The Pattern of Her Heart (Lights of Lowell Series #3)

The Pattern of Her Heart (Lights of Lowell Series #3)

by Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller

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Lights of Lowell Book 3- When tragedy strikes, Jasmine Houston must uproot her family from the Northern mill town of Lowell and take over her family's Southern plantation, The Willows. But upon her arrival, her anti-slavery positions cause strife between Jasmine and her neighbors and relatives. Tensions continue to rise until an explosive act--the burning of The Willows--causes Jasmine and Nolan to flee north. But the lives of the slaves they've promised to protect hang in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441203274
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: Lights of Lowell Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 186,938
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tracie Peterson is a popular speaker and bestselling author of more than sixty books of historical and contemporary fiction. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.

Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.
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 Montana. Learn more at
Judith Miller is an award-winning writer whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. Judy and her family make their home in Kansas. Learn more at

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Pattern of Her Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1857 Lowell, Massachusetts Nolan and Jasmine Houston pray everyday for a miracle as their five years old daughter Alice Ann struggles to recover from Scarlet Fever. When Dr. Hartzfield deems the little girl is healthy enough to celebrate her birthday that passed three months ago, the Houstons rejoice that their beloved child has healed. --- Not long afterward, attorney Forbes tells Jasmine and Nolan that her father, her brother and most of her other relatives died from Yellow Fever at the family Mississippi plantation, the Willows. They need to decide what to do with the slaves and the property. Nolan and Jasmine head south to free those slaves who survived the epidemic. In Mississippi their abolitionist philosophy anger their neighbors and the few surviving relatives until someone burns down the Willows leaving Jasmine and Nolan to wonder how to keep their family and themselves safe while doing the right thing for the slaves they want to free. --- THE PATTERN OF HER HEART showcases how violent the country was over slavery just prior to the Civil War. The Houstons meet derision and hatred for wanting to free her family slaves. However as noble and obvious as that seems, the pair soon find how complicated that can be. Several of those they want to liberate have no economic means of survival as they have been dependent on their owners and when the Willows is destroyed causing the Houstons to flee for Lowell they ponder how to protect those they left behind from an angry local populace. Book Three of the Lights of Lowell series is a fabulous insightful Antebellum historical. --- Harriet Klausner
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Hated this book to end, wanted to stay with these friends forever! This is the third book in this series, and you do not have to have read the previous ones to know what is going on, enough is explained! We start our visit back with Jasmine and Nolan Houston, and their great family. Alice Ann has survived Scarlet Fever, and life is good. When Jasmine's Father's Lawyer pays her and her brother McKinley a visit, they find out the the rest of their family have all passed in a Yellow Fever epidemic. It is decided that Jasmine, Nolan and family will travel to Louisiana to settle the estate. Both Jasmine and her brother abhor slavery and have every intention of freeing all of the slaves her family had held at the Willows. You will not, well maybe, believe all that is about to happen, you won't be able to put this book down. There are so many twists and turns in this book, and great adventure. You will also spend time with Paddy, Margaret, Reverend Chamberlain, Reggie, Mrs Brighton, among others. You will love all the stories that are presented. A really great read!
EMMA0531 More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every word. Sorry to be finished. Felt that I personally knew the characters. So well written,
Grandma-Minnie More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in this series of three I HAD to get numbers two and three. Well written. More of a ladies book than for men. Loved the story.