Love Everlasting (Brides of Seattle Series #3)

Love Everlasting (Brides of Seattle Series #3)

by Tracie Peterson

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Love Everlasting (Brides of Seattle Series #3) by Tracie Peterson

The Exciting Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Brides of Seattle Series

Abrianna Cunningham has always viewed her longtime friend, Wade Ackerman, as
a protective brother. Lately, however, she's begun to see him differently and finds
herself attracted romantically to him. But she's confused and overwhelmed by these
unfamiliar feelings.

Wade, on the other hand, has loved Abrianna for some time and has been waiting for her to realize they are more than just friends. When he asks her to marry him, she asks for time to adjust to their changed relationship.

And then there's Priam Welby, who has been relentlessly pursuing Abrianna. Will his underhanded tactics succeed in luring Abrianna into marriage with him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764210631
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Tracie Peterson's Brides of Seattle Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 319,638
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Belgrade, Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.

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Love Everlasting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
RobinWillson More than 1 year ago
This has been SUCH a good series, and I've loved every one of the characters in these books. Adopted Aunts run a home that is a place for young girls to live and learn how to be a good wife and run a household. Abrianna wasn't the most skilled at homemaking skills, but she has the biggest heart for the homeless. She is also extremely headstrong in her determination once deciding that God has placed a task on her heart to complete. One thing I didn't really get was that Abrianna didn't recognize her love for Wade right away, but of course this leads to the depth of the plot twist. You'll be sure to enjoy this as a fun read! Love and faith lessons throughout. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers - Netgalley book review bloggers program. 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 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”. http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html
Kathae More than 1 year ago
In the third Brides of Seattle book, Abrianna Cunningham and Wade Ackerman have already declared their love for each other. Yet Abrianna has doubts about her adequacy to be a wife, in spite of having been raised in the Madison Bridal School by her aunts. The Seattle Fire of 1889 has changed much in the city as the residents rebuild. As a businessman, Priam Welby is poised to take advantage of the changes. He is not prepared for Abrianna’s dissolution of their forced relationship, however, and determines to marry her, regardless of her lack of affection for him, and using whatever means necessary to secure the union. I loved revisiting the endearing characters I had met in the previous book. Each one was essential to the story at one point or another. I did lose patience with Abrianna’s indecision, but as the book progressed, the pace and excitement increased until the fantastic conclusion of the story. Anyone who has read the previous book in the series, Refining Fire, will definitely want to read this. Romance and historical fiction fans will want to pick this up, as well. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.
LisetteRue More than 1 year ago
If someone ever wondered what it was like to grow up in a bridal school, one could ask Abrianna Cunningham. She was raised by her aunts at the Madison Bridal School. As it were, though, she doesn’t come upon her twenty-first birthday feeling like she has the skills expected of a wife. She is full of spunk and independence. This isn’t lost on Wade Ackerman, who accepts it, nor on Priam Welby, who does not, and tends to think of her as a horse to be broken in rather than a human being to be respected and treated as an equal. Priam has a silver tongue, while Wade is of honorable character. Can Abrianna tell the difference, and can she do anything about it? This story was written by someone who’s obviously adept at writing and has been writing books for a long while. This was the first book I’d read from Peterson, and while I liked the book, I didn’t love it. Priam, as the villain, was very easy to dislike from the get-go. There was no secret that he was the antagonist of the story. Meanwhile, Wade was very easy to like. As with any book of historical fiction, I do like that it appeared to stay in time (1889) as far as fashions of the day, mannerisms and the like (though I am not an historical expert). Unfortunately, I am typing this review weeks after I finished the novel, and my remembrance of the book is definitely lacking. It’s a good book, but not memorable enough to suit my interests, in this case. This does not mean; however, that I would decline reading a different series from this author. -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Love Everlasting is the third book in Tracie Peterson’s series of the Brides of Seattle. This is actually the first book I have read in this series and it stood alone well. I was drawn first to this story simply because of the lovely cover. Abrianna is looking at something that we cannot see and I found this to be very true of her character in the story as well, as her mind was always coming up with ideas or ways to fix problems. She has fallen in love with her very best friend Wade and everyone expects them to marry soon. However Abrianna is very concerned and questions if she and Wade should marry at all or would marriage ruin their friendship. The first half of this book was a little bit slow as nothing seemed to happen but Abrianna’s going back and forth on her upcoming marriage. But about half-way through, the story picked up at a rapid pace and took a very dangerous turn for Abrianna and all of those she holds dear. She is now trapped in a compromise that risks the very lives of her family and friends and at the hands of a very evil man. I was quickly turning the pages just to see how everything would work out in the end. My favorite Tracy Peterson stories are her older ones and I felt this was reminiscent of those. I received a copy for an honest review from Bethany House Publishers and the opinions are my own.
