Book Reviews of Parting Gifts (Homespun)

Parting Gifts (Homespun)
Parting Gifts - Homespun
Author: Lorraine Heath
ISBN-13: 9780786500611
ISBN-10: 0786500611
Publication Date: 12/1994
Pages: 276
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Diamond Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a wonderful book. It is very sweet and touching. I smiled and cried often reading this book.
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Very emotional! One of Heath's best.
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Five Hankie Read! Loved it.
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The premise was promising, however the delivery was lacking. Definitely not as good as Sweet Lullaby.
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This is a beautiful love story that will bring tears. Well worth reading.
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4 stars. Very touching love story set in late 1800's Texas. Cried a lot. Would like to have known the author's thoughts when she wrote about Charles' condition.
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I totally Loved this book..Very sweet.
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This is a unique story! A lesser author would have allowed this to drop into maudlin goop.

Charles Lawson is dying. He has 3 children under the age of 10 and their mother has died 2 years before the story opens.

Maddie is in a brothel; being sold to the highest bidder because she is a virgin. This fate has come to pass because Maddie's father and brother have recently been killed -- leaving her alone.

Charles bids $1000 for a night with Maddie. He marries Maddie and takes her home. Then she meets Charles' older brother, Jesse.

One unique feature of this story is that there are 2 hero's: Charles and Jesse.

I hesitate to explain more because doing so might diminish your enjoyment of the book.

I simply could not put this volume down; I read it last night. Fortunately, this is a short book (fewer than 230 pages).

I think I will remember this book for a long time; it is so beautifully written. Be prepared: it is a sad and emotion-laden tale.
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Very, very good book!
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From the back of the bk:

They fulfilled a promise for tomorrow-- with a tender vow of love...

Maddie: Desperate for food and shelter, she came to a Texas brothel, knowing what she had to do to survive...

Charles: A widower with three children, he knew he wanted more from Maddie than one night of pleasure. He wanted to marry her..

Overnight she went from a dire situation to a comfortable home filled with the warmth of family. But the truth behind their quick marriage was bittersweet-- for Charles knew he was dying, and he wanted more than anything to leave his children with the gift of love, with a kind and caring mother. And in his race against time, he made the boldest decision of all: Maddie could build a new life-- and a loving home-- with his brother, Jesse. For even as the tender memories of a love past live on, the heart endures, ready to love once more...
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This is my duplicate copy of this book (yes, I buy too many!).

Plot info
A charming new Homespun Romance from the author of Sweet Lullaby. Homeless and hungry, Maddie's only chance of survival is by working at a Texas brothel. But widower Charles Lawson sees more in Maddie than a one-night stand. Charles marries Maddie to give her a chance at life and to give his children a caring mother