Opal (Dakotah Treasures Series #3)

Opal (Dakotah Treasures Series #3)

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by Lauraine Snelling
     
 

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Book 3 in the bestselling Dakotah Treasures series. Dove House has burned to the ground, Ruby and Rand have married, and now Rand's ranch is home for them all. Ruby's younger sister, Opal, is taking to ranch life like a hummingbird to sugar water. She can outshoot, outride, and work as hard as any cowboy on the place. Ranching has clearly stolen her heart. When a

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Book 3 in the bestselling Dakotah Treasures series. Dove House has burned to the ground, Ruby and Rand have married, and now Rand's ranch is home for them all. Ruby's younger sister, Opal, is taking to ranch life like a hummingbird to sugar water. She can outshoot, outride, and work as hard as any cowboy on the place. Ranching has clearly stolen her heart. When a young minister arrives from the East, he is amazed to find himself falling in love with Opal, even though she is not a woman anyone would think of as a pastor's wife. But when God takes hold of a heart, He can work amazing miracles, and Jacob Chandler just might be the one to eventually woo her away from the ranch.

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"I enjoyed this novel...and look forward to reading others by this author."
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"a solid historical rich with interesting information about late 19th century life... in the rough Dakota Territory"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441202826
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Dakotah Treasures Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
34,691
File size:
557 KB

Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling is an award-winning author of more than 30 books with sales of over two million copies. She also writes for a wide range of magazines and teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California.
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of over 70 books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and young adults. Her books have sold nearly 5 million copies. Besides writing books and articles, she teaches at writers' conferences across the country. She and her husband make their home in Tehachapi, California. Learn more at www.laurainesnelling.com.

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Opal (Dakotah Treasures Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book continues the storylines developed in books 1 and 2. It begins to introduce some new characters. It begins to develop some of the characters more from the other books. I enjoyed it, though it wasn't as engulfing as the first two books. I don't think it would stand strongly on its own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the writing style of the author. I had expected a different kind of ending, but her historical writing and easy reading made the book as a whole enjoyable.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1886 Dakotah Territory, fourteen-year-old Opal Torvald finds school boring and taking time away from working on the ranch of her brother-in-law. Cutting class, Opal goes swimming in the nearby Little Missouri River with little on when a drifter threatens her. Her friend Atticus Grady fights the stranger. In Pennsylvania, Minister Jacob Chandler feels remorse over Melody who when she arrives at his home ailing informs him she no longer can take care of their seven year old son Joel before leaving the child behind with Jacob. Unable to face his flock Jacob accompanied by Joel head west getting off the train in the Dakotah Territory when they run out of money. He finds work as a ranch hand though he is not very competent at it. --- Meanwhile the drifter incident has had repercussions with Atticus being beaten badly and a neighbor killed. Opal¿s sister sends her to attend a New York school where she hopes the tomboy learns to behave more like a lady and to get her away from the drifter. A sad Opal wonders when she will be able to return. --- Book three in the Dakotah Treasures series, OPAL, is an interesting Americana fiction that brings to life a bygone era. Readers who want a better perspective of two key secondary characters will be better off perusing the first two tales (see RUBY and PEARL) although this novel can stand alone. Opal better at ranching than the average male seems a stretch until the reader compares her to teenage golf and tennis sensations like Wie and Sharapova. Her trouble adapting to New York City and Jacob¿s to ranching make for a fine tale and sets up another novel.--- Harriet Klausner
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this sweet third book in the series. The characters are good people that I would love to know. I really liked the first two more because they revolved around Dove House and I miss all of their activities. Opal and Ruby are great. I would have loved it if Jacob could have liked Edith so they could take over the Robertson's ranch since they lost the dad. Oh well. On to the fourth.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great series!!
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princessbutterfly More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading more about Ruby and her sister Opal, how they overcame great odds in the old West and become productive members of society where the odds of a woman surviving in an nearly all man's world. I will continue buying Ms. Snelling books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read books one and two along with Opal. Best read in order. People making it thru hard times when our country was getting started. My kind of storys. However the religion got heavier with each book. Could do with a little less of that. A real pleasure to know I don't have to put up with bad laungage and heavy sex. Wish more authors would wake up to that fact.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the entire series. I enjoy good Christian romances and I will definitely look for more Lauraine Snelling books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third of a 4 book series. I love this series. The characters are lively, honest, and have good moral standings. The stories of early North Dakota are always interesting, and are never what I expect them to be. People are always helping people. These books always make me feel good, and want to be better in my own life. I can't say enough good things about the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with all of the characters. This series is wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book along with the others in this Series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the two books which belong to the same series. It gives a better understanding of Opal. It is strong how she and her sister Ruby managed to live in those difficult circumstances. I love these stories which give a kind of feeling how it must have been to live in the 19th century.
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Was a fun series to read
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