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Posted June 26, 2012
Angelina Brighton, an heiress to the Brighton Security inheritance, has run away to Dry Creek, Montana, to avoid marrying her father’s lawyer, Derrick Carlson. Mr. Brighton has been pressing for his daughter to marry him, even to the point of buying her wedding gown. We find her working in Dry Creek as a ranch cook, arranging for Tyler Stone’s funeral and loving it.
Tyler Stone, originally from Dry Creek, worked for Brighton Security as a security guard to protect Angelina while she was in high school. Upon her graduation, he signed up for a Special Ops tour in Afghanistan and was subsequently declared deceased. He’s anything but, and he’s back in Dry Creek to return Angelina back to Boston for her wedding, as he’s once again working for Brighton Security.
His arrival connection with Angelina is filled with her speed and gusto, and sets the stage for a ‘less-than-a-funeral’ service that she won’t cancel. The sobering end of the scenario is his family’s past and the supposed rumors and family dysfunction. Would anyone be there for his ‘funeral’?
This is my first book by Janet, and I totally enjoyed the flirty romantic sparks that floated between Tyler and Angelina. Their history seemed to be on a collision course, however, when Tyler got to thinking of his past and her father. His brothers’ involvement was touching and real, but a bit much for Tyler. The family interest was one I found heart-warming, considering their childhood. The author did a wonderful job in portraying sibling love and their concern for their ‘baby’ brother. (Yup, we had one of those in my family, regardless of age!) The love between mother and son is honest and palpable.
Surprises galore are in store for everyone, whether those in Dry Creek or Boston. The suspense keeps the book moving to the end, once the initial story unfolds. I did find the opening a little slow and the conversation coerced. But it could easily have been a little stunted as Angelina thought Tyler dead–a little awkward trying to converse with a dead man she once had a crush on! After that, I was pulled into the story. The humor made the story even that much more exciting. But there were a few bumps and bruises during the different scenarios!
I’m not usually a ‘romantic only’ type reader, but Janet definitely kept my attention! The characters aren’t as fleshed out as a longer novel, but the author delivered! A very sweet romance!
My thanks go to Janet for a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
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Posted September 18, 2012
Angelina and Tyler have a history together, he had worked for her Fathers Security Company as a security guard to protect Angelina while she was in High School, and after she graduated, Tyler entered the Military.
He returned home to find out, that his friends and family were planning a Memorial Service for him,...they had thought he had been killed. Tyler learns that alot of people care for him, and he also learns how Angelina feels about him.
I always enjoy coming back to visit the small town of Dry Creek, where everyone cares for each other.
This is a story of love, Faith and forgiveness, and I look forward to the next book in this series called "Second Chance in Dry Creek", the story of Tylers Mom, Gracie Stone. I would like to thank the author for a copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.
Posted August 12, 2012
Another wonderful Dry Creek story!!! I absolutely LOVED the hero, he is totally believable (of course!) and Angelina is certainly a heroine to be loved. So much happens that it was amazing to realise the short span of time during which the story takes place. I don't want to give anything away, but it is a must read for sure!! The faith element is woven in very well, a natural part of the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2012
Wildflower Bride in Dry Creek
By Janet Tronstad
This is the latest book by Janet Tronstad in the Dry Creek Series. I really enjoyed this one! It was great going back to Dry Creek and seeing some of the other characters again and catching up with what they were doing. Ever wondered what people would say about you when you were dead, or ever been estranged from home and have a chance to go back? Both of these things happen to Tyler Stone. His family thinks he was killed and are planning a memorial service the night he comes back into town. Tyler never felt like he belonged so he struck out on his own. He goes to work for Brighton Security, and then joins the military. Mr. Brighton hires him for one more job—bringing his daughter, Angelina, back home.
Angelina and Tyler have a history from before. Tyler was hired once before to protect Angelina when her father received a kidnapping threat. She can’t believe he has come back and on the night of his memorial service.
Both Angelina and Tyler learn what home means, how to trust in God, and that you can pray even when you don’t know the words. This story really spoke to my heart. Tyler could not understand how anyone could love him, even God, and especially Angelina. He felt like odd man out while growing up; his father loved his brothers more and he could never do anything to earn his respect. Follow Tyler as he learns about God’s love, forgiveness, and mercy and how he learns to accept himself and allow Angelina into his heart.
His brothers’ and mother’s transformations as they allow God to change them, works and changes Tyler. Wildflower Bride in Dry Creek is a book to keep on the shelf to read over and over. Once you start this one you will get caught up and will keep it to read over and over!
Posted June 22, 2012
Angelina Brighton has settled in Tyler Stone's Montana hometown, and Tyler has been sent by her father to bring her back to Boston. This couple have a history together, Tyler being her former bodyguard, but that was years ago, when Angelina was in high school. Time has changed both of them. Tyler, recently back from the service, is learning the truth about his childhood, the love of his family and hometown, and the love that God has for him. Angelina has to accept that her controlling father really loves her, and as a new Christian, she chooses to honor him and return to her former life. Readers will love the humor in this novel as Tyler and Angelina try to discover if they are meant to be together.
This is the second Dry Creek novel I have read, and I enjoyed it more than the first, since I am now getting to know more of the characters. I am thankful for receiving a copy of this book from the author in exchange for this review.
Posted June 16, 2012
Wildflower Bride in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad
Dry Creek Series Book 21 (Book 3 of the Stone Brothers)
Tyler Stone has returned to Dry Creek for the first time since he was twelve. He wasn’t here to revisit the past though, he was here to retrieve his bosses daughter, Angeline. Working for Brighton Security before entering the Military, he was often Angeline’s keeper. Not an easy job to watch over such a beautiful woman and know she could never be yours.
Tyler is surprised that more awaits him in Dry Creek than just the lovely heiress.
Angeline Brighton had to find a way for closure. She had to put Tyler to rest so she could move on with her life. She had come to Dry Creek to do just that and to get away from her dad's plans of marrying her off to his lawyer. The town was so opposite of Boston but she loved the people and her job as a cook. Just when she was ready to face closure….Tyler shows up and changes everything.
Janet has done it again. Love, humor and our friends in Dry Creek help the story and the town come alive once again. Mrs Hargrove, the cafe and cowboys welcome us back to Dry Creek. And you may want to keep tissues around if you are one to get emotionally into a story as well. Be sure and read Sleigh Bells for Dry Creek- Wade Stone’s story and than Lilac Wedding in Dry Creek to read Jake Stone’s tale. The next book will be Second Chance in Dry Creek about Wade, Jake and Tyler’s mom, Gracie Stone.