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“Kindle freebie. I read this years ago, and when I saw it for free I couldn't resist re-reading it. It is slower at times than I remember and the romance between Elizabeth and Wynn is awfully quick...they barely know one another and they are getting married! I guess life in the old Canadian West...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I fell in love with this book in middle school. As an adult, I not only love it more, but respect Oke's insight in a way I couldn't before because I didn't have any shared experiences. I feel in love with the dream of living in the Canadian wilderness and falling in love with a Mountie. Now I appreciate the journey of uprooting oneself from everything familiar and making a fresh start. Now I have the understanding of what loving someone and not realizing it. Then the moment of awkwardness when you know your feeling and longing, but don't know what to do with it.
Absolutely everything about this novel is done perfectly.”
“This is a Christian historical romance set in early 1900's Calgary, Canada. Elizabeth is a young woman who comes west to Calgary to stay with her brother and his family and teach school. She is sent to a remote one room school and faces the hardships that are part of life in that place.
She meets Wynn Delaney, thinks that he is married, and is disturbed by his flirting. Of course, he is really single, is a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie. In the end they predictably fall in love and get married.
I don't care for Christian books that are too preachy and this one tended in that direction. The characters were rather flat and extremely predictable. I am not even sure the historical background was all that realistic.
It was a nice story, but certainly not a great book.”
“Nook Book-M, @ 1983, 2011, 12/12. A young teacher in 1910 Toronto, Canada is encouraged to move west to Calgary to live with her half-brother and his family to teach there. She finds herself placed at a one-room schoolhouse far from her brother, and learns to cope, then love the situation, and she falls in love with a Canadian Mountie. Good.”Diane Wachter wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A really good book. I really enjoyed it. It made it even more interesting because it is based in Canada and the author is Canadian. It is a real page turner and when started, will not be able to stop reading until finished. It is an amazing story and has made me interested in reading the next ones. ”Monique wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Canadian West, book 1:Young woman goes to the wilderness of Canada to teach, and finds her Mountie. Nice story\”Karen S wrote this review Saturday, January 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When Elizabeth bravely sets out to teach in a one-room schoolhouse in the wilds of Canada she finds a welcoming community of eager students and one stubborn Mountie.
This sweet old-fashioned romance delighted me with its warmth and charm.”
“This is a beautiful story about Elizabeth Thatcher, a new teacher in the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, when she moved from Toronto to join her self-brother Jonathan and his family. It's told from her view on her trials and tribulations of what she endured as a teacher in the teacherage and her class. She learned a lot on life and death, and learned about love, when she falls for a Canadian Mountie named Wynn Delaney, Jon's best friend. And they fall in love, a good start to this six-book series. This is real beautiful and got inside her head to see her emotions and how she persevered through it all. Really touching.”Kristen H wrote this review Tuesday, December 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Historical Christian Teacher
228pgs, Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ”
“really like this one . . .”Cheryl K. wrote this review Thursday, September 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really liked this book. It reminded me of an old favorite "Mrs. Mike" which is also about a young girl who falls in love with a Mountie. A very sweet story. I plan on reading more in this series.”Bonnie D wrote this review Thursday, August 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No