Jani417 More than 1 year ago
The delightful young women we met in the previous Brides of Seattle series continues with the story of Abrianna Cunningham, the big hearted, lively redhead who lives to serve the poor, feeding and sheltering as many as possible. Her long time beau, Wade Ackerman, is ready to propose marriage, but he has some competition in the person of wealthy businessman Priam Welby. Welby is a forceful, power-hungry man who rides roughshod over everyone, including soft-hearted Abrianna. He will stop at nothing to achieve his goals regardless of who is hurt. He is determined to win Abrianna’s heart, but she is not impressed. She also has doubts about making changes to her lifelong friendship with Wade. Would marriage spoil a wonderful friendship, or …..? The three aunts who run the Bridal Training School are as charming as ever and serve as Abrianna’s staunchest support. A new student named Flora comes to the school and becomes fast friends with Abrianna. The plot thickens with false accusations, arrests, threats and blackmail, but Abrianna knows that God is bigger then any problem of men’s making. Can she be an effective instrument of God’s plan? She clearly does not lack for courage, but can she engage in the undercover work that will solve legal problems and free the unjustly accused? Whom will she marry and why? I was given a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in return for an honest review. I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy historical Christian fiction and romance. Adults and teens will have fun with Abrianna, the ladies and students and the suitors. This will also make a good gift book. The previous books in the series are "Steadfast Heart" and "Refining Fire".
AngelN1 More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time getting into this book. It is the third in a series of books, and I think it would have been helpful to read the previous two first. There are many allusions to adventures in the first two books, and the relationships between the characters seemed to already be established in those, and so I found myself missing some real character traits. I have to admit that Abrianna, the main character, seemed irritating to me on her refrain of not wanting to grow up. Her beau, Wade, was a character that I preferred. The bad guy, Welby, was the type of character that one loves to hate. His pursuit of Abrianna and his dearth of any commendable character traits made him a true villain, but also one-dimensional. Many of the other characters had cameos, probably to tie up their stories from the previous books. I usually really enjoy historical fiction, but this one felt a bit flat to me. I received this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.
Mocha-with-Linda More than 1 year ago
I've been enjoying this series by Tracie Peterson, especially since I've visited Seattle and learned a bit of its history. This book can be read alone but knowing these characters from the previous novels made it that much more enjoyable. Well, except for that dastardly brute, Priam Welby! Peterson combines an authentic setting with a powerful story and the result is a page-turner that is difficult to put down. I alternately laughed and winced at the situations and antics in which Abrianna managed to find herself. The spiritual thread weaves naturally through the story without being heavy-handed or preachy. All in all, this is a delightful novel, and I hate to see this series end. Grab your copy today! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Bethany House 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: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
JCgirl More than 1 year ago
The third installment in the Brides of Seattle is Love Everlasting by Tracie Peterson. In a story as old as time Love Everlasting is about friends that find their friendship has turned in to true love. Set in Seattle, Washington at the Madison bridal school. The main character Abrianne Cunningham has come to realize her true affection for Wade Ackerman, but is conflicted with her feels because all she wants to do is help the poor. Abrianne has recently come into money and truly does not have to find a husband, but her heart is tell her differently. Her dilemma grows further when another man, Priam Welby wants her hand in marriage too. But Priam's reckless pursuit of Abrianne only draws her closer to Wade. As a continued fan of Tracie Peterson, this was another of her books that did not disappoint and I would recommend to another a fan of Christian fiction.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Love Everlasting is an enjoyable tale of drama, intrigue, and romance! Tracie Peterson’s wonderful attention to detail always lends vibrancy to her stories, making them a pleasure to read. After all Abrianna Cunningham and Wade Ackerman have been through together, I delighted in the culmination of their relationship. I have really enjoyed this series and will miss its well-crafted characters. While the books in the Brides of Seattle series can stand alone, I encourage you to read them in order. In doing so, you will come to know the characters and understand their rich history that carries through each of the stories. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
Sparrowhawk24 More than 1 year ago
