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If You Believe by Kristin Hannah
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If You Believe

by Kristin Hannah

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A good family drama and romance rolled into one. Some sad parts, some happy, but lots of emotion. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
pretty good read, but not my favorite by this author. She does an excellent job of writing characters that are really "human," and as a result it is easy to relate to them. She's also great at writing about family relationships-- especially those that have been severely tested. I have yet to read a book by Kristen Hannah that didn't make me sniffle! ( )
  HSContino | May 20, 2016 |
I only finished this historical romance because the author writes such good stories but this was not one of them. Their secrets took too long to reveal but they were obvious and predictable anyway. I mostly skimmed all but dialog. Drifter Mad Dog gets a job at Mariah's family apple orchard.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
Another excellent Kristin Hannah novel ( )
  soosthemoose | Nov 21, 2014 |
A nice women's fiction book set in the late 1800's. Mariah hasn't left the home farm in 16 years, ever since she came home pregnant and her premature infant died. A drifter named Mad Dog answers her father's ad for a handyman, and sparks fly quickly between Mad Dog and Mariah, who are very opposite, but opposites attract. I think the book could have ended with Mad Dog leaving the farm, but it continued to the usual happy ending of him coming back to Mariah. ( )
  nancynova | Apr 14, 2014 |
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Old Rass Throckmorton hires Matt "Mad Dog" Stone to help with the harvest of 1894, hoping that he is an honest, steady man who will remain on the Washington State farm and take care of Rass's 34-year-old daughter, Mariah, after Rass is gone. But Mad Dog is a fighter, a womanizer and a would-be writer who constantly drifts--not someone who can help fiesty Mariah overcome loneliness and the trauma of an abusive relationship that still haunts her--until they fall in love. Mariah, Mad Dog, Rass and an adolescent runaway, Jake, stitch together a patchwork family from the scraps of their damaged lives as they make peace with their pasts and prepare for a cold winter. But when Rass dies, the remaining three must make difficult decisions that test the strength of their values as well as that of their relationships.
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Mad Dog Stone was a carefree drifter who wandered onto lonely, frightened Mariah Throckmorton's apple farm, in search of a few days' work. But he also managed to disturb her peace of mind and stir the hot, passionate emotions she tried so hard to hide. Theirs was a love born against all odds, impossible to count on, impossible to hold....

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When Mad Dog Stone, a carefree drifter who loves life on the open road, wanders onto Mariah Throckmorton's apple farm in search of a day's work, sparks begin to fly as the two are irresistibly drawn to each other.

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