Rebecca's Song

Rebecca's Song

by Dawn Kinzer


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tillyd1 More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Hoyt is a mature school teacher, with a lively bunch of children to teach. She's satisfied with the teaching position for over 10 years, until some new boys moved to the area. Willie, the older boy, 13 is very disruptive and picks fights with the other children, almost every day. She has gotten banged up, trying to pull Willie off of another boy. She has a secret, that she keeps to herself. Detective Jesse Rand is a railroad detective. He's in danger a lot of the time, as he rides the rails, protecting the people on the trains. He is good at what he does and he loves his job. Oliver, Nathan, and Callie are Jesse's nephews and niece. Their parents died in a holdup of a train, going to the city. The three children are being cared for by Rebecca, who was babysitting them, while their parents were on their trip. Rebecca knows the children have an uncle, but she's unsure of where he is, or if he's coming to get the children. Jesse is torn between caring for the children or going after the outlaws who killed his sister & brother in law. He tries to fit in with their town, Riverton. He works some railroad jobs that are nearer to home, so he doesn't have to upset the children by moving them to the city, where he lives. He soon finds out that it will not work, leaving the children in their own home. Jesse tries to find a nanny, who will be able to look after the children, when he is out of town, on a case. No such luck. When his is around Rebecca, she is frequently humming a song, that sounds very beautiful. He asks her about it, but she tells him it is something that she's made up. Read the book, to find out how everything all comes together. I enjoyed reading this story, it is set in 1905. It has a spot on my Favorites shelf, so I can read it for many years to come. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to submit a review.
annelr More than 1 year ago
Rebecca’s Song by Dawn Kinzer is an engaging story of a young teacher in a small Wisconsin town in the early 1900s. Even though this is a third book in the Daughters of Riverton series it is easily read as a stand-alone book. The author does a nice job of filling in enough of the backstory that the reader doesn’t feel lost, wondering what has gone on before. The main characters have depth and reality and their emotions, strengths, and foibles resonate well with readers. Rebecca and Jesse are brought together when tragedy strikes and three children are orphaned. Watching this relationship develop is captivating and keeps the reader wondering how it will all turn out by the turn of the last page. There are a fair amount of action scenes and twists and turns to the plot that makes the story powerful and riveting. Ms. Kinzer touches on heart-wrenching and life-changing subjects, such as learning disabilities, grief, sudden occupational changes, and near death experiences and does it with exceptionally believable finesse. At the end of the book, the author included a list of questions for discussion and reflection. Rebecca’s Song is a sweet enjoyable story of love, family, and faith. I am thinking I need to go back and read the rest two previous books in this series. I read a complimentary copy of the book and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.
BrendaLee More than 1 year ago
Rebecca’s Song is the third book in this series but can stand alone just fine. Characters that are engaging and very interesting to read about. Jessie and Rebecca are doing their best to raise the children of his sister and Rebecca’s best friend. Jessie can not figure out how to spend enough time with the children and keep his job. Will God make a way for him to keep these kids and raise them or will he always leave them with someone else? There are several twist and turns with some mystery, romance and every day life. Will Jessie and Rebecca finally figure out that God really does care and that he has a plan for their lives? Rebecca’s faith shines through her life but there is an issue that she’s scared to totally surrender to God. Will her problem keep a man from wanting to marry her? Will she get so close to these kids that she can barely stand to think about their Uncle Jessie taking them away? If you like a clean interesting book this book is for you.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Rebecca's Song by Dawn Kinzer 1905 This story in the Riverton saga follows Rebecca and she's the school teacher. She has some problem children but for the most part she can get through the day with prayer and patience. The Graysons son is the culprit, the bully and he's gone in front of the school board and wants her replaced with a man who can control the children. Ten years she has taught and also taken care of her best friends children so the adults could spend time alone away from them. Shocking news from the sheriff and the three children no longer have parents. Uncle Jesse comes to the rescue after the death and she hopes he can ease the children's pains. He is angry with God for allowing his sister and her husband to die and leave 3 children as orphans. Over time things change and a decision from Jesse. Rebecca has helped the family with them moving on... So depressed, desperate as to what to do they find the answers in praying to God. Love how the book got it's title and what it means. Love hearing of the breakthroughs they are able to make with the children after the castrophe accident. Hard book at times as we lost our older brother and he had three children that my parents were able to raise. We would help out when we could but it was a difficult time. Jesse is not comfortable with his decision until he finishes his work first. Love all the action and adventure and mystery and learning new things to help others. Q and a discussions questions at the end. Acknowledgements, meet the author, free offer of a ebook Summary of the books in this series are included. I received this review copy by the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest opinion
AngieArndt More than 1 year ago
Grieving detective Jesse Rand doesn’t know about Rebecca Hoyt’s past, but he’s grateful his niece and nephews have such a caring teacher. He knows he’s depending on her too much, but if he doesn’t find his sister’s killer, he’ll never be able to move on. Although Rebecca Hoyt is the heroine in this historical romance, I love the spark and spice that Jesse Rand brings to the story. Living in a small town, I know how gossip can ruin a good name, but I also know how you can find true friends there. But this story moves beyond the boundaries of Riverton, as Jesse seeks the killer who murdered his sister and her husband. This book is about grace, redemption, but also retribution and responsibility. I loved Dawn’s other books in the Daughters of Riverton series, but I think this one is my favorite. If you love historical romance that has the sweetness of small-town living and the spice of adventure, you’ll love Rebecca’s Song. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review.