Embers of Love (Striking a Match Series #1)

Embers of Love (Striking a Match Series #1)

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by Tracie Peterson
     
 

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The logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family's business now that she's completed college. Unexpectedly, her best friend, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her back home—fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in

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The logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family's business now that she's completed college. Unexpectedly, her best friend, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her back home—fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in a true love match.

Deborah soon meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, a much-needed addition to the town. As their lives intersect, Deborah realizes that she has a much greater interest in medicine and science than the bookkeeping she was trained in. But when typhoid begins to spread and Lizzie's jilted fiance returns, Deborah wonders if true love can overcome such obstacles...for those dearest to her, and for herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410431165
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Series:
Striking a Match Series, #1
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
529
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 80 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.

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Embers of Love (Striking a Match Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 183 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series. I am now on Book 3 (Hope Rekindled).. all of Tracie Peterson books that I have read are good Christian books to read. The story is so interesting and you can't put the book down. I could hardly wait for the next one in the series and then the next. She quotes God in her books and often times, it really helps me to see things in my own life in a different perspective. You won't be sorry if you read this series. called Striking a Match.
Cloggr1 More than 1 year ago
This is a good book, not too long or too short. I like historical romances and the author does a good job of describing life in Texas in the 1880's. I will definately look into the following books in the series.
-Forgiven More than 1 year ago
This book, filled with God-fearing homebodies, superstitious precautioners, and arrogant Easterners alike, began with an interestingly precarious situation. Tracie Peterson effectively communicated the morals, thoughts, and..essences, of the characters in a simple way. Unfortunately, on the negative end, I honestly got a little bored with it towards the middle. I thought that the story lacked detail, which made events seem to happen too fast. Other times they happened too slow. And then the heart-warming ending I'd hoped would unfold, well, didn't. Embers of Love is a book with a storyline unique in its own rights. The author provided a nice setting and realistic characters. If you are at all interested in this book, and if you don't mind waiting on a satisfying ending until the end of the series, then I would suggest for you to read Embers of Love.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book somewhat. Deborah was enjoyable to read as a character, she’s very strong willed and knew exactly what she wanted from life. Especially during this particular time period where she had an interest in medicine and science, it would have been hard for a woman during that time to pursue these types of interests. Her strong and likable personality was what made the book a nice read. So! why did I say I enjoyed this book ‘somewhat’? a few things. The pace of the plot was a bit too slow for my tastes. The characters are great and all, but if the plot is going nowhere, or it’s going at a snail’s pace well, there’s only so much the characters can do to capture and maintain your attention. Then come the ‘convenient’ bits. Not going to go into much detail here to avoid spoilers, but let’s just say some people just pop up magically, while others just disappear and you’re wondering where the heck they went to. It seems like a cop out, and it’s like these characters can’t have anything wrong happen with them, and if it does, it’ll be swept under the rug conveniently. This gets tiresome and it makes the story dull and predictable possibly warding off potential readers. I haven’t read the second or third yet, but I don’t think I’ll rush to go ahead and do so. If I find the second one, I’ll take it, otherwise I’ll take my time. Take it or leave it on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I &hearts this series from Tracie Peterson. I highly reccomend this book!!
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Found this to be a delightful book in every way. Way to go, Ms. Peterson! :))
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Extremely boring. Would not recommend at all
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Sparrow_Captivated More than 1 year ago
A great series with surprises!
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I enjoyed reading this book.
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