BEAUTIFULL STORY OF HOW JOCOBSVILLE BEGAN! I LOVED IT!
3 novel...3 authors....Founding Father by Diana Palmer; Wild West Wager by Judith Stacy; Snow Maiden by Mary Burton
Three stories The Founding Father by Diana Palmer; Wild West Wager by Judith Stacy and Snow Maiden by Mary Burton
I enjoyed this book though I enjoy the present books written by Diana Palmer better. This was a good background book on how all the Jacobsville stories originally got started. Its a good read.
The Founding Father (Diana Palmer)
This is my first book by Diana Palmer and I wasn't aware of the Big John stories. This was a pleasant short tale, although very predictable. Texas rancher, Big John Jacobs needs a railroad spur to take his beeves to market in Chicago. The problem is that he lives miles from any railroad line -- either in place or proposed in the future. When he finds a railroad tycoon in the area, John travels to see him and finds that he has a daughter who doesn't seem to be suited to marriage. Ellen Colby is not attractive and she is very clumsy. Obviously, these were the two most important factors for marriage because father and suitors seem to think Ellen wasn't for the marriage market. Anyway, this is the story of how Big John got his wife and railroad line.
Wild West Wager (Judith Stacy)
This story was well-written, but the plot was so ridiculous it was hard to finish. Jack Delaney, saloon owner, has a problem and he thinks Rebecca Merriweather, owner of the Marlow Tea Room, can help him. He has built a new home and ordered new furniture, but doesn't know how to arrange it in a pleasing manner. Jack is expecting company from the East very soon. Jack tells her that he will pay her whatever she wants -- and what she wants is ridiculous for the time.
Snow Maiden (Mary Burton)
Businessman Adam Richmond, with an over-zealous protective concern for his sister (who is interested in the local minister at their church) does not want the construction of the organ to be completed; this would surely l mean that the young minister would need to find a new flock. Adam tries to buy the non-services of Russian emigre Sophia Petrovnova; actually he wants her to leave town before completing the organ. She refuses. However, Adam did not get where he is by taking a no; he schemes to find another way to get Sophia to quit.