Lady Anne's Quest

Lady Anne's Quest

by Susan Page Davis

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ISBN-13: 9781616264406
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Prairie Dreams Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than seventy Christian novels and novellas, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Her historical novels have won numerous awards, including the Carol Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest. She has also been a finalist in the More than Magic Contest and Willa Literary Awards. She lives in western Kentucky with her husband. She’s the mother of six and grandmother of ten. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com.
 

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Lady Anne's Quest 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ibjoy1953 More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK This second book in Prairie Dreams Series continues where the first book left off. Lady Anne and Elise has accomplished making it across the Oregon Trail with the Wagon Train, and Elise finds herself married. Yes, that right, Married. And Lady Anne is off to the address given for her Uncle David. Only when she arrives at his house, something is just not right. This man isn’t anything like what she thought her uncle would be like. Thankfully Daniel Adams made the trip with her since Elise couldn’t, and she has him to confide in and lean on. Of course she doesn’t want to do much leaning, since Daniel is one who proposed marriage to her while on the trail. Another funny and fun, and sometimes mysterious and scary story from Susan Page Davis as Lady Anne continues to search for her uncle and new Earl of Stoneford. Along with the same characters we met in the first book of this series, we continue to meet believable and interesting characters throughout this book, some we like, and some that are just not so loveable. And again, Susan Davis pens a story that will keep you reading because you want to find out what happens and to whom it happens to. Another book I highly recommend to you history buff out there, and really to anyone who wants a good clean and fun read. You will sure enjoy this continued story of Lady Anne and her cast. So grab a copy to read and enjoy for yourself. And don’t forget to pick up the first book in the Prairie Dreams Series, along with the third book that will be out soon. Thanks to Barbour Publishing for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
5 STARS This is the second book of the series. I am more happy where this book finshed than I was the first one. The Lady's Maid. I look forward to the next book in the story. Anne has come from England to find her Uncle. Now she has almost found the farm he has bought. Her maid Else got married and stayed in Oregon city. Anne is traveling now with a smaller group Wagon Master Rob his wife Dulcie, Dan the guy who fell in love with her on the way west that she refused his marriage proposal. At her Uncle farm she is greeted by her Uncle David and a woman named as Millie. Something does not feel right with them and she finds out he is a fraud. So Anne and Dan travel alone trying to follow her Uncle David path and a lot of things happen to them along the way. They meet some very helpful people and some means ones. Anne and Dan get to know each other a lot better they see each others good side and some bad. Dan finds out she is a Lady and her father land and title will go to her Uncle now. Its a nice western romance story with morals. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more from Susan in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. 04/02/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc
love2readnovels on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Anne Stone continues her quest to find her Uncle David. Rob and his wife along with Dan agree to Escort Anne to a farm her uncle owns. Dan is determined to see Anne safely through her quest but knows that she's not really interested in a future with him. She plans to return to England with her uncle. But when the journey poses more dangers than expected, Anne begins to see Dan in a different light as he continues to stand by her. Will her changing feelings for him be enough to make her want to remain in America?Lady Anne's Quest is the second installment in the Prairie Dreams Series and pretty much picks up about two weeks after The Lady's Maid. It was a good story but a bit slow-paced for me. I'm being honest when I say, it was hard for me as a reader to feel the connection between Anne and Dan. There were are few moments but nothing that really made me say they belonged together. I would also have liked a little more of an expanded conclusion. I liked the whole mystery surrounding David Stone and although this book finds some answers there is still something left unsolved for the next installment. It was nice to meet up with some of the folks we met in The Lady's Maid. Overall I enjoyed the story and would recommend it for someone who likes a little more of a historical than a romance. A thank you goes to Barbour Publishing for providing this ARC for my review through Netgalley.Paperback: 320 pagesPublisher: Barbour Books (April 1, 2012)ISBN-10: 1616264403ISBN-13: 978-1616264406