Love Everlasting, the final installment to the absolute charming Brides of Seattle series was a sensational finish. I greatly enjoyed this book ― it was a great combination of mystery, engaging banter, peril and romance. This is most certainly a series that will remain with me for years to come. Truly, I cannot wait to share it with my daughters ___________________________________________ WHAT I LIKED: + The plotline―though sluggish at first―was peppered with mysterious intrigue, uncertainty, longing, and suspense. Furthermore, the predicaments and strife each character was faced with was believable making it impossible to put the book down and I truly felt for their plights + The writing in Love Everlasting―as well as the overall series―was perfectly concise in its telling; similarly, the narrator’s strong voice made the story moving, climatic and ultimately enthralling + Abrianna Cunningham was absolutely marvelous in this final installment of Brides of Seattle. Granted, Abrianna is not the typical romantic dreamer found in historical romance novels; however, her high-spirited and boisterous demeanor was utterly absorbing and I found her character arc of learning to be vulnerable in love appealing and charming. You’ll have to excuse me for echoing this sentiment, but Abrianna’s forthright sensibilities are something I can greatly relate to ― it’s true! I have family and friends who can attest to this! “It’s hard to put aside my childish ways. I suppose the changes in life―not just the idea of marriage, but becoming a woman of my majority has overwhelmed me. Everything seems to be spinning out of my control.” + Too boot, the supporting characters were fleshed out brilliantly. Not only that but for closure, we were also given one last glimpse into the lives of our previous protagonists Lenore and Militine. And dare I mention the cad and vile antagonist Priam Welby who played a phenomenal role in unleashing his relentless narcissistic desires to gain all things ― no matter what the cost! + Being an ardent lover of history, I found the historical moments captured in Love Everlasting authentic and well executed. Particularly the moments where strict gender roles dominated certain situations and society as a whole. In truth, these moments were the ones that saluted the period itself with its precise illustrations. Needless to say, I love reading stories about women who do not conform to certain ideals or stereotypes WHAT I DIDN’T LIKED: - As aforementioned, the first half of the book is slow in its pacing. Mainly because the author builds on the romance between Abrianna and Wade; however, after the romance is cemented, the plot takes us on an arduous struggle where Abrianna’s character arc is wonderfully unfolded and where this admirable tale unravels itself AFTERTHOUGHTS: All things considered, I think what I appreciate most about this series is the atmosphere it exudes – traditional femininity, complex gowns with lace, frills, and ruffles, diplomatic propriety, and strict gender roles. Too, the writing style – it is strikingly exquisite and it presents valuable themes and ideas. Thus, if you are keen to a sort of emotional subtlety, wit and particularly revel in this time period, then this series may pleasantly surprise you
LannieM More than 1 year ago
To be quite honest, I couldn't even finish this book. I'm not sure if my tastes have changed or what the case may be. All I know is, from the very first page, I was rolling my eyes. Close your eyes for a moment. Picture a typical Christian romance. That's it. That's the book. The end. Very predictable and tedious. It definitely wasn't for me. Also, this is not the kind of book that you can just pick up without reading the first one in the series, although that book was about a completely different character. Trust me, I was lost. If you are unfamiliar with Christian romance, or if you've never read a Tracie Peterson novel, then you might enjoy this. Keep in mind that you won't be blown away by any means. I received this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot sounds interesting, but it isn't interesting at all. There is no competition between Wade and Welby for Abrianna, Welby just wants Abrianna even though she hates him and she doesn't like him at all. Welby decides to get people to falsely accuse Abrianna's father and Wade Ackerman of murder, and it gets him Abrianna for a short time until she gets a plan to get her father and Wade out of jail and Welby into jail. The book was also pretty boring.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book 3 in the Brides of Seattle series. It could be read as a stand alone, since I have not read the first two and had no trouble keeping up with what was going on, however I feel I missed out on much of the history behind the characters in this one. So I would recommend you reading the first two, Steadfast Heart and Refining Fire first. Plus if they are as good as this one you will not be disappointed. Abrianna Cunningham is quite the character, She seems to always be getting into trouble. Her heart is in the right place yet she does not always think of the consequences of her actions. She has discover she is in love with her best friend, Wade Ackerman, this is a fear she must also face. While recovering from the Seattle fires she must also fight her hardest battle yet. Will her ,act now think later, personality get her into more trouble than she can get out of? Wade Ackerman knows he is the one for Abrianna. He loves her independent ways and seems to be a balance for her. When circumstances comes and he finds himself unable to help her, will he be able to trust the decisions she is making. What is she trying to do anyway? I love the writing style of Tracie Peterson, the comedy, yet difficult circumstances will keep you reading. Her characters are well developed and have personalities all their own. I also love the way Wad finds to silence Abrianna. I was given a copy of this novel from net galley for my honest opinion.