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Rainbow's End
     

Rainbow's End

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by Annalisa Daughety, Nicole O'Dell, Cara C. Putman
 

Join a geocaching adventure in the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks wilderness, with Lyssa, the enthusiastic volunteer who can’t see past her own plans; Madison, a city girl paired with an outdoorsy guy who gets on her very last nerve; Hadley, who doesn’t know enough about guys to realize she’s met a womanizer; and cautious Reagan, who meets an

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Join a geocaching adventure in the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks wilderness, with Lyssa, the enthusiastic volunteer who can’t see past her own plans; Madison, a city girl paired with an outdoorsy guy who gets on her very last nerve; Hadley, who doesn’t know enough about guys to realize she’s met a womanizer; and cautious Reagan, who meets an equally cautious guy. Will they find the treasure they’re looking for … or something else entirely?

Editorial Reviews

Booked Up Blog
It's been a while since I read an anthology where the stories were related by a event set in a small town rather than family ties. They do link the stories though the characters in one small way or another but they all feature the geocaching hunt. 

I have to give this book 4.5 stars and say this is one of the best anthologies I have read from this publisher. 

— Litter Pages

Eclectic Reading
Rainbow’s End is a collection of four stories that run concurrently, written by four different authors presenting a very intriguing setup. The stories occur in the Missouri Ozarks at Lake of the Ozarks. All the stories occur during a geocache contest set up by a church that runs over two months. A geocache contest is when teams compete in attempting to locate a series of caches with only the longitude and latitude of the location, along with a poem to help pinpoint the location after arrival. The teams use handheld gps devices to track the exact longitude and latitude. The first three stories are simple romance stories while the fourth has some suspense included. All four stories were worth reading as above average clean romances, and the geocache contest added some fun sideline interest.

— Glenajo Shambeck

Tales to Tide You Over
I had fun taking a stroll through the lives of these people as they joined in the very first Rainbow’s End Treasure Hunt, and whether or not this group takes the stories a step further by reconnecting in a new collection on the second annual treasure hunt, I’m walking away with a sense both of satisfaction and of a broader world where other stories could be told. To me, this is the measure of success.

— Margaret Fisk

Booked Up Blog - Litter Pages

It's been a while since I read an anthology where the stories were related by a event set in a small town rather than family ties. They do link the stories though the characters in one small way or another but they all feature the geocaching hunt. 

I have to give this book 4.5 stars and say this is one of the best anthologies I have read from this publisher. 

Eclectic Reading - Glenajo Shambeck

Rainbow’s End is a collection of four stories that run concurrently, written by four different authors presenting a very intriguing setup. The stories occur in the Missouri Ozarks at Lake of the Ozarks. All the stories occur during a geocache contest set up by a church that runs over two months. A geocache contest is when teams compete in attempting to locate a series of caches with only the longitude and latitude of the location, along with a poem to help pinpoint the location after arrival. The teams use handheld gps devices to track the exact longitude and latitude. The first three stories are simple romance stories while the fourth has some suspense included. All four stories were worth reading as above average clean romances, and the geocache contest added some fun sideline interest.
Tales to Tide You Over - Margaret Fisk

I had fun taking a stroll through the lives of these people as they joined in the very first Rainbow’s End Treasure Hunt, and whether or not this group takes the stories a step further by reconnecting in a new collection on the second annual treasure hunt, I’m walking away with a sense both of satisfaction and of a broader world where other stories could be told. To me, this is the measure of success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616266868
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Romancing America
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author


Valerie Comer writes contemporary inspirational romances as well as fantasy. She is well known among writers and a valued mentor and critique partner for many. Valerie’s day job is split between flooring sales and writing. She and her husband live on a small farm in western Canada where they grow much of their own food and dote on their granddaughter. Her busy life includes adult children, an energetic dog, two psycho kittens, several hives of bees, and a herd of Herefords.

Annalisa Daughety, a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, writes contemporary fiction set in historic locations. Annalisa lives in Arkansas with two spoiled dogs and is hard at work on her next book. She loves to connect with her readers through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. More information about Annalisa can be found at her website, www.annalisadaughety.com.


Cara C. Putman lives in Indiana with her husband and four children. She's an attorney and a ministry leader and teacher at her church. She has loved reading and writing from a young age and now realizes it was all training for writing books. An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska and George Mason University School of Law, Cara loves bringing history to life. She is a regular guest blogger at Generation Next Parenting and Writer Interrupted, as well as writing at her blog, The Law, Books & Life.