Stewartry on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Received from Netgalley for review, thank you. This is the second book in a trilogy, but does not suffer by being read first. The outcome of the first book is revealed (not that it's anything that would ever be in much doubt) which may detract from the reading of it, but the events are summarized without too much pain for a new reader. Which is actually a little bit surprising considering the internal recaps which occur in Lady Anne's Quest. At certain points in the story, Anne and her companion on the journey, Daniel, meet up with new folk or reunite with known folk who need to be brought up to date ¿ and what ensues reminds me of just about every reality show I've seen lately, in which the last five minutes prior to a commercial are recapped after the commercials as if the show's producers figure the endless mindless advertisements will have destroyed viewers' short term memories. (Or as if they just figure viewers are stupid. Or putting a recap there is cheaper than five minutes of fresh footage.) This happens several times over the course of the story; I kept hoping that with each successive recap (each longer than the last, to take in intervening events) some better device would be used ("Oh, dear, so much has happened," said Anne, and between them over the next hour she and David told the tale) to prevent my being forced to say what I always end up saying to the non-present tv producers: "Yes. I know. I was here. Move on." Apart from that ¿ easily skimmable ¿ by and large I enjoyed the writing. It is not laboriously hammered home through dialect or description that David is just a boy from the Midwestern U.S. while Anne is a titled lady from England; this circumstance is not played for humor, with misunderstandings and misinterpretations and other suchlike attempts at humor which usually fall flat; David does not drop his G's nor Anne her H's; David doesn't exclusively wear filthy jeans and a cowboy hat (though Anne does wear some impractical clothing, it's more from having been unprepared than from being clueless); David does not say "ain't" or fail to make subjects and verbs agree ("we was" or such). They are from different walks of life, and I believed it without all that nonsense, enough that the story had me wondering about whether Anne, resilient and adaptable as she is, would ever be readily able to accept Daniel's proposal and begin a life as a frontierswoman. Also, the attention to propriety is well in keeping with both the setting and the book's billing as a Christian romance: among simple facts of life for Anne are a) she must find her uncle; b) corsets are cumbersome; c) she wishes Dan would not keep proposing; and d) for her reputation's sake as well as for her own sense of decency she must never be alone with Dan at night. (Though she does ride alone with him during the day, at which time any number of interesting stops might be made ¿ but night time is more indecorous, I suppose.) I also enjoyed the story. The title is not a misnomer ¿ this is a quest. Anne has a mission, to find the uncle who stands to inherit her family's estate, and the more difficulties that arise or time that goes by, the more determined she is to see it through. It's well done and enjoyable ¿ although I can't help thinking it might have been even more enjoyable if more time had been spent allowing the reader to admire the prairie through Anne's eyes. There are always two schools (at least) of thought on how much description of a story's setting is too much; I love Tolkien, so I suppose I automatically fall into the "a lot is never too much" school. I will say, though, the horses are described, and named, and referred to by their genders, all of which always raises an author in my esteem. And all of which is especially important in this setting: in a western-set book (or any other setting where horseback is the primary mode of transportation) people sometimes spend more hours a day with their horses than t
susanmsj More than 1 year ago
I loved this sequel to The Lady’s Maid. It was just as much adventure as the first one. I am looking forward to reading the next book. I would recommend it.
