The Glassblower

The Glassblower

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by Laurie Alice Eakes
     
 

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Now that Colin Grassick, a master glassblower from Scotland, has arrived to help at the Jordan glassworks, Meg Jordan’s dreams of teaching the poor, local children are coming true. Finally, someone will have time to make windows for the rural New Jersey schoolhouse, to keep out the cold—and vandals.

To Joseph Pyle, the wealthy, arrogant man to

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Now that Colin Grassick, a master glassblower from Scotland, has arrived to help at the Jordan glassworks, Meg Jordan’s dreams of teaching the poor, local children are coming true. Finally, someone will have time to make windows for the rural New Jersey schoolhouse, to keep out the cold—and vandals.

To Joseph Pyle, the wealthy, arrogant man to whom Meg will soon be betrothed, the destruction of  Meg’s new windows is inconsequential—as his wife, she will be forbidden from teaching.

Why would Meg’s father insist she marry a man like Joseph and stay away from the endearing Colin?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607429180
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Truly Yours Digital Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
107,615
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Award-winning author LAURIE ALICE EAKES has always loved books. When she ran out of available stories to entertain and encourage her, she began creating her own tales of love and adventure. In 2006 she celebrated the publication of her first hardcover novel. Much to her astonishment and delight, it won the National Readers Choice Award. Besides writing, she teaches classes to other writers, mainly on research, something she enjoys nearly as much as creating characters and their exploits. A graduate of Asbury College and Seton Hill University, she lives in Texas with her husband and sundry animals.

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The Glassblower 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Ruth_Axtell More than 1 year ago
Laurie Alice Eakes has penned a charming romance which details a little-known niche of early 19th century American life. A young Scottish man comes to America seeking his fortune. His trade is glassblowing, a craft that can reach to an art form. The heroine, daughter of the glass-works foundry, recognizes Colin's superior talent. The two are immediately attracted to each other but can do little about it, since Meg is practically betrothed to a wealthy farmer. Eakes depicts how little power a daughter had to defy her father's wishes when it came to choice of life partner. The tensions mount as a villain is thrown into the mix. And as a cat lover, I was won by the kittens that helped keep the lovers together!
SandiRog More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I fell in love with the characters from the first pages when Meg gets herself stuck in a tree, and Colin, the handsome Scot comes to her rescue! The characters were so likeable, it was a joy spending time with them between the pages. If you're looking for a book where you don't have to wade through misspelled words, translating your way through the text, in order to hear Colin's Scottish burr (his voice will sing to your ears, by the way), this is the book for you. Laurie Alice is not only a great storyteller, she's an artist with her words.
P16A1T20 More than 1 year ago
How does Meg Jordan tell her father that the man he has chosen for her to marry is out to hurt her? Young Meg adores her father, but balks at his choice of a husband for her, the affluent and arrogant Joseph Pyle. Her future mate is determined to dictate all aspects of Meg's future. Meg wants to teach school, but one strange incident of vandalism after another prevents the completion of a schoolhouse. She struggles to hide her growing attraction to Colin Grassick, the new glassblower who arrives to work for her father's glassworks. He captures her heart with his warm, considerate ways and his competent assistance, from helping her rescue a kitten in danger to fashioning new windows for the school. In The Glassblower, Laurie Alice Eakes immerses her readers in the daily life of early nineteenth century New Jersey. There, she introduces characters bound by moral constraints that prevent two people of different social classes from declaring their love and a woman from pursuing the career of her dreams because a future husband disapproves. The author skillfully weaves a story of romance, intrigue, and faith as she guides her characters down roads of despair, frustration, and, ultimately - triumph. I especially enjoyed the information I learned about the art of glassblowing. It is apparent Miss Eakes took the time to do accurate research for this story.