A Lady Like Sarah (Rocky Creek Romance Series #1)

A Lady Like Sarah (Rocky Creek Romance Series #1)

by Margaret Brownley
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A Lady Like Sarah (Rocky Creek Romance Series #1) by Margaret Brownley

She’s an outlaw.

He’s a preacher.

Both are in need of a miracle.

Sarah Prescott has never known a respectable life. Just a hardscrabble childhood and brothers who taught her to shoot first and ask questions later.

Justin Wells left Boston in disgrace, heading out alone on the dusty trail to Texas. But when the once-respected clergyman encounters a feisty redhead in handcuffs with a dying U.S. Marshal at her side, their journey takes a dramatic turn.

His high-society expectations and Sarah’s outlaw habits clash from the start. With a price on her head and towing an orphaned baby rescued from the brink of starvation, Justin and Sarah make the difficult journey toward Rocky Creek. There, justice will be meted out. Perhaps—they hope—with a healthy portion of grace.

Filled with mishaps, laughs, and adventure, Margaret Brownley’s inspiring romance will keep readers cheering for Sarah as she struggles to become a true lady.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401685768
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Series: Rocky Creek Romance Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,222,114
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

New York Times best-selling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than twenty-five historical and contemporary novels. Her books have won numerous awards, including Reader’s Choice.Though successful, Margaret decided to leave behind the secular publishing world to follow God’s will for her: to write inspirational fiction. Since then she has published the Rocky Creek series and A Lady Like Sarah was a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist.Happily married to her real life hero, Margaret and her husband have three grown children and live in Southern California.

