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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Review of "Finding Rose" By Stephanie Humphreys and Win a Free Copy!

My Review:

Finding Rose is a historical romance set in Utah in the late 1800’s. Rose’s family are active members of the church. Everything is going well in Rose’s life until a friend of her brother’s shows up and things start to change. Miles Crandall comes to their home to stay for a while. When Rose learns about the real reason that Miles is there, tragedy soon follows for their family. Rose’s father is dying and has one last wish, to give Miles a chance as a suitor. Rose goes through so much dealing with her feelings. Should she stay in Utah or move to Canada with her family? Rose finds that she is attracted to a rough boy in town, while trying not to acknowledge her feelings towards Miles.

Rose goes through so many challenges in the book. “Finding Rose” is such a fitting title for this book. It truly is Rose’s journey to find herself. One minute she is doing something that you just want to shake some sense into her. Then the next she is showing such kindness to others. I love the way that other people influence her life. I think that sometimes we don’t realize how a certain person or situation can change us and help us grow in many ways.

This book also has an awesome back-story with the towns’ people that she meets in Montana. Author Stephanie Humphreys, a first time author, does a top-notch job in fleshing out the side characters in the story. I was really touched by the relationship that Rose developed with her Aunt Abbie; who is very cold towards her when they first meet. Rose has to really reach out of her shell to break the ice with Abbie. A very sweet relationship is born between these two women.

This story will be well liked by people who like historical romance, stories about the early saints, and just want to read a clean, well-written romance. It would also make a great Christmas gift.

Here is a little excerpt from the book:

Will Rose honor her father's last wish?

Rose stood and dropped her father's hand. "You're tired, Papa." She pulled
the quilt over his thin shoulders and kissed him on the cheek. . . .

"Think about what I said." He gently squeezed her hand. "I wish you would
consider giving Miles a chance."

"Miles! I wish Sean had never brought him here. He's so serious. In all the
time he's been here, he's hardly ever smiled. . . . He annoys me and I wish
he would go home." Still, Rose couldn't help but think of his gentleness
when he cared for her father.

On his deathbed, Rose Sterling's father asks her to consider Miles Crandall
as a suitor. Then Rose is sent to live with an uncle in Spring Creek,
Montana, far from her carefree life with her family in Utah. Miles is
returning to his hometown of Spring Creek to set up a medical practice, so
Rose is certain her being sent there is a setup. Yet Miles doesn¹t seem
interested in her, and after Rose falls ill in Montana, he seems content to
act as her physician and friend. When Rose captures the attention of Miles¹s
younger, flamboyant brother as well as the town sheriff, Miles retreats even
further from any attempt at courtship.

How can Rose honor her father's last wish if Miles doesn't even try to court
her? Will she have the courage to put her heart on the line and fight for
the one she really loves?

From the Publisher:

It's blog tour time for Whitney Nominee
Finding Rose by Stephanie Humphreys.

We're excited because we've got some fabulous reviewers on board,
not to mention that we'll be giving away THREE copies!
The tour runs from November 22-December 3.

Want to win a copy of Finding Rose? It's easy.
Check out the fabulous reviews and leave a comment letting us know why you're excited to read Finding Rose.
Remember to include your email address.
If you tweet about the blog tour, or post about it on your blog or facebook, leave the link in the comments section and you'll receive an additional entry.

I received this free copy from Walnut Springs. In no way did this influence my review.


  1. This sounds really good. Thanks for the review!

  2. Nice review. The book sounds intriguing. I'd love to WIN a copy!

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  3. I think this sounds very intriguing.

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  4. I think the historical romance are the best kind of books. This is sure to be an amazing one.

  5. Great review, Sheila. I'm getting even more excited about reading this book. I'd love to win a copy. AT gmail DOT com