A New Dakotah Territory Saga From Bestselling Author Lauraine Snelling Book 1 of Dakotah Treasures Author Lauraine Snelling once again takes readers west to the untamed land of Dakota Territory, introducing new characters both unique and appealing Ruby Torvald and her young sister, Opal, have received an inheritance from their long lost father who left home years ago to seek his fortune in the Black Hills When they leave their comfortable situation in Chicago and arrive at the mining town of Medora to claim their inheritance, the sisters discover that rather than the legacy of gold they expected, their father has left them a shocking bequest Ruby s bold determination in the face of scandal leads the reader on a journey both heartwarming and inspiring....
|Title||:||Ruby (Dakotah Treasures #1)|
|Publisher||:||Bethany House Publishers August 1, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||779 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Ruby (Dakotah Treasures #1) Reviews
I have a major beef with authors that write a book with no conclusion just so you will buy their next book. No wonder the author has so many books to her credit. It takes three books to get to a conclusion. Won't read this author again even though I enjoy her writing except for this major factor. A series DOES NOT mean the book doesn't end. Most series involve spinoffs of characters not an on-going, unending story.
And gave up after a few pages,today a year or two later I decided to read it and found it just as annoying as the first try. I don't know how a book gets onto Kindle, but in this case it felt like an old, worn out book was scanned. Whenever a character thought something the thought were in faded Italic often missing word. This should not be placed in the romance category, there was none. The book ended apruptly leaving the reader hanging in mid air. All good storied need an ending to pull it all togethet, this one did not.
I know this book is part of a series, but I was disappointed that there was no hint of an ending for this particular book. It just kind of left you hanging, and based on the back cover of the next book, simply moves along to another main character. I kept reading, thinking something would start to gel, but it never did (at least for me). I don't know that I will read the other books if this one is any indication of how the others will be. In fairness, I will say the storyline led me to want to keep reading, but some sort of resolution (at least in the life of one of the characters) would have left me feeling better about the book.
I really enjoy Christian lit and westerns, so I thought for sure I would love this one. It was a huge disappointment. Ruby and her little sister Opal are sent out west to find their ailing father and claim their inheritance. From the very begining, they are plagued with problem after problem and throughout the story these problems are never really resolved. You meet several colorful characters that each have their own issues or problems, but once again nothing is resolved. This book is part of a trilogy and I understand the need to "leave you hanging", but this book basically just stopped. I had one other really big issue with this book. A character in the book is raped. That is not my problem, because it's not graphic. My problem is the antagonist yells at her and tells her it was her own fault for fighting back. Ruby hears this and FINALLY grows a backbone and demands the woman leave her home. Then a few pages later she feels guilty and apologizes to the woman even though she never left. Really!?! All in all I thought the book was depressing and dragged on with no resolution for any of the characters. If you enjoy Christian westerns or just westerns, I would highly recommend Tracie Peterson's Brides of Gallatin series. I hope this helps.
I think Lauraine's writing improves in later books
Lorraine Snelling has written yet another 5star novel. I have read several of her books, loving each one. She has a way of carrying Christian messages without being preachy; showing that we all have flaws. In this book, sisters Ruby and Opal had been abandoned by their father when their mother died, shortly after Opal was born. For a short time they found refuge with their Grandmother...until she soon died at all. Ruby knows how to work hard, and she had been doing it and raising a baby sister since she was 10-11.
This author. . . takes FOREVER to get to the point. By the end of the second chapter, I still had no idea what the story was supposed to be about, because it seemed to be about a governess and her little sister who got her into trouble, which really isn't that exciting of a story plot. I also have noticed that she will go from a slow start to throwing in one plot twist after another, and still take three books to get to the point. I'm probably going to stop reading her books from now on.