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Rainbow's End 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Daughety, Nicole O'Dell, Cara Putman 4 STARS Kirk is a collage Humanities professer who used to challenge christians in class. Now he is in town to help his brother open a shop. His brother just lost his wife to cancer and is bitter. Lyssa is shy but she is helping her church sell advertising for their GEO treasure hunting fundraiser. She walks into the store and starts to back out when she reconizes Kirk as the professor who always picked on her friend in collage. Kirk tries to date Lyssa now does not know she was in his class years ago but Lyssa has walls up. BENEATH THE SURFACE by Annalisa daugherty Madison is unemployed and her sister Brook wants her to come and stay with her for the summer. She signed them both up for treasure hunt. Grant and his grandfather signed on for the treasure hunt for something for both of them to do together. When Brook & her husband have to leave for a family emergency. Brook and Grants grandfather said let Madison & grant work together. Madison wears mostly dresses and famous brands and hopes to get a job in NY. Grant just retired from professional fishing. Right now he is a guide and drives an old dirty truck. WELCOME HOME, LOVE by Nicole O'Dell Noah is the one who is in charge of the geocache hunt. He is the minister. Hadley in the past year lost a 100lbs and is doing the hunt help her feel healthy. She has not seen Noah for 13 years since she saw him kissing her friend. She is angry with Noah but keeps embrassing herself in front of him. Noah can't forget her. They were friends in thier youth. Love's Prize by Cara C. Putman Reagan is an accountant who was being stalked. Her cat was poisoned. So she was going with her brother and his roomate for two months and entering the geocaching contest. Reagan took lots of pictures of the two guys and the scenery but she would not sign the logs and have a record of her their. Colton was asked by his law school roomate if he would go with them and help protect Garrets sister from the stalker. He was willing to do it and have a two month relaxing outdoors till lawschool started this fall. Garrets is protective of his sister but he does take off at least one night a week. It was his idea to spend the summer in little town away from the city they lived in. All four stories were good but feel like a bit was cut out. Thier was some mention of a couple of scriptures that fit in with the stories. No sex or swearing that I noticed. I just wish the stories were a little longer. 05/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All 4 stories were interesting and mostly realistic. I met a couple new authors in this set, that I'd like to read more from.
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Nice job!
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weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
As I have said before the Romancing America series has fast become one of my favorites to read. This book is no exception. This book is told by four different couples over the same time frame. The four stories evolve around a geocaching adventure put on by a local church that lasts for the summer months. What I liked: I really liked the whole book. My favorite story probably was the last one which has some good suspense and to be honest I was not expecting the outcome and that was a pleasant surprise for such a short story! I felt even though the four stories where not intertwined even thought they followed the same storyline setting that they where well written and fun to read and with the last story being suspenseful really make the ending enjoyable. What I did not like: Honestly not much. The story was a little slow in one of the stories at times but still a good read. Over all another good book in the Romancing America series and I highly recommend picking this one up. It’s an easy read and a great one if you need to read a little here and there as with four stories you can stop and start a little easier. Check it out!
pencildancerEB More than 1 year ago
Topaz Treasure is one out of 4 fun stories in the Rainbow's End novel published by Barbour. I like novellas because of their length you can take them to read in the school car line or sports practices. Being theses stories are quick reads you feel like you had a little me time in your busy day. Topaz Treasure is a story of holding on to false beliefs, and unwillingness to accept others can change. Lyssa's roommate was fearful that Lyssa would be hurt by Kirk, a known Christian mocker. Was she right? Not telling you! I don't do spoilers. The story is set in the Ozarks and made me feel like I was home. Comer got the setting correct, right down to Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Lyssa and Kirk's characters are well written as is the story. I do wish it could have been a novel so I could have stayed with the characters a bit longer. Topaz Treasure is a unique love story in that it centers around geocaching--hunting for treasure using a GPS. Intrigued by this hobby I'm hoping to take part of some of these myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"One shekit," Softfeather said to Mareleaf. Mareleaf lifted her head to look at her new daughter. "Congratulations," Firestorm whispered to his mate. "What should we name her?" Mareleaf asked Firestorm. At that moment, a shaft of sunlight broke throught the roof of the den and onto the tiny kit, making her bluish grey fur look rainbow. "How 'bout Rainbowkit?" Firestorm suggested. "It's perfect," Mareleaf whispered to her mate, admiration shining in her eyes as she looks at her kit.~~~~~~~ Chapter One in the next result. Hope you like so far!