In “The Quarryman’s Bride” by Tracie Peterson we meet Emmalyne Knox. Emmalyne grew up in St. Cloud, Minnesota and fell in love with Tavin MacLachlan. Just weeks before their wedding, a storm comes through and kills Emmalyne’s two younger sisters. Her father ends her engagement because of a tradition that the youngest daughter must never marry and take care of her parents. Emmalyne and Tavin were devastated. Now eleven years have passed and Emmalyne’s family has moved back to St. Cloud. Her father and brother are now working for the MacLachlan’s. Tavin also returns to St. Cloud in order to help his father with the family business. When Emmalyne and Tavin run into each other they realize the love is still there, but Tavin knows that nothing can ever come of it. He tries to push Emmalyne away but circumstances keep bringing them together. The more time they spend together the deeper the feelings grown. Emmalyne knows that the only way for them to be together is to convince her father he was wrong. Will she be able to bring her father back to the Lord and bring the families together again?
This is a story of hope and love that shows us that good things truly do come to those who wait. This story also shows us that nothing can stand in the way of true love as long as we put our faith in God and trust that He will see us through. “The Quarryman’s Bride” is the second book in the Land of Shining Water trilogy but it can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading “The Icecutter’s Daughter” as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House Publishers.