Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Widow's Suitor

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ZEDIKER, ROSE ROSS
THE WIDOW'S SUITOR

CORA ANDERSON ISN'T LOOKING FOR LOVE 

The young widow is just trying to make a life on the prairie for herself and her newborn son. When handsome newcomer Luke Dow shows up at her cabin door, she soon relies on the man's help with her homestead…and dares to dream of the future.

Luke came to the small South Dakota town to build a hotel and make his fortune. But he never expected to care for anyone, let alone the beautiful Cora and her baby boy. When Cora's land claim is challenged by a neighbor, Luke will do all he can to protect her and her home—and claim her heart.

My Review:

A wonderful pioneer love story. Zediker captivated me with her words right from the gripping first scene -- and oh my what a hero/heroine first meet! It kind of felt like Laura Ingalls Wilder all grown up. I loved the Little House books as a child and The Widow's Suitor has the same feel for historical detail. What an exciting -- and desperate -- time to be alive. Cora faces an uncertain future with grit and determination but a vulnerability that pulls at Luke's heartstrings. And the author has created a truly vile villain to up the angst factor just in case trying to eke out a living as a widow with a newborn babe isn't enough. :-) A powerful inspirational thread completes the plot and made this a great read from beginning to end.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Widow's Suitor please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 9 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

13 comments:

  1. I would love to find out more about Cora and Like. This book sounds like a must read for me. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck Melanie. It's a great read.

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  2. Sounds like a great book
    God bless you Have a terrific day
    ChrisG
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  3. I enjoy pioneer stories, what courage they had!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. I know -- we like to romanticise the period but man it would have been tough! Good luck!

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  4. My mom, my sister and myself read the Little House Books. I ended up with them when my mother died. I have now passed them on to a niece.
    These kind of stories (The Widow's Suitor) are fun to read. Still, how often do we think about how hard a pioneer's life was?
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. How cool that you shared that love of reading the Little House books. Laura Ingalls Wilder is such an icon. Good luck Martha.

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  5. What a wonderful review! I love pioneer stories and thank you for the chance to win a copy this one!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  6. Hello Kav. I love books in Pioneer days. But the women really had to be strong women to do all they had to do. I loved the Laura Ingall's books and Love Comes Softly books by Janette Oke. ow she has a new series similar to these and I sure want them. Hoping to win this one. Sounds real good. And love those kinds of cover pictures. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. I agree, Maxie. Pioneer women had to be strong...don't think I would have made the cut. :-) Good luck!

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  7. The Widow's Suitor sounds very good. You are right - pioneer women must have been strong! (and I don't think I could have made the cut either).
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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