Loving Liza Jane (#01 in Little Hickman Creek Series)
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About "Loving Liza Jane (#01 in Little Hickman Creek Series)"
When Liza Jane Merriwether rode into the town of Little Hickman Creek, her first thought was, "Oh, Lord, what have I done?" Kentucky was much different than what she was used to back East, but she knew God had led her here for a reason. Soon, the new schoolteacher is beloved by all?including Benjamin Broughton, a handsome widower with two young children. Despite his protectiveness and the fact that Ben has rescued Liza from several scrapes, her contract implicitly states that she is to have "no improper contact with the opposite sex." Liza has a lot to learn about God and His plan for her life.
Meet the Author
Born and raised in western Michigan, Sharlene MacLaren attended Springý Arbor University. After graduating, she traveled, then married one of herý childhood friends, and together they raised two lovely daughters. Nowý happily retired after teaching elementary school for thirty-one years, "Shar"ý enjoys reading, singing in the church choir and worship teams, traveling,ý and spending time with her husband, children, and precious grandchildren.ý The acclaimed Through Every Storm was Shar's first novel to be publishedý by Whitaker House, and in 2007, the American Christian Fiction Wr
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I greatly enjoyed this book. As soon as I finish this book I had to read the next two books in the series, just to find what would happen to Sarah Woodward, and Rocky Callahan, Emma Browning, and Jonathan Atkins. I finished the three books in seven day, couldn't stop reading.
School teachers are in demand in small towns across America in the late 1800's and Little Hickman Creek, Kentucky is no exception. Eliza Jane Merriweather is determined to be the only teacher not scared away by the notorious Hogsworth twins and ruffian, Clement Bartel, despite the dire warnings given to her by her slovenly escort into town. Farmer and widower, Benjamin Broughton willingly offers a little cottage on his property to the new teacher, thrilled that his inquisitive young daughter will have a woman to learn from. He simply doesn't expect Miss Merriweather to be so bullheaded about her Independence, despite the threatening behaviour from some of her older students and their parents. Besides, his mail order bride will be arriving any moment so he has other things to focus on! Liza has much to learn about teaching, her faith and, as the infuriating Mr Broughton continues to point out, that patience is a virtue she must acquire forthwith! Sharlene MacLaren has penned a delightful historical romance and despite the familiarity of the tale it rises above as it is infused with emotion, charm and merriment. Liza Jane and Ben Broughton are well rounded characters and their interaction is captivating. The plot is substantive and Sharlene's minor characters, including the heartbroken Rocky, the dedicated preacher Jon and the beautiful yet detached Emma, add soul to the town and are a prelude to further books in the series.