02 November 2012

Review by Noela Nancarrow of Tamera Alexander's "Rekindled"

Rekindled
Rekindled 

Captivating!

This is a story that completely captivated me in every way – with my heart, mind and emotions! I have never felt so stirred the entire way through a book before. And then upon reading the last page, I literally sat there completely stunned at the way some books have the ability to so thoroughly engage you in their story!

Larson Jennings having fallen in love with the beautiful Kathryn, marries her and brings her from a more privileged lifestyle to his ranch and modest homestead in Colorado. The couple loves each other deeply but Larson is besieged with feelings of inadequacy in providing for his wife as he strives to make his struggling ranch successful. He also has difficulties with completely trusting his wife, having been raised by his mother in a brothel. Kathryn feels unfulfilled and yearns for more, especially from her emotionally scarred husband. These heartbreaking issues affected their relationship and created considerable unhappiness.

This story takes you on each of their personal journeys towards the self-discovery of a new awareness of themselves and each other. This process begins while Larson is on his way to Denver and suffers a terrible tragedy where he very nearly loses his life. Some months later he returns unrecognizable and faces a testing of his newly strengthened faith as he sees his wife pregnant and assumes that she has moved on from him after only five months. Meanwhile Kathryn faces the apparent loss of her beloved husband and battles with keeping their land, their dream, and Larson’s legacy… alive, while frequently facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles and set-backs. New scars are formed over old scars, yet with the new injuries and fresh pain, a renewed faith, trust, and love emerges.

Keep your tissues handy while sharing in this often heartbreaking, but ultimately heart-warming, story. A story so compelling, it will be almost impossible to put down. Share in Larson and Kathryn’s hope, love, and faith REKINDLED and restored from a fragile and fractured foundation.  A truly memorable story!

By Noela Nancarrow

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Question: Have you read Rekindled?  What was your favorite part?


63 comments:

  1. Lovely review Noela! I own Rekindled but haven't read it. It's part of my massive to read list. But I love Tamera's books - she always writes with such depth and emotion!

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  2. Yay for Noela's review, love it!! Great title for this book, too :) LOVED your comments in decribing how this book pulled you in until the last page, wow. I have a copy of this and have not read it, I seriously need to catch up on my Tamera books! I'll definitely keep the tissues nearby, thanks for the heads up :)
    Have a great weekend Noela and ladies and thanks for your wonderful reviews!
    I'm already a facebook fan, TL!
    Blessings,
    Kara
    wman4jcATaolDOTcom

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  3. Thanks Jess!! Oh I know about those long To Read lists lol, but if I were you I'd push this one way to the top... this one has an abundance of that incredible depth and emotion you mentioned that Tamera is so well known for!!

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  4. Haha you're welcome for the heads up KARA! :) If you have a few Tamera books to read Kara, be warned, they are seriously addictive... once you start, you won't be able to stop!!

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  5. Loved your review, NOELA. I have been reading Tamera's books since she first started writing -- love them. However, I read this one so long ago, I have no clue what my favorite scene was. I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning! But I do remember I loved it!

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  6. Oh sounds like your a veteran then DIANA! I have an older one and To Whisper Her Name to go and I'll be up to date. Always good to know there's great books waiting! Lol, guess it doesn't matter what you had for breakky, as long as you remembered you enjoyed it! :)
    My favourite scene would probably have to be when they were re-united!

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  7. WOW!! NOELA what a great review. I haven't read this one...YET!! :) Hopefully I'll remedy that in the near future. One more to add to my overflowing TBR stack.

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  8. This sounds good, but I am not one who loves a tear jerker story normally. I don't want to cry and cry, lol! I get puffy eyes and I get bummed out by books that do that. So how much crying is there? This is available on audible.com so I likely WILL order it. I have loved all of them so far.

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  9. Ohh so glad you enjoyed the review TERESA!! :) Like I said to JESS up above, this one is worthy to be pushed up far as it can go lol!

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  10. CARRIE, rest easy lol, while there will probably be some tears it's not all that bad! I read a book once, without saying any names lol, that made me cry straight for 3 chapters!! :)
    You will love this one I'm positive!

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  11. This sounds like an emotional book! Looks great!
    TL

    shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Thanks for stopping by VERONICA! While it can be emotional, especially to weepy people like me lol, it's also very inspirational. A really great read, you'll love it! Good luck!

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  13. Great review Noela! But you know me..if a book makes you weep..it'll totally do me in! ;)

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  14. Thanks JENNY... and hey Jen you'd be okay, I'll come and hold your hand lol! It's really not all that sad, I just tend to get too emotionally invested in a great book!! It's really a very inspiring story and there's plenty of positive and happy moments in it as well, I promise! :)

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  15. LOVE your review, NOELA!!

    I have read all of Tamera's books, but I can't remember which part was my favorite--it's too long ago.

    CARRIE, I remember I cried more with Tamera's Within My Heart, so I think you will do fine reading Rekindled!

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  16. great interview hope to win. thanks

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  17. Thanks heaps MARIAN! I agree with you, CARRIE would be absolutely fine reading this, and CARRIE... this story is waaay too good to pass up!! :)

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  18. Thank you PAT, I hope you do too! One of favourite Tamera stories!

