Sarah's Choice (Brides of Lehigh Canal Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Sarah Must Follow Her Heart

 

Sarah Turner tends the lock on the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport, Pennsylvania. She’d like nothing better than to get away from the canal, having enough of it as a child when she led the mules that pulled her father’s boat. But being a widow with three small children, she seems to have no other option. Sarah isn’t looking for love again, but should she ever find it, she knows it could never be with a canal man.

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Sarah's Choice (Brides of Lehigh Canal Series #3)

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Overview

Sarah Must Follow Her Heart

 

Sarah Turner tends the lock on the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport, Pennsylvania. She’d like nothing better than to get away from the canal, having enough of it as a child when she led the mules that pulled her father’s boat. But being a widow with three small children, she seems to have no other option. Sarah isn’t looking for love again, but should she ever find it, she knows it could never be with a canal man.

 

Elias Brooks has left his newspaper job in Easton to captain the canal boat bequeathed to him by his grandfather. When he stops at the lock, Elias meets Sarah, a pretty woman with determination and courage, and her three children, who seem eager for his attention. Could a woman like her ever look past the ugly red birthmark on the side of his face and see the heart within?

 

Sarah’s side job is baking bread for boatmen. . .and one good-looking blacksmith named Patrick O’Grady.

 

Who will unlock the key to Sarah’s heart—the boatman or the blacksmith?

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Editorial Reviews

Wendi's Christian Book Reviews

Sweet and satisfying, Sarah’s Choice is a perfect weekend diversion. Perhaps it’s enough to say that I read this book in its entirety on a rainy Sunday afternoon in front of a warm crackling fire with a nice cup of coffee. Those who have read her books know that Brunstetter’s writing is like comfort food for the soul and Sarah’s Choice was no exception.

— Wendi Burke

Author's Choice Reviews

A sweet romance from Brunstetter that wraps up nicely and brings us back to characters we've enjoyed in previous books.

— Caroyln R. Scheidies

The Encourager's Book Club

Sarah's Choice by Wanda E. Brunstetter is an intriguing historical story that keeps you turning pages. The author has a way of bringing to life the history of the canal and its workers. This is a wonderful book that I truly enjoyed reading.

— Angie Jones

I Deal in Hope

A sweet romance from Brunstetter that wraps up nicely and brings us back to characters we've enjoyed in previous books.

— Carolyn Scheidies

Wendi's Christian Book Reviews - Wendi Burke

Sweet and satisfying, Sarah’s Choice is a perfect weekend diversion. Perhaps it’s enough to say that I read this book in its entirety on a rainy Sunday afternoon in front of a warm crackling fire with a nice cup of coffee. Those who have read her books know that Brunstetter’s writing is like comfort food for the soul and Sarah’s Choice was no exception.
Author's Choice Reviews - Caroyln R. Scheidies

A sweet romance from Brunstetter that wraps up nicely and brings us back to characters we've enjoyed in previous books.

The Encourager's Book Club - Angie Jones

Sarah's Choice by Wanda E. Brunstetter is an intriguing historical story that keeps you turning pages. The author has a way of bringing to life the history of the canal and its workers. This is a wonderful book that I truly enjoyed reading.
I Deal in Hope - Carolyn Scheidies

A sweet romance from Brunstetter that wraps up nicely and brings us back to characters we've enjoyed in previous books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607422150
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Brides of Lehigh Canal Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 261,013
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Award-winning, bestselling author, WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have several Amish friends.
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  • Posted October 10, 2011

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    I just couldn't like the heroine...

    Being a mother is a time consuming job.
    Being a single mother is an all consuming job.
    Being a lock tender is an all consuming job. They work, usually non-stop, from 5 a.m. until sometimes as late as 9 p.m. six days a week.
    Try to do both jobs.
    No one knew how but Sarah was pulling it off, but pulling it off she was. Ever since her husband was crushed in the lock more than a year ago, Sarah has been maintaining both jobs. Of course, she has had help. Her mother-in-law has been living with Sarah and trying to help. Yet, it's obvious that she's loosing her vision and won't be able to handle the kids much longer.
    Sarah's dream? To get her children away from the canal. She doesn't want them to grow up without schooling, work dawn til dusk, nor be trapped in a life she fears. But how will she ever escape?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    story of courage, strength and trust in God

    Liked the story of courage, strength and trust in God. Story of a young woman w/3 children who'd lost her husband and done man's job to support the family. And young man who'd had a chance to come from under the shadow of his father and to fulfill his own destiny.

