Romance on the River (Free Short Story)

Romance on the River (Free Short Story)

by Mary Ellis

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This free short story prequel by bestselling author Mary Ellis provides an early glimpse into the life of Quaker Emily Harrison. Laced with humor and a sweet love story, this bonus material also contains the first chapter of Emily’s continuing journey in The Quaker and the Rebel, Book 1 of the Civil War Heroines series.

Summer 1861—Emily Harrison is finding life a bit overwhelming. Alone on her family’s farm, she must take on the roles of both housekeeper and farmer. She cares for the garden, makes plans for planting the fields, and milks the cows, all the while creating havoc in the home her mother used to keep immaculate. That is in addition to providing a safe house as part of the Underground Railroad. In the midst of this whirlpool of swirling tasks, she is getting ready to greet very important dinner guests—the love of her life and her pastor and his wife. Will Matthew finally propose? What news does Reverend Ames bring that turns Emily’s world upside down? How does the new war between the North and South impact her life? And…will the goose be cooked in time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736962360
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Civil War Heroines Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 32,490
File size: 422 KB

About the Author

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

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Romance on the River (Free Short Story) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Prequel would have been more effective as a "first 5 chapters free" promo ROMANCE ON THE RIVER is exactly what the book description states it is: a prequel to another full-length novel. It reads like literally the first chapter(s) of the book. As the end was unsatisfying, I believe it would have been more effective (as the author/ publisher are evidently using this "prelude" to introduce readers to Mary Ellis' writing style and gain buyers for the novel that follows) if sold as a "preview" of the "first (number) of chapters" in the novel. Just my opinion. But as a reader, I found the jarring "conclusion" to be abrupt and not truly a "short story." The setting of Civil War just beginning, and the general belief the conflict would be over very quickly, is an enjoyable one. I'm *almost* tempted to buy the title for which this short is a teaser. This Prelude runs 14 pages (minus front- and end-matter). Sensuality level: wholesome, Rated G Language: Rated G
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks to be a good book. Not much of an ebook reading.
DTChantel More than 1 year ago
From the very first scene of "Romance on the River," I took a liking to Emily Harrison, the heroine of this short prequel story, which continues in the book, "The Quaker and the Rebel," the first book in a planned trilogy by Mary Ellis called the Civil War Heroines series. I would recommend you read this first prior to "The Quaker and the Rebel," for the simple fact that you'll know more about Emily and her motives prior to her actions in that book. This is a brief introduction to her and gives you a glimpse of her back story; however, just in these brief pages, I came to like the personality of this girl and had to continue on to see what became of her. Mary Ellis does a great job of pulling you into the story in just a few pages and her writing was such that you know you're in for a real treat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romance on the River was not a short story or even a complete story but a prequel to “A another book which is a series. Please don’t do this again. I for one am very disappointed that it wasn’t a short story but away for you to try and sell your books. Give readers a complete story and if interested enough, they will buy the next book . Too bad, you appear to have a good story line.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellant!wonderfully funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago