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Endless Chain I am totally impressed with the way Emilie Richards brought several issues around and tied them up neatly I really think before you read this one you need to read the Wedding Ring That way you understand better who the characters are and what their past has beenI won't give away any spoilers but I will definitely say this was a really good story This is a wonderfully written book Complete with vivid characters diverse situations and heartwarming moments The story itself catches your attention added with the underlying irony of the leading man's habits it's near impossible to not laugh out loud I found myself drawn to Sam's unethical behaviors that seemed to occur though his intentions were so honorable His character definately reminded me that no one is perfect even really good people say a man of the cloth The mystery of Elisa's past held my interest to begin with but then the instant feelings that blossomed between her and Sam without so much of a touch grabbed me by the heart and wouldn't let me give up hope for a happy ending I loved everything about this book I found a lot of my own beliefs mirrored inside the pages I will definately be reading from Emilie One of the Shenandoah series based in Virginia this one features a woman Elisa Martinez who comes to the Community Church in the small town to seek employment as a sexton to the Pastor Rev Sam Kincaid A private mysterious woman of many talents Elisa's bi lingual abilities are a God send to Rev Sam in establishing an English Immersion class for the children of farm workers in the areaMs Richards writes of life in a small town very much like it usually is There are several sub plots not just Elisa's story going on here many pieces that come together just like a well crafted uilt Endless Chain is the perfect title Again Ms Richards does not disappoint with her engaging characters peeks into the past generations a lot of history and thought provoking situations Loved it Eliza came to Toms Brook for a reason but then she met Sam Kinkade the minister of the the local church and was hired to be the new sexton The uilting Bee welcomed her and she became involved with them and many other aspects of the town We know she is hiding something or from something and it was very interesting to find out what I liked the way this story evolved and I'm looking forward to reading books in this series Its not a story about uilting but uilting weaves its way through the book It was a fairly good read I was getting a little impatient for the heroine's story to unfold A few things didn't sit right with me in this book 1 He didn't think he HAD to report child abuse he thought it was up to his own discretion 2 He waited until he fell in love with someone else before he broke off his engagement and yet he was supposed to have very strong morals 3 the whole climax thing at the end I found confusing and not well thought out I am not sure why he got jail time and how convenient that her political troubles could be taken care of withing 6 months A little too far fetched for me I was intrigued what the common thread was going to be in this series turns out it is the uilts I liked the story that was told with the first book this book was much the same I liked that Helen was around to berate people While it took me a bit to warm up to her in the first book by the end I did like her I liked the uilting bee and how Helen was keeping them on task and how she got the pastor to hire the right personElisa was interesting so as her story unfolded I loved that it seemed to mirror somewhat what was going on with the letters especially when you knew the connection I was so so on the relationship that was developing between Elisa and Sam mostly because Sam was already engaged even though it was obvious the relationship was done I wondered why each of them held on so tight I thought the way that Elisa bridged both worlds was great as it showed some very real issues that happen in a lot of communities I really liked how the message that the pastor preached seemed to come to a head with Elisa's life in a slightly different way than the letters I was proud of the church for their actions at the endI thought the ending was great it fit all the characters involved While this novel has many elements of the unrealistic romance and than that a Christian romance I have to give it kudos for supporting the cause of of our unjust involvement in Central America Additionally it showed the human side of undocumented workers and why would they be presented any other way but they are And as if there wasn't enough about man's inhumanity to man she threw in a a little story about slavery and the Underground Railroad Wonderful made me cry near the end what could be better than thatNot only a rich story it contains Christian messages and examples of lives well lived I found it inspirational but not at all preachy Also much information about Guatemala and the government and oppression there You feel great by the end and it gives much food for thought Rereading via audioI went straight into this book after Wedding Ring I was pleased to meet Helen and uilters again and to see further into Tessa's life This story is Sam's By the end some tears were shed and I had been fully engrossed in this book again the sense of community was outstanding as ER explored the issue of integrating 'outsiders' into a place A wonderful story Sam Kinkade is finally feeling at home as a minister in rural Toms Brook Virginia content with his life and Shenandoah Valley congregation But his plans to welcome the area's growing Hispanic community are being met with resistance Fortunately when the church run community center is threatened a stranger named Elisa Martinez walks through his door and Sam realizes he has found a woman capable of building bridgesElisa isn't looking to make connections She has come to Toms Brook to hide But despite her fears of discovery she is enchanted by the beautiful work of and the friendship offered by the women who invite her to join their uilting circle And even though she fears the conseuences for both of them she finds herself powerfully drawn to Sam and to the generations old love story rooted in the town's pastWill she and Sam repeat the past or can they find the love and the freedom they seek at last

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