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Opal (Dakotah Treasures Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Opal (Dakotah Treasures Series #3)

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202826
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Series: Dakotah Treasures Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 37,602
  • File size: 545 KB

Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling
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, an award-winning author of fifty-plus books with sales of over 2 million copies, 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. Visit www.laurainesnelling.com
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 11, 2010

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    Opal

    After the burning of the Dove House, Ruby Torvald married Rand Harrison and moved to his ranch. Ruby's younger sister, Opal, loves ranch life. At 14, she can shoot, rope, train horses and participate in roundup. Unfortunately, a little thing called school keeps getting in her way. One day after leaving school early due to a headache, she decides to take a detour on the way home. It's a decision that changes her life forever. Her friend, Atticus, ends up injured and is taken away from Medora. As she struggles with guilt and uncertainly, she comes to find that she is being shaped by a God who can make her more than a simple ranch hand. In Opal, the author takes us deeper into the character of Opal Torvald than either of the first two books in the series do. I thought she did a remarkable job of demonstrating the difficulties of Opal's situation and her personal growth without losing all of Opal's childhood innocence. The one thing I did not like about the book was that the author never addressed what Belle's reaction to the burning of the Dove House was. Belle was mentioned several times in the book, but never was her reaction noted. Somehow, I kept expecting it to come, but I got to the end and it never did. Other than that, it was a easy, comforting read. The storyline is actually much more complex than the synopsis above, but for sake of brevity, I gave the broad overview. Several new characters were introduced, including one who is extremely interested in Opal. I think the complexity really drew me in and made it all the more enjoyable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2006

    Disappointed in the ending

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting Americana fiction

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 23, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Loved it

    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

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Love it!!!

    A great series!!

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Wonderful, and very entertaining.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Best read in order. Ruby - Pearl - Opal

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Loved it - Read the series !!!

    I loved the entire series. I enjoy good Christian romances and I will definitely look for more Lauraine Snelling books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    My Favorite Book of the Series

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Refreshing

    I have fallen in love with all of the characters. This series is wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Good book. Should be read as part of the series.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Highly Recommend Check it Out

    I really enjoyed this book along with the others in this Series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Highly recommended reading - check it out!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Loved it

    Was a fun series to read

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    great one

    great want to read the whole series

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Another Good Book!!!

    Will be reading the next one!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2005

    Awsome Book

    It took only 12 hours to read this book. I thought it was interesting . I recommend Anyone who like's history/Romance will love this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2005

    A great series

    This was another great book from Lauraine Snelling. Opal is such a fun character. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys great historical/christian fiction.

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    Posted November 19, 2010

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