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A Lady Like Sarah 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
This story was awesome! It remind me of Leather and Lace by Diann Mills in that the heroine was an outlaw. However, the similarities ended there. The plot was entirely different. I loved how the hero in the story was a preacher. What a fantastic way to set up a way to show the reader true Christianity. The inspirational storytelling by Ms. Brownley was superbly written. I was blown away by how powerfully the subtle spiritual messages were brought out in the novel. The entire story rang true to me as nothing seemed forced or inserted to prove a point or to make the book "Christian". It naturally showed through the plot and characters how real Christian faith is supposed to work. I also loved how the little stories in the Bible came out and how the heroine's faith grew through the many trials she faced. There were many, many touching moments in the story. And when it comes to suspense, I don't think I've felt this scared for a fictional character since reading The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers back in the 90s. My heart went out to the hero and heroine because of their plight and their desire to be together, which seemed impossible barring a miracle. Wonderfully written, amazingly romantic, and spiritually sound, this book is making my top fiction list for 2009. It's fresh and exciting and I read the story in two days. This novel releases at the end of December. Make sure to get a copy and start the next year with a great book! I can't recommend it highly enough.
cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
Well I'll be. I am for certainly unsure if I can say enough good things about the book "A Lady Like Sarah" or my new favorite author Margaret Brownley (and no it is not because of her elegant name). As many of you that read my reviews know, my favorite Christian Historical Romantic Comedy author of American west novels is Mary Connealy... well I can honestly say that Margaret Brownley rates right up there with this book and I am ecstatically (is that a word?) excited for more. More Rocky Creek Romance or more anything, just give me more. I was amused. I giggled and grinned. I chuckled and snuggled down further in my reading nook. I was irritated and emotional. I shed slight tears. I could hear Sarah's voice and see her boots. These characters were alive and amazing to me. I read an ARC, but you better believe this is one for the keeper shelf. On a final note: The saloon scene made me squeal and cry, and I love my fellow quilters and that is all I have to say about that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Movin on to book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my attention all the way to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the first love storys i ever read and its one of my fav. Any more like it let me know :) !!!
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I really enjoy historical christian fictional romances and this book fit the bill. It made me laugh and some parts made me angry,but overall it helped build my faith. It would be nice to use as a bible talk guide for single couples.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only started the book but I already love it! Would recommend to anyone! ANYONE! Although a western romance, which is not as popular anymore, it has kept my interest, curiousity, ad the like!
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bride03 More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up in a used book store. I had never heard of this author before and was attracted by the cover. Sometimes a story starts out good but then gets silly or ends rather stupid. Not only was this a unique storyline but she kept my interest to the very end. I can sometimes guess what will happen next but I honestly didn't know how she was gonna get Sarah out of her predicament....and I wasn't disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reverend Justin Wells comes from high society Boston to rugged Rocky Creek, Texas. He knows that Rocky Creek will be different than Boston but how much different? While traveling to Rocky Creek, he comes across a woman handcuffed to a dying Marshall. He tries to help the Marshall to stay alive but is unable. The woman, named Sarah Prescott, is unlike anyone he knew before. Her forthright manner intrigues him but it also alarms him. He once thought that all people think basically the same way but now meeting Sarah, he realizes that people (at least in Texas) have a different way of seeing things. Justin begins to worry that he no longer is fit for preaching, seeing how different it is in Texas. However, Justin believes that God will send the right people at the right time. Justin finds out how true that is throughout the book... Margaret Brownley's writing drew me in as I saw the hardships during the time period and how back then justice was often bribed. I loved this book and I can't wait to read more from Margaret Brownley.
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EdgyInspirationalRomance More than 1 year ago
This novel is about a tough outlaw with a heart of gold. Sarah Prescott may not know much about the Bible, or much about polite society, but she knows what she wants and she fights for it. A Lady Like Sarah is a high action story combined with a sweet romance. It was a quick, fun read with a strong faith element and it reminded me a little of another one of my favorite authors, Mary Connealy. I will definitely seek out other Margaret Brownley books
Countrysidegirl More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. I read alot of christian fiction and I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
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VicG More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege of interviewing Margaret Brownley, on our radio show "Kingdom Highlights", for her new book, "A Lady Like Sarah" Book One in her Rocky Creek Romance series published by Thomas Nelson. When I was growing up besides cartoons on Saturday mornings I had a station that showed the old serials. At the end of each chapter the hero would get into a jam that signaled his death and then the following week we would see how he got out of it. In "A Lady Like Sarah" Ms. Brownley has her characters getting into dangerous situations practically every 4 pages or so. So in addition to being a romance it is also an exciting adventure story. Justin Wells is a preacher who left Boston due to a scandal and now will be the preacher in Rocky Creek. As he is traveling by horseback to Texas to his new assignment, in order to spend some time with God, he comes across a wounded marshal and his prisoner. Handcuffed to him is a beautiful redhead named Sarah Prescott. She is being taken to Rocky Creek for her hanging. Sarah is no lady as she has never even had much of an education and never has worn a dress, just oversized men's clothes and is a direct opposite to Boston civilized Justin Wells. Ms. Brownley has composed a story that exemplifies salvation. How we all have a price on our heads until we accept Jesus and then He works to clear us of those charges, bring us into the family and change our names from scandal. "A Lady Like Sarah" is an incredible romance that will have you on the edge of your seat for the last 15 pages and it is well worth your time. I am looking forward to the next book in the series If you missed the interview for "A Lady Like Sarah" and would like to listen to it please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where it is available On Demand. To listen to 24 Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.org Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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Janna6 More than 1 year ago
From the first moment I saw this book, the cover and the title just grabbed me and I couldn't wait to read it... the only problem was that I saw it 3 months before it was released so I have had to wait awhile, but this book was worth the wait! Here we have an original plot with some really fun characters and there are enough twists and turns to keep you interested throughout the entire book and I never felt like it got routine at all. Sarah is a Prescott. Prescotts rob stagecoaches, but they never hurt people. Except that a passenger was killed in a robbery and Sarah is now going to hang for it. A Marshall is taking her back to Texas and on the way they get ambushed, the Marshall is shot and that is how Reverend Justin finds them. He makes a promise to the Marshall to see Sarah returned before he knows that she is supposed to hang. On the way they encounter Indians, a baby, some miracles, Sarah's brothers, more Marshalls, a cattle stampede and love. What I loved about this book is that even though Justin is a Reverend there is real passion between him and Sarah and it shows the whole book. Well written, entertaining and just fun to read. A Women of Faith fiction pick, it is deserving of that label.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I really like the cover. Although I don't often read Christian fiction, I do like western historicals and this is a really good one that I'd recommend to any western romance reader. Great characters, fun plot and lots of action. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Opal