Friday, January 27, 2012

Abbie Ann by Sharlene MacLaren * A Review

Abbie Ann Kane, the youngest of Jacob Kane's three daughters, is a busy woman. Between running the Whatnot, the family's general store, being active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and assisting the elderly citizens of Sandy Shores, Michigan, she has little time for frivolous matters. And those include matters of the heart. When the recently divorced Noah Carson comes to town with son Toby in tow to pursue a shipbuilding business, Abbie Ann tries to keep her distance-especially when his flagrant ex-wife shows up. But God has other plans in mind.

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (April 6, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603740767
ISBN-13: 978-1603740760
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Born and raised in west Michigan, Shar attended Spring Arbor University. Upon graduating with an education degree way back in 1971, she traveled internationally for a year with a small singing ensemble, then came home and married one of her childhood friends. Together they raised two lovely, wonderful daughters, both of whom are happily married and enjoying their own families. Retired in 2003 from 31-years of teaching, Shar loves to read, sing in the church choir and worship team, travel, and spend time with her family, in particular, her wonderful, adorable grandchildren, Dylan, Alexis, and Gavin!
A Christian for forty+ years, and a lover of the English language, Shar has always enjoyed dabbling in writing—poetry, fiction, various essays, and freelancing for periodicals and newspapers. Her favored genre, however, has always been romance. She remembers well the short stories she wrote in high school and watching them circulate from girl to girl during government and civics classes. “Psst,” someone would whisper from two rows over, and always with the teacher’s back to the class, “Pass me the next page.”
Shar is a an occasional speaker for her local MOPS organization, is involved in KIDS’ HOPE USA, a mentoring program for at-risk children, counsels young women in the Apples of Gold program, and is active in two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan with their lazy, fat cat Mocha.

  This is the third and last book of the series The Daughters of Jacob Kane. Abbie Ann is quite a lovely, spirited young lady who knows what she wants and how to get it. She doesn’t let other people control her and make her go against what she believes the Lord wants her to do.
  This book has many surprising twist and turns. I was really intrigued by it and like the way when I thought it would make a good ending another thing happened to cause havoc and shook things up.
  One thing happened in this book that I was hoping would happen to the father. He is such a strong, capable man, but still has a very soft side.
  I like how the whole family got together at Christmas and how everyone got along and they each show such love to the others.
  Noah and Abbie Ann met in quite a strange way and I like that, I sometimes get tired of the usual boy meets girl scenes.
  I like how they both surrender to the Lord’s will and give Him complete control of their lives.
  I recommend Abbie Ann and all of the books in the series The Daughters of Jacob Kane. Sweet romances.

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Thank you to Whitaker House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

SHARLENE said...

Wanda, I am so grateful for your review of Abbie Ann. Thanks so much for not only reading it but taking the time to insert the review in your blog.

Have a wonderful day!