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Barbour Books A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook

As Heaven Wharton's father draws his last breath he puts her fate into the hands of a stranger. Travis Logan will never return to doctoring--not after the pain of all those deaths. So keeping a promise to a dying man seems like the thing to do. He arrives at the Wharton farm in the cold November rain and before he can announce his intentions the young woman on the porch shoots him. As Travis recovers he finds his heart turning to the possibilities of love. But can he and Heaven learn to accept God's plan no matter how it unfolds?
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Review 1 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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A fun and engaging story of love

Date:August 12, 2013
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Cher
Location:NW Ohio
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Travis Logan wanted nothing more than to be left alone to live his own life, but God has a way of changing things up. Like taking care of a dying man and having him bequeath his land to him and offered him heaven.
Heaven Wharton had been left by her Pa to wait for him while he went to Chicago. She is in charge of the farm and all the animals, and her little sister Angel, who is blind. Heaven and Angel had lived in Nashville and were not acquainted with any of the daily chores of life. Not cooking, not housekeeping, not tending animals, or any other the other things that needed doing on a daily basis.
When Travis and Heaven meet it is anything but a Holy union, at first anyway. They both go through many personal trials, both growing and learning at the same time. They are also both growing in their faith, Travis not starting out with much.
Travis and Heaven both learn what it is to have a community love on them.
My favorite quote from the book is “She giggled and then broke into a hearty laugh, grabbing her stomach, which surprised him. She was so petite, he’d have thought she’d have a dainty behind-the-hand giggle. At that moment, he knew…..”.
The discussion questions at the end of the book make you stop and think, did I read that section, maybe I need to go back and read it again. The story made me laugh with the girls, and sigh when Travis said his part.
I would recommend this book to all Young Adults and Adults, it is a fun, engaging story that will hold your attention to the end.
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Review 2 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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Pleasurable, easy read

Date:March 31, 2013
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Review: A delightful read. I found this book very engaging, entertaining, and easy to read. The author has given us characters that we can relate to and cheer on in their quest to find the right answers for their situation and then follow through with doing the right thing while seeking God's ultimate direction. The author's descriptions easily allowed me to visualize the story and I found myself smiling quite often. "A Bride's Dilemma" is well suited for middle school and older readers.
DISCLOSURE: A copy of this book was given to the library by a friend. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
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Review 3 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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Delightful Romance

Date:March 7, 2013
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Rose Lantern
Age:45-54
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I enjoyed A BRIDE’S DILEMMA IN FRIENDSHIP, TENNESSEE very much. The romance was touching, the hero noble, the young woman delightful, and the secondary characters were charming. I liked the fact that the heroine’s other choice for a beau was not a complete, cardboard villain but rather a flawed man. When the heroine and her blind sister, who had both suffered so much, had to weather a tornado that nearly destroyed their house, I felt tremendous sympathy for them! I also enjoyed the unexpected twist involving an overabundance of green beans.
I particularly enjoyed the author’s ability to draw us into the world of Friendship, Tennessee in the 1860s, soon after the Civil War. This is not a time or place I am normally drawn to read about, but the little details about life and the hardship of the times made the story come alive for me. The contrast between the more civilized Nashville and life on a farm really helped make the experience more vivid.
I recommend this book. It delivers everything a romance should.
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Review 4 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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Perfect Escapism!

Date:August 12, 2012
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Casey
Location:Oregon
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I do think this novel might be my latest “cute novel find”. A sweet romance with characters that had me chuckling and loving their antics upon the page, was the perfect end to my restful Sunday, while also completely entertaining me.
I have to give a bit of attention to the most unique character names I think I’ve ever read. Heaven and Angel threw me once in a while, thinking I was reading a cliché instead of a name, but I loved the little twists given their names for the enjoyment of the reader.
I loved the light-hearted side of this novel. Yes, there were serious issues the characters tackled; it’s not comedy by any means, but some of the character’s thought processes and their excellent dialogue had me chuckling.
Angel just might be my favorite character in the story. What the little girl lacks in sight, she more than makes up for in wit. What a pistol.
Heaven and Travis have great chemistry on the page and their dialogue was great. Their story is a quick read, but one that took me out of the everyday stress of my life and gave me welcome, pleasure-filled time amongst the pages. A good score for this newest Barbour line!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy to review.
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Review 5 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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Engaging story. I enjoyed it!

