Journey to Tennessee at the end of the Civil War. Heaven Wharton has been left in charge of her father’s farm, but weeks of facing marauders has finally taken its toll. Meaning to fire into the air, she accidently shoots a man charging the house. Shocked, she and her sister Angel drag the semi-conscious man into the house and nurse him back to health. As Travis recovers he finds his heart turning to the possibilities of love. But can he and Heaven learn to accept God’s plan, however it unfolds?
|Publisher:||Barbour Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances about women choosing to challenge their fears to become the strong women God intends. Author of A Mind of Her Own, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended We’re Pureed, a Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Sign up for her newsletter and get free stuff. www.dianabrandmeyer.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A couple months ago I was in a reading slump. It seemed everything I picked up was either poorly edited or had cardboard characters. But the last three books I've read renewed my love for reading! A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is the latest great book. A lot of books start off with mysteries and partial information. While some people love to trudge through the muck until things start making sense 150 pages later, I don't. It frustrates me and I will typically give up in 20 pages or less. Ms. Brandmeyer, however, has found that beautiful balance between giving me enough information to make me both curious and comfortable at the same time. Yes, I wanted to know more about the hesitant Travis Logan, but I knew enough to trust him and follow his journey. I found the female leads to be charming and realistic. I identified immediately with Heaven Wharton's frustrations in raising a child who is so involved in life that she can't remember to do the most basic chores on a daily basis. I understood her need to be overprotective as the realities of her sister's life came out in the story, but I also empathized with Angel Wharton's desire to be independent of her sister. In just a few short pages, I fell in love with both these characters and had to know more about them. I found Ms. Brandmeyer's writing to be comforting and easy going. It was enjoyable and I found myself ignoring my own chores to spend time in this book. I not only look forward to reading more by this author, I recommend everyone interested in Christian Romantic Fiction give this book a try.
Hard to put down.
Travis Logan wanted nothing more than to be left alone to live his own life, but God has a way of changing things up. Like taking care of a dying man and having him bequeath his land to him and offered him heaven. Heaven Wharton had been left by her Pa to wait for him while he went to Chicago. She is in charge of the farm and all the animals, and her little sister Angel, who is blind. Heaven and Angel had lived in Nashville and were not acquainted with any of the daily chores of life. Not cooking, not housekeeping, not tending animals, or any other the other things that needed doing on a daily basis. When Travis and Heaven meet it is anything but a Holy union, at first anyway. They both go through many personal trials, both growing and learning at the same time. They are also both growing in their faith, Travis not starting out with much. Travis and Heaven both learn what it is to have a community love on them. My favorite quote from the book is “She giggled and then broke into a hearty laugh, grabbing her stomach, which surprised him. She was so petite, he’d have thought she’d have a dainty behind-the-hand giggle. At that moment, he knew…..”. The discussion questions at the end of the book make you stop and think, did I read that section, maybe I need to go back and read it again. The story made me laugh with the girls, and sigh when Travis said his part. I would recommend this book to all Young Adults and Adults, it is a fun, engaging story that will hold your attention to the end.