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Bethany House Striking a Match Boxed Set, Volumes 1-3

Embers of Love #1 - After being educated in the east, Deborah Vandermark returns to Perkinsville, Texas, where her family is part of the thriving logging industry. She brings along an unexpected companion-her best friend, who is fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. A determined matchmaker, Deborah sets her sights on uniting her brother and friend in what she hopes will be a true love match.

Hearts Aglow #2 - The future should be bright for Deborah Vandermark, who is now pursuing her interest in medicine alongside Dr. Christopher Clayton, who is courting her. But the lumber town is resistant to the idea of a woman physician, and she feels thwarted at every turn. A more devastating blow occurs, however, when Christopher breaks off their relationship to return home to his troubled family.

Hope Rekindled #3 - At long last, Deborah Vandermark is preparing for her own wedding... but the groom suddenly goes absent. Tragedy has befallen Christopher's family in Kansas City, upsetting the doctor's future with Deborah. With five siblings now under his care, can he return to Texas and impose a ready-made family on Deborah?

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Review 1 for Striking a Match Boxed Set, Volumes 1-3
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Great series!

Date:January 28, 2013
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Loved this series. Kept my interest all through out it and wanted to read it again.
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Ready to go to Texas?

Date:July 25, 2011
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Tracie Peterson has taken me to Alaska, Montana and now Texas. What an experience it is to travel along with Tracie. In her newest series, Striking A Match, we meet Deborah Vandermark. What a life this young girl leads. In the beginning of the series with book 1, Embers Of Love, we meet her best friend, Lizzie Decker. They have gone to school together, something many girls of this time didn't have the chance to do.
Lizzie isn't so sure she wants to wed a man she doesn't love so she travels to Texas with Deborah. Life is totally different for Lizzie in Texas. She is use to the comfort of having everything done for her and now she will learn how to do those things for herself. She is shocked at how things are so different in the south.
Deborah lost her father to a logging accident and her brother was badly injured. Guilt has become part of G.W's life. Deborah already has her sights set for playing match maker. We follow the love that is kindling between G.W and Lizzie, but we too get to see Deborah and the new doctor in town, Christopher Clayton, begin a friendship.
Deborah wants to continue in her schooling, but carrying a bit of guilt herself. She doesn't want to leave her family again. Christopher begins teaching her as she stands side by side him as he cares for the people of this beautiful land.
Book 2, Hearts A Glow, continues with the story line of Deborah's life. This logging town suffers much. We see the challenges come and they overcome trial after trial. Some trials leave a scar as we witness in this wonderful story. Deborah fights the battles of her own heart. I love how Tracie Peterson brings the reader into the heart of the character. These are the same battles we fight among ourselves daily and we see that God has a plan and through Him we can prevail and see blessings through each and every trial we face.
The series ends with book 3, Hope Rekindled. I do not want to spoil the story for you. That seems to happen as we read reviews that tell the entire story line. I will tell you, Deborah and Christopher do marry, but of course not without facing more uncertainty. Life holds such choice and decision for us. Sometimes we beat ourselves up for making the wrong decision, only to see God do a work in us and we witness an outcome totally unexpected and filled with God's blessings.
I absolutely loved this series. Deborah is one of those women you admire and as you begin to learn her character you see a bit of yourself in her. That is what I love about Tracie Peterson. She knows how to captivate the reader and bring something meaningful to the heart of the reader. In every book I have read of Tracie's I have walked away with a rich blessing and a greater desire to be the woman God has created me to be.
This series was a gift from Bethany House for it's review.
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