Date:May 13, 2012
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Michelle Sutton
Location:Arizona
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More like 4.5 stars, but still an excellent read. I loved how the author had the character's dialog so unique and well done that I could hear their voices in my head while they spoke. Each character had a distinct voice and way of thinking. That made this book stand out from others. Plus, it wasn't boring. Just being honest here. While the story itself isn't exceptional in the sense that it's not very unique, it still made me smile and had plenty of redeeming qualities. The spiritual arc in the story was one of them. And the sister being blind made me think of Mary from Little House on the Prairie. Just sayin'.
I also enjoyed the romance. It was interesting reading alternating perspectives from two different groups of people finally intersecting about three quarters of the way through the book, and at the same time it seemed to take away from the main story. Not sure how else to explain that. At any rate, the romance was sweet and tender, the hero was admirable and appealing, and the younger sister was just precious in how she said what she was thinking without worrying about propriety. I found that adorable and her older sister's love touching. The heroine was stronger than she realized and sometimes being less dependent helps that strength come out. All in all, a solid read and one I would recommend without hesitation.
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Review 6 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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A Tiny Piece of Heaven

Date:May 2, 2012
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Valerie
Location:BC, Canada
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On the heels of the Civil War, a dying man gave Doctor Travis Logan the deed to his Tennessee farm. The man’s brain must have been a bit addled, because he also offered Travis Heaven and Angel.
Life is tough in Tennessee as the war closes, and Heaven Wharton has her hands full keeping marauders off her land. Surely soon Pa will return to take Heaven and her sister off to Chicago. Too bad Heaven is a lousy shot. When she attempts to shoot over a man’s head, she accidentally grazes him instead. Horrified, she drags him into the house and tries to save his life.
Angel, her 12-year-old blind sister, has been trying to get a bit more freedom to do things on the farm, but Heaven has been protecting her. It’s been a stop-gap measure while they wait for Pa. But when the stranger regains consciousness, she finds that not only has Pa died and given away the family farm to this. . .this stranger, but he’s thrown in Heaven and Angel as well. Surely that can’t be right!
A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee is a wonderful glimpse of life in a difficult time. So many men didn’t return home from the Civil War and, of those who did, many were so changed they found it impossible to pick up their lives where they’d left off. This story showcases several characters with differing levels of war-induced trauma, making the issues feel very real.
Although I loved Heaven’s spunk and Travis’s determination, my favorite character was Angel. She has such conflicting emotions and no hesitation speaking up, from wondering if she is a suitable chaperone (being as she’s blind), to telling both Heaven and Travis things to make them think more kindly of the other. So many times I wanted to laugh and cry and cheer with Angel.
If you enjoy historical romance, or possibly even if you don’t, you’ll love A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer. This is one of my favorite books so far this year.
A digital copy of this novel was provided by the author for review. However, the opinions are, as always, mine alone.
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Review 7 for A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee - eBook
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What if God's plan looks different than yours?

Date:April 21, 2012
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Daws1996
Location:North Carolina
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A couple months ago I was in a reading slump. It seemed everything I picked up was either poorly edited or had cardboard characters. But the last three books I've read renewed my love for reading! A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is the latest great book.
A lot of books start off with mysteries and partial information. While some people love to trudge through the muck until things start making sense 150 pages later, I don't. It frustrates me and I will typically give up in 20 pages or less. Ms. Brandmeyer, however, has found that beautiful balance between giving me enough information to make me both curious and comfortable at the same time. Yes, I wanted to know more about the hesitant Travis Logan, but I knew enough to trust him and follow his journey.
I found the female leads to be charming and realistic. I identified immediately with Heaven Wharton's frustrations in raising a child who is so involved in life that she can't remember to do the most basic chores on a daily basis. I understood her need to be overprotective as the realities of her sister's life came out in the story, but I also empathized with Angel Wharton's desire to be independent of her sister. In just a few short pages, I fell in love with both these characters and had to know more about them.
I found Ms. Brandmeyer's writing to be comforting and easy going. It was enjoyable and I found myself ignoring my own chores to spend time in this book. I not only look forward to reading more by this author, I recommend everyone interested in Christian Romantic Fiction give this book a try.
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