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Remembered: Fountain Creek Chronicles    by Tamera Alexander order for
by Tamera Alexander
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Bethany, 2007 (2007)

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* *   Reviewed by Lindsey Freitas

When she was five years old, Véronique Girard's father left her and her mother in France while he traveled to the Americas to find his fortune. He promised to send for them as soon as he was settled, but his letters began to dwindle and then stopped altogether.

Twenty-five years later, Véronique's mother extracts a reluctant promise from her before dying, begging her to go to America to find her father. 'Do this for him, for yourself ... your papa is a good man.' Véronique is unconvinced but wishes to comfort her mother and agrees.

Armed with her father's last letters to her mother, Véronique starts out on her journey. When she arrives in Willow Springs, Colorado, she finds that any man in town will take her to look for her father, but finding a gentleman to accompany her is going to be a challenge. This is where Jack Brennan, freighter for the nearby mining towns, comes in. He is reluctant to take such a beautiful woman around the rough miners, but sees no other option - spunky Mademoiselle Véronique Girard is determined to get to the mining towns and find her father even if she has to drive there herself!

Remembered, the third book in the Fountain Creek Chronicles, takes us back to Willow Creek and revisits beloved characters from the previous two books in the series, Rekindled and Revealed. Tamera Alexander has the remarkable ability to create places, and characters who endear themselves to us, even those just briefly mentioned. If I had lived in the late 1800s, I would love to have met these people and would surely have been inspired by the way they lived out their faith.

Remembered is a delightful read, well-researched and well-written. I expect to see great things from this author in the future.

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