Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana

by Tricia Goyer, Ocieanna Fleiss

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ISBN-13: 9781935416296
Publisher: Summerside Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Series: Love Finds You Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
VickiLN More than 1 year ago
This is my first Love Finds You book but it definitely won't be my last. The characters are well written and the story is a fun, light read. I especially like that it is a Christian Historical Fiction with a message about putting your faith in God. I think this is a book that everyone, no matter their religious beliefs, will enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! It's the first in this series that I have read. I had actually bought the paperback for a friend of mine for her birthday. She read it in two days ! Once you start it you don't want to put it down!! Definitely will be reading another!
BibliophileCLB More than 1 year ago
I really loved the message of this book: trusting God. This is something we all need to work on, and I love the way these authors weaved the storyline and portrayed their characters. Excellent job! The storyline was believable and easy-to-follow, while not being boring in any way. The feelings and dialogue of the characters were also very well done. I loved how they showed that sometimes what we think God wants from us isn't always what He wants from us. Sometimes we allow our fears or something else to blind us to what God really wants for us. The authors did a very good job of showing this problem and how it can affect us and those around us. Add this to your to-read if you haven't already!
VickiLN on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my first Love Finds You book but it definitely won't be my last. The characters are well written and the story is a fun, light read. I especially like that it is a Christian Historical Fiction with a message about putting your faith in God. I think this is a book that everyone, no matter their religious beliefs, will enjoy.
ReviewsbyMolly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Goyer and Fleiss did an outstanding job with this one! This is the first Love Finds You novel that I have had the pleasure of reading and let me tell you this: I'M HOOKED!!!!Goyer and Fleiss tell the story of two lonesome souls in Lonesome Prairie. One is an orphaned gaurdian of destitute girls who are on the orphan train to Montana to find new homes. The other, a lonely widowed circuit preacher who made a vow to God to never take another wife. Goyer and Fleiss use historical scenes to set the plot of this book. They blend their characters together to compliment the setting in wonderous way. Through the wonderful characters, they unfold the meaning of the story: finding a sense of belonging, trusting God's will and faith; the true meaning of love and family.I really hated to say goodbye to these beautifully woven characters! It is a wonderful christian novel that I give 5 stars and two thumbs up to!
AngelaRenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss delights readers once again with their touching addition to the Loved Finds You series, Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana. In 1889, nineteen year old Julia Cavanaugh, leaves New York to travel on the orphan train to unite the young girls in her charge with their new families. Once arriving in Lonesome Prairie, Julia soon realizes that twelve year old Shelby has been overlooked and will be separated from her young sister Bea. Not wanting the two sisters to be separated and already caring for them like a mother, Julia decides to take on both girls as her own. After assigning Bea to his sister Elizabeth, Parson Isaac cannot bear to witness another child be taken from his sister, he immediately argues with Julia. Soon Elizabeth and her husband step up to take in both girls. Julia then prepares to leave knowing that her girls will be well taken care off. Trying to reach her train before it leaves the station and her stranded in the middle of nowhere Julia is held up by the Parson wanting to apologize. Horace shows up further hindering her from catching her train, declaring that he was bought her as a mail order bride from Mrs. Hamlin. Julia¿s train departs with out her. Not knowing what to do, and trying to avoid Horace, Julia shows up at the home of the Parson¿s sisters. Not wanting to disrupt Shelby and Bea while they settle into their new family Julia is ask to stay in the mud house belonging to Parson Isaac. Alone for the first time in her life Julia is determined to find her way back to New York and her the woman who has been like a mother to her. Although Julia has one plan fate seems to have another. She soon finds herself becoming a part of Isaac's family as well as falling for the Parson himself. Julia soon feels rejected by Isaac when she learns of the vow he has made to God stating that he will never marry. After learning that his first wife died, Julia finally works up the courage to ask only once again feeling rejected. Soon Isaac realizes that Julia is the love of his life will he be able to reach her before she boards her train?Love Finds in Lonesome Prairie, Montana is a pure delight filled with the God¿s grace. Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss has provided a wonderful message that will enlighten reader. I enjoyed reading as Julia¿s character grew in her faith as she learns the difference between believing in God and trusting in God. A true gem that sparkles on every page with carefully crafted characters and believable situations. Miriam¿s quite calm provided a soothing calm to rough surrounding landscape. Truly a book that all should read. Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana is a cross between Janette Oke and Catherine Marshall. I have to say that this has been my favorite book of the year, one that I would love to see be made into a movie.This book was provided by Lit Fuse thanks Amy and Stephanie
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ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss is one of the best in the Love Finds You series. Julia Cavanaugh is saying good-bye to all that she's known in her life after her benefactor, Mrs. Hamlin, marries and closes the girls' orphanage the two women have run. Julia escorts the remaining girls on an Orphan Train out West finding them good homes with the intention of returning to work in Mrs. Hamlin's home as a domestic, but Mrs. Hamlin has played a trick on her. Julia has been "sold" as a mail-order bride to a filthy and old, but good-hearted, gold prospector in Lonesome Prairie, Montana. Parson Isaac Shepherd does all he can to take care of his beloved flock in the town, and when Julia arrives, that means trying to fix her marital situation. Sparks soon fly between the two, but he's made a promise to never make his preaching suffer by getting married, and she's been promised to another! The Love Finds You series is a throwback to Christian romances of old; nearly everyone is good at heart, and every town is one where the reader would love to relocate. In other volumes in the series, the writing has suffered and been a bit hackneyed, but Goyer and Fleiss make the Old West come to life with their beautiful and stark descriptions of the land and the solitude it creates. The dialogue between Julia and Isaac sparks and zings in a fresh and thoroughly enjoyable manner. The story has some depth with its depiction of prejudice against Native Americans, but its real strength is thelikable characters and sweet romance.
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Julia Cavanaugh is an orphan, her parents died when she was a young girl and she has lived in an orphanage even since. But now Julia is grown and works in the orphanage taking care of the little girls there, and she loves them like a mother loves her children. Imagine her dismay to learn the orphanage is closing and the children will go on the Orphan Train to the West. She will travel with them, but a surprise lies in wait for Julia, one she would have never imagined her benefactress Mrs Hamlin arranging. But imagine the horror of finding out that for the price of a ticket from New York, you had been promised in marriage to a prospector/miner. An old one at that. Follow this story and learn what becomes of the little girls, what becomes of Julia and what exactly takes place in Lonesome Prairie Montana, that changes the lives of many of the citizens there. An exciting story, with a wonderful story of redemption and love. The collaboration of Tricia and Ocieanna is truly the results of a wonderful book. 348 Pages $12.99 US 4 stars This book was provided for review purposes only, no cash or payment was received for this review.