Item description for Pearl (Dakotah Treasures #2) by Lauraine Snelling...
Overview Running from a marriage her father arranged, Pearl ends up at Dove house where the future looks bright when Pearl meets Carl, but then news arrives that Pearl's father is coming to take her back to Chicago.
Publishers Description Book 2 of Dakotah Treasures. Author Lauraine Snelling takes readers further forward in Ruby Torvald's story as Dove House becomes a well-known establishment. Ruby plays matchmaker between the lovely but hidden Pearl and the carpenter Soren, who longs to uncover the beauty in Pearl that seems to be damaged by a tragic childhood. Ruby's own heart is torn by loyalty to the major and a surprising new suitor. But when a disaster threatens their future, will these jewels of the prairie be forced to abandon their dreams for the security of the east?
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Dakotah Treasures
Series Number 2
ISBN 076422221X ISBN13 9780764222214
Availability 0 units.
More About Lauraine Snelling
Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy. Visit her Web site at www.laurainesnelling.com.
Lauraine Snelling currently resides in the state of California. Lauraine Snelling was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pearl (Dakotah Treasures #2)?
book purchase Feb 18, 2007
received the book in great condition, in timely fashion. would use again.
Excellent Book Series Jan 11, 2007
The series was excellent and I have placed them in our church library for others to enjy. Thanks for offering books at such wonderful prices. I received the books faster than I thought possible. Rating is 5 stars
I loved living in this book! Jan 14, 2006
As someone else has already said, Ms. Snelling does a fantastic job of describing everything so well that it is like you are really there. The people and places really drew me in so that I couldn't wait to see what another day would be like at Dove House. I honestly felt like I was part of their everyday lives, and I loved it!
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because the ending was a bit too abrupt. I feel like the love story of Pearl and Carl wasn't developed quite enough. However, I was able to forgive that, since I felt that the story was more about the goings-on at Dove House rather than just the one main character.
Pearl is great! Dec 8, 2005
Pearl is a wonderful book. As things are running smoothly at Dove House, Pearl's homelife is becoming a train wreck. She escapes to the West and Dove House. She is welcomed and friends are made all around. The characters are developed well and you become attached quickly. The only bad part is the ending. It's too abrupt and the book just kind of stops - it doesn't end.
Entertaining sequel. Dec 2, 2005
Pearl is a Chicago-born heiress whose father inexplicably begins a campaign to marry her off to a man she doesn't like. To escape her father, Pearl goes out west to teach in a frontier town, encountering characters from the previous novel.
While I enjoyed Pearl, I admit I wanted to read more about her and a little less about Ruby and Opal, and *Gasp* Rand. Unfortunately the author divides this book into several different narratives each from a different character's point of view. Also, we still must endure the Rand/Ruby romance in this book, which I find rather generic and boring.
There were two things I didn't care for in the book. One, it was a tad preachy. I realize this is Inspirational fiction, but its quite easy to show the characters acting Christian without having God talk to the characters on a regular basis. Secondly, I didn't like how the author treated the attempted rape of Ruby by Jed Black, and Ruby's agonizing about whether she 'truly forgives' him or not. Please sister. The man tried to rape you. Why do you still have him hanging around the hotel? While I can appreciate the Bible's message on forgiving those who trespass against you, that doesn't mean you have to allow people who assault you put you in danger again. At the very least, Jed Black should've been thrown out of town and his crime made public so other women could be wary- Not telling the other women of the household that the guy tried to rape her, is doing a disservice to her employees, but especially her little sister. Sorry, forgiveness is nice, but being safe is more important, and people who try to rape, usually do it again. Drinking or no.
Overall, a great book, except for the Jed Black subplot. I particularly liked Pearl and Karl. A+++