In 1890s Texas, being a single woman at 30 meant you were practically a spinster. Tired of leaving it up to providence, Essie takes matters into her own hands, casting her sights on the towns remaining bachelors and widowers. Surely with one of them she can find a match made in heaven, even if she’s decided to leave God out of it.
This week's author, Deeanne Gist is going to be stopping by the Book Club Forum to see your comments about this weeks book. If you want to leave Deeanne a message and see what other readers have to say, please leave a post here!
I have never read anything by this author. After reading the book's description on Monday, my first reaction was,"Cute, cute, cute!", and I went straight to my library website and reserved it and looked for other works by this author. It sounds fun but smart, and I appreciate that so much.
I'm sure the author is aware that everyone faces hard times and I am thankful for a cheerful, thoughtful story to take my mind to another place. I can use a break from my life right now! It is a fine thing to provide a wholesome diversion. Thank you, Deeanne!
I read the first excerpt from this book in my email and it sparked my interest immediately. I am 39 and unmarried and have often thought that I should have a husband by now! I have spent time going after someone I thought would be for me only to find that it wasn't right at all! God has taught me to wait on Him and to be content with my life right where I am today. He is in control of everything and will only allow me to meet someone in His timing. I have requested this book from my library and I am looking forward to finding out how Essie's life turns out.
To be honest, I've picked this book up in the store dozens of times and put it back because of the lead character's name! I should have known better. DeeAnne has a way of writing that can get you past the awkwardness of a strange name.
And now that I've read some of the book, the name really fits the character! Shame on me for waiting so long to grab this title!!! GREAT BOOK, DEEANNE!!!!!!!
Poor Essie, to be so unwanted. It sounds like she's heard preaching all her life on "go forth and multiply", marriage and family. Now she probably feels like a failure to God. I know the feeling of when your current life does not match up with current preaching. I've left churches because of that. [ie, you must be present every Sunday, but I had to work some Sundays, all nurses do]
I keep wondering, why does nobody want Essie. Its not just the eligible bachelors that are rejecting her, but it seems the whole town has. If this is truly a description of how life was back in this time, I'm glad I don't live in it. My advice to Essie would be to move to a different town where no one knows her and start from scratch.
I have read the exerpts from Courting Trouble, with anticipation each day. I am looking forward to reading it and the sequeal. While our library currently doesn't have it, they do have them on order, NOW. Will keep an eye open for other books by Ms Gist.
What an interesting book ! I cannot wait to check this out at the library. It really has me intrigued. I am a bookworm ( all my life) and am
looking forward to reading this book.
Thanks , DeeAnne. What is the sequel ??? Billye