THE QUARRYMAN'S BRIDE
Emmalyne Knox has always loved Tavin MacLachlan. But when tragedy strikes her family, Emmalyne's father declares she can no longer marry. Despite Tavin's pleas to defy the decision, Emmalyne refuses. In her act of obedience, she gives up the future she'd always dreamed of.
When Emmalyne's father returns to the quarry business years later, Tavin and Emmalyne meet again. And though circumstances have changed in both of their lives, they cannot deny the feelings that still exist. Can Emmalyne find a way to heal the decade-long wound that has fractured the two families...and change the hearts of those who stand in the way of true love?
Gritty and real and so sad at the beginning. I really struggled along with Emmalyne without the grace and obedience, mind you. I spent quite a bit of time railing at her over her willingness to obey her father. Bah! I'd have run away with Tavin. Of course then there wouldn't have been a story about love and redemption and the power of hope and second chances.
There is a lot of sorrow within these pages. And struggles. Scenes that will make you want to shout in frustration and possibly throw the book across the room in a snit. Keep reading though and you will find the heaviness lifting as the light of Christ and his unwavering love is masterfully demonstrated in Peterson's powerful tale.
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