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Overview When one of Elizabeth Westbrook's photographs becomes key evidence in a murder charge, her life is in peril, and when her interests clash with those of a former Confederate sharpshooter, she begins to question her own motivation. Original.
Publishers Description First in a new romantic historical series from a best-selling author, set in the Colorado Territory during the 1870's.
Awards and Recognitions From A Distance (Timber Ridge Reflect V1) by Tamera Alexander has received the following awards and recognitions -
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Romantic Times - 06/01/2008 page 75
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Timber Ridge Reflections
Series Number 1
ISBN 0764203894 ISBN13 9780764203893
Availability 0 units.
More About Tamera Alexander
Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, including A Lasting Impression, The Inheritance, and To Whisper Her Name. Her richly drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry awards.
After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband now make their home in Nashville where they enjoy life with their two adult children, and Jack, a precious—and precocious—silky terrier.
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Not My Favorite By Tamera Alexander Jan 11, 2010
Although I rated this book with only 3 stars, I really don't think it had anything to do with Tamera Alexander's writing or the story itself. I enjoyed the main plot and the way the other details of the sub plots were woven into the story. I especially enjoyed Josiah's character. I think I just had a hard time connecting with the heroine which I've found lately either makes or breaks a book for me. Elizabeth was a likeable personality but I didn't feel that she put God first in her life. She claimed to want to follow God but then lied to everyone to manipulate her life into what she wanted rather than what God wanted for her. She would then justify her actions and question why God wasn't blessing her efforts to become the photographer she felt He wanted her to be. I know we all deal with putting God first in our lives on a daily basis but I never really saw her repent and ask for forgiveness from those she lied to and manipulated. I think that may have made me feel like she had changed for the better and learned from her mistakes by the end of the book.
Sadly, I had to make myself push to the end of this one but it won't stop me from reading Tamera Alexander's other books. I would highly recommend her Fountain Creek Chronicles series.
WOW!! Nov 24, 2009
If there were more than five stars, I would give it dozens. This book was fantastic!! Hard to put down. Well written, all loose ends tied up. Looking forward to the next in the series I just ordered. Clean language. Suspense, mystery, romance, heart to heart story.
A Page-Turner from the Start Jul 30, 2009
There's conflict as soon as Tamera Alexander's strong willed, fashionable, aspiring photojournalist, Elizabeth Westbrook, bursts onto the 1870's Colorado Territory from Washington DC, and her upbringing as a decorated Union commander's daughter. Elizabeth hires a freed slave, Josiah, who becomes a trusted friend with a story to tell. Elizabeth's battling a mysterious disease, and turning more than a few heads while annoying others, especially former Confederate sharpshooter Daniel Ranslett, the man she plans to use to establish her career. The plot is believable and characters endearingly drawn. There's a mystery to solve when one of her photographs becomes evidence in a murder, plenty of girl meets and loses guy romantic twists, adventure when her life is endangered, and enough interpersonal conflict to make the pages turn. The setting is breath-taking, almost like a secondary character. This award winning author has done it again. From a Distance is recommended for all.
First in Timber Ridge Series Jul 24, 2009
After reading the Fountain Creek Chronicles by Tamara Alexander I wanted to read everything I could put my hands on that she wrote as I was thrilled with that series. I have to admit, I wasn't as thrilled with this first book in this series, however, it certainly wasn't a terrible book either just would not rate a 5 star in my ratings but it was okay ... I have to admit I think I struggled with all the lies that Elizabeth told. She was a lady photographer back in the 1870's that chose to go West to try and make her name and become a big time photographer for a East Coast publication! Her lies, of course, built and built, as they have a way of doing and it all fell in on her ... Now, Daniel was someone that I admired and really felt more attached with than Elizabeth throughout the book and I feel that was because of her deception. But, again that was my take on this. Now, I DO feel this serie is worth reading ... I have since read the 2nd book of this series, which I enjoyed reading even more and I look forward to the 3rd that is to be published in the fall of 2009! Tamara Alexander is definitely one of my favorite Christian authors (which are the only authors I truly enjoy these day) and one that I look forward to reading for many, many more years to come! I do believe this is a book that many will enjoy and one does have to understand the struggles of those many years ago that women had to go through and appreciate all they did to get us to this point.
kindredspiritreviews.blogspot.com Jul 18, 2009
Another great book by Tamera Alexander! After reading her awesome Fountain Creek Chronicles series (Revealed is my favorite, and each can be read alone so go find it now - I don't think you'll be disappointed), I determined to pounce on every new book released by this author. Somehow I missed this one last year (Wait, I had a newborn, that's what happened, lol) but thanks to Bethany House Publishers I was able to read it along with Beyond This Moment (my review at that link), Book 2 in the Timber Ridge Reflections series - another series in which each book can be read alone.
Anyway, back to From a Distance. I really get involved in the characters' lives when I read Tamera Alexander's work, and this book is no exception. Elizabeth is a lady photographer just after the Civil War - now wouldn't that take some tenacity and passion? She's determined to land a position with one of the top newspapers in the country by capturing the beauty of the Colorado mountains, which brings her to Timber Ridge. Right off the bat she starts telling little white lies - photography is her hobby, etc - and those lies start to add up, making her uncomfortable and niggling at her conscience. Elizabeth starts to wonder if she really has what it takes to be a newspaperwoman. I was interested in how Elizabeth would overcome this problem - she didn't seem like someone who could just stop doing what she loved and settle down to photography as a hobby to solve the problem of deceiving people. I think you'll be interested as well.
I enjoyed the romance, the mystery, and love all the people in Timber Ridge. I'll be waiting for the third book in the series impatiently!