Crisscrossing the Great Lakes onboard her father's freighter ship, the Mary Elise, Elise Wright has grown up cooking and caring for the crew. It is a life she loves. Unlike her estranged sister, Elise has turned down numerous opportunities for a "respectable life" with their wealthy relatives. And now, because of promises she made to her dying mother, she's bound to the ship and her deeply grieving father more than ever.
Nick Clark is grateful to be hired on as the Mary Elise's first mate as he works to overcome his own guilt and others' censure for a fatal decision he made captaining another ship. He feels protective of the Wrights and their generous natures, especially when a rough new sailor seems intent on causing serious trouble.
As the sailor's misdeeds grow, tragedy swells up from another corner. Left to pick up the pieces of the commitments they've made to themselves and to each other, Nick and Elise will have to rely on their faith to see them through.
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WAITING ON LOVE is the first novel in the Ladies of the Lake series by TRACIE PETERSON. It is an historical romance novel, taking place in 1872 between Oswego and Duluth, as captain Bill Wright and his daughter Elise sail the lakes on the Mary Elise. The story starts in Oswego as their wealthy uncle James Monroe gives Elise’s younger sister Caroline the wedding of her dreams. Although Elise loves Caroline they have grown apart with Caroline preferring the wealthy social scene to life on the Mary Elise. Elise has taken on her dead mother’s duties and has never wanted any other life than to sail with and look after her father on his schooner. Will her dreams change when the handsome and hardworking Nick Clark joins the crew as first mate? I like the way the author has based the novel on Christian principles and also the scriptures Elise and her father use throughout to encourage faith in others. I also like to see the restoration that takes place in several of the characters. The novel is exciting, with the danger of an unruly member of the crew, bad weather and an abusive husband, all playing a part in the story. It is a most enjoyable and inspiraional read and one I highly recommend. I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley from Bethany House Publishers. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
I enjoy Tracie Peterson's books. I loved her 1st book in this series, trying to find the 2nd book, excited to see this upcoming release. I could not wait to read. Thank you to publisher for ARC, review is my own. Travel back to June 1872, I was swept away, on the ship with them, feeling the excitement wondering what is to come. I read in a day as I could not stop with these characters. I am now counting down to the next Tracie Peterson book!
This is a good read with interesting characters. The story line was entertaining and I liked the dynamics of it. Really worth your time in reading. It is clearly Christian which is great. This is the third book in the 'ladies in the lake' series. It can be read as a standalone as the series as the main link between the books is the strong female characters who have links to the great lakes (as well as one character who is mentioned rather than seen in all books). I got this book free in exchange for an honest review. This is a book that I intend to purchase for my library and recommend it on, as I found it an enjoyable read.
A heartbreaking story that was poignant and real expression of family and trauma. Such a reminder of coming together and knowing who to trust in life.
Elise's father is the Captain of the Mary Elise, a cargo ship on the Great Lakes. Elise has lived on the boat with her family all her life and now that she is grown up and her mother is deceased, she does all the things her mother used to do, including cooking, laundry and other chores on the ship. Nick Parker hires on as the First Mate. He grew up in priviledge and then followed his heart and became a ship's captain. After some set backs, and meeting Elise and her father, he asks to be hired on the Mary Elise. There are a lot of circumstances that need to be resolved to include sheltering Elise's sister from an abusive husband, a possible murderer on the crew and rough weather. This is a great story and I am especially happy about the fact that the main characters had strong Christian ethics and a love for God and the Bible. I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
The author had me turning the pages for answers, a lot of action here, both on the water and on land. We get to travel the Great Lakes on a freighter, leaving out of Oswego, NY one Lake Ontario, with travels to Chicago and Duluth, where they own a small home. We are given a young woman, Elise Wright, with a big heart, and them a young man, Nick Clark, who carries a big weight on his heart. Could there be a relationship between theses two? Would either or both want to spend their lives on the water? I loved the deep faith of all of the main characters, and how they went about living their faith. We are given a lot in this story and greed rears its nasty head many times here. There is some sweet romance, and a bit of forgiveness. This is the third book in this series, but it can be read alone. I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.
Enjoyable story! Loved learning about sailing the great lakes when the shipping industry carried supplies back and forth. I loved Elise, her compassion and love for her family and the crew was touching. I loved the emphasis on faith. Recommended!
As always I devour Peterson's books! This has to be favorite series! Each cover was gorgeous! I love the Great Lakes and I especially enjoyed being on board the Mary Elise. I felt like I got to know the ship and her crew well. Peterson's stories are fast paced and even have a bit of everything in them. The one character that I didn't like was Caroline. I thought she was pure selfish even as a little girl. She just rubbed me the wrong way. The Captain of the Mary Elise was my favorite. I loved how he ran his ship and gave everyone a second chance. I finished this book in a few hours because it was so good that I didn't want to put it down. I had to know what and how Elise and her family handled things that were thrown at them. I thought they did very well with all the changes of life. One thing that I love is Peterson's Christian messages that are woven in her characters' every day life. They are reminders that we can use as well. I hate to see this series end but I'm also looking forward to seeing what she comes out with next! Here's a favorite quote; "We all have our ghosts Nick, Our regrets, our sorrows. I find they're handled easiest when sharing the burdens with someone else." Yes, sometimes it is if you can trust that person. Most often not. I'm like Elise I find I can unbidden myself when I pray. I trust the One and only. He will not forsake us or leave us. I find lots of comfort in that. A wonderful book. I highly recommend My thanks to Tracie Peterson and Bethany House publishers for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I was NOT required to write a positive review.
Waiting on Love is the third book of Tracie Peterson's latest series. I read the first one but somehow missed the second one. I'll have to find time to go back and read the second one, Forever My Own, since I really enjoyed the first and last. They read as stand-alones which is nice. It was great to go back to Duluth, Minnesota in 1872 and this time we meet Elise who cooks and works on her father's ship, the Mary Elise, and Nick Clark who is hired on as first mate. There is adventure, romance and mystery. I found it to be quite an engaging story and was rooting for this couple. Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. All opinions are my own. Published 5 October 2021.
Waiting on Love by Tracie Peterson Pub Date: October 5, 2021 Bethany House Publishers Ladies of the Lake #3 "Waiting on Love" is set in 1872 on the Great Lakes. This book is the third in a series, but it's basically a stand-alone. Historical details about life on a freight ship and the development of the Great Lakes area were woven into the story and provided a distinct sense of time and place. Traci Peterson is a wonderful author and I have read or recommended nearly all of her books. One complaint on this one though: Duran was a completely horrid character and I didn't quite buy into Captain Wright's reason to keep giving him "second" chances when it was obvious he didn't want them. Overall, great book I will recommend. Thanks to Bethany House and Netgalley for the ARC. 5 STars
This is the third story titled “Waiting on Love” in Peterson’s “Ladies of the Lake” Great Lakes series. I love reading about ships on the seas and all the storms and perils that befall them. In this book it’s a schooner on the great Lakes. Still there is danger and perils, even a murderer on board. Peterson combines romance with shipwrecks, murder, deck brawls and learning to forgive. I love how she weaves scripture and faith in God through out the story. There are family disagreements for the two daughters of the captain of the Mary Elise and much heartbreak. Elise promised her dying mother that she would always take care of her daddy. Therefore as the cook on his ship she never gave marriage another thought, that is until a handsome ex-captain was hired on as first mate. You will love the thrills and dangers and also the love and faith in God that unfolds in this interesting book…..Thanks to the publisher for an e-copy via NetGalley.