Item description for Capture The Wind For Me (Bradleyville V3) by Brandilyn Collins & Amberly Collins...
Overview Assuming the adult responsibilities of caring for a home and her younger siblings after losing her mother, fifteen-year-old Jackie dreams of finding a love like that of her parents and interferes in her heartbroken father's relationship with another woman. Original.
Publishers Description One thing I have learned. The bonfires of change start with the merest spark. Sometimes we see that flicker. Sometimes we blink in surprise at the flame only after it has marched hot legs upward to fully ignite. Either way, flicker or flame, we d better do some serious praying. When God s on the move in our lives, he tends to burn up things we d just as soon keep. After her mama s death, sixteen-year-old Jackie Delham is left to run the household for her daddy and two younger siblings. When Katherine King breezes into town and tries to steal her daddy s heart, Jackie knows she must put a stop to it. Katherine can t be trusted. Besides, one romance in the family is enough, and Jackie is about to fall headlong into her own. As love whirls through both generations, the Delhams are buffeted by hope, elation and loss. Jackie is devastated to learn of old secrets in her parents relationship. Will those past mistakes cost Jackie her own love? And how will her family ever survive if Katherine jilts her daddy and leaves them in mourning once more?"
Citations And Professional Reviews Capture The Wind For Me (Bradleyville V3) by Brandilyn Collins & Amberly Collins has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/10/2003 page 161
Romantic Times - 03/01/2003 page 20
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 9, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310242436 ISBN13 9780310242437 UPC 025986242435
Availability 0 units.
More About Brandilyn Collins & Amberly Collins
Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense(r)--fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. She also writes insightful contemporary novels, often laced with humor. Brandilyn's awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol Award (three times), Inspirational Readers' Choice, the Inspy, Christian Retailer's Best Award (twice), and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice.
Brandilyn Collins currently resides in Redwood City, in the state of California.
Brandilyn Collins has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Capture The Wind For Me (Bradleyville V3)?
Enjoyed this book Jan 2, 2004
This book was very enjoyable to read. This book was about a teenage girl who struggles with feelings from her mother's death and helping out with her family, when both she and her father fall in love. Then Jackie struggles with feelings of distrust for Katherine (her father's new love) and the long distance relationship with a rock star, Greg.
This book was very interesting to read. Character development was great. I liked how Collins brought in the past relationship between Celia, Danny, and Bobby, and how that still had an effect on everyone today. I liked the theme "Keep your eyes on God", like in the "Color the Sidewalk" book. There was also some humor in the book, like with the fight between Clarissa and Alma Sue. I was also amused at the idea of half the town traveling 4 hours to Lexington to get Katherine to come back to Bradleyville when she ran away.
I know that Jackie struggled with Celia and Celia's relationship with her father. But I would have also liked to see some dialog developed between Celia and Jackie on that time period, especially since there was some resentfulness on Jackie's part toward Celia. Also, I thought that the ending and getting Katherine to come back to Bradleyville happened a little quickly. I would have liked to see how Katherine and Bobby ended up compromising on some of their issues. Do Bobby and Katherine travel to Lexington from time to time, to account for Katherine's desire of big city life? Do they agree to stay in Bradleyville and allow Katherine to work in Lex once a month? Plus, I thought that at times, Bobby and Jackie seemed a little too judgmental, and that drove me nuts at times.
Again, I enjoyed this book as I did the whole series. I did like the "Color the Sidewalk" book the best, but this was a very enjoyable book as well.
Charming Finale to Stellar Series Jun 17, 2003
Classic B. Collins psychologically deep, intimate style snatches the reader into the story like strong wind steals your breath.
Teenage Jackie Delham has lost her mother to cancer. Now she must be the adolescent Mom to her two younger siblings, somehow holding the household together while searching for her own independence in the rubble of her once secure life.
When Katherine King blows into town, literally in the vanguard of a tornado, even the small semblance of normalcy in the Delham household is torn away. Jackie can hardly believe her dad would be interested in someone as flamboyant and unstable as Katherine King, especially after the perfect love he shared with Jackie's mother.
The wierdness escalates for Jackie when she meets Katherine King's distant relative, the lead singer in an up-and-coming boy band, and they begin to date. How can she trust her feelings for this young man when ancient history revives, and she discovers her parent's romance may not have been all she had believed?
If you missed the first two in the Bradleyville series, you've missed rare treats, but don't let that cause you to miss this one, too. Capture the Wind for Me stands on its own two feet just fine.
An easy enough read...that proves meaningful as well. Apr 26, 2003
I couldn't put this book down! It entangles you in its web of family ties, small-town life, hidden secrets, newfound love, grief and loss.... It's just a delicious book.
The basic gist of the plot is that teen Jackie's mother died a few years ago, and her father has found someone new. While dealing with her feelings of anger and hurt over this knowledge, Jackie meets a famous foreign singer who wins her heart. But she constantly worries that her dad's new love---and for that matter, her own new love---will break promises and leave them. Then a sudden twist in the plot causes all the characters to second-guess themselves and those they formerly trusted.
Granted, some parts seem melodramatic...and even though I'm a sixteen-year-old myself, this book's sixteen-year-old narrator can seem juvenile at times. (Who still calls their dad "daddy" and refers to their mom as "mama"? Maybe it's just the town she grew up in or something.)
The book stresses good morals and keeping God in control of your life---a phenomenal concept in this day and age. I would recommend it to any female (regardless of whether they're a Christian or not) ages 14 and up.
Oh, and F.Y.I.: the author has a talent for employing impressive vocabulary (among her talent as an exquisite story-teller). I'd have a dictionary neraby just in case.