Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CFBA: Dreaming of Daisies

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dreaming on Daisies
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
Miralee Ferrell

Miralee and her husband, Allen, live on 11 acres in Washington State. She loves to minister to women (as a certified Lay Counselor with the AACC) or through her writing, riding her horse, working in her flower beds and playing with her dogs—her 7 lb, long-haired Chihuahua, Lacey, spends a lot of time on her lap while Miralee is writing. Miralee speak at various women’s functions and has taught at writers’ conferences. She’s been writing since 2005, and her first book released in 2007. Since then, she’s had 10 more books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical romance, and she’s had the honor of being a best-selling and award-winning author.


When her father's debts, brought on by heavy drinking, threaten Leah Carlson's family ranch, she fights to save it. When handsome banker Steven Harding must decline her loan request, he determines to do what he can to help. Just as he arrives to serve as a much-needed ranch hand, Leah's family secrets—and the pain of her past—come to a head. They could destroy everything she's fought for. And they could keep her from ever opening her heart again.

This is western historical romance that offers hope and healing to the deepest wounds in a woman's past.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Dreaming on Daisies, go HERE.


As a western historical romance, this book takes on a life of it's own despite being part of a series.  I have not read any other books in this series, and I didn't have any difficulty at all getting into the story line or understanding the characters.

Leah has not had it easy since her ma passed and her brother ran away, her pa has taken to drinking...drinking to the extreme.  Leah has taken it upon herself to keep the ranch going, yet you get the feeling that deep down she yearns for more.  I think she keeps a tough front to hide her pain..and it's really quite admirable the way she deals with her lot in life.

Then of course, you have the eligible male that comes into her life, will he cause her to soften, let secrets come to face?

This is a wonderful read, entertaining and a bit different than so many historical western romances that I have read.  I did have a bit of a time getting into the story, but I am so glad that I stuck with it, it was well worth it!

...and to be fair, I haven't read this type of a book for some time which may be the reason it took a bit of time for me to get into the story line.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your review of my book. I'm glad you stuck with it and ended up enjoying it! Blessings!!


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