Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson: a review

A Love to Last Forever (The Brides of Gallatin County, Book 2)
Coming soon, available in April 2009!

A Love to Last Forever by Tracie Peterson

All Beth Gallatin has really wanted out of life is to settle down in one town, with one man, and raise a family. But with her father's roaming ways, she's always been denied that dream; instead, she found solace in reading romantic books. With her father's passing, she can, for the first time, dare to claim the rugged Montana frontier as her home.

Nick Lassiter has loved Beth since she first came to town, but she's always seemed to think of him more as a brother. Just when he finally gets Beth to consider him, however, a challenger threatens the affection growing between them. But neither Nick nor Beth is prepared when they must face the consequences of Nick's complicated past.

As a past fraught with unwise choices and guilt invades their world, can Nick and Beth find a love that will last forever?

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Bethany or Beth, rather, is definitely the romantic one of the Gallatin sisters. In book #2, A Love to Last Forever, of the series we get to hear her story. As a reader, on could easily understand and appreciate this novel without having read the first book. Yet, the first book is Gwen, the eldest sister's story, and understanding her is easier if you know her background more fully.

The only qualm I have with this book is the way that it ended, I have many unanswered questions and feel quite left in my pondering. It is not necessarily bad, and it definitely makes me even more so eager for the third book, where I am sure we will hear Lacy's story, but I do despise be left to wonder.

Beth is full about romance and all she wants is her own. Then with the confusion of Mr. Adrian Murphy of the railroad company and neighbor Nicholas Lassiter, she is unsure of what she really wants. Through out the story she dives into her dime romance novels seeking answers. She even finds her way into more novels than in time for reading the Bible and that was a part of her with some guilt that I could easily relate to.

This story is definitely not lacking on romance, for Beth as well as for other characters as well. There are pregnancies with babies and losses. There are crimes with passion and purpose. People are coming in and moving out and with each page you never know what to expect next. The world of the Gallatin County Gallatin sisters is changing rapidly and as a reader you will absolutely thirst for what is next. After reading this book, if you missed the first, you'll definitely want to go back as well as look for the third to come later this year (2009).

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Click here to go back and read my review of Book #1 of the Brides of Gallatin series, A Promise to Believe In.

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764201492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764201493
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches

1 comments and creative thoughts:

Lindsey said...

This sounds like a good one. :-) I'm sorry you're left in your pondering. (hehe, I love how you express yourself!)

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