Item description for Prairie Fire: A Town Called Hope #2 (Heartquest) by Catherine Palmer...
Overview Hope, Kansas, in the 1860s holds a bright future for homesteaders, but only faith can mend the wounds of their past. In Prairie Rose, widower Seth Hunter finds hope in the lovely Rosie Mills. Will Jack Cornwall be as fortunate in Prairie Fire? After losing just about everything he's ever loved, Jack now finds the entire town of Hope against him!
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Town Called Hope
Series Number 2
ISBN 0842370579 ISBN13 9780842370578
Availability 0 units.
More About Catherine Palmer
Gary Chapman is a counselor, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages(R) series, and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. He travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit 5lovelanguages.com. Catherine Palmer is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels - including The Bachelor's Bargain - which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons.
Catherine Palmer currently resides in the state of Missouri. Catherine Palmer was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about Prairie Fire: A Town Called Hope #2 (Heartquest)?
A gripping, enchanting tale Mar 8, 2007
This was a fabulous book, and just as good as the first. This series is turning into a beautiful collection and I'm even more encouraged to read the third addition. It was a gripping story of Jack Cornwalll and his family, trying to make a new home on the Kansas prairie in a town called Hope. His original plan was to find his nephew Chipper and bring him "home." But then he meets Caitrin, a fiery Irish woman that catches his heart, and makes his second guess the life that he's been living. With a less than common circumstance and meeting grounds, it turned into a beautiful angsty romance for Caitrin and Jack. The story wore on as the townsfolk refused to accept Jack because of his previous actions, his family and his heritage. It's a riveting story that I read in one sitting; I simply could not put it down! My only issue with the book was Jimmy O'Toole, his hardened heart and blind prejudice. It boggles the mind that some people actually are that blatantly racist, even with the understanding Jimmy had that we are all children of God. That message was portrayed beautifully and every character eventually came to that understanding. Catherine Palmer shines as an author in this spectacular novel, and I can't wait to read the sequel.
great Christian romance and drama Aug 9, 2000
Can people who claim to be Christians hold grudges against people because of their religion, ethnic origin, or handicap? In Prairie Fire, Palmer shows an entirely different side of the citizens of Hope than she did in Prairie Rose. When Caitrin Murphy falls for Jack Cornwall, her sister, brother-in-law, and the other citizens of Hope do not approve because of his Cornish heritage, traditional enemies of the Irish immigrants of Hope. When Caitrin tries to point out the irony of Hope residents who accept German and Swedish immigrants but not Cornish, her brother-in-law Jimmy O'Toole won't listen. He tells her not to forget her Irish heritage and her allegiance to it. Caitrin replies that she is now an American and "won't be bound by petty prejudice." Jimmy refuses to listen, even when Jack gives his life to the Lord and changes his previous ways. When Jack's mother and sister arrive in Hope, the townspeople become even more suspicious. How can a family keep one of its members in chains? The townspeople resolve to force the Cornwalls to leave. The drama builds to an exciting climax at an emotional prayer meeting of dedicated Christians that ends up in a scene not unlike a bar room brawl. Can these so-called Christian citizens ever accept those who are different? I found Prairie Fire an enjoyable novel, one that teaches as great a lesson to Christians today as to those of the town of Hope over 100 years ago.
This book was really great! Jun 27, 1999
I loved this book and don't plan on exchanging it any time soon. It was always exciting and it made me laugh. There were some good lessons to the book too, but even though the morals were serious they were mixed in with a cheerful and happy tale. It was a funny book that takes you away and doesn't bring you back until it's over! You should read it!
--even more exciting than book one! Nov 7, 1998
As Rosie and Seth Hunter begin their married life, the town of Hope flourishes. The mercantile and post office are now run by Caitrin Murphy, sister of Mrs. O'toole, and the focus shifts. Jack, the bully and the outlaw of book one, is attempting to escape town after being shot in the shoulder. He hides in a barn and encounters red-headed Caitrin for the first time. Both are firey, opinionated, mouthy and fiesty. The highlight of this book for me was when Jack learns that God loves him and he is so humbled by that realization. When he heals, he tries to return to Hope, start anew and make peace. The people of Hope do not intend to make peace with the likes of Jack, and bigotry and prejudice especially in Jack's mother and Caitrin's brother in law keeps the town in an uproar....mostly against Jack. He has brought with him his sister, Lucy, who seems like a mad woman. She cannot relate to normal people...but no one except Caitrin makes any attempt to reach her. Lucy's family's dark, ugly secret is kept for only the 3 of them to ever know. It is not until Jack is actually threatened himself that Lucy has to decide whether or not to break her silence, admit to her dark past and save her brother. The author does a superb job in identifying the ugly and mean side of some of the townspeople, and the good and the gentle side of others. She manages to elicit fear, anger, sympathy, hope, despair and excitement in the reader. Familes are divided, loyalties are questioned, love seems destined to die and the town struggles to stay alive in the drought. The reader is left to wonder whether the real "Fire" is the prairie fire, or the fire of hate and dissention which burns out of control several times in the book. I could hardly put the book down, and I am sooooooo anxious for "Prairie Storm" to be released!