Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tales of the Heart--Loree Lough-Review

Repost from my original post found here

Authors website. Click http://www.loreelough.com/here.

Marathon Book Review Weekend Book 4 Tales of the Heart

This book is a great 3-in-1 Collection of Historical Romances by Loree Lough. 
The titles include: Bridget's Bargain, Kate Ties the Knot and Follow the Leader. 

Here's the info. from the publisher about the three stories . . . 

Bridget's Bargain - When the potato famine of 1845 forced Bridget McKenna to flee her home in Ireland, she came to America to work as a scullery maid on a Virginia plantation. That was four years ago. Now, Bridget dreams of bringing her father and six siblings to join her in America. She also dreams of marrying a God-fearing man, and when she meets the tall, handsome Lance York, it seems her dream might come true. He's English, however, just like the cruel landlord who oppressed Bridget's family in Ireland. Could there be more to him than she realizes? 

Kate Ties the Knot - Seven years of widowhood have made Kate Flynn a strong, independent woman who even operates her own dressmaking shop. But when her eight-year-old son, Adam, has a run-in with a burly shipbuilder, she realizes the necessity of some godly male influence. Adam starts working in a warehouse owned by John Joseph O'Keefe, better known as J. J., who looks out for Adam and feels a growing attraction to his young protigi's mother. Kate's emotions are as tumultuous as the ocean as she wonders what the future will hold.

Follow the Leader - The Civil War has destroyed everything Valerie Carter held dear. Struggling to come to terms with her emotional devastation, she accepts a teaching position in Freeland, Maryland, and her heart is gradually warmed by her students' affection. She also finds herself attracted to Paul Collins, a young widower with three children who has a childlike faith in Jesus Christ. Will Paul be God's instrument to free Valerie from the bonds of bitterness?

I visited the authors blog and found that she also has written some great sounding Contemporary Romances. And honestly I have to say that I would really rather read those if I ever get the chance. Honestly I am not a fan of Historical fiction. 

And honestly I didn't make it through this collection. I did try both Bridget's Bargain and Kate Ties the Knot. I didn't make it to the third title. I think at another time when I don't feel stressed to read them and have a few hours to devote that I would really enjoy all three. 
And, in fairness to the author I will make another attempt and I'll write a follow up. 

I think that all of the stories would be appropriate for young adults and the more mature reader too. I know that the girls in my halfway house will really enjoy this book. I will be donating my copy there.

If your a fan of Historical Romances then I know you'll like these. And I'll even tell you where you can purchase this collection. Tales of the Heart is available at Barnes and Noble and Christian Book (dot)com

Here's the product info:

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Whitaker House Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.32 (inches)
ISBN: 1603741674ISBN-13: 9781603741675

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Whitaker House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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