Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection
Story collections are great to read. They are quick, enjoyable and to the point. I am always excited when a new collection comes out. This collection is about young women who aim for the Blue Ribbon prize as a way to fulfil their dreams.
Altered Hearts by Gina Welborn is the story of Reba and her dreams to live in the city and open a millinery shop. She visited the city when she was a child and she decided that there is where she wanted to go. Reba loved designing hats. Winning the Blue Ribbon gave Reba the courage to leave Parker, South Dakota for the big city.
Levi had a plan but didn't discuss it with Reba and he assumed she was agreeable. He was going to marry Reba and live with his family at the dairy farm.
Reba felt she was a failure and that the success of her shop would reveal God's will for her life. She opened her shop but realized she didn't have the business sense to keep it going.
Levi realized that he never properly courted Reba. Reba looked at him as a friend. Well, he wasn't going to sit by and lose her. He was going to Sioux Falls and persuade Reba to marry him.
Levi's dream was to study horticulture but he put his dream aside to assist his family's dairy farm in accounting and paperwork. Reba's dream was for her shop to be successful as she loved designing hats. The more successful her shop, the less time she had to design hats.
Both were praying to God asking for guidance. How can they come together and agree on their future?
This book is about compromise, prayer and God's will for our future.
I received this book free to review. The stories were delightful.
To celebrate their tour, The Blue Ribbon Brides authors are giving away an award winning themed basket that included a quilt and an Amazon Kindle Fire!
Link to giveaway: https://promosimple.com/ps/a7ea
Link to purchase book: http://amzn.to/2f9xBIR