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24 November 2009

Love Finds You In Lonesome Prairie, Montana : A Book Tour and Review

Title: Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana
Author: Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss
Publisher: Summerside Press
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
Paperback: 348 pages
ISBN: 978-1935416296
Genre: Fiction, Christian, Romance


About the Book:

In 1890, Julia Cavanaugh travels west from New York City to unite orphans in her care with new families.

Imagine her horror when she discovers that she's to be "delivered," too--as bride to an uncouth miner! But with no return fare, Julia's options are bleak.

What does God have planned for her on the lonesome prairies of Montana?

A more detailed excerpt is here!

My Review:

A murder trial, a mail order bride, orphans and a confused preacher are just a few elements that make Love Finds You In Lonesome Prairie, Montana not the traditional Christian western romance; rather the novel is a multi-layered novel of love, hope and belonging. Goyer and Fleiss take the reader through a beautifully descriptive novel to Lonesome Prairie, Montana, where homesteading has recently begun, and through a variety of characters, the reader learns what it truly means to belong, to have a home. I found this novel to be a quick, sharp, and heart-warming read and believe it will delight many a reader, especially ones looking for a rich novel filled with an unforgettable cast of characters, beautiful prose, and meaningful life lessons. This is indeed a novel to pick up.

About the authors:

Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website.

Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer's historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. Connect with Ocieanna on Facebook!

I have been informed there is a fantastic contest underway!

Fall in Love with Lonesome Prairie!

The authors, Tricia and Ocieanna, have put together one humdinger of a contest for this blog tour! Enter the Fall in Love With Lonesome Prairie Contest and WIN a perty Montana Gift Basket!

To enter, simply fill out the entry form (then tell 5 or more friends about the contest)! The winner will be announced December 14th, just in time for an old-fashioned Montana Christmas. Giddy-up!

The Winner of our ‘Fall in Love with Lonesome Prairie’ giveaway will receive a fantastic Montana Gift Basket, including:
*Winter fleece throw
*Huckleberry chocolate bar
*Paula Dean candle
*Burt’s Bees gift set
*Wild Huckleberry taffy
*Montana stationary notebook
*Montana greeting card set
*Montana ball cap
*Montana apron
*Montana refrigerator magnet
*Charlie Russell 2010 Montana Calendar

For more fun and reviews follow the book tour.

I received a free copy of Love Found Me In Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss from LitFuse Publicity Group. Receiving a free copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you so much for your great review!


Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

Ooh, I'd like to read this one. I love reading Christian Western novels. They're so inspiring during a time that was difficult and when you toss in a mail-order bride destined to be with an "uncouth miner" it just makes it all the more exciting to see how these two will come to love each other (because we all know they all end up doing that in the end).

CeeCee said...

Great review. I'm going to have to read it.

Shelly said...

I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Allison said...

This looks like a book I would really love to read!! Thanks for the great review!

Crystal said...

Wonderful review - I loved this book also. So heartwarming and beautiful scenery.

Cym Lowell said...

Thanks for sharing this review & the great giveaway! Just in time for Christmas!


Kim said...

I grew up in the NE corner of MT -- prairie land. Long Montana roads and Big Sky Country. Beautiful in its own way. Sounds like a great read. Thanks.