Item description for Loving Liza Jane (Little Hickman Creek V1) by Sharlene MacLaren...
Overview "Feisty Liza Jane Merriwether discovers that God is the ultimate Matchmaker when she moves to Little Hickman Creek, Kentucky, to become the new schoolteacher; she meets a widowed farmer who falls in love with her, but he has already sent for a mail-order bride"--Provided by publisher.
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Studio: Whitaker House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Apr 3, 2007
Publisher WHITAKER #54
Series Little Hickman Creek Series
Series Number 1
ISBN 0883688166 ISBN13 9780883688168
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More About Sharlene MacLaren
Born and raised in west Michigan, Sharlene attended Spring Arbor University. Upon graduating with an education degree in 1971, she taught second grade for two years, then accepted an invitation to travel internationally for a year with a singing ensemble. In 1975, she married her childhood sweetheart. Together they raised two lovely, wonderful daughters, both of whom are now happily married and enjoying their own families. Retired in 2003 after thirty-one years of teaching, "Shar" loves to read, sing, travel, and spend time with her family-her grandchildren, in particular! Shar launched her writing career in 2006 with the contemporary romance Through Every Storm, a Whitaker House release that was named a finalist for Book of the Year by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Following that was her acclaimed Little Hickman Creek series, consisting of Loving Liza Jane (Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award); Sarah, My Beloved (third place, Inspirational Readers' Choice Award 2008); and Courting Emma (third place, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award 2009). Shar's next series, the popular Daughters of Jacob Kane, comprises Hannah Grace (second place, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award 2010), Maggie Rose, and Abbie Ann (third place, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award 2011). Sofia's Secret concludes her latest series, River of Hope, which also comprises Livvie's Song and Ellie's Haven. Shar has done numerous countrywide book signings, television and radio appearances, and interviews. She loves to speak for women's organizations, libraries, church groups, women's retreats, and banquets. She is involved in Apples of Gold, a mentoring program for young wives and mothers, and is active in her church, as well as two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan, with their beautiful white collie, Peyton.
Sharlene MacLaren currently resides in Spring Lake. Sharlene MacLaren was born in 1948.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Loving Liza Jane (Little Hickman Creek V1)?
Skillful writing will make you feel part of the community. Sep 26, 2009
Loving Liza Jane was my first book from Sharlene Maclaren,and it drew me in from the beginning.I felt that I was part of the community of Little Hickman Creek, got totally caught up in the challenges and experiences faced by Liza Jane. Loved this whole series and certainly plan to read more work by her. Highly recommended for lovers of historical romance fiction.
Loving Liza Jane Jul 29, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first in a series of 3! Strong, courageous and determined but above all a true love for God in spite of times of doubt and many temptations and danger, the characters show us how to perservere in spite of it all, working together for the good of the community. Our God's love and faithfulness came through in fiction as it does in our lives when we wait upon the Lord.
CHRISTIAN HISTORICAL ROMANCE AT ITS BEST!!! Sep 29, 2008
Finally!!! An Inspirational Historical Romance author who writes "real" romance that quickens the pulse and nourishes the soul! Three cheers for Sharlene McClaren and her Little Hickman Creek Series, a must-read for romance lovers everywhere. Ms. MacLaren is a master at weaving deep and stirring characters into a historical tapestry of rich and rugged pioneer life at its most endearing. Without question, one of my favorite authors!
Great Escape! Sep 16, 2008
I have read all of MacLaren's books, and the Little Hickman Creek Series does not disappoint! Is it the most challenging book you'll ever read? No. But that is the beauty of MacLaren's books. They are for everyone! I found Loving Liza Jane to be a good clean romantic story that made me feel hopeful (as her books always do). I totally agree with one reviewer that said MacLaren does a great job of incorporating scripture that makes the reader grow right along with the characters. I thought that Liza Jane was a fantastic determined character!
Don't Be Confused By Wrong Comparison Sep 15, 2008
Someone earlier said that she was disappointed because this wasn't a Francine Rivers' type book. While I do agree that it isn't a Francine Rivers' book like Redeeming Love, what the reviewer did was to confuse those who are looking for this type of historical romance.
Loving Liza Jane is well done and reminds you of the Christy-type book or Lauraine Snelling's type of historical romances. The author hooked me into buying the next two books in this series because I loved the characters and the setting. And since I often recommend books to bookclubs, etc. I not only did that, but those people also wanted the next books about Sarah and Emma, like me.
If you like the prairie romances, this is a book you will like. While it is yes, sweet, it also deals with tough issues. As a former classroom teacher, I also could relate to the classroom/teacher scenes, too. She characterized small towns and children well, too. MacLaren uses humor and drama in good proportion.