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Gown of Spanish Lace
     

Gown of Spanish Lace

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by Janette Oke
 

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ISBN-10: 0613136136

ISBN-13: 2900613136135

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Demco Media

Ariana Benson loves her life -- her parents, her town, her new job as schoolteacher. But her nearly perfect life changes in an instant when two tough-looking characters abduct her from the schoolhouse in the midst of a blizzard. Ariana's frantic questions are ignored as she's taken farther and farther from home, eventually to a camp of outlaws whose motives Ariana

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Ariana Benson loves her life -- her parents, her town, her new job as schoolteacher. But her nearly perfect life changes in an instant when two tough-looking characters abduct her from the schoolhouse in the midst of a blizzard. Ariana's frantic questions are ignored as she's taken farther and farther from home, eventually to a camp of outlaws whose motives Ariana dares not imagine. Then Laramie appears at her door, assigned to be her guard. He doesn't seem to share the temperament of his violent companions. Could he be Ariana's only chance for escape?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900613136135
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Women of the West Series

Table of Contents

1.A Girl and a Boy9
2.Ariana18
3.The Snowstorm24
4.Arrival35
5.The Dilemma43
6.Guardian50
7.Early Trouble57
8.What Now?64
9.An Ally71
10.Explosion80
11.Escape87
12.Waiting95
13.Terror100
14.At Last!107
15.End of Journey114
16.A Joyous Hello and a Painful Good-bye123
17.Adjustments132
18.Truth141
19.Reunion148
20.Adrift156
21.The Diary164

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Gown of Spanish Lace 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ariana Benson, a sixteen year old girl, just got a job as a schoolteacher where she felt that she could help little kids' education to know more about life. She lived in a small frontier town where her adopted parents took her in because her mother died in a wagon accident. She is kidnapped and taken away from everything she has ever loved. Her guard, Laramie, the outlaw's son, thinks it is not right to take an innocent girl. 'Will I ever get back home?' When Laramie hears Ariana say that, he wonders what he can do for her. Laramie notices he can try to let Ariana escape, but it could cost him his life. Does Laramie risk his life for another? Janette Oke provides many descriptions of how the characters are feeling. She doesn't make anything seem boring. Oke adds many twists and turns with this book which makes you ponder about what you just read. This book is a different type of style than I normally read. This mystery book is similat and not similar to the book, The Child Called It. They both have twists and turns and they both have vivid descriptions of what is going on. Oke made the ending different from others which makes this book great to read. Oke's different versions of languages help you know who is talking. I think anyone from 6th grade and up can read this book and might enjoy reading it too. When I read this book, it felt like I was in it and experiencing it in real life, not just reading it. I read 30 minutes and day and some days I read for even longer because it was that good. This book has a mysterious plot to it. Will Laramie and Ariana ever escape? Will they die trying or will they die together? Find out reading this wonderfully written romantic and mysterious book, A Gown of Spanish Lace!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE this book! Not only is it a sweet romance which quickly captures the reader, but also lots of unexpected twists and exciting 'happenings'! Complete reading pleasure! Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read. It was captivating and heart racing. I absolutley LOVE Janette Oke's books and in my mind this her best one yet.
Shanna Engler More than 1 year ago
This book is a fantastic book, for people with a wide imagination! I loved the pure romance, and the western adventures! I was on the edge of my seat!
littemisssunshine More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down i love how it makes you think like tying to solve a puzzle and there are new things around ever cornner.
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, not loved. This is the story of Ariana, a school teacher who gets kidnapped by a gang. She is guarded by a man who eventually helps her escape but it is rough, not an easy escape. I thought this was a good christian story by a good christian author. I thought it was entertaining and fun but a bit unbelievable. Not sure where some of the thoughts came from if you think through the details. Try it for yourself and see what you think, you might like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i started reading this book it was ok.....Then it got really, really good. I couldent put it down. I recoment this book to anyone who enjoys a well writen novel.#1
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sixteen-year-old Ariana Benson loves her new job as the schoolteacher in her small frontier town. But her whole life changes one snowy day when she is kidnapped by two outlaws and taken back to their hidden camp, where she is held as a prisoner. Her guard is Laramie, the son of the outlaws' leader. But Laramie is not like the other outlaws. He finds himself struggling with his duties as Ariana's guard, and knows in his heart it is not right to hold an innocent young woman prisoner. And Ariana finds herself strangely trusting him. Laramie comes up with a daring plan to help her escape, even though it means separating himself from his father forever. But will the plan work? This was a decent historical western adventure, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the other book I read by this author. This was mainly due to the ending of the book. Toward the end of the book, the author threw in a plot device that seemed to be there in order to place one more obstacle in the path of the characters so that the book would be a bit longer. I still enjoyed this book overall, I just wish the ending had been less contrived. I would recommend this book to fans of the author, but new readers looking to try a Janette Oke book would be better off reading a different one instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be my favorite book by Janette Oke. It is so sweet and so wonderfully written. There are a lot of twists in the story that keep you guessing. The ending was so great! I highly recommend this to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!!!! It is extremely refreshing to read a clean romance that is soo sweet!! The strong faith in God shown throughout the book is exellent. And the unexpected turn of events make the book hard to put down. Janette Oke wrote another wonderful book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a exciting romance novel!! It is also mysterious!!!! Enjoy this clean christian book. I advise you to read this!!! you will love it!
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So like it was kinda unbelievable. I didnt really like it. No action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books! Janette Oke caputes you in the story and tugs your heart every which way. My warning is not to read this book unless you are prepared to face a little emotional trauma and major book hangover-- but in a good way:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Ms. Oke This one of my favorite books that you hav ever written. I am an anything western fanatic an would be eternally grateful if you would write more book like this one. Preferably with a tall blond haired blue eyed hero and a tall strawberry blond haired girl with green eyes. Just a suggestion. I really like all of your books and have read most of them. I love how there is neveranything bad in your books yet they are romantic. It proves that there does not have to immorality and bad language for something to be a good book. I am 15 yrs. old and want to be a writer someday. I plan to write mostly westerns that are appropriate for all ages and i guess i should start by improving my spelling skills. Thank you again!
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