Hearts Aglow

The future should be bright for Deborah Vandermark, who is now pursuing her interest in medicine alongside Dr Christopher Clayton, who is courting her But the lumber town is resistant to the idea of a woman physician, and she feels thwarted at every turn A devastating blow occurs, however, when Christopher breaks off their relationship to return home to his troubleThe future should be bright for Deborah Vandermark, who is now pursuing her interest in medicine alongside Dr Christopher Clayton, who is courting her But the lumber town is resistant to the idea of a woman physician, and she feels thwarted at every turn A devastating blow occurs, however, when Christopher breaks off their relationship to return home to his troubled family Despite her own love life going awry, Deborah is still intent to be a matchmaker for both her widowed mother and her brother, who has caught the eye of the spit fire daughter of the local pastor But what will Deborah do when faced with the truth about Christopher s family Is there hope for the two of themor will Jake Wyeth s attentions finally catch Deborah s eye instead
Hearts Aglow The future should be bright for Deborah Vandermark who is now pursuing her interest in medicine alongside Dr Christopher Clayton who is courting her But the lumber town is resistant to the idea of a

  • Title: Hearts Aglow
  • Author: Tracie Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780764206139
  • Page: 229
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “Hearts Aglow”

    1. I really liked the continuing story of the Vandermark family. I loved the vibrant, nothing can hold me back personality of Deborah in #1 and in #2 as she explores her talents in shadowing Dr. Clayton to be come a doctor. Their relationship grows as both develop stronger feelings for each other. When Dr. Clayton's family problems cause him to leave for a time, Deborah is devastated. He leaves a note letting her out of their courting agreement. Jake Wythe, the rancher that saved Deborah 2x's in Ho [...]

    2. I think I am going through a finicky phase or something because I am a big fan of Tracie Peterson’s books and of all the books of hers I have read, I have always loved them from beginning to end. For some reason I had a lot of trouble getting into Hearts Aglow. I think it may be the fact that I had not read the first book in the series, Embers of Love. I think it may also have something to do with me not liking the way the book started. It was such a violent and unpleasant way to start a book [...]

    3. This is a continuation of a series, so picking up this book before reading the first one would probably not be very helpful.This book was incredibly well written. I loved how I can see the characters struggles, rather then just turning the page and they're fixed. Because this book is Christian, it does mention God several times throughout the whole book. But thankfully, in a non-preachy way. Almost as though you would be walking through church or something and overheard a conversation between fr [...]

    4. I have not read a Tracie Peterson book I didn't like and I wanted to read this one because itwas the 2nd one in this series. Tracie is my favorite author and I get excited whenever I findanother one and I especially like the ones in series because I get involved with the charactersand can't wait to continue the story in another book. This particular one had some new surprisesand an unusual ending making me wonder if there will be a 3rd one. This book is for anyone who enjoyshistorical fiction of [...]

    5. Like most 'middle' books when there is a trio of books in a series; the middle one is kind of the filler and is just 'soso'. This one is just that. It's still written just as well as the first one; but it does seem to just go on and on about kind of the same stuff.You don't 'have' to read book one to enjoy this book as the small references that you need to know for this book the author does include for you. But you would enjoy it better if you have read book one first. And yes, I would recommend [...]

    6. The middle book in a series is always a bit difficult, as it's pulling from the first book, and setting up for the third book This is a story of love, endurance, patience, and relying on God for timing in all things, through several devastating turns of events. Definitely a good read.

    7. The first book in this Striking a Match Series Embers of Love was a good Tracie Peterson read. It was a different narrative voice than what I am used to with her but I take that with it being in Texas as opposed to Montana, Pennsylvania or Alaska. However this second book in the series Hearts Aglow is purely dreadful. I do not read Tracie Peterson's contemporary novels because every one that I have tried was pathetically depressing such as A Slender Thread. The last series that I read from her w [...]

    8. I usually enjoy Tracie Peterson’s books. Maybe I should have read the first book in this series (Striking A Match) because this book was like picking up a book and only reading the middle chapters!This second book in the series starts out with a murder. It felt like the murder was just there to get the book started because once you got past those few pages the book just crawls along. There are a few moments of action like when a strong storm comes through the area. Even the storm though is tal [...]

    9. Peterson continues the story of Deborarh Vandermark who falls in love with Dr. Christopher Clayton, but not without stumbling blocks along the way. In the brief moment she tries to comfort Christopher, two gossips find them embracing- a society no-no. The doctor's assistant strongly dislikes Deborah and thinks it inappropriate for her to want to be a doctor. And then Christopher leaves, feeling obligated to bail his family out. Will he come back?The story starts with a horrible hanging done by t [...]

    10. For book lovers of historical and inspirational romance…I recently reviewed the first book in this series, Embers of Love, set in the 1880s. The story of the main character, Deborah Vandermark continues with a brutal attack on Sissy - once a slave and now friend of the Vandermark family - and her husband and son. Tension still run deep in this small logging Texan town, not so many years after the War Between the States. With that, hurricanes, arsonists, family responsibilities, and old adversa [...]

    11. Peterson is one of those Christian fiction authors who doesn't shy away from the fact that sometimes bad things happen to good people, and there is always the option of epic failure/mistake in life. It's part of what makes her books more realistic than some others. At the same time, I was not expecting the level of -- realism? exposure? raw human "mistake-hood"? -- that would meet me, early on and throughout Hearts Aglow. I was startled. Surprised.I've found myself personally involved with the s [...]

