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Courting Trouble | [Deeanne Gist]

Courting Trouble

CBA best-selling author Deeanne Gist, Christy Award winner for The Measure of a Lady, skillfully blends humor and romance in authentic historical settings. Courting Trouble, set in 1894, features a feisty, fun-loving heroine who tires of waiting for a match made in heaven and decides to settle for one made in Texas. So, on her 30th birthday, Essie launches her own secret mission to find a husband.
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Publisher's Summary

CBA best-selling author Deeanne Gist, Christy Award winner for The Measure of a Lady, skillfully blends humor and romance in authentic historical settings. Courting Trouble, set in 1894, features a feisty, fun-loving heroine who tires of waiting for a match made in heaven and decides to settle for one made in Texas. So, on her 30th birthday, Essie launches her own secret mission to find a husband.

©2007 Deanne Gist; (P)2007 RECORDED BOOKS

What the Critics Say

"Essie's journey is touching, funny, and refreshingly atypical ..." (Library Journal)

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    Jodi london, OH, USA 02-10-09
    Jodi london, OH, USA 02-10-09
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    "Refreshingly proper!"

    This book was wonderful. This christian ethical romance was so so refreshing, I will download other books by the same author. I could not stop listening. I even listened in the shortest of trips!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Amarillo, TX, USA 03-08-09
    Kim Amarillo, TX, USA 03-08-09
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    "Courting Trouble"

    I wasn't very impressed with this book. The author would get the reader involved with a character and then toss them aside for a new one. In the end it leaves the reader disappointed. This could have been a very good story but in the end I felt disappointment.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marsha Nevada City, CA 02-16-12
    Marsha Nevada City, CA 02-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Inspiring! Funny!"

    I just loved this book. The narrator, Danielle Ferland, was absolutely perfect. To enjoy this book; you have to let go of judgment of the times; and just appreciate the wonderful Essie, the heroine, and her path to her own liberation. And, liberation does come in the end; as she learns to trust in her inner knowing (call it what you will). Though it is written in the spirit of Christianity, you can use your own spiritual path to rejoice in Essie's finding and trusting her inner voice. The ending is awesome!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Tuscumbia, AL, United States 04-04-12
    Cathy Tuscumbia, AL, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrific listen~"
    What did you love best about Courting Trouble?

    the book was just cute, loved the little orphan boy! make me laugh I could just picture him, he was so precious


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Courting Trouble?

    closeness she drew with God, even though she did things she should not have, she got forgiveness and was a better person for it, heartwarming!


    Have you listened to any of Danielle Ferland’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no but I will now, really enjoyed her reading!


    If you could rename Courting Trouble, what would you call it?

    my life~ i could see myself in her all the way through


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to her next book, can wait to get started!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Devlin, Ontario, Canada 01-16-11
    Yvonne Devlin, Ontario, Canada 01-16-11 Member Since 2008
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    "not typical"

    Not your typical love story where everything always works out with the happy couple in the end but well written and interesting anyways. I cringed as I listened, knowing what was coming. unfortunately most girls have to live and learn the hard way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Spring Branch, TX, USA 03-26-09
    Susan Spring Branch, TX, USA 03-26-09
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    "A surprising and wonderful ending"

    The novel Courting Trouble is one of the best books I've read lately. It had a real life feel to it and yet maintained higher standards for those in the story who claimed to be Christians. I liked the way the relationship with the parents worked out. I just cannot recommend this novel more. Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MarissaB Brighton, CO, United States 04-09-13
    MarissaB Brighton, CO, United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2005

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    "Unusual."

    Not typical, as another reviewer noted. What happens to Essie, her choices, and her motivations are the same for women today. But Essie soars above it all, especially in the end. Gist has written an engaging heroine. Excellent narration, too.

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    Kimberly Norcross, GA, United States 03-14-09
    Kimberly Norcross, GA, United States 03-14-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Dull and Poor Narration"

    The story was very dull and the narrator was completely distracting. I managed to listen to the end - and it becomes a completely different story. I do not recommend.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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