this was a good ending to the series
While the story line was good, not great, but good, there were too many other errors that I found it difficult to overlook. Continuity errors such as someone thought someone was pregnant and was going to ask, and we never hear anything more about it. There were other issues as well such as a line that I think was meant to be a tag line at the end of a paragraph but it is so unclear...it just leaves more questions, and in an annoying way not a "oo-I want to see what's going to happen next" kinda way.
Also, in most series, the author takes time to explain who the characters are and how they are related. In this one, the author feels that her readers have read the earlier ones and therefore does not need to explain who everyone is. Since I did NOT read the earlier ones, I found it difficult to follow for the first half of the book.
Had I not read any other Snelling books, I would never pick up another!
BOOK 4 IN THIS THE LAST OF THE DAKOTA TREASURES.AND THIS WAS A SET OF TREASURES. ALL WERE GOOD READS.
Part of the overall Dakotah Treasures Series. These are wonderful books. Inspirational reading with an excellent story. Lauraine Snelling's books ahve been recommeneded by Sons of Norway, I am glad they turned me on to her work. LOVE it.
I really liked this last book in this series. It all came together with a wonderful ending. This book was full of Gods guiadance and care for all of these wonderful characters.
I think this was the best of the Dakotah series yet!
If you have read through this series, you surely believe these characters are your friends. Enter Amethyst, the final "jewel" in the series. Amethyst arrives in Medora to claim her nephew, Joel who was taken to Medora by his father, Jacob. She comes at the bidding of her father, a n'er-do-well farmer who drinks away the family earnings and manipulates Amethyst into doing all the work on the farm. I think she is secretly happy to get away. So she travels all the way from Pennsylvania, meeting a kindly businesswoman,getting deathly ill,and finally arriving in Medora to learn facts about the boy that are surprising. But while she is there, Amethyst meets the dashing young Jeremiah who after being injured in the fight against Indians,is looking to settle down in Medora. Should Amethyst return to the drudgery of the life she left behind or should she maybe allow herself to fall in love? What would you do?
Amethyst was a heart warming book. I wanted it to keep on going. Unfortunately, this was the last book of the series of four. Lauraine Snelling is a very intertaining author.
The fourth book in the Dakotah Treasures series winds up the stories of Ruby, Opal and Pearl while introducing Amethyst to readers.
The tale that Lauraine Snelling is able to weave with this series is magical and heartwarming.
A great finish to the Dakotah Treasures series!!
This is the fourth book in the Dakota Treasures Series.
As with all Lauraine's books, it is a wonderfully heart-warming while at times tear-jerking novel. This book closes the chapters in the lives of Ruby, Opal and Pearl as well as introduces us to Amethyst and brings her into that of the three before her.
Didn't anyone else get creeped out that the "young minister" who wanted Opal was old enough to have an illegitmate son who was around eight, and Opal (who takes up so much of this novel it should have been named after her "Opal II") was only 14!!! Uh, folks, nowadays that is called child molestation!
What a terrific book. I love all of them in this series. Lauraine Snelling never lets you down. Any book by her is terrific.
Excellent story by Lauraine Snelling. She uses history in a unique and refreshing way.