Beyond This Moment (#02 in Timber Ridge Reflections Series)
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About "Beyond This Moment (#02 in Timber Ridge Reflections Series)"
Dismissed from the university where she served as Professor of Romantic Languages, Dr. Molly Whitcomb travels west to start over in the secluded mountain town of Timber Ridge, Colorado, where she'll be teaching children. Her train stops in Denver, and on a whim, Molly purchases a wedding band--an attempt to cover a mistake, but also a chance at a fresh start. Sheriff James McPherson was eager to hire a schoolteacher, but Dr. Molly Whitcomb isn't what he expected. His instincts about people--which rarely miss the mark--tell him she's hiding something. And when Molly's secret is revealed, her reinvented life begins to unravel. What's more, she risks losing her newfound relationship with the sheriff and her renewed faith in God.^ ^Sheriff James McPherson was eager to hire a schoolteacher, but Dr Molly Whitcomb isn't what he expected. His instincts about people - which rarely miss the mark - tell him she's hiding something. And when Molly's secret is revealed, her reinvented life begins to unravel. What's more, she risks losing her newfound relationship with the sheriff and her renewed faith in God.
Meet the Author
Tamera Alexander is the critically acclaimed author of Rekindled, her first novel. Before turning to writing full-time, Tamera Alexander's professional background was in business management and corporate conference coordination. A business graduate of Harding University, Tamera lives with her husband and their two teenagers in Greeley, Colorado.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I found the writing style engaging and easy to read. I liked that Tamera didn't portray perfect people with no problems but wrote about real issues and how to overcome them.
Wow! This book has been added to my list of favourites. Beautifully written, this book is also confronting and made me question how we view others in various societies. The characters are so well developed it feels like they are real people.
I have just finished this delicious story. I was a bit unsure when I realized it was #2 in a series and I had not read #1 yet. I am so glad I didn't toss it aside though. It was lovely and complete on its own. The outcome had some predictability, as most historical christian romance does, but I will be looking for more of Tamera Alexander's work in the near future. Perhaps a little idealistic in some of the outcomes, but I appreciated her illustration of the immigrants and their status in the west during settlement.
Confronting. Hard Hitting. In short, that's how I'd describe Beyond This Moment. It is a novel that invites emotions for sure. The leading lady is strong and determined, yet I must say that I struggled with her. This alone suggests a well mastered story, but Tamera Alexander has written not only a great piece of fiction but a chance for us to scrutinise our own actions and reactions. Beyond This Moment is a realistic and at times, menacingly accurate, depiction of the nuances of small town life. It is a novel, poignant and refreshing in its character traits and flaws, even if a might unconventional and thought provoking. Tamera Alexander has masterfully covered a delicate topic and displayed the full scope of human character and emotions, bridging many voids. I did enjoy this novel, possibly not as much as the first in the series, but it is equally as strong and well crafted.
After devouring From a Distance, the first book in the Timber Ridge Reflections Series, I eagerly picked up the second book in the series. I had really come to like James when he was introduced in the first book. So I was eager to see how his love story played out. Dr. Molly Whitcomb was was not quite what I expected for James. In truth I liked Molly enough not to object to her romance with James, but I felt something wasn't quite right. I guess when it comes down to it, the fact that Molly lied - yes, she had good reason and it was something she regretted right from the outset - but it makes me dislike her no matter her reasons. For this reason, I struggled to truly sympathise with her. For me though, the true stand out in this book is James McPherson. He's a man you want to look up to, someone who you can depend on. I really loved his patience, his quiet reflections and his ability to remain clam in almost all situations. Yet he is not afraid to step out in faith when God requires it of him. In short, he is perfectly suited to the role of Sheriff for Timber Ridge. Again Tamera brings the beautiful Colorado mountains to life. I found myself wishing I lived in Timber Ridge just so I could see these beautiful sights when it was still largely untouched.A great read with a compelling romance. I can't wait to read Within My Heart the final in the Timber Ridge Series.