Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summer on Sunset Ridge

GIVEAWAY
MACLAREN, SHARLENE
SUMMER ON SUNSET RIDGE

Brought up on a Quaker farm near Philedelphia at the brink of the Civil War, plainspoken Rebecca Albright is expected to be charitable, peace-loving and submissive. However, those traits don't always come naturally to the feisty abolitionists. Spirit and spunky, Rebecca's chief ambition is to aid the Underground Railroad no matter the cost -- until her path collides with Sheriff Clay Dalton who is grimly fighting battles of his own. When tensions between the North and South escalate, the two find themselves propelled on a journey to discover just who God has called them to be -- and to determine whether their newfound friendship can stand up to a myriad of conflicts.

My Review:

published in 2017

I do so love a spirited and spunky heroine and Rebecca is all that and more! But she's also a devout Quaker and I love the contradictions...which aren't really contradictions if she's following God's leading in her life. MacLaren has included lots of fascinating details about the Quakers that has left me with a greater understanding and respect for the faith.

Great family dynamics within the Albright clan provide the perfect backdrop for Rebecca and Clay's unlikely friendship. Neither are free to act on the attraction that threaten to draw them into a forbidden relationship. Angst and yearning, laughter and hope -- it's all such a tangled mess of delectable page-turning.

"God is designing us, piece by piece like so many quilts. In the moment, it's difficult to envision what we'll look like in the end, but He sees the finished product, and it is our place to trust Him to put us together as He sees fit."

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Summer on Sunset Ridge, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 12 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fascinating read! I don't know much about the Quaker people, would be interesting to learn more through this book.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. The Quaker part is really interesting. And the author shares some good links in her notes afterwards. Her father's family was Quaker...were Quaker? It's too hot to think grammar. Good luck Trixi.

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  2. I really haven't read any books with Quakers in them so I am very interested in reading this book. Thank you for sharing. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. There aren't that many out there. Suzanne Woods Fisher has a Quaker historical series being released right now. And I read a Love Finds You with a Quaker heroine and the Underground Railroad but that's about all I can think of. Good luck, Melanie.

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  3. I would love to win this!! Thank you!!!

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  4. Sounds interesting. I have read Book 1 of Suzanne woods fisher quaker series book 2 is in my TBR pile. So this one sounds really good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. And it's very different from Suzanne's book. Love how authors put their own spin on the same theme. Good luck, Kim.

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  5. I recently finished Minding the Light, which has Quaker characters. I would enjoy learning more about their unique beliefs.

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  6. I don't know much about the Quaker faith either.
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    1. I love learning things when I read fiction. Good luck, Jana Leah.

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  7. I absolutely loved this book. Book twinning again.

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  8. I didn't realize this was about quakers, but I've wanted to read a book by Sharlene MacLaren for awhile now and I kind of love forbidden relationships. The next book in this series sounds really good, too
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    1. Yes -- and that second book -- Daring Hearts, I think is the title? -- just released. It will be interesting to see how it ties in with this first one. I LOVED her River of Hope series -- Depression Era fiction is few and far between and I love it. So I gobbled those up a few years ago and then lost track of her and missed her Tennessee Dreams series so I have to catch up with that one and I still have the second book in this series to read but it's just released so I'm not that far behind. lol Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. Oh my goodness! I love Depression Era historicals! And you're right, they aren't a popular era in romantic fiction. The River of Hope Series sounds amazing, especially Sofia's Secret. I've been given her Hickman Creek series, but haven't read them yet. Thanks for the additional recs. The Thoene's have a great Depression Era series, as well - Shiloh Legacy. It's more of a family saga series. They're a trilogy, so not as long as their Zion Covenant series and such.

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  9. this sounds so wonderful. I have not read a lot about the Quakers. the Amish yes. i do love to read about the heroin being a feisty and strong lady.
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    1. You'll love this heroine, Lori! Good luck!

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  10. I am reading my first series by this author now, and I LOVE them! Someone told me this book being offered is GREAT! I'd love to read it.
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    1. That someone spoke the truth, Susan! It's awesome! Good luck, Susan.

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  11. This sounds great! I've always had a special interest in Quakers.

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    1. And we seem to be getting more fiction featuring them. Good luck, Elly.

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  12. Oh, I read book 2 in this series a while ago and it was so good! Would love to read this one. I haven’t read much Quaker books but I’ve enjoyed this author’s and Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books.
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    1. I'm off to hunt down book two now. I hear it's Levi's story and he was my favourite secondary character in this one. Good luck, Mindy.

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