Dreaming on DaisiesMiralee Ferrell
When her father's debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson's family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch ... Read More
Page Count: 384
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Oct 1, 2014
- UPC: 9780781408103
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 369
- Publish Date: Oct 1, 2014
- Language: English
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- BISAC: "FIC014000"
- ISBN: 0781408105
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- Dreaming On Daisies by Elizabeth on 9/28/2014
Dreaming On Daisies (Love Blossoms in Oregon series #3 )
By: Miralee Ferrell
I was drawn into this story by the author right from the start. Miralee Ferrell has Penned an awesome story from start to finish. When I started reading Dreaming On Daisies I did not want to put it down. This is the third book in the series Love Blossoms In Oregon and I do want to say that it is my favorite. This is a good clean western historical romance and I loved it . I did not have any problems following the story or the characters. You will meet some of the same characters from the other two books. I would suggest reading the first two books in the series before you read Dreaming On Daisies, You will understand it better. This is Leah Carlson and Steven Hardings story. Leah lives with her dad on their family ranch. Leah goes to the bank and wants a loan for the ranch ,for improvements. She is turned down. Now Steven feels really bad and wants to help her someway. Leah feels she has been let down most of her life. She cannot trust anyone, she is afraid too. Steven works at the bank and he also has some family issues. I loved these two characters. Will Leah and Steven learn to trust again? I want go into the story to much , I do not want to give to much a way. Miralee did not disappoint me on Dreaming On Daisies and you will love it too.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, and I have given it .
- Dreaming On Daisies by Miralee Ferrell by Tina on 9/25/2014
Dreaming on Daisies: Love Blossoms in Oregon Series, book 3***** PDF-book by Miralee Ferrell
Leah Carlson finds herself doing more and more in the running of her families ranch with the help of their ranch foreman. Her father, Charlie Pape has not been much help for many years. He goes out and drowns his sorrows over loosing his wife in the bottle every night, coming home drunk and hung-over. Her brother, Tom, left some years ago and she doesn't know where he is. Finances are tight and Leah decides to go to the bank for another loan to tide them over. The bank president is not available so she asks Steven Harding, who is an associate of the president for the loan. He gently tells her that he cannot do it without the presidents approval. Discouraged, Leah returns to the ranch, praying for some answers. Later when she returns to the bank and speaks to the bank president, he denies her the loan saying her father needs to be the one asking for it not her. What is she going to do now?
Steven Harding did not like refusing a loan for Leah. He would like to help her but needs to come up with a plan that she will agree to. When the small shack he lives in near the mines burns down Steven has a perfect reason to ask Leah for her help—when he is really helping her. She finally agrees to let him stay in the bunk house and help out on the ranch evenings and weekends when he is not working at the ranch. Steven slowly gains Leah's trust with his work ethic and godly character.
Suddenly Tom shows up at the ranch with some very startling news to Leah. News she does not want to believe, no way is he telling the truth. She confronts her father but he refuses to talk about it. More secrets come to light as Leah tries to find out the truth, a truth she may not want to know. Will the truth she uncovers help heal her broken heart or tear it open more? How can she forgive her family for the lies they let her believe all these years?
I like that we see more of the same characters from Wishing on Buttercups in this story; but this can be read as a stand-alone book. Leah and Steven are challenged by some of the same challenges we face today: betrayal, deceit, lies, secrets, desertion, drinking problems impacting the whole family, pride, trouble trusting, forgiveness, romance, love and God's love for us, to name a few. Miralee developed her characters in such a way you feel like shaking some of them and hugging others. I like the way she includes as part of her books the Christian faith in the lives of her characters while not being preachy. Another great book by Miralee Ferrell!!
~~I received an advanced PDF-copy of this book from the author for my review~~
- Today's Heart Issues, Set in the Old West by Becky on 8/30/2014
Young Leah Carlson is saddled with running the ranch of her increasingly ne'er-do-well father, Charlie Pape. Heart-sick over his wife's death years before, Charlie visits the saloon and leaves more and more of the day-to-day running of the ranch to Leah and the ranch foreman. Charlie's son,and Leah's brother,Tom, lights out for places unknown as soon as he is able. With Charlie's continued drinking and gambling, the ranch is soon in dire straights.
Steven Harding, a bank teller, and brother of Beth (from Wishing on Buttercups, the previous book),is unable to extend a bank loan. He then thinks to lend aid by renting a room at the ranch and helping with the ranch chores. This way he can also be close to Leah, of whom he is becoming fond.
This is the third full-length book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series by Miralee Ferrell. Set in the 1880's in Oregon, the book grabs your attention because the characters grapple with issues that are troublesome today: betrayal, deceit, desertion, inability to trust, pride, sharp tongue, forgiveness, sibling rivalry for parent affection,etc. Miralee uses skillful word pictures, fun characters, well-timed humor, and beautiful prose to present her enduring stories of love and the Old West. Not to be missed!
Although this is the third in a series, fourth if you count the novella, Forget Me Not, it stands alone well. I was provided an advance copy of this book by the author in exchange for a review.