Under Moonlit Skies (Prairie Sky Series #3) by Cynthia Roemer

Synopsis:

Her life was planned out ~ until he rode in ~ Illinois prairie ~ 1859

After four long years away, Esther Stanton returns to the prairie to care for her sister Charlotte’s family following the birth of her second child. The month-long stay seems much too short as Esther becomes acquainted with her brother-in-law’s new ranch hand, Stewart Brant. When obligations compel her to return to Cincinnati and to the man her overbearing mother intends her to wed, she loses hope of ever knowing true happiness.

Still reeling from a hurtful relationship, Stew is reluctant to open his heart to Esther. But when he faces a life-threatening injury with Esther tending him, their bond deepens. Heartbroken when she leaves, he sets out after her and inadvertently stumbles across an illegal slave-trade operation, the knowledge of which puts him, as well as Esther and her family, in jeopardy.

  Under Moonlit Skies (Prairie Sky Series #3)

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading this engaging story. The characters came to life and pulled me into their story like welcoming friends. Right from the beginning, I was drawn into the action, and I felt like I was part of the story. Engaging and endearing, this is a story that you won’t soon forget.

I especially appreciated the deep roots of faith and the journey of growth that happens over the course of this story. Difficult decisions are made, and I appreciated the fact that the characters strove to honor God first and foremost in their lives. I enjoyed watching these characters grow.

Full of unexpected twist and turns, I enjoyed the journey this story took me on with these delightful characters that quickly became new friends. With a special reminder that God loves us all. That in His eyes, not one of us is better than another. We are to treat each other like brothers and sisters in Christ.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a wonderful story to read, full of delightful characters and strong faith.

(I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

CR

Cynthia Roemer is an Inspirational Historical Romance author from rural Illinois. She and her husband, Marvin, have been married for twenty-three years and have two college-aged sons. They enjoy quiet living and God’s wondrous creation on their 300 acre farm.

Cynthia’s thirst for writing began her junior year of high school, when her short-story won first place in a local college writing contest. She went on to pursue a career in writing by earning a B.A. in English (with an emphasis on Creative Writing) from U of I of Springfield, IL in 1988. Since then, Cynthia has had over 100 articles and short-stories printed in various Christian teen and adult publications.

She is currently working on her Prairie Sky Series, consisting of three Inspirational Historical Romance novels set in the mid-1800s, the first of which , Under This Same Sky, is due to release with Mantle Rock Publishing April 28th, 2017.

Cynthia is a regular contributor to Putting on the New Blog, a collective effort of various Christian women writers. It is her ardent prayer that the Lord will plant seeds of hope into the lives of those who read her work.

When she isn’t writing, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks in the country, 4-wheeling, biking, gardening, and reading.

Web Page // Goodreads // Facebook // Twitter

 

  Under Moonlit Skies (Prairie Sky Series #3)

Don’t miss the other books in this series:

  Under This Same Sky(Prairie Sky #1)

  Under Prairie Skies (Prairie Sky #2)

First Line Friday: Under Moonlit Skies

Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I am excited to be featuring Under Moonlit Skies by Cynthia Roemer. This page-turning, sweet prairie romance is reminiscent of Jannett Oke, yet strong enough to stand on its own. I am enjoying reading this story. Look for my review next week!

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Avery (Circle J) Ranch – Illinois,
May 1859

          “Push!”

 

  Under Moonlit Skies (Prairie Sky Series #3)

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

 

November – 2018

What books have you read during the month of November? I’ve had the pleasure of reading some wonderful stories this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in November.

Clicking on the link will take you to the blog post for that book, interview or reveal.

Books Reviewed:

AHolidayByGaslight  A Holiday By Gaslight by Mimi Matthews

EnchantingNicholette  Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall

ChasingSomeday Chasing Someday by Crystal Walton

DeckTheShelves  Deck the Shelves by Toni Shiloh

AMusketInMyHands  A Musket in my Hands by Sandra Merville Hart

SoBrightAHope  So Bright A Hope by Amber Lynn Perry

TheLibertyBride  The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall

UTSS  Under this Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer

BenjyAndTheBelsnickel  Benjy and the Belsnickel by Bonnie Swinehart

SearchingForYou  Searching for You by Jody Hedlund

Character Interview:

ALoveRestored Benjamin Coulter with Kelly Goshorn

 

I’d love to hear from you:

Have you read any of the books I reviewed this month? If so, did you have a favorite?
What book(s) are you looking forward to reading in December?

 

 

 

Under This Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer

She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most.

Synopsis:

Illinois ~ 1854
Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.
Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky struggles to make sense of the path the Lord has placed her on and finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

My Review:

If you enjoy sweet prairie romance stories then look no further! This heartwarming story gripped my heart right from the first chapter. With dynamic characters that leap off the page and into your heart, this story is one you won’t soon forget.

When a horrible tornado had ripped through Becky Hollister’s family farm, destroying everything in its path. My heart broke right alongside Becky as she struggled to move forward and to understand why God could have let this horrible tragedy wreak havoc on her life.

I believe that all of us at some point in our lives will face hardship, tragedy, and loss. How we deal with that, who we put our trust in, makes all the difference. Will we draw closer to God and put our trust in Him? Or will we allow that devastation to push a wedge between us and our Savior? The simple fact is that we live in a sinful world, and bad things will happen. But God has promised to never leave us, to always be with us, and to turn the bad things into His good, for His glory.

Becky is easily my favorite character, she is a fighter. She takes chances, she makes mistakes, and she isn’t afraid to stand up for those who are hurting. Becky’s care for her father and for the other blind children touched my heart. I wanted to like Matthew more, but his inability to stand up for himself time and again only led me to feel sorry for him.

This poignant story is filled with life lessons. True to life, there is tragedy and loss. But just like life, there is also joy, laughter, and an opportunity for growth. Fans of Janette Oke are sure to love this wonderful story.

(I purchased a copy of this book for my own collection.)

Favorite Quote:

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About the Author:

CR

Cynthia Roemer is an Inspirational Historical Romance author from rural Illinois. She and her husband, Marvin, have been married for twenty-three years and have two college-aged sons. They enjoy quiet living and God’s wondrous creation on their 300 acre farm.

Cynthia’s thirst for writing began her junior year of high school, when her short-story won first place in a local college writing contest. She went on to pursue a career in writing by earning a B.A. in English (with an emphasis on Creative Writing) from U of I of Springfield, IL in 1988. Since then, Cynthia has had over 100 articles and short-stories printed in various Christian teen and adult publications.

She is currently working on her Prairie Sky Series, consisting of three Inspirational Historical Romance novels set in the mid-1800s, the first of which , Under This Same Sky, is due to release with Mantle Rock Publishing April 28th, 2017.

Cynthia is a regular contributor to Putting on the New Blog, a collective effort of various Christian women writers. It is her ardent prayer that the Lord will plant seeds of hope into the lives of those who read her work.

When she isn’t writing, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks in the country, 4-wheeling, biking, gardening, and reading.

Web Page // Goodreads // Facebook // Twitter

  Under This Same Sky

  Under Prairie Skies (Prairie Sky #2)