Wednesday, October 5, 2011

On My Nightstand - Remembered by Tamara Alexander

Veronique Girard travels from Paris, France to the Colorado Territory to fulfill a promise made to her dying mother. After an exhausting journey, she arrives in the small town of Willow Creek.

Her plans to search for her missing father run into major obstacles. The petite Frenchwoman finds a solution with the help of a kind livery owner.

Jack Brennan decides to work as a freighter, carrying goods to remote mining camps. When someone purchases his wagon, his patience wears thin.

Veronique and Jack agree to a working arrangement. Both are looking for healing and peace, and find it in the most unexpected way.

I devoured this book. The interaction between Veronique and Jack ranged from hilarious to endearing. The author is an expert at the whole "emotional reaction unit" technique.

The third of the Fountain Creek Chronicles, Remembered, was my favorite. I only wish I'd read the three books closer together. Tamara wove in details from the other books and hinted at others. While a stand-alone novel, I recommend you read all three in sequence.

A big "YES" for this delicious historical romance!

Disclaimer: I received this three-volume book as a gift from my Mom. I did not receive any remuneration from the publisher or author for this review/recommendation. All opinions, as always, are entirely mine.


Jessica Nelson said...

I like your disclaimer. I need to add those to my reviews, apparently.

I always hear so much about Alexander. I guess I need to check out her books for myself!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Sometimes I forget, but all the recommendations are for books I've read personally. I NEVER receive a fee for any of them.

I hope you'll pick up this series. She's an amazing author.

Susan :)

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Oh Susan, you know how write a review! "I devoured this book. The interaction between Veronique and Jack ranged from hilarious to endearing." You made me curious, thank you for your time and effort!

Karen Lange said...

I loved this series. Alexander is a good writer! Thanks for the review. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I certainly would like to read Remembered by Tamara - sounds entrancing .. love those sort of books .. cheers Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

Thanks for the compliment. Authors like Tamara make my reviews easy.

Tamara Alexander is one of my favorite authors. I know if I pick up one of her books, I'll enjoy many hours of reading pleasure.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - From a connoisseur of historicals, that's high praise. :)

Hi Hilary - With your love of history and interesting facts, I know you'd enjoy her books.

Susan :)

Kristen said...

I love Tamara Alexander! I have another of her books on my to-be-read shelf, but I'll be sure to watch for this trilogy too.
Thanks! Hope you're having a fantastic day:)

Diane said...

Sounds like a great series and I LOVE that it was from your mom. :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Thanks for the thumbs up on Tamara's books. You'd love this series.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

She asked me what I wanted. :)