Item description for The Wind Harp (The Mountain Song Legacy #2) by B. J. Hoff...
Overview Hoff's unforgettable characters from "A Distant Music" reunite for an even more gripping, dramatic episode. Maggie has no intention of staying in the coal town of her childhood; her life is in Chicago now. Then she discovers that a hero of her childhood seems destined to become the love of her life.
B.J. Hoff's unforgettable characters from "A Distant Music "reunite for an even more gripping, dramatic episode in "The Mountain Song Legacy."
When Maggie MacAuley returns to the small coal town of her childhood, she has no intention of staying. Her life is in Chicago now. There's nothing to keep her in Skingle Creek...
...nothing but the discovery that a man who has lived most of his life for the children of Skingle Creek is no longer the hero of Maggie's childhood but seems destined to become the love of her life.
In Maggie's quest for independence, she finds her greatest strength in sacrifice...and in her struggle to heal her family, she finds her heart renewed by love.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Mountain Song Legacy
Series Number 2
ISBN 0736914587 ISBN13 9780736914581
Availability 0 units.
More About B. J. Hoff
BJ Hoff s bestselling historical novels continue to cross the boundaries of religion, language, and culture to capture a worldwide reading audience. Her books include "Song of Erin "and "American Anthem" and such popular series as "The Riverhaven Years," "The Mountain Song Legacy, " and "The Emerald Ballad." Hoff s stories, although set in the past, are always relevant to the present. Whether her characters move about in small country towns or metropolitan areas, reside in Amish settlements or in coal company houses, she creates "communities" where people can form relationships, raise families, pursue their faith, and experience the mountains and valleys of life. BJ and her husband make their home in Ohio."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wind Harp (The Mountain Song Legacy #2)?
Anxiously Awaiting Book 3! Feb 18, 2007
Well, once again, B.J. Hoff has drawn me into a story right from the very first page, and kept me up half the night reading because I didn't want to put the book down!
The characters in this book are brought to life in a style that only B.J. Hoff could accomplish. They will become a part of you that you don't want to leave for the real world. The story line is wonderful, and it will leave you anxious for the next story in the saga.
This is a MUST-read for every B.J. Hoff fan, as well as those who might be new to her stories. I've passed it along to all my friends, and we all agree - we can't wait to get our hands on Book 3!
Book 2 of the Mountain Song Legacy Dec 18, 2006
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (12/06)
Maggie MacAuley has returned home to Skingle Creek in Northeastern Kentucky in 1904, on leave from her teaching job at Hull House in Chicago. With her father seriously injured in a mining accident yet still determined to work, a brother who wants to quit school to work in the mines to provide for the family, and a mother trying desperately to stop her husband from destroying himself, Maggie quits her position in Chicago to remain in Kentucky to help her family. As fate would have it, Jonathon Stuart, the school principal, offers Maggie a teaching job at the local school. As a child, Maggie had always had a crush on Jonathon when he was her teacher, and their age difference is not that far apart since he was just a young new teacher at the time.
Maggie's married sister, Eva Grace, returns home with both upsetting and exhilarating news that she hesitates to share with anyone except Maggie. Jonathon and Maggie also visit the home of little Huey and his sister Selma, two students at the school who are prone to being absent, and Maggie is appalled at their discoveries. Little Huey is being physically abused and refuses to talk. And to top off the list of problems, Maggie finds herself falling once again for the school principal, but Jonathon and his secretary, Carolyn Ross, are often seen on Sundays in his horse and buggy. Carolyn is obviously smitten with Jonathon, and she is about his own age, unlike Maggie.
Dr. Gordon, the new female doctor in town, helps Eva Grace, Huey and Selma, and can possibly help Maggie's father, Matthew, but the stubborn man says he will never allow a female physician to examine him. How will Matthew ever approve of a possible relationship between his young adult daughter and her former teacher, Jonathon, if a female physician is too unheard of in his eyes?
I enjoyed "The Wind Harp," for B.J. Hoff created characters with depth and personality, and their adventures kept me enthralled. I feared I would have trouble following the story line since I had not read the first book in the series, but that was not the case at all. "The Distant Music" precedes this book and "The Song Weaver" will be released in the fall of 2007. You will likely want to read the entire series, as I do, if you enjoy historical romance. The "Mountain Song Legacy" is a definite recommendation. This book is appropriate for all ages of readers.
A beautiful love story Oct 13, 2006
Maggie MacAuley has given up her position as a teacher at Hull House in Chicago and has returned home to Skingle Creek. At first she regretted her decision, but unlike her sisters, Eva Grace and Nell Frances, she has always had a love for Skingle Creek. Even the grimy layer of coal dust covering everything doesn't bother her. There's trouble at home. Maggie's Da has been injured, working in the mines. He's in constant pain, her mother is older, frailer, and her fourteen year old brother, Ray, is rebellious. Maggie gets a job teaching at the Skingle Creek School, working with Mr. Stuart, her beloved former teacher, mentor and friend. Then Eva Grace comes home and Maggie isn't sure of anything anymore B.J. Hoff creates characters who live in the heart of the reader. I've never been to Skingle Creek, but I know it and I know the people who live there. Her writing style has all the melody and grace of an Irish harp. She never disappoints.
Peace in the Valley Oct 9, 2006
There's an old gospel song titled "Peace In the Valley." BJ Hoff's latest book puts me in mind of that song. The Wind Harp does not depend upon "sensationalism" to create its moving story; like a cup of ice-cold water on a hot summer day, or sitting under a big old tree by a gently running stream, The Wind Harp draws the reader in to sit for a spell. They are refreshed, and never want to leave. As always, BJ's hallmark characterization is supplemented by her skilled depiction of both the light and dark sides of life, presented with a beautiful simplicity that made my heart sing along with the story.
If you're after a book that leaves you feeling good about life, or feeling hope about life regardless of circumstances, or just feeling refreshed after reading a wonderful story--don't miss The Wind Harp.
How can you go wrong with a big dog in the story? Sep 23, 2006
BJ Hoff continues the story of Maggie and Jonathan, who must endure their share of trials before reaping their reward. Though this novel is historical, BJ Hoff deals with issues that are completely contemporary . . . and I loved the big dog! Kudos to the author for charming us again!