The characters faced painful complications in their marriage
By D. L. Campbell on May 16, 2016
The farther I got into this book, the harder it was to put down. The characters faced painful complications in their marriage. I lost sleep over this book, because I couldn’t quit reading. Right up to the last paragraph, and I’m still thinking about the ending. This is an intriguing story of a troubled marriage of a Christian couple. I recommend it.
There is hope
By Julane Hiebert on June 28, 2016
All too often, as Christians, we would like for the world to think our problems are different, cleaner, more respectable, etc.. Deborah addresses the REAL, and often painful reality of our humanity. Yet, she does not leave us without the redemption that comes with forgiveness. I loved this story and know it will resonant on various levels to oh, so many!!
This series was written because of my nostalgia for all the old towns here in Kansas. Once, they were thriving communities, with people living their daily lives, just as we do now. They married, raised children, went to work, attended church and enjoyed that little town until they were buried in the cemetery. The Rubyville series is centered around four, headstrong women of the Barton family. Continue their journey down through the years as you meet Annabella King in, A Place to Call Home, Annabella Barton in, A Place of Refuge, Helen Barton in A Place to Heal, and Evelyn Hanover in A Place in My Heart.
I truly enjoyed this story June 16, 2016
I truly enjoyed this story. Not having read a lot of Christian fiction recently, this book was a good one to re-enter the genre. I definitely look forward to the next books in the series.
I thought the first book was great but to go back to the beginning and get …
June 2, 2016
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I thought the first book was great but to go back to the beginning and get to know the characters that founded Rubyville was amazing. I found it to be a fast read because once again the author lures you in and you do not want to put the book down. I am looking forward to this summer for the third book in the series. Deborah Ann Dykeman has proven she is passionate about what she writes due to how the stories unfold without being predictable at all. I love this author.
When Hope Blooms reviews:
Oct 24, 2017 Aimee M. rated it 5.0 out of 5 stars
I could not put this book down. It was so good!! Every time I would read it, I felt like I was right there beside the characters. That’s how good it is. I am so ready to read the next one!
When Love Grows review:
… the characters in this author’s books…I always hate it when the book ends April 27, 2018 Format: Paperback
I get so engrossed with the characters in this author’s books that I always hate it when the book ends. The book “When Hope Blooms” book was no exception and I was very happy to find that this book continued the lives of characters I had come to “know” in the first book. Interestingly enough, I did not like the main character of this book in the first book. However, in this book, the author clearly shows us how God can change a person if they will only allow Him to do it
You may purchase To Thee I’m Wed and the Rubyville series at Amazon in paperback: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=deborah+ann+dykeman&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Adeborah+ and kindle editions. When Hope Blooms, When Love Grows, and When Faith Begins are available in the same formats.