“Dreaming on Daisies” by Miralee Ferrell, book review. Love Blossoms in Oregon #3.
Leah has always loved the ranch she grew up on, and knew she would live here forever. But when her mother dies and her father seems to be lost (in drink) she is unsure if she can hold things together. In desperation she approaches the banker for a loan, which is denied. But when the banker becomes a friend and needs a place to stay after his cabin is burned in a mine explosion, there seems there may be hope.
Steven grew up on a farm, but the work needed here on Leah’s ranch is beyond what he is used to. The blisters on his hands prove he has become quite green. But he is determined to help her keep her ranch. And maybe win her heart too.
This is the third book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series which has common characters from the previous books. The story line is easy to follow and the characters are believable. I enjoyed the book and appreciated the underlying story of God’s forgiveness, even when we do not deserve it.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, David C. Cook, as a member of the Christian Fiction blog group. All opinions expressed are my own.
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David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on 11 acres in Washington State. She loves to minister to women (as a certified Lay Counselor with the AACC) or through her writing, riding her horse, working in her flower beds and playing with her dogs—her 7 lb, long-haired Chihuahua, Lacey, spends a lot of time on her lap while Miralee is writing. Miralee speak at various women’s functions and has taught at writers’ conferences. She’s been writing since 2005, and her first book released in 2007. Since then, she’s had 10 more books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical romance, and she’s had the honor of being a best-selling and award-winning author.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When her father’s debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson’s family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah’s family secrets—and the pain of her past—come to a head. They could destroy everything she’s fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.
This is western historical romance that offers hope and healing to the deepest wounds in a woman’s past.