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Product Details

  • Series: Land of Shining Water
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764206206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764206207
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

When her younger sisters die in an accident, Emmalyne Knox is forever changed. According to family tradition, the youngest daughter remains single to care for her parents--and Emmalyne is now that daughter. In a desire to honor her parents, she accepts her father's decree and gives up her plans to marry Tavin MacLachlan.

Years later, Emmalyne's path crosses Tavin's yet again. But her circumstances have not changed...she is bound to her parents. And Tavin's return home leaves him unprepared for the difficulties of his own family's private struggles. Neither one, however, can deny that the feelings between them are as strong as ever. Can love truly heal all wounds? --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

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?

More About the Author

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

Visit Tracie's web site at: http://www.traciepeterson.com

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I found the characters to be very real in this story.
Maeflower
This story shows us that nothing can stand in the way of true love as long as we put our faith in God.
Laura
The Quarryman's Bride is the second book in Tracie Peterson's Land of Shining Water series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Crossroad Reviews on July 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
This one kind of reminds me of an old movie called Anne of Green Gables. Where it took three movies for them to finally get together. I have a special place for Historical Romances and this one doesnt disappoint. It is a sweet story that starts with a question: What would you do if honoring your parents meant sacrificing your own heart's desire? Now I think in this day and age that this is a question that would get slapped in the face! But back then you pretty much did what your parents wanted. This one had a wonderful twisting plot involving a potential rival for Emmalyne's affections. I love that the author doesnt fake details! She is known for her research and historical detail and that certainly plays a huge part in this book! This book will suck you back in time to the 19th century.
"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By readingramble on June 9, 2013
Format: Paperback
Traci Peterson does a wonderful job as always of drawing the reader into her stories, this book is no different.

I absolutely love how she weaves together a flowing storyline that brings the end to restoration and healing, all the while the story is stitched together with God's love, patience and forgiveness center stage.

I especially enjoyed Peterson's portrayal of the Scottish culture, which seemed to be fairly accurate and well researched. Having a Scottish friend it has given me some insight into the culture and some of the traditions.

This book is the second in the series, but found that it could be read as a stand-alone book, just as easily as a series.

I quite enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book for all you Peterson fans. Watch for the third book in the series The Miner's Lady.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
Cussed TRADITION entangled love in this 1897 tale. Tracie Peterson expectedly writes enjoyable historical Christian fiction. "Quarryman's Bride," story 2 of "Land of Shining Water" is a `BLAST.' Sorry for the pun. Even tough and rugged quarrymen will enjoy this read. Romance is but a portion of life for these near-end 19th century families. Lasses will swoon over the chivalry.

Tradition combined with a fatal tornado ended a proposed marriage as quickly as the storm death of 2 wee girls. Scot/Welch traditions evolved from faith in the Bible's words. Emmalyne could nae oppose that. What would a St. Cloud return offer 11 years later? Would Tavin be married to another?

The story tells, through Em's ma, just how devastating depression can become. Sabotage interferes with the work to complete a contract at the quarry. Union tension is high for all quarrymen's families. The nearer the final pages approach, the more intense the action and suspense.

A conflict-driven yarn. As father Luthias said after Tavin appeared to begin working side-by-side at the quarry--11 years after Luthias denied his wedding to daughter Emmalyne:
"It can bode nothin' guid."
Slight brogue dialects and historical word usage makes the 19th century period come alive.

Peterson spins another rock-solid story. My appetite was whetted for the next in the adventure series, posted as "The Miner's Lady." If you missed book one, here's a link: Icecutter's Daughter, The (Land of Shining Water).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Becky Welch on December 5, 2013
Format: Paperback
I received a book from Bethany House to read and then review. I always enjoy their books and this one was of NO exception. I really was not expecting the storyline to be like it was. So many Christian authors repeat the same storyline just changing the characters and setting a bit. However, this was so unlike the first book in the series. Immediately your heart went out to Emmalyne, her situation and her whole family. I just could not put the book down as I was kept under the spell of Emmalyne and Tavin's future story, present story and future. Seeing the change that took place in all the characters was so heartwarming and made you realize people can change with God in their lives. I would recommend this book to anyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mary payton on November 9, 2013
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Tracie Peterson writes well and there are several people who have read it and recommended it. This is a series that is worth reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louise Jolly on June 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
Story Description:

Baker Publishing Group|June 1, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-7642-0620-7

Emmalyne Knox and Tavin McLachlan were destined to be together...until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne's youngest sisters. Family tradition mandates that the youngest daughter should remain single to care for her parents in their old age, and now that daughter is Emmalyne. Her father unyielding, Emmalyne surrenders to her duty, heartbroken. Tavin leaves town, equally devastated.

Years later, Emmalyne's family moves, and she and Tavin meet again. Their feelings for each other are as strong as ever, but their painful past and Emmalyne's father still stand between them. Soon both families are in the midst of the growing conflict rising between the workers at the granite quarry that Tavin's father owns and operates. When a series of near-fatal accidents occur, Tavin must figure out who is behind the attacks before someone gets killed.

Bound by obligation, yet yearning for a future together, can Emmalyne and Tavin dare to dream that God could heal a decade-long wound and change the hearts of those who would stand in the way of true love?

My Review:

It is April of 1886 and, Emmalyne Knox, seventeen-years-old and engaged to marry Tavin MacLachlan in just two months stood at the side of the two graves. Her two younger sisters, Doreen aged fourteen and, Lorna aged ten had been killed in a tornado. Along with the loss of her two sisters, was the loss of their family home. The house was now nothing but a pile of wood.

Her mother, Rowena and father, Luthias shook hands with other mourners who had come to pay their respects. Her father's anger was evident to everyone present.
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