She figures Leslie might be able to help her sort out her life, though Terra still can't figure out what her career driven, city sister is doing living out on a farm of all places. Terra takes her own emotional baggage on her trip to her sister, hoping to dump it somewhere along the way. But when she is forced to stay in Holmes Crossing, Terra has to come face to face with her past and the decisions that haunt her still.
"I literally could not put this book down. A poignant, touching story that made me reassess the way I view the lost souls who wander across might. You have to read this book."
Colleen Coble, author of The Inn at Ocean's Edge
"With sure, strong strokes and a touch of humor, Carolyne Aarsen paints an intriguing portrait of a woman on the run, a sister who's settled in, and a town as rugged as the people who populate it. You'll know you're in the hands of a master storyteller within the first few pages of All In One Place."
Angela Hunt, author of the Reluctant Beauty series
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This is a great story for women who don't like themselves and see no hope in their future. Been there. I know--not everyone in this world is drop-dead gorgeous, but I guess writers are afraid if the heroine isn't breath-taking and the hero equally attractive, no one will keep reading. This is the reason I'm giving this four stars rather than five. The story is fast-paced and well-written, and I would classify it as romantic suspense. It's about a young woman desperate to get away from an abusive boyfriend who's threatened to kill her if she leaves him. She thinks this time she's made it. He can't possibly know where her sister lives. The little pile of money she's squirreled away should keep her in food and shoes until she can find a job. And then she gets to her sister's town, her money is stolen, a classless idiot makes a pass at her, and she's arrested. Of course she decked him. Who wouldn't?
All in One Place by Carolyne Aarsen Holmes Crossing Series Book Two Terra Froese had some big problems and she didn't want to bring them to her sister's door...so she was just going to stop in and see her sister and her family before going back on the run. She was the big sister, and it used to be just her and Leslie...their mother was around but it was Terra who had to be the responsible one. Now, it's Leslie who is the mature one. Married, a family, a home. And God. Terra felt very out of place. Not to mention her grand entrance into Holmes Crossing was started on the best foot...with the law, or Leslie. And then there was the handsome mountie, Jack DeWindt. All the more reason for Terra to get out of town as soon as she could. She wasn't like these people...or her sister. Great story. Book one is Leslie's story.
Very nice book...enjoyed it. Great character development, easy rainy day read. I did not know at the time of reading this that there was another book that was before this one that tells the other sisters story. They do not show as series books but more as companions. I will read the one before this and am sure I will enjoy it to.
Terra Froese has spent most of heradult life bouncing from job to job,man to man, and drink to drink. Butwhen her latest relationship andjob simultaneously fall apart, sheleaves Seattle for rural Montana tovisit her sister, Leslie VandeKeere,to whom she hasn't spoken in overa year. If anyone can help Terrasort out her life, it'll be Leslie, whohas managed success despite familyodds and a recent move fromcity to country. With plans to rescueherself and her sister from thethreat of going nowhere, Terra's infor a big surprise--Leslie likes hernew country life. When Terra rebels against her sister'sconformity, how much wildness can the VandeKeeresstand in order to keep the family ALL IN ONE PLACE? ** spoiler alert ** Leslie's sister, Terra, comes to town unexpectedly. She's been in a lot of trouble before. Thinks she will visit her sister and then move on. She falls in love and ends up staying in town and finding God!
In Seattle Terra Froese decides ending another bad relationship is not enough. To distance herself, she leaves the West Coast for Montana to live with her sister Leslie VandeKeer, whom she has not spoken with for quite some time. As she regains her equilibrium, Terra assumes she will need to rescue her sibling from tedious rural family life.---------- However, she finds Leslie seems shockingly contented and the small town residents wonder about the big city intruder as she lands in some trouble almost from her first step there. Police officer Jack DeWindt thinks Terra will not survive Big Sky Country although he is very attracted to her and her to him. However, Terra wonders if that is enough for her to finally put down permanent roots.------------ This interesting character study focuses on Terra¿s conversion (for the most part from her viewpoint only) from a life of wandering disentanglement to one of belief in God and truly caring about others, but does so in a reasonably realistic manner. Although the lack of other perspectives especially that of her sister reduces the impact of Terra¿s journey, fans who appreciate a simple well written contemporary tale starring a complex woman will enjoy Terra finding her way and self.--------- Harriet Klausner