Unbridled Dreams

Unbridled Dreams

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by Stephanie Grace Whitson
     
 

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I think Unbridled Dreams delivers exactly what a reader wants from a Christian historical romance.... But Unbridled Dreams is nearly as much a story of spiritual growth and coming of age as it is a romance. Both mother and daughter learn, through interesting circumstances and their own mistakes, to forgive others, trust in God and let Him take the reins. These lessons are expertly woven throughout the story using occasional Bible passages, thoughts, prayers and small chunks of sermons from the Wild West Show's preacher, Sunday Joe.
—Susan Miura
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Stephanie Grace Whitson is an excellent author, breathing life into her stories and keeping the reader thoroughly engaged and entertained. I could see her characters as clearly as if I were watching them in a movie. Whitson delivers a charming, realistic coming of age story with plenty of conflict, humor, romance, and a good message in Unbridled Dreams.
—Vickie McDonough

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764203275
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Unbridled Dreams 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book I have ever read It was full of twists that kept you interested. The sweet ending and romance brought me to tears! Loved it. I will read it again. :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Who wouldn't want to star alongside Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley as trick rider in the Wild West show? I enjoyed seeing a young female be independent and following her lifelong dream in a time where women were supposed to be submissive and genteel. Maybe it's because in the West people had to focus more on survival than putting on airs. Either way it's always nice to see when a woman can stand up for her own self. Irma is a likable character. The time period is one that is very popular and romanticized. Everyone loves the Old West and would like to relive during that popular time period. I enjoyed seeing historical characters throughout the story. I've always loved reading about the Wild West shows. I wish I could have been around back them to see them. How exciting it must have been to watch the acts and see all the famous names in their glory days. The back story between Irma's parents is interesting as well although at times it detracts from her story. One could have written a book alone regarding her parents, as it is a story in its own self. My only complaint was that it took me a while to get into the book. It starts of a little slow with not a lot of action. Once Irma leaves to join the show, the story then picks up and is very fast paced. Horse fans will also enjoy this story as trick riding gets a good deal of mentioning throughout the book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Unbridled Dreams Stephanie Grace Whitson Bethany House, Aug 2008, $13.99 ISBN: 9780764203275 All seventeen year old Irmagard Friedrich dreams of is riding a horse as Liberty Belle at the Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show. However, her mother insists Irmagard behave like a lady and attend Brownell finishing school. On her journey east to attend school, her father arranges for Irmagard to slip away to audition for the Buffalo Bill gala. She obtains the position of Liberty Belle, horse-rider, but touring the country proves difficult as she expected accolades not mud. Meanwhile the troupe¿s superstar Shep Sterling tries to court Irmagard, but she ignores his attention as she focuses on being the best trick rider the Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show has ever had, while knowing the estrangement of following her dream is causing with her mom. --- UNBRIDLED DREAMS is a wonderful late nineteenth century Americana romance starring two likable lead characters and a strong support cast including the horses. The story line is filled with subtle messages interwoven into the exciting often amusing plot. Besides the obvious believing in oneself to chase your dreams, parents should encourage their children to pursue their dreams (sort of Crosby Stills, Nash and Young¿s Teach Your Children blended with Kahlil Gibran¿s The Prophet in a western setting). Stephanie Grace Whitson provides her fans with a wonderful historical. --- Harriet Klausner