From A Distance is the first in the Timber Ridge series. Out of all of Alexander’s books these are my favorites. This book in particular is very good and extremely popular—it even won a Christy award. As much as I like it, I have to say it unfortunately my least favorite of the three. --Don't look at me that way, you're making me feel bad.
Book Rating: Up All Night’er
OK, yes this book does get my second highest rating, but deep in my heart I am not sure if I would go back and read it again. Well, maybe I would…give me another second to think about it.
This book was kind of like Beyond This Moment where I just felt like people were hiding too many things. It really bothers me when people hide stuff—in books or in real life! (Keep that in mind, dear friends, so that you do not incur the wrath of Amber. Grrrrrrrr….)
But I do always love Alexander’s books and the messages she includes are always heart warming and very inspiring.
This book is about—you guessed it—a pretty lady (good job!) named Elizabeth who travels to Timber Ridge to, well, here’s where all the secrets come in... She is there because she wants a job at a newspaper back east, but she doesn’t tell anyone forever—it just bugs me so bad! So she tells them all this other stuff and they believe her--like in the other book! AH! I’m getting exasperated just thinking about it… It does resolve though, in the end, so don’t get too worried.
Daniel is an extremely rugged (and did I mention swooningly handsome?) man that conjures up images of Jeremiah Johnson…only with longer hair…and I don’t think Daniel is supposed to look anything like Robert Redford…but, you get the idea. He is dealing with a lot of guilt and heartache from his past and he just wants to be left alone. But now that Elizabeth is around, that’s not gonna happen. (You want details? Go read it!)
I was honestly quite confused by this story. I guess maybe I should read it again, cuz it might make more sense the second time around. The things I did really enjoy about it were of course, the romance! *sigh * I also loved that all the charaters from the other Timber Ridge books were in this book, too. That made it totally fun! There’s plenty of excitement to keep ya comin’ back for more.