    12. EhWhat I like about this book is that it corresponds well with its previous sequel. The characters don't change, the story is kept up with the last book, and the morals are all the same. I admit that this book is an easy readere's no hard vocabulary and the sentence structures are very plain and simple. It's good in a way, but I dare say that it could be almost boring. However, I am fond of the morals of this story and the Christian theme that is prevalent in this series. I love how the characte [...]

    13. Okay more book left in this series and I will finish it but I had a hard time getting through this one. It starts off in such a powerful way but then I felt let down as the story progressed and nothing was ever done about what happened. And then the love story between Christopher and Deborah is now just starting to feel that it is being drug out too long. I was really disappointed because I like the writing and growing up in East Texas myself so much of the setting is so familiar to me, I really [...]

    14. i must admit that the second book in this series was much better than the first one. the relationship between the main character and her beau was more developed although i think it could allow for more focus.I really didn't experience falling in this deep love that was written of the main character. I was thinking to myself when did this romance get so serious? did i miss the build up?Lots of rushed romances in this book were more annoying instead of relevant. for instance Deborah's (main charac [...]

    15. Tracie Peterson's 2nd novel in the series "Striking a Match" sure packed a lot into 348 pages. We are introduced to the White Hand of God, a masked white supremecy group who killed two of the Vandermark family's black workers, citing Scripture as their reason. Deborah is openly expressing her desire to become a doctor, and receiving criticism based on her status as a woman. Stuart from the first novel is being his evil self, and Mother Vandermark finds herself pursued by two different men seekin [...]

    16. This was a great sequel to the first book, Embers of Love, and though the novel came to a conclusion, it still left me wanting more which will come about in the way of the third installment in the trilogy. Deborah and Christopher's love is growing, but his secrets might turn one of them from the other, and Deborah's great admirer, Mr. Wythe is back in town! Then to add to the suspense racial hate is wreaking havoc on their small town. Horrifying deaths, beatings, and vandalism. And on top of tha [...]

    17. I absolutely love all of the books that I have read by Tracie Peterson and when I started reading this series I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. "Hearts Aglow" is the second book in the "Striking A Match" series. The first book "Embers Of Love" must be read first because these books are a continuing story . Tracie Peterson is one of the best Christian fiction authors ( if not the best) and she is my favorite author. I totally recommend "Embers Of Love" & "Hearts Aglow" and I would be very mu [...]

    18. In Hearts Aglow, Deborah Vandermark and Dr. Christopher Clayton continue their working relationship—he is teaching her to be a doctor—as well as their courtship. But most people in the town of Perkinsville, Texas, in the 1880’s do not take kindly to the idea of a female physician, especially one who is courting her teacher.Read my complete review here: shoopettesbookreviews

    19. The book had valid points and was well meaning but I had a hard time getting into the story. I have read other books by Tracie Peterson that were sequels but there was a different main character in each story (like a sibling). But to find out that isn't the case with this story I was a little disappointed. The book was a clean read and there was nothing really wrong with it I just couldn't get into it.

    20. I was very much looking forward to the second in this series. The characters are endearing and interesting. However I ended up stopping this book due to the graphic emphasis on the KKK and their torture (and two murders) of a secondary characters' family. I couldn't get past that storyline. I know it's historical and is a huge scar in American reality was just not something I care to read about in a leisure book. Sorry, Tracie!

    21. Another great historical fiction book by Tracie Peterson. The novel Hearts Aglow continues the saga of Deborah Vandermark and her family. In this novel, Peterson delves further into the racial injustices the African-American people suffered in the late 1800's in Texas. Once again, she weaves Christian values and beliefs into the plot in a very meaningful way. I thought this novel was even better than the 1st novel in the Strike a Match series.

    22. The second book about life in southern Texas not long after the Civil War and there is still unrest between the blacks and whites of that small town where the main industry is logging and the large Sawmill. As well as the troubles that surround a young lady who wishes to be a doctor and the discriminate feelings towards women doctors.

    23. I have not read the 1st book in series of 3, however it was a great break for me from daily childcare. It is set in Late 1800s when women and blacks did not have many/any rights - so with it you learn a bit of history as well. Not a light read with a happy ending but the one that really makes you think and appreciate freedoms and comforts that we have in our times.

    24. A good mystery intertwined with race relations during this time period. At times the stories are so gripping they're hard to read but yet know you must as this was the reality for black people and tries to explain in part the horrible prejudices at the time (and how far we haven't come).Look forward to book 3 in the series "Hope Rekindled".

    25. wasn't one of my favorite.It seemed to jump around too much with the religious and racial. issues then back to the story. That interrupted the flow of a good story. I understand it was a part of the story but maybe just a bit too much at a time.

    26. This is a book two in the Striking A Match series and was full of character development, continuing story lines, and drama. It is very much a page turner that I couldn't put down! Can't wait for Book #3!

    27. I like how Tracie solves the problems in this book by looking towards God for help. Have read the first book in this series and will now have to read the third one. I enjoy reading Tracie Peterson's books

    28. What I like about Tracie Peterson is that her books are well written, greatly inspired by history, nice and clean romances, and they have strong Christian messages. I don't ever find it a waste of time to spend an afternoon or evening reading her books.

    29. This series is almost becoming my favorite - even more so then Heirs Of Montana! I never thought that would happen, those where the books that made me become a fan of Ms. Peterson and I've been an avid reader of hers ever since. Looking forward to the next book in this series coming out June 2011!

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