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Friday, May 19, 2006

SOONER OR LATER by Vickie McDonough

Publisher: Barbour's Heartsong Presents HP # 671
ISBN # 1-=59310-850-8


Taken from back cover:
Rebekah's dreams have become a nightmare.

For years, her mother told her, "Sooner or later, some handsome man is going to sweep you off your feet and make you his wife." But that was before her mother and brother died and before her stepfather agreed to marry her to a repulsive neighbor in exchange for liquor and a side of beef.

Mason Danfield has no interest in a wife. He's focused on his motherless niece and nephew. But when Rebekah flees her home in the middle of the night, Mason must intervene or see her suffer, maybe even die, on the prairie.

Will God lead Rebekah to the love she yearns for sooner, rather than later? Will Rebekah and Mason allow God's direction to fulfill their dreams?

Cheryl Here:

You know, it took me until the end of the book to realize there is a pretty significant tornado on the cover! LOL! Really cool. Check it out...in the background. See it? I live in Tornado alley, and on the New Madrid Fault so this story was of particular interest to me. The opening hook jerks you in and the plot shoves you through the book at break neck speed. Really connected with the heroine, like in the first few paragraphs. Vickie's dialogue was unique and snappy and I just loved it. Really strong verbs and active writing. Page 62 will squeeze emotion from your eyes and throat. The conflict was really strong in this story, both between Mason and Rebekah, and between Mason and God, and I love how Vicke worked it all out in the end. I could picture the gestures of the characters, and the landscape as if I were standing right there with them. This would be a wonderful book to study if you are an aspiring writer and want to see a great example of an author who did a fabulous job of tugging, then keeping the reader deep in the story. The children are charming, and really add to the suspense and heart of this romance, especially when the twister comes spiraling around. This story will spin in, pick you up, and whirl you away into oblivion without warning. Excellent read!!!

Cheryl Wyatt


At 9:25 PM, May 19, 2006, Blogger Pammer said...

Ooooo, sounds good. I'm in tornado alley too. My son saw the funnel of one forming and we were getting ready for church and had NO time to get in the basement!

Vickie is so sweet. I love her work. I can't wait to read this one.

At 12:32 AM, May 20, 2006, Blogger Camy Tang said...

I can't even imagine living with tornado threats every year! Give me earthquakes anyday.


At 1:01 AM, May 20, 2006, Blogger Heather Diane Tipton said...

when I was like 5yo, we had a tornado come right at our trailer (hello, tornado magnet) my parents praid against it, and it jumped the trailer, and came back down on the other side... tore up the storage shed. LOL it was really cool seeing the path it took after it was all over


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