Emmalyne Knox has always loved Tavin MacLachlan. But when tragedy strikes her family, Emmalyne's father declares she can no longer marry. Despite Tavin's pleas to defy the decision, Emmalyne refuses. In her act of obedience, she gives up the future she'd always dreamed of.
When Emmalyne's father returns to the quarry business years later, Tavin and Emmalyne meet again. And though circumstances have changed in both of their lives, they cannot deny the feelings that still exist. Can Emmalyne find a way to heal the decade-long wound that has fractured the two families...and change the hearts of those who stand in the way of true love?
This is the second book in the "Land of Shining Water," series by Tracie Peterson. Again it was a great book that got you hooked from the very first chapter. One of the things that I related most to in this book was how immigrants bring their traditions with them from their place of birth. They might not have been overly important to them in their place of birth, but take on a very special meaning that cannot be broken in their new home.
I enjoyed the lead characters, especially Emmalyne. Her devotion to her parents was gratifying to see, and her true faith in God was unbelievable. I loved how she tried to see the bright side of things, even when most people would just give up.
Stars out of 5: 5 I love Tracie's work and this was another book where you had to turn the next page to see what was going to happen next. This would be a great book to sit and read by the lake on a hot summer's day. I would thoroughly recommend you read this book. Can't wait for the third in the series, "The Miner's Lady," to be published in September of 2013.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".