Kelly Eileen Hake
- Title: Rugged and Relentless
- Author: Kelly Eileen Hake
- ISBN: null
- Page: 211
- Format: Kindle Edition
Roll into Hope Falls, Colorado, where three women are seeking mates to help them establish a sawmill Evelyn Thompson never dreamed their husbands for hire ad would bring so many bachelors to their tiny town How will she ever figure out which feller to choose Jacob Granger, a logger turned bounty hunter, is hot on the trail of his brother s killer When a clue leads himRoll into Hope Falls, Colorado, where three women are seeking mates to help them establish a sawmill Evelyn Thompson never dreamed their husbands for hire ad would bring so many bachelors to their tiny town How will she ever figure out which feller to choose Jacob Granger, a logger turned bounty hunter, is hot on the trail of his brother s killer When a clue leads him to Hope Falls, he has no choice but to pretend to court Miss Thompson while waiting for the killer to show his hand Will Jacob s unexpected adoration of this sweet cook prompt him to speak vows before getting vengeance
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Edit on 14th March 2011: On second thoughts, I'm bumping this from 8/10 to 9/10. Thinking about this book, I did truly enjoy it and can only really recall a couple of tiny, minor faults about it.---When four young women head off to the ghost-town of Hopesfall, Colorado to turn it into a bustling, prosperous saw-mill, they end up with far more than they bargained for. While Cora plans to wed her fiancee, she knows it's not safe for her friends to be alone in a town full of men. Thus Evie, Lacey a [...]
The writing in this book drove me crazy. It wasn't always apparent who was speaking or, at times, what they meant. There is a lot of "thinking" in the middle of a conversation that really distracts the reader from the conversation. I would lose track of what they were discussing!
Man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh at the heart. ~ 1 Samuel 16:7There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. ~ Matthew 10:26A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight. ~ Proverbs 11:1"Prayer is always a choice. It's never something you do because you're expected to. It's between you and the Lord - and those you pray with or for, depending on the situation.""Morphine takes away the pain but st [...]
2.5Oh dear. I’m not sure what to write about this one, so I’ll keep it short. I thought it was okay; I liked the idea for the story more than the actual story. I guess my biggest complaint was that there was a lot of rehashing throughout the story, and some conversations and scenes were too long. The girls drove me nuts, and I can see why they drove all the men nuts as well. For girls who are supposed to be really savvy they sure didn’t act like it at times. I just had a hard time caring a [...]
Seriously enjoyed this trilogy. (Note: they should definitely be read back to back, as their are unresolved storylines in books one and two)Evie is awesome. Tremendously tenacious, complete badass, and sharp as a tack! She's got great instincts about people and trusts her gut. Jake has a bit of a bulldozing personality at times, but it's his way of trying to care for the women. The women's friendships were a total plus to this story. They way they support each other and look out for each other i [...]
This was so good and funny, too!
This author usually delivers a good story and this time was no exception. There were a couple of frustrating scenes, yes (view spoiler)[ --- like when the men wanted to talk just the two of them, claiming the women were incapable of making any decision and the women argued against that but moved on to prove them right with their next actions. And like the scene where Jacob tried to make Evelyn eat the cookies, which was supposed to be funny and, I guess, show he cared for her well-being. In real [...]
Great read.Three ladies decided to move west AND hire some husbands. Their plan backfires when they all decide to get involved. This was an exciting read and I definitely recommend it.
EvieGood read, love the characters. Love these ladies but their plan wasn't a good one. Has you laughing at some of the shenanigans they get into.
Today I am reviewing:Rugged & Relentess by Kelly Eileen HakeI received a free advance review copy NetGalley in exchange for my review. I am not required to write a positive review, just an honest one.Rugged & Relentless is the first book in the Husbands For Hire series by Kelly Eileen Hake.We follow 4 young women who relocate to Hope Falls, Colorado on their own after a tragic accident injures and nearly kills the fiancé of one of the women, Cora.Evie & Cora (who are sisters), Lacey [...]
A good cleans storyI really enjoyed this book. It has just the right amount of love story, comedy and mystery! I recommend this book
4 stubborn womenA bit of light, fun reading that takes you into the rugged mountains of Colorado from the refined east. It canstand alone or there is plenty of room for sequels.
Rugged and Relentless by Kelly Eileen HakeBarbour, 2011317 pagesInspirational Romantic Historical4/5 starsFirst in Husbands for Hire SeriesSource: Received a free e-copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Summary: Evie Thompson and her three best friends move to the wilds of Colorado looking to recover lost money, nurse their friend back to health, and claim husband for themselves. Thus they come up with the idea to place an advertisement and hire for husbands. They get more than the [...]
Kelly Eileen Hake in her new book, "Rugged and Relentless" Book One in the Husbands For Hire series published by Barbour Publishing Inc. takes us to Hope Falls, Colorado in 1887.From the back cover: Evelyn Thompson is looking for a mate to help set up a sawmill on land she now owns with two other husband-hunting Women. But their plans go badly awry. Instead of orderly written responses to their scandalous ad, two dozen prospective grooms crowd the town of Hope Falls. Will Evie find the right man [...]
RATING: 4.5)RUGGED & RELENTLESS by Kelly Eileen Hake is an exciting inspirational historical romance set in Hope Falls, Colorado in 1887. This is Book #1 in the "Husbands for Hire" series. Four women who are determined to go to Hope Falls,following ones brother's accident.Braden Lyman,who is Lacey Lyman's brother and Cora Thompson's fiancee was caught in a cool mine accident,thought dead,but survived. The women are Lacey Lyman,Braden's sister,Naomi Higgins,cousin to Lacey and Braden,Cora Tho [...]
