- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2476 KB
- Print Length: 278 pages
- Publisher: Wedded Bliss Romances, LLC (29 July 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002JM0B4W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #153,914 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Eye of the Beholder (Nebraska Historical Romances Book 4) Kindle Edition
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I have to say this is my favorite of her's so far and I will be purchasing more.
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.
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