Book Review--Remembered by Tamera Alexander
I loved this book which is the third in the Fountain Creek Chronicles. I enjoyed getting to know the two main characters from this story, Veronique Girard, and Jack Brennan (whom we met in the other books) as well as catch up on the characters from the author's previous two books. My only regret is that this is the end of this series. I hope the author will reconsider and give us another glimpse of these endearing characters in a few years.
After her mother's death, Veronique travels from France to Willow Springs, Colorado Territory, to search for her father who left for America when she was a small child. Will she find him? Even more important, will she find it in her heart to forgive him for his abandonment?
Jack Brennan has led wagon trains for 13 years since the death of his wife and son. Now he wishes to live in Willow Springs. His dream is to buy a farm and settle down. What other plans does God have for him?
The story line, these loveable characters and the many others would be enough to make you want to read this book, but Tamera Alexander's painting of the scenes with her lyrical words will make you want to keep on reading anything she writes. I'm copying one short passage as an example of her writing: " She (Veronique) imagined her life as a canvas and the events of it, miniscule brushstrokes. Seen up close they meant little. But when given perspective, each splash of color, every dab of paint, however small or large, dark or light, was meant for her eternal good. God had proven that in recent months."
I hope you will go out and buy all three of the Fountain Creek Chronicles including Rekindled and Revealed and enjoy many hours of happy reading as you are swept away to Colorado in the 1870's.
Below I have printed the back cover copy and biographical info on the author. Join me next week for an informative interview with Tamera.
Back cover blurb for Remembered, Book 3 Fountain Creek Chronicles:
Though loss is often marked in a single moment, letting go of someone you love can take a lifetime...
The threat of war—and a final request—send Véronique Girard from France to a distant and uninviting country. In the Colorado Territory, she searches for the man who has held her heart since childhood—her father. Pierre Girard left Paris for the Americas to seek his fortune in fur trading, vowing to send for his wife and daughter. But twenty-five years have passed and his vow remains unfulfilled. Sifting through shards of broken promises, Véronique embarks on a dangerous search for a man she scarcely remembers.
His grief finally healed, Jack Brennan is moving on with life. After years of guiding families west, he is now working as a freighter to the mining towns surrounding Willow Springs. What he doesn't count on is an unexpected traveling companion on his trips up into the mountains, and how one woman's search will cause havoc with his plans... and his life.
TAMERA ALEXANDER is the bestselling author of Rekindled, Revealed, and Remembered, the three-part Fountain Creek Chronicles historical series with Bethany House Publishers. Rekindled, a CBA bestseller, has won critical acclaim and was chosen as one of Library Journal's Top 5 Picks for Christian Fiction 2006. Rekindled and Revealed triple-finaled in the 2007 RITA® Awards sponsored by Romance Writers of America-Rekindled and Revealed for Best Inspirational Novel, and Rekindled for Best First Novel.Tamera frequently speaks to women's groups, sings on the praise team, enjoys mentoring other writers, and also served as the conference coordinator for the 2004 American Christian Romance Writers National Conference in Denver, Colorado. She and her husband, Joe Alexander, make their home in Tennessee with their two college-age children, and a seven-pound Silky named Jack. Tamera is currently working on her fourth novel, part of another three-book historical series with Bethany House which is set in the Colorado Territory.
Visit Tamera’s website at http://www.tameraalexander.com/
And her blog at http://www.tameraalexander.blogspot.com/