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While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entrance at her debutante ba ll. A more advanced editor could have recommended that the author elaborate on a fair amount of the goings-on, as most of the in-between scenes were a bit sparse. Some scenes were nicely depicted, while others were pretty much skimmed over, and the reader is there thinking: I wanted to read about that! Decent story, but could have been so much better with more to it. Eakes also needed a refresher course on what exactly should be a paragraph or a chapter.

They were broken up very strangely. Would recommend if you want a quick, and clean, read. Mar 12, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Loved it and couldn't put it down!

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Meg is the daughter of the glassworks owner, and when she meet the new master glassblower, has an instant connection with him. Despite the fact that she is not supposed to interact with her father's employees, she continues to find herself in situations where Colin comes to her rescue, or is doing her a favor. Meg and Colin's friendship continues to deepen, even though Meg has been promised to another man as his wife.

The Glassblower by Laurie Alice Eakes

Will it be possible for Meg and Colin to eve Loved it and couldn't put it down! Will it be possible for Meg and Colin to ever be together? Will a series of accidents keep them apart? This book is truly a work of art. From the first page, she captured my imagination creating a vivid tale of love and hope.

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What a fantastic book! Can't wait to read more of her work, although I've read quite a few of her books already. Did I mention she's a favorite author? Because her books never disappoint. What a good book! Oct 17, Blabby Gabi rated it it was amazing. It was a shorter book, only took me about an hour to read, but I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!!! Definitely recommend this to the romance lover: Feb 23, Marvy Herrera rated it really liked it Shelves: This book remaind me of Laura Frantz, Love Reckoning.

An unexpected love and difficult circumtances. I like how she describe the characters and how the story it's writting. I like the balance and of course, the end make it all worth it. Jan 21, Jennifer Taylor rated it it was amazing. My Review This is one of the most unique Heartsong Presents novels I've ever read, which is no small feat for the author, since there are so many guidelines to follow in category romance.

It was well-written, interesting, and the characters were very likeable. This is one of those books you don't want to put down as you wonder how the conflicts will be resolved and the heroine, Meg Jordan, and the hero, Colin Grassick, will come together. Colin is from Scotland and the author did a superb job with My Review This is one of the most unique Heartsong Presents novels I've ever read, which is no small feat for the author, since there are so many guidelines to follow in category romance.

Colin is from Scotland and the author did a superb job with his Scottish accent. It made his character even more endearing, especially after he repeatedly comes to Meg's rescue and shows such tenderness in wanting to save his Scottish family back home from the destitution of poverty now that his father is gone.

While Meg is always being rescued by Colin, she is going around and rescuing animals and children. One feels Megs torn heart as she struggles with wanting to obey her father, but knowing that the man he has chosen for her is wrong. I particularly enjoyed the faith theme of The Glassblower. The heroine is concerned that she is doing things her own way and not bothering to consult God in her decisions. As a Christian I want to please God, but I am living the only life I'll live on this earth and there are many things I want to accomplish before I leave it.

As a result, I often find myself going about my own business and doing things my way, forgetting that I have given my life to Christ and it is no longer mine, but His. God may not mind me accomplishing my goals, but He doesn't want me to leave Him out of the process. He wants to be included, to help me, and for me to have faith in Him to handle the things I can't handle on my own. This book was a wonderful reminder of that.

Back Cover Description Now that Colin Grassick, a master glassblower from Scotland has arrived to help at the Jordan glassworks, Meg Jordan'ss dreams of teach the poor, local children are coming true. Finally, someone will have time to make windows for the rural New Jersey schoolhouse, to keep out the cold--and vandals. But the vandalism continues and Colin, whom Meg as befriended, is injured in a suspicious accident at the glassworks. To Joseph Pyle, the wealthy, arrogant man to whom Meg will soon be betrothed, the destruction of Meg's new windows iss inconsequential--as his wife, she will be forbidden from doing anything as common as teaching.

Why would Meg's father insist she marry a man like Jospeh and stay away from the endearing Colin? Me knows what--and who--she wants.

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But what does God want her to do? Apr 25, Christine Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: Whether a book is a huge omnibus or a slim volume, good writing rises to the top like cream. Or should I say, with the clarity of unsullied glass. With the universal truth that there's nothing new under the sun, I get excited when an author comes up with a totally fresh concept. This is true of the gentle hero, Colin Grassick, a master glassblower. In , Colin comes to New Jersey to Whether a book is a huge omnibus or a slim volume, good writing rises to the top like cream. In , Colin comes to New Jersey to make his fortune so that he may eventually bring his impoverished mother and siblings over from Scotland.

Colin's heart is soon captivated by the daughter of his employer. The lovely Meg Jordan's soul is as transparent as the purest glass Colin has ever crafted. Their hearts are quickly melded together as Meg tries time and again to open her school for the poor children of the area. Colin works overtime to craft windows for her school, but vandalism continues. And suspician grows in Colin's mind. Who is trying to shatter Meg's hopes, and arrange the accidents meant to bring him harm? But as love develops between these two young people, they must not declare their mutual feelings to each other.