I'm always on the hunt for new Christian Historical Fiction authors I enjoy, but because I do not care to be preached to, it is often hard to find books in this genre that I truly love. Rugged and Relentless is the first book I have read by Kelly Eileen Hake and it most definitely will not be my last! It's been a LONG time since I've discovered a "new-to-me" Christian Fiction author who made me want to immediately go and buy more of their books. Guess it's a good thing I primarily read eBooks th [...]
This book had quite an intriguing premise -- four women decide to place an ad for husbands in order to revive a dead mining town and turn it into a sawmill town. Their good intentions did not account for the reality of the kind of men who would be showing up for such a curious promise, and the likelihood of their being able to maintain control of a town full of men. I also found it a bit ironic that the book is marketed as a Christian fiction book, though the four women have made themselves head [...]
I picked up this book because my aunt asked me to give it a try. She wanted someone to talk to about the books she had been reading and I'm happy I took her suggestion. She has been reading many historical romances and generally this is not my genre but I've been lured in and hooked. Evie and the rest of the girls are fun to read about. I wasn't so sure at first what to expect. But instantly I fell in love with Lyman's, Ms. Higgins, and the Thompson sisters. When Jake first walked into the diner [...]
Excellent story, written at an excellent pace. Such a fun read! I am amazed how this author turned the premise into one that completely set on its head the history of mail order brides. Looking forward to moving on with the next in the series!
This was the first book by this author that I have had the chance to read. I am so glad that I did too. This book was wonderfully written. Hopes Falls is a dying town. After the collapse of the mine, the town basically evaporated. At least until Lacey hatches a plan to attempt to revitalize the area. Instead of focusing on mining, she felt their town would be better off focusing on lumber.However, after the mine collapse, there weren’t any men to do the work. So Lacey convinces Evie and Naomi [...]
I like reading a book that seems like the main characters have got all their 'ducks in a row' only to find out that their are sooo many outside possibilities. Knowing that I'm not the only one that happens to helps me get through my own dilemmas at times and helps me laugh.The four women in this book are forward thinkers for the 1800s that they live in and I like people who think outside of the box. Evie owns a diner and has her rules, like "Hat's off while you eat--house rules."I love Jake's re [...]
RUGGED AND RELENTLESS was not as exciting as its title. When four women head out to Hope Falls to regain their investments and set up a sawmill, they realize they need one more thing . . . husbands. So they post an add to kill two birds with one stone. Advertise for able-bodied men to help with the mill, and offer themselves as wives to the top three applicants.Jake Granger heads to Hope Falls in search of his brother’s killer. His followed the man to Hope Falls and goes along with the ruse of [...]
Product DescriptionWhen three landowning women put an ad in the paper expressing their desire for healthy, hard-working husbands-for-hire to help them set up and run a sawmill, they never dreamed their tiny town would be overflowing with proposals from bachelors who responded promptlyd in person! Out of this logjam of potential suitors, which one will Evelyn Thompson choose? Jacob Granger trails his brother's murderer to Hope Falls where, to keep his true intentions secret, Jacob pretends to cou [...]
This was a cute story. I enjoyed the storyline - which was different from others I've read. I laughed in some places, was annoyed (with Brandon)at time.rious things, but definitely was not bored. The thought of four single ladies advertising for husbands had me "hooked" from the beginning. I had to keep reading to discover exactly what was going to happen next. Loved all the charactersCora, Evie, Lacey and Naomi - the women heading West to "redeem" the town that Lacey's brother Braden had founde [...]
One of my favorite things about Kelly Eileen Hake is that her writing is full of humor and creativity. So many books have similar story lines and if you read as much as I do, you often hear echos of past tales in each new book you encounter. Rugged and Relentless is entirely fresh and new. Who ever heard of Mail Order Husbands? What a creative idea for a series!See my profile for my star rating system.In this fun and unexpected story the dialogue moved at a rapid pace. Sometimes I was sure I hea [...]
I found this to be a really fun book. The characters are fun, the plot is interesting, but not so overly involved to keep it from being a relaxing read. The author kept much of the descriptions to what the characters where thinking and feeling instead of what they were seeing, so this was a big plus for me as well, and kept the book moving along.Though this is Christian fiction, there weren't any religious views shared. This, too, was a plus for me. Good clean book with characters that are moral [...]
Historical Western Romance 5 star's for this book by Kelly Eileen Hake!!!!! I have been reading books by this author for a while. Her books are always entertaining.
This is the kind of book that makes a great movie! The characters where well developed and the plot was solid. The book opens with Cora Thompson grieving the death of her fiancé. Evie is her older sister who is a chef at a local café. Lacey is Cora’s fiancé’s sister and Naomi is Lacey’s close friend. With Cora’s fiancé dead they are out a great deal of money because he was out in Colorado getting a mining company going. Lacey comes up with a new plan head to the now ghost town and ge [...]
SoooooI started this book over a year ago and after reading 181 pages it sat on my currently-reading shelf for all that time. I remember very well that it became boring and monotonous, and that keeping up with confusing POVs, and trying to figure out which character was talking in a six sided conversation was enough of a chore that I moved on to more enjoyable fare.The funny thing is that after getting it from the library again and starting at 181 again, I found that it started to pick up at aro [...]
This was a great book, although I felt it could have been better. I don't think the romance was quite there. I also think the story could have done without going to other characters' points of view.
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