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A Life Once Dreamed

A Life Once Dreamed

A Life Once Dreamed
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A Life Once Dreamed

by Rachel Fordham

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Revell, August 2020. Trade Paperback. Good - Trade. Stock photos may not look exactly like the book.


On Aug 13 2020, a reader said:
A Life Once Dreamed by Rachel Fordham is a heartwarming Christian story. I thought this tale was well-written with developed characters. We get to travel back to 1880 where Agnes Pratt works as the schoolteacher in Penance, Dakota Territory. After learning a secret, Agnes made plans to give up her comfortable life in Buffalo, New York. Agnes answered the ad for a teacher in Penance and discovered she had a knack for teaching. Agnes and James had been friends' all their lives and had planned to wed. When Agnes departed without a word to James, he is left with unanswered questions. James arrival in Penance upheaves Agnes' life. She has never stopped loving James, but it is best if they do not marry. Sam Landon is a logger and carpenter. Agnes hired Sam to make repairs to the schoolhouse over the summer. Sam is ready to settle down and he believes Agnes might be the right woman for him. Sam is a kind, good man. I admit that I was rooting for Sam, and I hope the author provides his story in another book. A Life Once Dreamed is a lovely story. I thought the author captured the time-period with the language, clothing, and attitudes of people. Values and attitudes were different then. There are some great secondary characters which include Minnie who loves to play matchmaker, Mayor Paul Clint, Tommy, Ruby, and Hannah. There is humor in the story from Tommy with his endless and sometimes embarrassing questions as well as Minnie who loves romance. There are great people in the town of Penance. The author captured the rugged setting of Dakota Territory with the loggers, miners, saloons, and the mountains. The life is not easy, but the people are friendly and help each other out. There are some heartbreaking scenes as well as action and tense moments. I had no trouble figuring out Agnes' secret and the story played out in an expected manner. However, that did not diminish my enjoyment of this heartfelt story, and I look forward to Rachel Fordham next novel. A Life Once Dreamed is a charming historical novel with matchmaking Minnie, the committed mayor, a fatal fire, a severe sickness, immeasurable inquiries, and a startling secret.

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A Life Once Dreamed
Rachel Fordham
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August 2020

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