January 21, 2012

Homespun Bride

This book reminded me of something of a 'hallmark movie.' Full of sweetness in a time gone by where life was simpler.

The novel is set in Montana during the winter of 1883. Within this beautiful setting is lots of talk of snow, sleighs rides, horses and ranches.

It's the story of young love ripped apart, neither one really understanding why. Years later they met again and their love for each other starts to grow once more. Things have changed though. An accident has left Noelle blind, with the loss of her parents and feelings of inadequacy. Thad, after being gone for years and carrying some bitterness in his heart, is gently brought back to the Lord by the end of the story.

I loved the descriptive writing in this novel. I could feel how the character of Noelle felt as a blind person. The feel of snowflakes falling on her face, the smell of roast beef cooking, or the distinct sound of someones footsteps. It really added to the story and made it more enjoyable.

This past Christmas my husband gave me an e-reader (Yeah!) and I was able to get this book for free. This is the first Love Inspired book I've read and I enjoyed it very much. This story reminded me of the kind of books I loved as a teenager. Simple and sweet. Leaving you with a happy ending, a sigh and a smile on your face. :)


  1. Hi Cathy,
    I have missed being able to visit you here! (I'm so glad to fially have a computer again)
    This looks like a great book, I will surely be on the lookout to get this book! ;-D
    Blessings and Hugs, Linnie

    1. Glad you're able to visit again! I was just over at your blog and enjoying all your lovely photos from the ball you attended. Looks like fun and all the costumes looked wonderful! :)

  2. I awarded your blog The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!


  3. Great review, Cathy! I have this book on my e-reader too, but I haven't read it yet. What a challenge to write a book about someone who's blind! You've piqued my interest. :-)

  4. I really enjoyed reading this book.

    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by and following. :)


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