Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"Summer On Sunset Ridge" by Sharlene Maclaren Book Tour and Giveaway

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About the Book

Book: Summer on Sunset Ridge, Forever Freedom Series Book 1  

Author: Sharlene MacLaren  

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Brought up on a Quaker farm near Philadelphia at the brink of the Civil War, plainspoken Rebecca Albright is charitable, peace-loving, submissive—and a feisty abolitionist. Determined to aid the Underground Railroad no matter what the cost, her path collides with that of formidable slave-catcher Clay Dalton. When Rebecca is assigned to nurse Clay back to health following a near-fatal gunshot wound, her uneasiness around him and the questions surrounding his mysterious past complicate their strained but developing relationship.

Sherriff Clay Dalton is grimly fighting several battles of his own as he stays on at the Albright farm to work off his debt to the family that has saved his life and taken him in. He is torn between his past commitments in the South and his unlikely present among this quiet Quaker community in the North. Almost against his will, he begins to ponder the impossible idea of a future with Rebecca.…

When tensions between North and South escalate, Rebecca and Clay find themselves propelled on a journey to discover just who God has called them to be, and they soon realize that each holds a key to the other’s answer.

My Review:
I think "Summer on Sunset Ridge" by Sharlene MacLaren is a fantastic read! The story kept my interest untill the last word.  I have always liked reading stories about the Underground Railroad.  "Summer On Sunset Ridge" is the first book in the (Forever Freedom) Series. This story does deal a little with The Underground Railroad but I think it dwells more with the characters that help the runaway slaves and how meeting each other change their lives.

"Summer On Sunset Ridge" is a love story and I love that the main characters both realized that to be happy that they have to go against what others want for them and follow God's lead!

"Summer On Sunset Ridge" is a read that has twists and turns that I didn't see coming but I am glad because that makes a good story.

"Summer On Sunset Ridge" is a story about an impossible love between two people and how sometimes the impossible becomes possible.

This book describes the Quaker religion as part of the story line and makes this reader wish she had more time to study the difference between the Quakers and the Amish. I kept thinking of Amish rules while reading "Summer On Sunset Ridge".

There were parts in this story had really surprised me but I am glad they turned out the way they did, well one part was really sad and I didn't really like the outcome of the "accident" but life is like that all too often.

I  am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

"Summer on Sunset Ridge" by Sharlene MacLaren is definitely a five star novel.


About the Author
Sharlene MacLaren Born and raised in western Michigan, award-winning, bestselling author Sharlene MacLaren attended Spring Arbor University. After graduating, she traveled with a nationally touring Christian vocal ensemble, returning home to Spring Arbor to marry her husband, Cecil, whom she’d known since childhood. Together they raised two daughters. Now happily retired after teaching elementary school for 31 years, “Shar” enjoys reading, singing in the church choir and worship teams, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her novels include the contemporary romances Through Every StormLong Journey Home, and Tender Vow; the beloved Little Hickman Creek series (Loving Liza JaneSarah, My BelovedCourting Emma, and  Christmas Comes to Little Hickman Creek, a novella), and three historic romance trilogies: The Daughters of Jacob Kane (Hannah GraceMaggie Rose, and Abbie Ann); River of Hope (Livvie’s SongEllie’s Haven, and Sofia’s Secret); Tennessee Dreams:  Heart of Mercy, Threads of Joy, and Gift of Grace.

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To celebrate Sharlene’s tour, Whitaker House is giving away:

Grand Prize

Brown and tan fashion purse with cross, multiple interior and exterior pockets


Five Sharlene MacLaren titles: Summer on Sunset Ridge (Forever Freedom #1); Heart of Mercy (Tennessee Dreams #1); Livvie’s Song (River of Hope #1); Hannah Grace (Daughters of Jacob Kane #1); Loving Liza Jane (Little Hickman Creek #1)

Second Prize

“Keepers of the Light” Orange/Cinnamon/Clove candle from www.acheerfulgiver.comwww.acheerfulgiver.com and

Summer on Sunset Ridge

Third Prize

Summer on Sunset Ridge

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1 comment:

  1. I am also fascinated by stories dealing with the Underground Railroad. My area in Kentucky was very involved with this effort.