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

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    Nice Historical Canal Novel

    This is the third book in the Brides of Lehigh Canal Series, and we now find Sarah a widow and mother of three young children. She is doing a man's job of physical labor in tending the Lock on the Lehigh Canal. She also makes bread to sell to the boatmen ...in her spare time. Sarah has always hated living on the water...she used to walk the mules for her father. When she married Sam she never thought she would be back, and definitely doesn't want her children to have any part of it.

    The way of life on the canal is of historical interest and in this book you see the writing on the wall that it is going to be coming to an end...the train will be taking over.

    I found this book to be an extremely fast read. Love the Christian aspect in this book, and how even tough Canal men find the Lord.

    I enjoyed the character of Elias, he is a kind, considerate, and Godly man. Loved his interaction with the children.
    I would recommend this book, although I did find parts to be predictable.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    IT is a wonderful read!

    I love all of Wanda E. Brunsletter's books and this one is no exception.
    She has a wonderful beautiful way to describe people and events.
    You will love it.
    --Marie A Watts on fb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    Highly recommended- you will love it!!!

    I would highly suggest reading Sarah's choice but I highly recommend all of Wanda Brunstetter' books. Sarah's choice is well written, very interesting, and detailed orinated. Sarah's love and hobbies are well devined. Once you start the book you will not want to put it down until you finish the book.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    I loved this book!

    As with the two prior books, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I only regret that this is the last of the series.

    From walking the mules, to marrying her husband, and raising their children, Sarah has encountered many obstacles in her life.

    As in the previous books, Sarah does prevail.

    I could not put this book down. I found myself holding my breath! I also found myself not blinking to not miss a single word!

    If you want a well-written story, not only is this the book, but the whole series!

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I really enjoyed this last book in this series as much as I did the first two. I thought Elias showed a lot of bravery in leaving his secure job at the newspaper office to embark on this journey that he knew nothing about. Falling in love with Sarah was so warming and the children were so happy

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Highly recommend

    I really enjoyed this last book in this series as much as I did the first two. I thought Elias showed a lot of bravery in leaving his secure job at the newspaper office to embark on this journey that he knew nothing about. Falling in love with Sarah was so warming and the children were so happy. Patrick was a good man but not suited for Sarah, I'm so glad it worked out for him in the end also. Elias won her heart from the beginning, it just took her a while to realize it.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    Enjoyable read

    The book kept me from putting it down. From the hardship of working on the canal as a young girl leading the mules, to the sudden marriage to Sam, to escape the work then the hardship after his death. She takes over the job of up opening the locks on the canal to let other boaters through the canal with loads of coal. She then falls in love with Elias who inherited his grandfather's boat and he takes over the job of loading coal. Throughout this time she is determined to never marry someone who works on the canals. Little does she know the Lord intervence and he opens up a newspaper office with a bakery attached. The book was a good end to the Leigh Canal series. Those that had not excepted God, before now had.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    AN EXCELLANT INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE!

    SARAH'S CHOICE by Wanda E. Brunstetter is a delightful inspirational historical romance set in 1898 Walmutport,PA. It is the third in "Brides of Lehigh Canal",(#1 Kelly's Chance,#2 Betsy's Return) but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with depth,details and history. This is a sweet comforting story of faith,healing,romance,experience on the Lehigh Canal, finding love,second chances and new beginnings.When Sarah has to choose between a land loving blacksmith and a boat man,who will she choose? She decided after the death of her husband,a boat man(lock tender),that she would never marry again boat man.Being left with three small children,to car for,she has to be the lock tender to survive.Enter, Elias,who inherited his grandfather's boat,but he is an intelligent,new paper man,who wants to try to follow his grandfather's line of work. Can Sarah change his mind? She would like to open a bakery and he a newspaper for this small town on the Lehigh Canal. This is a compelling story of love,faith and making choices. If you enjoy a sweet inspirational love story,with all the twists and turns of a romance,this is a definite. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Barbour Publishing and My Book Addiction and More.

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