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Wedding Ring (Shenandoah Album, Bk 1)
Wedding Ring - Shenandoah Album, Bk 1
Author: Emilie Richards
Three generations of women discover the healing gift of family, memories and love. — Needing time to contemplate her troubled marriage, Tessa MacRae agrees to spend the summer helping her mother and grandmother clean out the family home in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. But the three women have never been close. Helen, the fami...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780778321804
ISBN-10: 0778321800
Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Pages: 544
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 130 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Kmarie avatar reviewed Wedding Ring (Shenandoah Album, Bk 1) on + 528 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book sucked me right in! I had my doubts at first because I am NOT a romance novel reader. However, it captured my attention and I found it very interesting. I am a grief therapist and I found that this was an excellent book about recovering from loss, years later. Also, I am a quilter, and there is a LOT of quilting in this. What fun!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the second book by Emilie Richards I've read and I really enjoy the depth of her characters. The interactions are so real and human and touching. I guess Im at the age where a story about interactions between three generations of women in a family has me thinking about those relationships in my life. I like the fact that the characters are not prefect and they dont fit into a set formula. They are flawed and honest and I enjoyed the journey.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a wonderful story. Not only does the author catch the details of the era in which the action is set, but she also is honest in the emotions of her characters. Three generations of women in a family that reflects the trials and tribulations of our country over the last 80 years. And for anyone interested in quilting the subplot offers a wonderful appreciation for that time honored art.
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Helpful Score: 1
I usually don't like books like this, but once I got into this story and learned more about the strength of Helen an expert quilt and family matriarch; Helen's daughter Nancy, who has had quite the uphill battle to overcome her simple country roots; and Tessa, Nancy's daughter who has lost a daughter and is determined to keep the drunk driver behind bars. the more of this book I read, the more I adored the women that I have met and the message that they tell.

Helen is now getting to the age where it's harder for her to take care of her home and her farm and when Nancy and Tessa go out for a visit they are shocked at what has become of Helen. Indomitable Helen just isn't able to do it all anymore, and when they arrive to discuss leaving her mountain home they are shocked at the mess the place is in. Helen has turned into a hoarder. Remember, she came from a time when you didn't throw anything away, you never know when you might need it again. Now there are just so many piles and such clutter that the home isn't safe anymore. While gathering up and throwing away Tessa finds the old quilts that her grandmother has made and with each quilt a little bit more of her grandmothers and in turn her mothers stories come out.

These three women deeply love each other, but with any family ties there are moments that you could just as easily walk away. But walking away isn't what these women are about and when they are face to face with that truth, you see them fight amongst themselves and those that love them to, come out better strong women in the end.

Family isn't easy but when you combine it was aging, failing marriages and the loss of a child what doesn't tear you apart will in time make stronger bonds that are what help woman who love each other accomplish anything.

First book in the Shenandoah Valley Series
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This was a hearwarming tale of two generations of women coming to terms with their past and present, and making choices to improve their future. A good book about personal struggle and finding yourself amidst the pressures of society and life.
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reviewed Wedding Ring (Shenandoah Album, Bk 1) on
Loved loved this book. Kept me wanting more! Could not put it down!!! Cant wait to read the next one.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. So much so, until I really had to force myself to post it and not keep it.

I loved the way in which the author, Emilie Richards, wove the story, incorporating the three women's subplots, without losing the reader. I also liked how the characters grew or changed over the span of the story. A page turner for sure.

If there is a regret, it is that it was not longer. I wanted to know how Tess and Mac regained solid footing in their marriage.
spikes305 avatar reviewed Wedding Ring (Shenandoah Album, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
A wonderful book, entertaining,about life and how we need to cherish the family we have and live each day like there is no tomorrow. I liked all the information about quilts and quilting tips. This book brought back fond memorie of both of my grandmothers and our quality time, as they each taught me something about quilting. There are pieces of ones life in a quilt, if you close the right material.