A Reason To Live [NOOK Book]

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How could I refuse the wish of a dying man ?

May 30, 1865: During the War, I watched over too many young boys in the hospital, comforting them as they cried out for those they loved, as they whispered their final thoughts to me. Keeping a record of their names, families, and last words seemed a small ...
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A Reason To Live

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Overview

How could I refuse the wish of a dying man ?

May 30, 1865: During the War, I watched over too many young boys in the hospital, comforting them as they cried out for those they loved, as they whispered their final thoughts to me. Keeping a record of their names, families, and last words seemed a small tribute to their sacrifice – until the war ended, and I found a new mission in life.

I would visit the loved ones of those poor soldiers and deliver their messages so that some comfort could be found even in grief …

But Laurel Covey never expected to find a man like Crede Forrester – an ex-gunslinger who rode all the way from Texas to Virginia in the hope of finding his son and ended up saving her from a band of ruffians. It pains her deeply to tell him of his boy’s death, and she believes that in his heart, Creede blames himself for driving his son away. But there is something more to this rugged, weary man. Something that draws Laurel close to him … something she cannot resist …


Accolades/Reviews:
HOLT Medallion Finalist in the Historical Category.

Dina Smith, Romance Junkies: "The romance is both emotional and believable which makes the story come alive...."

Kathe Robin, Romantic Times: "McKade enthralls readers with a story big in impact that takes your breath away with its intense emotions and insight into the human heart."

Janie Books, Romance Reviews Today: "It's a wonderful, uplifting tale that has a few surprises for readers, not to mention a tear or two."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016490236
  • Publisher: Ten Talents Press
  • Publication date: 4/18/2013
  • Series: The Forrester Brothers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 210,432
  • File size: 348 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    deep poignant historical

    During the Civil War Nurse Laurel Covey provides solace to dying soldiers though no one offers comfort to her. Her Massachusetts parents disowned her after forcing her to choose between them and her Virginian spouse, who died at Gettysburg. His family wants nothing to do with a New Englander. Though watching the young die torches her soul, she writes down their last words promising them she would deliver their final message to loved ones. --- In 1865 though bone wary from the war, she begins her odyssey to bring comfort to the grieving family members of those she watched die. When two scraggily hooligans assault her, bounty hunter Creede Forrester rescues her. The Texan has come east to find his estranged son, who fought for the Confederacy. She informs him that his son died. Anger joins his feelings of guilt as he never obtained the chance to reconcile with his offspring. He joins her quest out of remorse for failing his late spouse and son. As they venture from one grieving family to another, they turn to each other for solace love blossoms, but both has major psyche hurts that make neither able to show how they feel. --- Though a historical, A REASON TO LIVE is a deep poignant tale that clearly would apply today as Laurel makes the difficult rounds to provide grieving individuals and families with the last words of their deceased loved ones. The lead couple is a enchant pair who care about others for different reasons. The romance enhances the story one, but this Post Civil War drama belongs to those suffering from the loss of a loved one perhaps if the presumptive first strike believers had to visit the surviving family members to tell them their loved one died in combat they would take a harder look at the war only option. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    I read several of her books many years ago. We both used to wor

    I read several of her books many years ago. We both used to work for B.Dalton Bookseller in North Dakota. The bookstore crowd is still very proud of our Nodak girl!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    couldn't put this book down

    I stayed up all night reading this book. I was fasinated by the plot. The story could have been set in any time period from 1862 to today. Wonderful, thoughtful story. Not your usual romance novel. This isn't your usual damsel in distress or beautiful woman on the run novel. This is fiction at it's best.

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