A Semi-finalist for “Reviewers Choice Award”
Melinda Gamble wants to make a difference in the world. Without hesitation, she accepts a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho. She has many challenges such as trying to help a rebellious student, coming face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and finding herself in a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared—love.
|Publisher:||Linda Weaver Clarke|
|Series:||A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho , #1|
|File size:||326 KB|
About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography. She has traveled to seventeen states and given over 450 workshops. Clarke is the author of six historical sweet romances, four mystery adventure novels, a children’s book, and a new cozy mystery series. She is also the author of an award-winning sweet romance, Melinda and the Wild West, for the “Reviewers Choice Award.” All her books are family friendly.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a fantastic journey back in time! Clarke takes readers back to the western expansion with a story that will capture your heart and allow your imagination to run wild. I love the tidbits of history and trivia throughout. They kept my attention and really allowed me to picture the full range of things going on at the time. The tale was both fun and emotional. I love how Clarke develops this world in all its natural glory while also drawing out emotions and choices of the fantastic characters that we come to know and love. Clarke has filled this novel with characters who tug at your heart. Melinda is a fantastically complex and intriguing heroine to carry this story forward. I love getting to know her as she insinuates herself into this world that she moves into. Her love interest is equally captivating. I love his strength and the depth of his caring. It was a fantastic mix. The family and friends that they find themselves surrounded by serve to fill out the story in a fantastic manner that really brings this small town to life. This novel will be loved by readers of all ages. I couldn’t get enough of the characters or of the picturesque world that Clarke creates for her readers. It was simply breathtaking. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
I just finished reading this very interesting book by Linda Weaver Clarke. It was certainly my favorite of all the books from this author. I guess this could be because it deals with times and places that I could really relate to, especially living in Utah and being familiar with Idaho and Bear Lake. As easterner Melinda heads west to Idaho to teach school, she finds a most exciting beginning to her new life, a bank robbery. This book has many events that were of actual history of the places that she writes about. I love how she wove fiction and history together to keep the reader involved with the characters, times and places. This book was written about some of the events and places in the lives of her ancestors. This also has a special appeal to me as a genealogist. And there is always something special about bringing real events out in your reading. Much more believable! This is a very family friendly romance set in a difficult but fascinating time in history, as the doors to the west were opened to those seeking a better life for themselves. I really enjoyed the book and hope to be able to read the remaining books of this series. I recommend it!