Love's Rescue

Love's Rescue

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by Tammy Barley
     
 

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To escape the Civil War, Jessica Hale heads to the Nevada Territory with her family, only to lose them in a fire set by Unionists. Can Jess forgive her "kidnapper," cattleman Jake Bennett, for failing to save them?

Overview

To escape the Civil War, Jessica Hale heads to the Nevada Territory with her family, only to lose them in a fire set by Unionists. Can Jess forgive her "kidnapper," cattleman Jake Bennett, for failing to save them?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603742948
Publisher:
Whitaker House
Publication date:
06/04/2009
Series:
Sierra Chronicles
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
498 KB

Meet the Author

Tammy Barley’s roots run deep and wide across the United States. With Cherokee heritage and such ancestors as James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, she essentially inherited her literary vocation and her preferred setting: the Wild West. An avid equestrian, Tammy has ridden horseback over Western mountains and rugged trails in Arizona. She won second place in the Golden Rose Contest in the category of inspiration romance, and she serves as a judge for various fiction contests. Tammy has lived in twenty-eight towns in eight different states, but the family currently makes its home in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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Love's Rescue 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
R_Alexander More than 1 year ago
If you're a historical romance fan, pick up this book. Jessica Hale was a heroine with depth and spunk, and I loved her from the first moment. This story has a good message, fun, unique characters, and it never got dull. The events on and off the ranch were always adventurous. Some of the crazy events included mustangs, bad guys, and the occasional lassoing (and tying up). Just when I thought I could put it down for the night, something else unfolded. I ended up staying up until I finished the whole thing. While most books like this focus only on romance, this one's plot is based on the Civil War and real events occurring in the US during that time. It brought in historical accuracies and still had all the romance. You can't beat that! So if you're into historical romance, this one deserves to be in your permanent book collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little Religion sprinkled into a good storyline. 283 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jess and Jakes story is a very sweet romance that takes place in the Sierra Nevada's during the Civil War. This 275 page story takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, which through great storytelling, makes it impossible to put down. This is book one of a trilogy.
tbsomeday More than 1 year ago
Love's Rescue is book one in The Sierra Chronicles and the first book I've read by Tammy Barley. I can think of only one other author who's book I've read that I've enjoyed as much. Tammy writes her story in such a familiar way that you find yourself considering the characters friends. Jess and Jake are the two main characters. Jake Bennett is as good as it gets when it comes to men. He will melt your heart from the first time you meet him and leave you daydreaming about finding such a man in your own life. He gives of himself completely even though he has suffered great loss. You'll also fall in love with all the ranch hands and friends that Jess makes along the way. The book is packed full of adventure, heartache, humor, joy and love. I was amazed at each clever twist in the plot. I sobbed, I laughed, I cheered for my friends...I hated to close the book each night and eagerly looked forward to my next chance to read again. Jess finds herself drowning in grief and the only person who can save her is Jake. His faith in God and patient ways actually save her several times over. This story includes kidnap, fires, raids, rescues, runaways, heartbreak, prisons and a myriad of other dramatic events that never seem overdone. It confronts the culture clash between North and South as well as between the Native American people and whites. I can't even imagine the amount of research the author had to do to make this story so authentic. She writes so honestly that the characters really find a place in your heart. This is a Christian Romance and if that makes you leary for some reason, don't let it. You are not going to get beat over the head with references to God. Instead his message will blend into the pages seamlessly and beautifully leaving you feeling full of hope as well as answering some of the deep questions we have about life and death. This is not "just another romance" novel. My goodness--it's oh so much more! This beautiful love story is intertwined with so much depth that I don't even know as though it could be classified as merely a romance. Western and Historical it is indeed and as I mentioned before--Tammy does an amazing job with her research and attention to detail. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that it comes to an end....but with book number two waiting for my on my nightstand right now I guess I can't complain. I wholeheartedly recommend Love's Rescue. I can't think of how anyone could not enjoy it.
AmandaCabot More than 1 year ago
Set in the Nevada Territory during the War Between the States, Tammy Barley's debut novel tells an unforgettable story of love and loyalty, hatred and healing and the true meaning of family and friendship. Like the blanket her heroine weaves, Love's Rescue blends fascinating details of Paiute culture, well-placed moments of humor and heart pounding drama to create a beautiful portrayal of a woman's struggle to survive after tragedy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the begining more than the end but it was a good book. Very different plot thah most Christian fiction novels. This would be an interesting movie.
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I really enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, moving read.
truth_be_told More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much that I read the whole series. Loved Jess and Jake's story and how God worked everything out for their good. You will not be disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in the minority but I just couldn't finish this. The heroines behavior and mindset completely ruined this for me.
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LAWonder More than 1 year ago
This is a great, well-written and clean novel about tragedy, adventure, relationships and romance. The time frame is during the Civil War. Jess's beloved brother and best friend is disowned by his father for turning away from their new western home and family business to defend thier home and property in Kentucky by fighting fr the Confederacy. Jess maintains close contact with him until suddenly the letters stop. In desperation she goes to the city to send a telegram when trouble breaks out. This is a time of great upheaval and intolerance of others yet good people existed and accepted others whose views and lifestyles were different. Jess was fortunate to find that type of environment during great tragedy. The plot was slightly dragged out and the ending was weak but the story was great and, again, well-written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and did't want to put it down. I wholeheartedly recommend Love's Rescue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loves Rescue was well written. I enjoyed reading this book and did't want to put it down. Can't wait to read the next book by this author.
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Jane-Ash More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book that pulled me in like this book did. There never seems to be a dull moment. It is emotion packed, and you can almost feel the character's pain in your own being. I found it very easy to envision everything that happened in this novel. I cried several times throughout the book, which is not a usual thing for me. Just a beautifully written, emotional, heroic story. It is a must read, and I will most likely read it again.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down . I look forward to book two