A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee [NOOK Book]

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Heaven’s Stolen His Heart

After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can’t help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb’s farm to fulfill his promise.

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Overview

Heaven’s Stolen His Heart

After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can’t help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb’s farm to fulfill his promise.

Weeks of facing marauders and caring for her father’s home have finally taken their toll on Heaven Wharton. When an unknown young man charges the house, Heaven attempts to fire a warning shot but ends up shooting the man instead. Shocked, she and her sister, Angel, drag a semi-conscious Travis into the house and nurse him back to health.

As Travis and Heaven both struggle to control their destinies, will they learn that only a heart that follows God can ever find peace on earth?

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews

This sweet story is filled with characters who are trying to do the right thing for themselves and the people they care about. Brandmeyer is a talented author who writes with flair and brings readers an enjoyable historical romance.

— Patsy Glan

Once Upon a Romance

Being my first Diana Brandmeyer read, I didn’t know what to expect. What I found was a delightful tale full of humor, romance and of course dilemmas. The characters’ personalities jump out at you from the first page. You are given keen awareness into Angel’s blindness. Heaven must protect her yet Heaven herself is vulnerable trying so hard to be independent. And Travis, well, he has to learn that God gave him his gift of healing and though he can be used as an instrument in His hands, God has ultimate control. The spiritual inspiration is given in the form of prayer and a little scripture reference but it isn’t overpowering and lends nicely to the story.

Ms Brandmeyer has hit the nail on the head with this one having all the elements of a fun story. This is a keeper on my bookshelves and I’m sure it will be on yours.

— Trudy Smith

From the Publisher

"Diana Lesire Brandmeyer has created a delightful story about a whimsical but determined young woman who faces adversity with courage. A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee is a heart-tugging tale about accepting change and learning to trust God."

- Vickie McDonough, award-winning author of the Texas Boardinghouse Brides series

"Looking for a little piece of heaven on earth? Travel with author Diana Brandmeyer Lesire to Friendship, Texas, where romance blooms, twists and turns abound, and angels really do exist."
-Janice Hanna Thompson, author of Love Finds You in Daisy, Oklahoma
 

RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glan

This sweet story is filled with characters who are trying to do the right thing for themselves and the people they care about. Brandmeyer is a talented author who writes with flair and brings readers an enjoyable historical romance.
Once Upon a Romance - Trudy Smith

Being my first Diana Brandmeyer read, I didn’t know what to expect. What I found was a delightful tale full of humor, romance and of course dilemmas. The characters’ personalities jump out at you from the first page. You are given keen awareness into Angel’s blindness. Heaven must protect her yet Heaven herself is vulnerable trying so hard to be independent. And Travis, well, he has to learn that God gave him his gift of healing and though he can be used as an instrument in His hands, God has ultimate control. The spiritual inspiration is given in the form of prayer and a little scripture reference but it isn’t overpowering and lends nicely to the story.

Ms Brandmeyer has hit the nail on the head with this one having all the elements of a fun story. This is a keeper on my bookshelves and I’m sure it will be on yours.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607428381
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Brides & Weddings
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 685,299
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer has a background in education and psychology.  Her credits include My Devotions, The Metro East Family Gazette, Little Visits Family Devotions and The Lutheran Witness.  She received her degree from Webster University.  She is the author of, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee (Barbour 5/2012), We're Not Blended, We're Pureed:  a Survivor's Guide to Blended Families (Concordia Publishing House), Hearts on the Road (Barbour), and A Time to Dance (Awe-struck E-publisher).  She lives in Southern Illinois where the corn grows at a rapid rate behinde her home.  She's married and has 3 grown sons all on their own now, each of them bringing someone special to join the family. Yay! Daughter-in-laws!

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    What if God's plan is different than yours?

    A couple months ago I was in a reading slump. It seemed everything I picked up was either poorly edited or had cardboard characters. But the last three books I've read renewed my love for reading! A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is the latest great book.

    A lot of books start off with mysteries and partial information. While some people love to trudge through the muck until things start making sense 150 pages later, I don't. It frustrates me and I will typically give up in 20 pages or less. Ms. Brandmeyer, however, has found that beautiful balance between giving me enough information to make me both curious and comfortable at the same time. Yes, I wanted to know more about the hesitant Travis Logan, but I knew enough to trust him and follow his journey.

    I found the female leads to be charming and realistic. I identified immediately with Heaven Wharton's frustrations in raising a child who is so involved in life that she can't remember to do the most basic chores on a daily basis. I understood her need to be overprotective as the realities of her sister's life came out in the story, but I also empathized with Angel Wharton's desire to be independent of her sister. In just a few short pages, I fell in love with both these characters and had to know more about them.

    I found Ms. Brandmeyer's writing to be comforting and easy going. It was enjoyable and I found myself ignoring my own chores to spend time in this book. I not only look forward to reading more by this author, I recommend everyone interested in Christian Romantic Fiction give this book a try.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

    Travis Logan wanted nothing more than to be left alone to live h

    Travis Logan wanted nothing more than to be left alone to live his own life, but God has a way of changing things up. Like taking care of a dying man and having him bequeath his land to him and offered him heaven.
    Heaven Wharton had been left by her Pa to wait for him while he went to Chicago. She is in charge of the farm and all the animals, and her little sister Angel, who is blind. Heaven and Angel had lived in Nashville and were not acquainted with any of the daily chores of life. Not cooking, not housekeeping, not tending animals, or any other the other things that needed doing on a daily basis.
    When Travis and Heaven meet it is anything but a Holy union, at first anyway. They both go through many personal trials, both growing and learning at the same time. They are also both growing in their faith, Travis not starting out with much.
    Travis and Heaven both learn what it is to have a community love on them.
    My favorite quote from the book is “She giggled and then broke into a hearty laugh, grabbing her stomach, which surprised him. She was so petite, he’d have thought she’d have a dainty behind-the-hand giggle. At that moment, he knew…..”.
    The discussion questions at the end of the book make you stop and think, did I read that section, maybe I need to go back and read it again. The story made me laugh with the girls, and sigh when Travis said his part.
    I would recommend this book to all Young Adults and Adults, it is a fun, engaging story that will hold your attention to the end.

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