Item description for Virginia: Precious Burdens/Redeemed Hearts/Ramshackle Rose/The Restoration (Heartsong Novella Collection) by Cathy Marie Hake...
Overview Come to the land of the flowering dogwood tree and visit a coastal home that's sheltered generations of searching souls. Travel back in time to Virginia's age of tall ships, across the turn of the century, and through the victory of World War II in four romantic stories. See why Virginia is for lovers! 464 pages, softcover from Barbour.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.87" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.34" Weight: 0.725 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2005
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1593106025 ISBN13 9781593106027
Availability 0 units.
More About Cathy Marie Hake
Cathy Marie Hake is the author of over twenty novels, though past endeavors have included making Bible covers and cutting out convertible car tops! She is also a licensed nurse who worked for many years in an Oncology Unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. She and her husband live in Anaheim, California.
Cathy Marie Hake currently resides in the state of California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Virginia: Precious Burdens/Redeemed Hearts/Ramshackle Rose/The Restoration (Heartsong Novella Collection)?
good book Sep 2, 2008
I enjoyed this book. It was better than most 4-in-1 collections. I especially liked the first story. All were good.
Three Special Stories May 29, 2008
Three stories by three very good writers, woven around a family spinning wheel. SPOKE OF LOVE, by Cathy Marie Hake Samuel Walsh didn't believe in owning another human, but he couldn't turn his back on the abused woman being offered for sale. He paid the price and took her back to his home. Sold for her husband's debts, Garnet Wheelock first believed the kind stranger might be different from the others, but common sense and a lack of trust convinced her she had to be wrong. Garnet had been through so much that her terrible experiences had rendered her mute. She communicated with Sam through sign language. Garnet was a hard worker, and was adept at using the spinning wheel that had belonged to his first wife. Against his better judgement, Sam found himself becoming the protector of the comely widow, but love was out of the question. Or was it?
SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL By Vickie McDonough Alone, and with no place to go, Amy Rogers has come prepared to throw herself on the mercy of her cousin, Kathryn Walsh. Kathryn is in labor with a difficult birth when Amy arrives, and she finds herself pressed into helping. Kathryn dies, leaving Amy to care for the newborn baby girl. Micah, Kathryn's husband, has been trapping for furs in the Appalacian Mountains. Unaware that Kathryn was pregnant, he's looking forward to being reunited with his wife and young dughter. Intead he finds that Kathryn is dead, and a stranger is running his household and caring for his two daughters. Amy works hard, but Micah doesn't want her in his house. However, God has plans for both Amy and Micah.
WEAVING A FUTURE By Susan Page Davis Harry Cooper just wants to buy horses, but then he meets high-spirited, strong-minded Sadie McEwan. It's clear Sadie is attracted to the handsome stranger, and he seems interested in her too, but she has a serious problem to contend with, and he'll soon return home. Besides, she isn't being exactly truthful in their business dealings. Three delightful stories, by three very accomplished writers. They know exactly how to involve the reader from page one. Fans of historical romance will want this one.
Three Great Stories - 3 Great Authors May 16, 2008
Three books spun around a family's spinning wheel in the Shenandoah Valley. All through these books you are uplifted, encouraged and feel for the people involved. These three stories are hard to put down. I carried my book everywhere and even read while at computer. Made me almost want to go back in time to the time when work was hard but people could survive with less money. In Spoke of Love a widower Samuel Walsh sees an indentured servant, Garnet Wheelock, being mistreated by the person who brought her over to sell her as a bride. His compassion reaches out to her and he takes her home. Thus he is able to bring his daughter home from her Aunt's where she has been since his wife died. Both Samuel and Garnet are dealing with a lot of stuff from their past and it takes time to heal and begin to feel they can trust each other. Broken lives are mended and healing takes place. In Spinning Out of Control, Micah Walsh returns home to find out his wife died in child birth and her cousin, Amy Rogers, is there taking care of his children. As Amy does not know who Micah is, she hits him over head when he returns to protect the children. Amy stays on to continue caring for Micah's children but Micah keeps her at arms distance. Little by little the two strangers learn to trust each other. You can learn about trust and how sometime's harsh circumstances can bind two people together. In Weaving a Future, Sadie McEwan falls for a horse trader Harry Cooper. When he comes to her farm to buy horses from her father to breed, she wants him to court her. But before he returns to pick up his horses, her father dies and she tries to hide it to protect herself and her freed servants. When Harry finds out her secret, they separate because of mistrust but robbers come and try to rob from Sadie. The servant's son goes to get Harry as he knows he is in the next town because he left his mares behind. Finally Harry and Sadie are able to solve their differences and move forward in forgiveness and love. These books are books you cannot lay down.
Virginia Mar 10, 2008
The book is good I have not gotten through all of it. I enjoy what I have read so far.
I want to go back in time... Aug 13, 2007
First let me note that this review is for the book "Virginia," NOT "Virginia Brides." When looking into purchasing the latter I decided to read the reviews. To my shock I saw that my review for "Virginia" was posted there. The synopsis' written are for the novellas in Virgina. Now...
I loved, loved, LOVED this book. All the stories were well thought out. They were a perfect combination of drama and lightheartedness.
The first and last stories were more dramatic. The characters in these had their share of struggles. In the first story, a 19 year old is taking care of her younger sister (decieved into a false marriage) and baby and their much younger brother. They are starving when they find the "husband's" brother (who believes someone posed as his brother). The last story takes place during WWI with a decendent of theirs comes back injured from war. He is bitter and angry and seeks solace in their old family home. As he rebuilds it he meets a German neighbor and is forced to deal with his prejudices.
The 2nd and 3rd stories are very quick reads with lots of humor and no dark secrets or pains. They are fun, quick page turneers.
Stories of faith and mercy- beautifully done. I will save this book for another rainy day and read it again!