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  19. Great review. I haven't read any of this authors books but it certainly does look good. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. I have not read it yet..but I am looking forward to reading it soon. angadair at nwcable dot net

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  21. I have read Rekindled and I think my favorite part is when Kathryn realizes who Larson is and who he has become [a softer, kinder person]. I love to read Tamera's writings. Would love to win this one for my library and to share with others. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. Would love to read this book!
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  23. Forgot the TA on my previous comment. Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. Great review! My friend read this book and told me it's amazing, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a copy (so no, I haven't read it)! Thanks for the chance to win it. =)

    lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

    TL

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  25. TL
    I read this book when it first came out after waiting for my library hold to come up. I worked at a middle school and rode the city bus after years of commuting around the "beltline" of the city. Took longer than driving and I had to leave a lot earlier, but rewards! Got may hours of reading done and there were times when some boys behind me would say, "Miss, isn't this your stop?" when I was on the way home! I would like to reread Rekindled. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  26. My eyeballs could use a good cleansing, so sign me up for the drawing! Great review, would love to win.
    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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  27. I previously "liked" Tamera Alexander's author page on Facebook. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  28. JO, Tamera is a great writer! Good luck in the drawing.

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  29. ANGIE, who knows... maybe you win today!

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  30. DARLENE, I remember that scene. So beautiful! Good luck in the contest!

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  31. ELYSSA, have you read any of Tamera's other books?

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  32. KATHLEEN, that proves how good Tamera's books are! Maybe you win and can reread it. :)

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  33. LOL CHAPLAINDEBBIE, you're entered and good luck!

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  34. NOELA is in Australia and asleep right now, but she will read all your comments in the Australian morning! Thank you all for stopping by!

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  35. Sounds like this would be a really really god book to read !! Would love to WIN .Thank you ,Dana" Girl"
    jashbk@earthlink.net
    TL

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  36. Goodness, I'm so excited for Tamera's new book! Finally got our power back on last night...THANK GOD!!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the new one!!! Absolutely LOVED Rekindled, was one of my favorite books ever! My favorite part was probably the ending...which just proves what a romantic I am. Loved seeing their love grow!

    TL

    Emreilly303(At)gmail(dot)com

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  37. You know, I forgot to put TL in my comment, so TL!!!! Got to keep it fair. ;)
    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

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  38. I haven't read Rekindled yet, but I do own it and am eager to get to it! I loved her novel A Lasting Impression, so when I cam across this one, I grabbed it :)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

    Oh, yeah -- TL!

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  39. BETH, this is a great one -- as are all of Tamera's books! Move it to the top of your TBR stack! lol

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  40. CHAPLAINDEBBIE, thank you for "liking" Tamera's page! I know she appreciates it. :)

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  41. EMILY, so thankful you got your power turned on finally! Bless your heart! I hope you get a chance to read the one you desire ASAP!

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  42. DANA, this is one of my favorites of TAMERA'S. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  43. Thanks EVERYONE that for stopping by and reading the review, it truly is one of the best stories! Thanks DIANA and MARIAN for replying while I was fast asleep in Ausland! :)

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  44. I love Tamera's stories and this one didn't disappoint - I liked the part when Kathryn was alone and trying to keep everything going without Larson - women in those times had to be so strong!

    TL :)

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  45. They were like a different breed weren't they KIM?! Sometimes we think we have it tough now, but what they had to do to survive is sometimes just simply beyond our comprehension!
    You're in the draw KIM! :)

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  46. Like Tamera Alexander's Author Page on FB. TL. I have not read Rekindled yet. I read "Revealed" (Book 2 of the Fountain Creek Chronicles) first and loved it! It might sound strange but I felt like I would almost be betraying Matthew Taylor (the man who worked at Katherine and Larson's ranch)! I agree with the recommendation on Tamera's website that if one plans to read all of the books in a series, it's a good idea to read them in order. :) After reading your review I want to go back and read Rekindled. Thanks for sharing it!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  47. Like Diana I read this long ago but remember loving it! I've been a fan of Tamara's for a long time.

    TL
    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Haha JES, I know what you mean, but trust me you'd still thoroughly enjoy it!!
    Thanks for your great comment! :)

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  49. Thanks PATTY and you're entered as well! Tamera's stories are so special, I agree with you that they stay with you always no matter how long ago they were read!!

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  50. I have not read this book yet but am looking forward to it. I am also a fan of Tamara's on facebook. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  51. You're welcome ANGELA, and best of luck with the drawing! You'll have to share what you thought after you read it! :)

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  52. I haven't read Rekindled, but I would love to! TL

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. I so hope you get the chance MARISSA, it's really is well worth it!! :)

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  54. Awesome review! I would love to win! Thanks for the chance! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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  55. Thank you MEGAN for that! God bless you heaps!

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  56. I don't know what is wrong, but will try just once more to get my comment in. Have lost the first two for some unknown reason to me. :(
    I have not read Secretariate from TV news. I haven't read Rekindled or any of Tamera's books yet. But, hope to win this one. TL
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  57. Not sure why you had trouble posting a comment MAXIE but glad you managed to get there. I'd highly recommend any of Tamera's books Maxie, you'd love them!!

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  58. I have not read Rekindled yet. Sure hope I can win a copy. Thank you
    TL
    Katie Johnson (johnsonk133@yahoo.com)

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  59. I haven't read any of Tamara's books yet but have heard so many good things about them. Would love to win a copy. TL.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. KATIE, I really hope you get a chance to read Rekindled, it's a memorable story to say the least!

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  61. JO, unfortunately the competition has finished for Rekindled. Tamera's books are some of the best however and I honestly can't recommend them highly enough, so I do hope you get to read them! :)
    God bless!

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