Image of The Quarryman's Bride (Land of Shining Water)


Image of The Quarryman's Bride (Land of Shining Water)

Peterson’s latest Land of Shining Water book is a story of human nature and its failings and God’s forgiveness and grace. Emmalyne and Tavin’s future is ruined by an obligation that Emmalyne feels to her family. While the book concludes with a happy ending, it is hard to read about the offensive way Emmalyne’s father treats her and how she puts up with it for years and years.

Emmalyne and Tavin are set to be married in a few short weeks when tragedy strikes Emmalyne’s family. With the death of her younger sisters, tradition obligates her to give up her future marriage in order to take care of her parents. Years later, Emmalyne is still heartbroken for Tavin and thinks of him often. After a chance encounter, they both realize their feelings are as strong as ever. But Emmalyne’s father still stands between them. Will Emmalyne and Tavin be able to build a future together? (Bethany House, Jun., 336 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Angie Howatt