26 July 2013

The Rose of Lancaster County by Murray Pura Reviewed by Marian Baay


Reviewed by Marian Baay
~5 stars~*****

Rose Lantz and her family came to America to flee the persecution of the Amish people in Switzerland. Lydia Beiler is Rose’s best friend and together they are working on a lovely rose quilt. They often work in the rose garden where there’s peace and joy while quilting in the fragrance of blooming roses. But their happiness will soon come to an end when Lydia is accused of witchcraft and taken to jail.

Ethan Daniels is everything Rose despises—he lives like a wild man in the woods and spends a lot of time hunting in the forest. A man like that has to be avoided by her people. But after he rescued Rose and Lydia from the wrath of some Englishers in town, Rose must admit to herself he is not so bad after all. Indeed, his beautiful poetic words leave her confused and blushing—confused because she has promised to marry a young Amish farmer soon. She cannot help but enjoy all the attention Ethan is giving her, but…he is not Amish and she cannot believe he will ever change his ways and join the Amish. When her Amish fiancé gives her an ultimatum, she must make a very difficult decision.

During Lydia’s trial we witness a bit of how different court was handled in Colonial America. Rose speaks up for her friend and this is when the hatred of the English community shifts from Lydia to Rose. Soon Rose finds herself in trouble with no one to help her but God…

I enjoyed The Rose of Lancaster County immensely! What a fantastic story with great characters and…oh, the romance!! Mr. Pura knows what a woman wants in a romance story and he happily pens it down for us all to enjoy.
I love how he captures female feelings like no other male author I have read. He is a master in spinning a captivating tale and this story is proof of that—he had me on the edge of my seat several times. What more can I say? From the beginning to the end – it is all Pura Enjoyment! 


This book first released in 10 e-book volumes and is now available as a complete download. 
The paperback will be out soon. My review is of the complete book.

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GIVEAWAY: A book by Murray Pura of your choice and format. (International winners ebook only.) 

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EXTRA NOTE: Due to health issues Marian can't reply back to all of you, but you can be sure your comments will be read! Please don't take it personally!!

50 comments:

  1. MARIAN you keep doing these great reviews of Murray's books and I keep wanting to add more books to my overflowing TBR pile!! What's a girl to do? lol

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  2. Awesome book and awesome review MARIAN! I've read this on e-book and I plan on buying it in paperback because it's a keeper for the bookshelves... and it's one I know I'll want to get back to!
    The romance is something else in this one, and hey TERESA... Trust your sister, I'd nudge this one up much higher in your TBR list.. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Noela. I'd also like to have the paperback when it's out. Definitely a book to read again!

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  3. I would love to win a printed copy of this book. Angela in KY
    angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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    1. The paperback is not yet available, Angela, but it won't be much longer I hope.

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    2. Haven't "seen" you in a while, Angela! Great to see you on OWG. MARIAN, I plan to get the entire download now that it is completed. I started reading the first section but then decided to wait till it was finished. One of the great things about Murray's writing is the lyrical quality.

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  4. I love Murray's books I would love to win this one . Enjoyed the review and I have already limed MPW page . Thanks and Blessings.
    lizd225(at)gmail(for)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth. Good luck in the drawing.

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  5. Yes, Please ~ print copy for me!! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net
    love to turn those pages myself MPW ~ I can wait

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  6. As usual your reviews make me really want to read this one ! Faye Simer... xstitchgranny2000@yah.com MPW

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  7. MPW Sounds like a great book! I've love to read a book by this author.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  8. Oh my gosh Marian...do you know how to write a great review or what? You stopped too soon...I wanted to read more. This book is definitely on my wish list for when it comes out in paperback. Thanks for such a great review and thanks to Murray for writing such a great book!

    MPW

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Aww...thanks, Judy for your kind words. I hope you can pick up a copy of the book soon - or win one this week - and find out how the story continues.

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  9. Murray Is a wonderful writer I would love to read this when it is all in one book. Which is soon. Great review Marian. I am a MPW

    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  10. Marian - hope you are feeling better.
    I would love to read Murray's book - MPW
    stimmer@familylife.com

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    1. thanks Sharon. all the best in the contest

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  11. Praying for Marian to feel better soon. Love your reviews. They are awesome. Will have to keep a look out for the paperback books. This sounds just as much intriguing as the others. Thanks for sharing this with us all. LeAnn Mooneyham angel4god(at)charter(dot)net

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    1. thank you - always good to hear
      bless you

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  12. That sounds so good! Would love a copy! Sonja.nishimoto@gmail.com I love anything Amish and have done lots of research on them

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  13. You can enter me for this one! lol I love your review, MARIAN, and WILL be buying the paperback when it comes out. Or maybe I would rather read it on Kindle. Paperback...Kindle, paperback...Kindle - eeny meeny miney mo...

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    1. let's ask CARRIE if you can be entered on this one ;-)

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  14. Thanks, Marian (and Murray!).
    MPW: More Pura Wonder.

    My e-mail: nlsc2010@gmail.com

    Greetings from
    Elaine in Canada

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    1. I agree with that - More Pura Wonder :)

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  15. Ooh, great review! I want to know what happens!! Oh, I guess I have to read the book then. ;) *adding to my pile*
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com
    MPW

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    1. LOL, Susan! Yep, you have to read the book now. :)

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  16. MPW: Another fantastic book to read. You're a terrific author. Looking forward to this book. Sounds wonderful. You're a great reviewer, Marian.Thank you for sharing and please enter me in the giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. MPW - would live to win this book! It's sounds like one to read and share
    God bless,
    Betti
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're right about that, Betti. Good luck.

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  18. Liked & added you as a friend MPW

    pattysdream@yahoo.com definitely would love to win this book. Will leave reviews at book.fun.com, goodreads.com, amazon, on my fb, b&n, anywhere you would like. Sounds great

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    1. Thanks Pat. All the best in the drawing.

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  19. Wonderful review, Marian! I want to read this book - Murray seems to have written a story that doesn't fit the norm of Amish stories. I've been wanting to read and review one of his books for a long time, but my schedule hasn't allowed me that privilege yet. If I win this book, I'll work it in immediately! Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a fantastic read. Liked MPW and he's a friend I've known and admired for some time.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I hope you get to read this book soon, or any of Murray's others books. Good luck.

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  20. This sounds like a great book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Thank you for your review. What a fabulous story.

    MPW

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  22. Hello my OWG girls and MPW. I am I have already liked Murray's page. I sure wish this was a print book. :( Too many in ebook fom. This series sounds really, really good. very good review marian. Hoping you will be well really soon.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Hey Maxie, this book will soon be available in print as well. I hope you get a the chance to read it then. Good luck.

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  23. Sory didn't edit mine before hitting submit. Shame on me. Maxie

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  24. MPW What a beautiful cover! Have still not gotten around to reading any of his books. Need to get that done. Thank you for the giveaway. Have a good day, and hope you are feeling better.
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. MPW
    I haven't read any of his books yet, so it really doesn't matter whichone! They all look Awesome! "The Danforths of Lancashire" Really looks good though!
    Thanks!!! God Bless!
    richmond[dot]abigail[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. I would love to win Murray's book, "The Rose of Lancaster County". Thanks for entering me in the giveaway. If I win I would like the paperback version.
    MPW
    Hope and pray you will feel better soon.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. This looks really good! I've read one other of his books and really enjoyed it. MPW Thanks for the giveaway! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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