Saddleback Montana, in 1916, Isaac proposes marriage to his life-long friend, Nessa. She turns him down because his proposal does not contain a statement of love, but is only based upon duty, family expectations, and the concept that a good marriage is based on being able to work together. Nessa wants a husband that loves her, citing a Bible passage that exhorts a man to live with the wife he loves, not to live with the wife he can work with.
    Meanwhile, a new family moves to the small settlement town. They are rich enough to have a housekeeper servant. The daughter, Clementine, is a beauty with lace gloves and parasols. Isaac is at first attracted to her beauty, but over time, realizes that she can't cook, farm or do any of the chores this lifestyle demands. She's never eaten dandelions, picked berries, or planted potatoes. The brother, Lawrence, is attracted to Nessa, and gives her all the romantic attention she has longed for. But over time, she realizes that gallantry isn't enough to build a relationship; it also takes loyalty, honesty and conviction, the traits that attract her to Isaac.
    In the end, they both realize what they had in the beginning and are brought back together. Nessa learns to accept Isaac's unspoken affections, and he learns to appreciate her natural beauty.
    The story is quite pleasant, well plotted and easy to read. It includes a tour of Yellowstone National Park, with enough factual information to make it interesting.

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