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Posted March 29, 2012
I am someone who doesnot tear up easily but this story touched me in a special way. I loved the friendship and love that was between the 2 leads. I love the introduction of faith being a major part of the story. I will certainly read this again and order other books by this author.
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Posted November 6, 2012
A fallen tree's branches form a protective barrier around a patch of soft grass. A cat can get through the branches, but nature cant. This is the Elders den, where old, retired cats spend the rest of there lives peacfuly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted May 21, 2012
I loved this addition to the Dry Creek series. I love reading these books as they are not only a quick read by a great read. I enjoy the faith element in this book. I will definetaly keep reading these books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 17, 2012
Lilac Wedding in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad
When Cathy Barker and her daughter, Lara, show up in Las Vegas, Nevada it causes the handsome gambler Jake Stone to go speechless. Cat is hoping that Jake is ready for some responsibility, like accepting his daughter and raising her in case she can't. She assumes that Jake knows about Lara as he has been sending her money over the years. He had asked her to marry him five years ago without knowing she carried his child, but there was never the mention of love...only doing his duty to protect her.
Jake can't believe his Cat is here in person or that he is a father. After growing up with an alcoholic and abusive father, Jake has known he could never trust himself to marry. He had money though and he would give his little girl anything she needed. Just not himself.
After they travel to Dry Creek for Wade and Amy's wedding, Cat sees that without any faith Jake is as unhealthy as she is. Can a trip to the town of Dry Creek bring healing to all their hearts?
Definitely a Kleenex book. The tears started rolling down within the first few chapters, in a good way of course. Janet has done it again and brought the people of this small town to life with their caring and love as another prodigal son finds his way home. She also brings their emotions to life, whether it's fear of the past or future, love, joy and even feeling the struggle of man wanting to do things on his own...without God. This is book 20 in the Dry Creek contemporary series and book 2 of the Return to Dry Creek Series, also a part of the Dry Creek family but about the three Stone brothers who have returned to Dry Creek after their mother was released from prison. Of course the third brother has not yet returned but I have a hunch we'll meet him in book 3: Wildflower Bride in Dry Creek but that is only this reviewers guess, I could be wrong.
Posted April 14, 2012
The love Inspired line is some of the first inspirational romance books I started to read almost 10 years ago. These books are great because they are a little shorter then a regular novel but the content is filling. The Dry Creek series was first started back around 2000. It’s a long running series so if you love series this is a great one yet you can read any of these books individually and not be lost. This book is kind of a series in a series as its book two in what I am guessing is going to be a three book series based on three brothers. Jake is coming home to Dry Creek for his brothers wedding. As he is about to leave Cat shows up with her daughter and Jakes life changes forever. Cat has come to find Jake to tell him he is a father so in case something happens to her then her daughter will be taken care of.
What I liked: The characters where enjoyable. I liked both Jake and Cat as well as Jakes mom and Cat’s daughter is an adorable little girl. The story line was interesting and I felt that we got to know the main characters pretty well.
What I did not like: Even though the story line was interesting I felt it was a little lacking. The one thing that bothered me the most was that the spiritual side of the story was very weak. Jake was a gambler and had lots of money and also did not trust in God. In the end even though he did come to trust in God again it was not very believable and it happened so fast I was like “that’s it?”
Over all it was a fun book to read and I enjoyed it. I just felt the climax of the book happened kind of fast and left me wishing for more of a bang. I look forward to reading more of the dry creek books and recommend them to my readers.
Posted April 13, 2012
i am always amazed at how authors can write such deep subjects and make the characters so real in such few words. Janet did an awesome job in bringing Jake and Cat to life with their insecurities and trusting issues while still keeping the story line flowing. The small town life with its gossips and troubles as well as its close friendships was portrayed much like the town i grew up two miles from, and though this is a short story, i love the way a series (in this case Dry Creek) in the Love Inspired Line fit together and how you learn to know the characters in town even better than in full length novel series, where often characters from another novel only make appearances. This is a collection i would like to re-read one after the other in the order they come in.
Thank you, Janet for sending me the book to review. Only sorry it took me a little while to get it done. Blessings.
Jake is going home..back to Dry Creek to attend his Brother's wedding.
He didnt realize that he would find Cat Barker after all of these years...
Jake and Cat had a past relationship and they hadnt seen each other in several years.
Cat has a young daughter who Jake has never met...and after talking to Cat, he realizes how strong his feelings are for her
Both Jake and Cat are scared to trust their feelings and Cat also has some issues that will challenge her faith.
Jake is nervous about meeting his Mom again after all the years that they had not communicated. He runs into several people in Dry Creek that he grew up with, and he dosent realize the extent that everyone still cares for him ( even after all the time that he was away ).
I love the small town feel of all of the "Dry Creek series books" and I can almost smell the lilacs that are wonderfully descirbed in this book! i recommend this entire series!