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She shall be praised / Ginny Aiken.

By: Aiken, Ginny.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Aiken, Ginny. Women of hope: 03.; Aiken, Ginny. Women of Hope novel: New York : FaithWords, 2014Description: 390 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780892968466 (pbk.); 089296846X (pbk.).Subject(s): Socialites -- Fiction | Husbands -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Oregon -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: When socialite Emma Crowell stops the carriage on the way to Portland to 'exercise' her fussy poodle, she does not expect to become stranded in the woods in decidedly unsuitable attire. The pair of men who find her decide to take her back to their cave, where they've hidden sheep they rustled. When rancher Peter Lowery arrives, furious, to retrieve his property and discovers Emma, he does the Christian thing and brings her, her dog, and the thieves back to his cabin. Peter may have to shelter the motley group, but he expects them to earn their keep until he can take them to Bountiful, the nearest town. Emma suddenly finds herself in charge of the house and the care of Peter's imaginative young son Robby. She's surprised to find that she enjoys the challenges of life at the cabin, and feels drawn to Peter. But though willing to learn, no matter how she tries, she can never seem to live up to expectations.
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When socialite Emma Crowell stops the carriage on the way to Portland to 'exercise' her new puppy, the last thing she expects is to be left behind in decidedly unsuitable attire, let alone kidnapped. Fortunately, she is soon found by local rancher Peter Lowery. Unfortunately, he has no intention of abandoning his livelihood to take her back to civilization until the fall. He will, however, provide food, shelter and safety, and in return he expects Emma to earn her keep.
Emma is surprised to find she enjoys the challenges of life at the cabin and feels drawn to Peter and his young son Robby. But though willing to learn, no matter how she tries, she never seems to live up to expectations. As Emma seeks God's guidance and aspires to the picture of womanhood shown in the 31st chapter of Proverbs, Peter comes to realize that he may be underestimating the strength and character behind this woman's beauty.

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When socialite Emma Crowell stops the carriage on the way to Portland to 'exercise' her fussy poodle, she does not expect to become stranded in the woods in decidedly unsuitable attire. The pair of men who find her decide to take her back to their cave, where they've hidden sheep they rustled. When rancher Peter Lowery arrives, furious, to retrieve his property and discovers Emma, he does the Christian thing and brings her, her dog, and the thieves back to his cabin. Peter may have to shelter the motley group, but he expects them to earn their keep until he can take them to Bountiful, the nearest town. Emma suddenly finds herself in charge of the house and the care of Peter's imaginative young son Robby. She's surprised to find that she enjoys the challenges of life at the cabin, and feels drawn to Peter. But though willing to learn, no matter how she tries, she can never seem to live up to expectations.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Fans of Aiken and her Women of Hope series will enjoy this tale that tosses a spoiled socialite into the back country of 1880s Oregon. Emma Crowell is taking her first journey without her widowed father and is eager to show off her adult status, but one little trip for her new puppy's "constitutional" ends in disaster. She's captured by sheep rustlers, then saved by rancher Peter Lowery, only to be forced to stay on his ranch until he has time to take her into town. Will Emma ever please Peter? Will she ever figure out how to put a meal together? Somehow her visions of being "all grown up" are a little different from reality, as she adapts to her temporary new home and comes to know Peter's imaginative son Robby. Aiken has created a satisfactory tale that blends historical interest, biblical understanding, and a bit of romance that will captivate readers. Agent: Steve Laube, Steve Laube Agency. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.