Meg is promised to a wealthy landowner. But Meg never made the promise; her father made it for her. However, it soon becomes apparent to Colin that the man Meg is promised to does not deserve her.

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The stakes are high enough in this gentle romance to keep me avidly turning its pages. This is a book I can pass on to a girl or a woman of any age who prefers a story without any disturbing or graphic images. I found the historical detail mesmerizing. The author has the nack of invisibly setting the historical details of the era and of the craft of creating glass into the story. In addition, Laurie Alice Eakes encourages me in a scriptural truth without the slightest trace of preachiness.

On days when my life feels dark, the characters of The Glassblower allow light to penetrate. Feb 02, Kathleen L. Maher rated it it was amazing. Review for The Glassblower by Laurie Alice Eakes The Glassblower combines the enchanting story-telling of a historical aficionado and wordsmith, with layered characters and a suspenseful plot full of lovely imagery and romantic interludes which take the reader to another time and place.

The second half of the book leaps from a brisk trot to a gallop in pace, and I stayed up all night to finish it once the momentum took hold of me. Meg Jordan is the only da http: Meg Jordan is the only daughter of Isaac Jordan, a widower and owner of a large farm and glassworks in early 19th century New Jersey. A new man—Colin Grassick—arrives in town, a master glassblower from Scotland whom her father has brought over to turn the finances of the glassworks around.

His emerald eyes and warm, courtly ways captivate Meg as he helps her rescue a kitten in peril. But a girl of her station must not associate with a working man. The Christmas party made a nice touch to bring the romance to a satisfying conclusion. The theme of trusting God to work in seemingly impossible circumstances imparted inspiration without feeling extraneous or false.

The hero and heroine exemplified the character and choices that made the happily-ever-after not only believable, but well-deserved. Jan 30, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Meg has a strong desire to be a teacher for the young in her community. She was sent away to school and she wants more than anything for young girls to be able to stay at home while learning.

Joseph is a wealthy landowner who wants his future wife to spend her time entertaining governers, presidents, etc. She won't have time for knitting, teaching, and spending time with her friends. When Meg's dad announces to her that she is to marry the Sunday after Easter, Meg does her best to hide her disap Meg has a strong desire to be a teacher for the young in her community.


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When Meg's dad announces to her that she is to marry the Sunday after Easter, Meg does her best to hide her disappointment. She and Joseph have been friends from childhood but she just doesn't feel like he's "the one". However, being a good young lady, Meg will do as her daddy wishes. One day while rescuing a cat from a tree, Meg gets herself in a predictament. She will either not reach the cat and the cat will fall, or Meg will. From out of nowhere this gorgeous man comes to her rescue. She learns this is the new glassblower in town and she is not to fraternize with her dad's employees.

As time goes on, Meg and Colin run into each other and form a friendship. It's this friendship that jeopardizes Meg's family's future as well as Colin's. She just can't seem to resist the Scot though! It's not until her father is out of town on business that many things start coming to Meg's attention. The accidents, the roof of the schoolhouse, etc are all starting to add up. Whatever should Meg do? Follow her heart or follow her father's wishes? This is my first read by Laurie Alice Eakes and hopefully not my last.

This made for enjoyable Sunday reading while stranded several hours from home awaiting a way back home. This is my first completed read for the Christian Historical Fiction challenge! May 26, Pat rated it really liked it. How does Meg Jordan tell her father that the man he has chosen for her to marry is out to hurt her?


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Young Meg adores her father, but balks at his choice of a husband for her, the affluent and arrogant Joseph Pyle. Meg wants to teach school, but one strange incident of vandalism after another prevents the completion of a schoolhouse. She struggles to hide her growing attraction to Colin Grassick, the new glassblower who arrives How does Meg Jordan tell her father that the man he has chosen for her to marry is out to hurt her? He captures her heart with his warm, considerate ways and his competent assistance, from helping her rescue a kitten in danger to fashioning new windows for the school.

There, she introduces characters bound by moral constraints that prevent two people of different social classes from declaring their love and a woman from pursuing the career of her dreams because a future husband disapproves.


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The author skillfully weaves a story of romance, intrigue, and faith as she guides her characters down roads of despair, frustration, and, ultimately, triumph. I especially enjoyed the information I learned about the art of glassblowing. It is apparent Miss Eakes took the time to do accurate research for this story. As a reader and lover of Christian Historical Fiction there are many books that have been missing from the Creative Madness Mama shelves in the first round of publication when they came out as mass market paperback.

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Now that many are coming out a bit and a bit in eBook format this mama us thrilled! The Glassblower is the first of these originally mass market books that I have been able to enjoy through my Kindle and it was a delight beginning to end. I do enjoy Laurie and it will be great to be As a reader and lover of Christian Historical Fiction there are many books that have been missing from the Creative Madness Mama shelves in the first round of publication when they came out as mass market paperback.

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