Item description for Jessie (Big Sky Dreams, Book 3) by Lori Wick & Jill Shellabarger...
Overview Single mother Jessie is surprised when Seth, the husband who abandoned her, returns to town claiming he is a man changed by faith.
Publishers Description Single mother Jessie is surprised when Seth, the husband who abandoned her, returns to town claiming he is a man changed by faith. Jessie is reluctant to trust him or God, but Seth sets out to prove his love in a timeless story of the transforming power of God's love and forgiveness. Book 3 in the Big Sky Dreams series.
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Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Oasis Audio
Series Big Sky Dreams
ISBN 1598594303 ISBN13 9781598594300
Availability 0 units.
More About Lori Wick & Jill Shellabarger
Lori Wick is a multifaceted author of Christian fiction. As comfortable writing period stories as she is penning contemporary works, Lori's books (more than 6 million in print) vary widely in location and time period. Lori's faithful fans consistently put her series and standalone works on the bestseller lists. Lori and her husband, Bob, live with their swiftly growing family in the Midwest.
Lori Wick currently resides in the state of Wisconsin.
Lori Wick has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Jessie (Big Sky Dreams, Book 3)?
Jessie Sep 28, 2009
It seems like my opinion of Lori Wick's series are always the same. I really enjoy the first book, love the second book, and then like the third. The Big Sky Dreams series was the same. I really enjoyed Cassidy and loved the people of Token Creek. I loved Sabrina. She was so real and her romance with Rylan Jarvik was very sweet.
The first third of Jessie was great. We get to see Jessie's story from the beginning as well as catching up with the people of Token Creek before the main part of the story really gets started. I enjoyed the rest of the novel and thought Seth was so nice and patient. Unfortunately, Jessie was hard to like near the end. She was just so stubborn and blind to everything going on around her. I was just ready for it to end already.
Near the end when Jessie was annoying me, I took great enjoyment from the subplot about Heather and Nate Kaderly. Their story and the continued appearances of Rylan and Bri are what helped me not completely dislike Jessie and the last 75 or so pages of the novel.
I really think that this third book could have been written as focusing on the town as a whole. Jessie's story could have still occurred while the rest of the town's continued stories could be fleshed out a bit more. I was definitely more interested in Bri and Rylan, Heather and Nate, etc. I think in a way Lori Wick already wrote Jessie that way, but the novel would have been stronger for me if it was more of an equal parts story for all.
Donna May 3, 2009
Really loved this book. Lots of fun to read & very clean. There is a message of hope in the pages & the lives of those in this book. I liked it so much I ordered books 1&2 in this series & love them also.
Not up to Wick's usual standard Jan 29, 2009
I am a huge Lori Wick fan, and I read her books over and over because I love them. However, this book was so bad that it made me wonder if she truly wrote it. (Or maybe she just got a horrible editor, who knows?) In any case, the plot was unrealistic and scattered. It was hard to like the title character, Jessie, as she seemed both overly needy (you're just gonna marry some strange dude because you're lonely?) and foolish (immediately letting some guy you barely know into your children's lives after he dumped both you and them without explanation to become a criminal? Seriously?)
The idea for this book isn't a bad one - indeed, it's probably more true to life than most of her books - but the plot is poorly conceived, and the characters aren't particularly likeable.
It was great up until the ending!! Jan 6, 2009
I really enjoyed this book. Probably not as much as the first two in this series, but a fun read nonetheless. However, the ending fell flat and felt very anti-climactic. Just be prepared for that slight let-down. The Yellow Rose Trilogy is still probably my favorite Lori Wick set so far.
Not as good as "Sabrina" Dec 24, 2008
Two days ago I finished Lori Wick's newest book, "Jessie", which is part of her "Big Sky Dreams Series". I was more than a little disappointed. It was about a single mom who's husband ran out on her several years prior and she is left to raise two little girls on her own. Not to mention that she's the owner of the general store. Suddenly, her husband Seth returns a changed man, a new believer in Christ. Jessie practically welcomes him with open arms and allows him to get to know their daughters without any reservations. Two months pass and they've reconciled their marriage. It isn't until the end that Jessie comes to Christ and they live happily ever after. Perhaps I'm a cynic, but if a man ever left me, I don't think I'd be as forgiving as this heroine. And I'd be cautious about allowing him in my daughters' lives. It's not that I wouldn't give the guy another chance, but the way the story progressed, she forgave him quickly and started over with him in matter of a couple months. It just seemed unrealistic to me. If the story progressed a little slower, like over a year or two, then it would have been a bit more believable. So, I give this story 2 ½ stars which is only slightly better than how I rated the first of the series "Cassidy." The second book "Sabrina" is by far the best and most realistic. I think I would have enjoyed this series more if it began with Sabrina and her hubby and focused around them and their adventures together.