Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£9.88|
Save £8.89 (90%)
Eye of the Beholder (Nebraska Historical Romances Book 4) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
- File Size : 4569 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 278 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B002JM0B4W
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 127,185 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer reviews:
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top reviews from United Kingdom
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The two main characters, although extremely likeable, were sickly sweet. The supporting characters about faced in their thinking that Mary was facially ugly so quickly that the author's message became ridiculous. If the idea was to show that people should not judge others by their outer shell, she should not have changed these characters opinions about her looks. Rather allow them to see below the surface. This makes the moral superficial. Surely it is that no matter what you look like on the exterior it is a person's character that makes them beautiful or ugly.
The author does this the whole way through using various scenarios and characters. Jenny is outcast by the upright women because she is an unwed mother until Mary speaks to them, then what a change! Mary is uncomplaining, forgiving of all who call her ugly, willing to go that extra step etc. A virtual saint in fact. Oh for just one word said in anger to make it all real!
Mary Peters is plane in comparison to her more attractive siblings or so we are told in the beginning of the book. Her parents are worried she would not find a suitor as no suitor has ever called for her and they also think her plain as well.
When Mary sees a wife wanted ad she thinks this is the only chance she has of ever getting married and have a family of her own. So she answers and within a couple of weeks she is on her way to Omaha to meet her intended. However when she gets there her intended he rejects her in the most horrible fashion and this is when our hero, Dave Larson, steps in.
This was a really beautiful story about self worth and really how we should never judge a book by its cover. Even though this is such an old saying we still do it everyday whether we are aware we doing so or not. I loved that they didn't immediately fall in love. They initially got married for practical reasons and I loved the journey the book took us while they grew to respect each other then trust each other and then fall in love.
This was also a beautiful journey for Mary who had always believe she was plain/ugly and since her family have done nothing to disprove these sentiments she grew up to believe them, these people, especially her parents were the very people who should have lifted her up and protected her, no wonder she grew up believing this. Mary was also a people pleaser, wanting to please everyone. Through her journey we see her slowly gain her self-esteem back. We also see a transformation in people around her, even people who once thought her plain and even ugly realised how wrong they were for thinking this and that beauty comes in many forms and sizes and really you should never judge a book by its cover.
A side note, this is a Christian romance novel with a few 'spicy' scenes. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
The descriptions of sod houses, countryside, crops and the hard life of these first pioneers really drew me in and I found myself really endeared to the many characters in this story.
I didnt find it too sloppy, the clue to the main theme is in the synopsis, yet I enjoyed it. Easy reading with great charm.
Without spoilers - the train railway journey towards the end of this book was far fetched and unnecessary, slightly ludicrous, yet I found this book endearing in spite of myself.
Full of warmth, can almost feel yourself living Mary's life. Recommended for dark winter evenings to give you that feel good factor.