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Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Anne Stone has been searching for quite some time for the only remaining family she has left. Her parents died within months of one another and now, her future lies in finding her Uncle David Stone. Traveling along the Oregon Trail by wagon is not where she would have dreamed her search would lead her, especially since leaving her family's estate in London, England. But if she couldn't find her Uncle David, the estate would fall into her cousin Randolph's hands because her parents had no sons to leave the estate to, and a woman could not become heir to the estate. All the money that was tied up, now rested in Anne's hand to locate her Uncle David. Since he hadn't kept in communication, she has been searching for his whereabouts for quite some time, and she now believes he has settled in a ranch in Oregon. Anne has made those who know her real identity keep it a secret because people had a tendency to treat her differently if they knew she was an heir to an estate in London and was considered a true Lady! But that doesn't stop Dan Adams from falling head over heels in love, even proposing to Anne along the wagon trail. But Anne can't fall in love with anyone until she can resolve her future and for now that means finding her uncle, no matter where it takes her or how long she must travel. When Anne finds her Uncle's ranch, she is more than surprised to see he is not alone and not at all like the Uncle she remembers from her childhood. Long gone are his well-bred manners and English accent. He has gained considerable weight and has apparently married a woman named Millie. When she informs him of the deaths of his only brothers, he doesn't seem the least bit concerned and instead wants to know more about his inheritance. Anne soon realizes along with Dan that the man, she believed was her Uncle is not really him and soon learns it is a man her Uncle hired to watch over the ranch in his absence while he went mining for gold. They call in the sheriff who has the man arrested but the woman, Millie flees on horseback. It seems Sam Hastings and his sister Millie are con-artists and have been hired to make sure that David Stone winds up dead and that Anne Stone doesn't find him. What could the connection be and who is behind it all? Will Anne find her Uncle before the Hastings do? Can she save him in time? I received Lady Anne's Quest by Susan Page Davis compliments of Barbour Publishers and Net Galley for my honest review. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from start to finish. I couldn't imagine how a lady of proper upbringing could endure have to search for her uncle along a wagon trail and later on horse back during the worst types of weather imaginable while learning that she would need to depend on others to help her along the way from Dan Adams to a cast of lovable characters like the miner Whitey! This one is a must read for those who love a bit of historical elegance along the western trail! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to read more in the Prairie Dreams series! This is the second book in the series and since I hadn't read the first one, I can honestly say it doesn't need to be read to understand where this one picks up. However, I can't wait to go back and see what I missed out on in the first book!
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
Anne came to America to find her Uncle so he could claim his title of Earl. In the first book of the series Anna was the side character beside her lady's maid. In this book the 2nd in the series she is the main character and she is now on her own as her lady’s maid is now married. Dan who was on the wagon train with her and finds himself falling hard for her offers to accompany her to meet her uncle. The pair soon realize that the man they meet and says is Anne’s uncle is an imposter and they continue on their search to find him. Will they find him before the one who wants him dead does and will love find them despite their differences? I was looking forward to getting to know Anne better in this book after reading about her some in the first one. I was a little disappointed but still enjoyed the book. What I liked: I admit there was nothing that really stood out with this book. It was not a bad book but not a great book and there was just not anything I really liked. What I did not like: I felt like the characters really did not change much in this book. Really it was a little boring at times. I did not feel like Dan or Anne got developed real well. Over all the book was okay. The last 30% of the book was interesting enough with the suspense plot that I found myself enjoying it.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Lady Anne's Quest by Susan Page Davis Book 2 in the Prairie Dreams Series In the first book, The Lady's Maid, we watch as Lady Anne and her maid Elise travel from England to America in search of Anne's Uncle David. Her father and Uncle John have died leaving the Earldom to David. She refuses to give up on finding him to take his rightful place rather than another relative. Her search continues and leads her to Eugene, Oregon along with her friends Rob, Dulcie and Dan. When they have to travel further yet only Daniel Adams goes with her. She really liked Dan as a friend but nothing more, after all he was going to be a farmer here while she would be returning to England. Daniel had went with his brother Hector to their new land but he couldn't keep his mind off of Anne. Finally Hector sends him off to find her and see if there is any hope at all to gain her affections. He travels with her to head where the latest rumor says her Uncle is. That he had bought a mine. They come upon all types of adventures as they travel along. Just about the time it looks like Anne might find her elusive Uncle David something else seems to come between them and send them in the wrong direction. I enjoyed both of these books in this series. Susan did a great job of bringing characters alive. There was Dan who was holding onto a small hope that he could win Anne, and I found myself hurting for him each time he wondered where his life would be if she never did come around. Anne who had to hang on to each thread of hope even though it often looked like she might not find her Uncle alive. The villains that you wanted to see fail at their underhanded ways and the villain that you thought maybe had some good in them...somewhere deep down. The third book in this series, A Lady in the Making, will be David's story and will be released in October. **Received through NetGalley for review.