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Enduring Light
     

Enduring Light

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by Carla Kelly
 

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Julia Darling is finally able to marry her Paul for eternity. But it's a harsh world for a rancher in turn-of-the-century Wyoming, especially a Mormon rancher. When alienation and threats start coming, Julia must prove she's her husband's equal in strength and endurance as she learns to let go of scars on the outside and inside. Best-selling author Carla has woven a

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Julia Darling is finally able to marry her Paul for eternity. But it's a harsh world for a rancher in turn-of-the-century Wyoming, especially a Mormon rancher. When alienation and threats start coming, Julia must prove she's her husband's equal in strength and endurance as she learns to let go of scars on the outside and inside. Best-selling author Carla has woven a new story about the depths of love discovered by enduring to the end.

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Publishers Weekly
Kelly’s Mormon historical romance, sequel to Borrowed Light, evokes the picturesque but often unforgiving Old West as a city-bred woman wins the heart of a Wyoming rancher. Julia Darling returns home to Salt Lake City after a fire destroyed the ranch where she was working as a cook. Convinced that Paul, her rancher beau, will shun her because of her burn scars, Julia is surprised when he shows up at her parents’ home. Once she is confident of his love, Julia agrees to marry him. After they return to Wyoming, Julia adapts to the life of a cattle rancher’s wife, even accompanying her new husband to cook at a cattle roundup. Julia meets every challenge with refreshing tenacity, and the newlyweds’ lively banter is endearing. Fans of Kelly’s less overtly religious historicals may be taken aback by the extensive religious content, but LDS readers will be charmed. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462101801
Publisher:
Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
288,399
File size:
2 MB

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Enduring Light 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
Julia and Paul look forward to a long life together. Neither could guess at all the twists, turns and hardships life will throw their way! An inspiring read, even for a non-LDS reader like myself. Well worth the time.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
No backstory help in case you haven’t read the first book (which I didn’t). It took a while to connect to the characters, and to figure out what’s going on. The romance was dull, there was no conflict, no passion. The love scenes were boring, but the historical fiction aspect was all right. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JayCee7 More than 1 year ago
This is a sequel to "Borrowed Light". I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, the love story and even the plot! Good wholesome romance! I even learned about the Mormon faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to "Borrowed Light", and is amazing! I love both books equally, and they both have fantastic messages.
l_manning More than 1 year ago
Julia is finally recovering from a brutal fire that nearly took her life. One important step forward is getting to marry her love, the rancher Paul Otto. Life in Wyoming is very different from her life in Salt Lake City, but she takes it in stride. Julia must learn to deal with mistreatment and distrust from other ranchers. She and Paul also have to deal with another man threatening them and a young boy they have taken care of. As Julia learns to endure her trials, she will grow and learn to love the land and her husband even more than she thought possible. This book was very sweet. Julia is a very determined woman who is willing to fight for what she wants, and that is always fun to read about. Paul is very kind and a great husband to her. One slightly negative thing was that I was unaware this was the second in a series, but it became very apparent rather quickly. The book was easy to get into, but it glosses over some things that you would know if you had read the first book. That made it a little harder to read at times. There was just a familiarity with the characters and their pasts that I was missing. That being said, I still enjoyed the book. The plot of this book is fairly independent from the first book, so other than a distinct feeling you're missing some details, you can still enjoy this book. I was particularly fascinated by the reactions of other ranchers to Paul's becoming LDS. There was a lot of negative reactions and prejudice towards Paul and Julia because of their religion, and I thought this was a very interesting plot point. If you like romance and historical novels, this will certainly be a book you will enjoy (although it will definitely help if you read the first book before this one). Galley provided for review.