09 August 2012

Marian Baay Reviews Lynette Bonner's Rocky Mountain Oasis

Rocky Mountain Oasis

Reviewed by Marian Baay

5 stars*****

Brooke has been sent away as mail-order bride by her uncle. She has no choice and leaves the abusive life she knows, expecting a life of abuse with another man.

Sky's cousin Jason, has bought Brooke as mail-order bride. When Sky learns about this he wants to prevent the woman from a sorrowful life with Jason. Jason is a drinker and takes no responsibility for whatsoever. Sky comes up with a plan to buy Jason's intented. Sight unseen, he marries Brooke as soon as she gets into town.

Sky soon learns that Brooke has had a rough life and therefore distrusts men. He must learn to win her trust. Sky prays that she will get to know the Lord and will find healing of the wounds of her past.

Besides a nicely written love story, there's also a murder mystery in this book. Lynnette weaves the two stories nicely together. The characters are well developed and easily loved. The healing process of Brooke is very well done. I admired Sky's patience with Brooke and how he trusted the Lord for deliverance. Lynnette also puts Scripture to practice in this wonderful novel.

I have read this book some time ago and reread it recently to review. Normally I don't read books twice, but this book was a pleasure to read again. I highly recommend it!


Lynnette's books can be purchased at Amazon and CBD.

GIVEAWAY: We're giving away a copy of one of Lynnette's books. Leave a comment and your email to be entered in this week's contest. Drawing will be late Saturday. International winners ebook option only.

49 comments:

  1. Nice review Marian! Sounds like a good book.
    Have never read any books from her hand.

    As I'm going to the rockies next week, I would love a copy of this book, the experience of reading about a place you've been is always an extra addition and special feeling.

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  2. Thank you, MIRJAM! You're going to the Rockies next week? For how long?
    I know your taste in books and I'm pretty sure you will love this book! You go praying that you will win, okay? :))

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  3. haha, will pray really hard oke :)
    yes going to Canada for 2 1/2 weeks so the Canadian Rockies going from Edmonton to Banff (rockies) and then on to Vancouver.....can't wait. Has been 25 years since I've been back.
    mirjam(at)fotoflits(dot)com

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  4. You have lived in Vancouver, right? Are your parents going, too?

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  5. in St.Albert north of Edmonton and Vancouver right. No just the boys and I. I have a school reunion in st.Albert and have a supplier in Edmonton that we have to visit :)

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  6. Another Winner MARIAN! I have to make time to read Lynnette's books, they all sound so good! :)

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  7. Thanks TERESA! Can't wait for LYNNETTE's upcoming release in two weeks!

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  8. Mirjam, you will love it here! Especially this time of year. Of course Canada is a bit further north, but hopefully you will still have warm weather up there. :)

    Teresa, thanks for stopping by. :)

    Marian, thanks again!

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  9. Great review as usual, MARIAN! I love how LYNNETTE incorporated the characters from Rocky Mountain Oasis into her second book, High Desert Haven! She has been so blessed with whoever does her covers...they are all so lovely!

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  10. Thanks, DIANA. I agree that the covers are lovely!

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  11. I check the cover, then the author, then the back panel when looking for books. Always hope the inside is as good as the outside! Looks like a great read!

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  12. MELODY, I think you will find all - cover, author and inside book - beautiful!

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful story! Would love to win this novel. Thanks for the great review, Marian! It must have been a great book if you were willing to read it twice. :)

    elainemariecooper(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Thanks ELAINE for coming by. You're right, this was a great book! Good luck in the drawing.

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  15. Looks like a great start to the series! I love it when the books in a series are more connected like it sounds like these are. One where it leaves you wondering about another characters story when you finish it.

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. MIRJAM, are you taking your Nook with you? I bet you have an amazing time!

    DIANA, Yes, gorgeous cover! Wow, they did a great job on that. Who did it LYNNETTE?

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  17. This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pj4824(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Great review as always. This Book sounds so good, I really want to read it, maybe even win it. (smile).
    Please add me to your Giveaway.

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I like that, too, PATTY. Some series don't include characters from the earlier book, and I miss them, don't you?!

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  20. PATTY and PAULA, thanks for stopping by! We will enter you in the drawing.

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  21. Thank you INGRID. Maybe you will win it. :)

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  22. MARIAN, I was going to help you out since you were busy, and our comments came up at exactly the same time! lol Great minds run alike-or so they say!

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  23. Waving to DIANA my beautiful friend. :)
    It's past midnight here, so I'm off to bed!

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  24. Thank you DIANA! I finished that review - for now. ;) You can read it on Blogger if you like. :D

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  25. WOO HOO!!! Please enter me!!!

    Amada Chavez: amada_chavez@yahoo.com

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  26. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  27. I'm so honored by all the enthusiasm. :)

    Carrie, I do all my own covers, now. :)

    Melody, I love that Amazon is making the back cover view available now, for that very reason. Many people want to see it before they decide.

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  28. Doei, MARIAN! That means goodnight y'all. Marian is teaching this 1/2 Dutch lady to speak a little Dutch.

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  29. AMADA and APPLE BLOSSOM, just threw your names in my cyberhat. ;) Good luck in the drawing!

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  30. Pick me, Pick me, Please. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  31. KATHLEEN, would you like to be picked? lol I always love your enthusiasm!

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  32. Great review! It sounds like a book I would just LOVE and would probably go straight to the top of my collection of books yet to read!! LOVE the cover also! I'd probably like to get this one in paperback so don't put me in the draw as I'm an international reader. Gives more chances to the above contenders - good luck to you all!! :)

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  33. This sounds like a great read with a combination of genres. Love your reviews.

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  34. Great to see you, NOELA! There are some books that I prefer to read in paperback as well, b/c they have such marvelous covers. And I tend to often judge a book by its cover and am so disappointed when the pages inside don't live up to the lovely cover.

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  35. JULIA, I love MARIAN's reviews as well! Right now since she lives in The Netherlands, she is snoozing away. I hope she is having sweet dreams...of books perhaps? ;)

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  36. Beautiful cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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  37. ANNA, I agree. The cover is beautiful! You're entered in the drawing.

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  38. Looks so Interesting! Please enter me!
    richmond.abigail@gmail.com

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  39. This book sounds so interesting. Would love the chance to win and read it. Thank you.
    Karen
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  40. I would like to read this. I'm happy and impressed that the author uses a lot of scripture---which most christian fiction authors don't use near enough of!
    bskaggs(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  41. This sounds like my kind of book! I look forward to reading this one!
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. TEDDY, I agree. I love the scripture LYNNETTE is using in her books. Also Psalm 23 is one of my favorite Psalms. :)

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  43. SAMANTHA, you're entered. Hope you enjoy the book when you get the chance to read it!

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  44. I don't think I have posted a comment--can't find one anyway--I would love to win this book. I love the Rocky Mountains and the review is really interesting. Please enter my name. Blessings.

    spangldlady@gmail.com

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  45. SPANGLDLADY you're just in time to enter. :) Good luck.

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  46. ELAINE COOPER is the WINNER this week per a different random number generator I used. CONGRATS! Random.org wasn't working so I tried a different one and your number was it!

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