From a Distance (2020)

From a Distance Tamera Alexander From a Distance What happens when the realization of a dream isn t what you imagined and the secret you ve spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare Determined to become one of the country s premier newspaper ph
  • Title: From a Distance
  • Author: Tamera Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780764203893
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
From a Distance Tamera Alexander What happens when the realization of a dream isn t what you imagined and the secret you ve spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare Determined to become one of the country s premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge She hopes, too, thWhat happens when the realization of a dream isn t what you imagined and the secret you ve spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare Determined to become one of the country s premier newspaper photographers, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to the Colorado Territory to capture the grandeur of the mountains surrounding the remote town of Timber Ridge She hopes, too, that the cool, dry air of Colorado, and its renowned hot springs, will cure the mysterious illness that threatens her career, and her life.Daniel Ranslett is a man shackled by his Confederate past, and he ll do anything to protect his land, and his solitude When an outspoken Yankee photographer captures an image that appears key to solving a murder, putting herself in danger, Daniel is called upon to repay a debt He s a man of his word, but repaying that debt could reveal secrets from his past he would prefer remain buried.Forced on a perilous journey together, Daniel and Elizabeth s lives intertwine in ways neither could have imagined when first they met from a distance.
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  1. Loraine

    What happens when the realization of a dream isn t what you imagined and the secret you ve spent a lifetime guarding is finally laid bare This first book in the Timber Ridge Reflections series was amazing The characters were so compelling, each flawed by their past yet their relationships were so warm and caring I loved that the author developed such a deep relationship between Elizabeth and Josiah a friendship between a white woman and a man of color was totally out of character at this point i [...]

  2. Zette

    Although I rated this book with only 3 stars, I really don t think it had anything to do with Tamera Alexander s writing or the story itself I enjoyed the main plot and the way the other details of the sub plots were woven into the story I especially enjoyed Josiah s character I think I just had a hard time connecting with the heroine which I ve found lately either makes or breaks a book for me Elizabeth was a likeable personality but I didn t feel that she put God first in her life She claimed [...]

  3. Ruth

    Elizabeth Westbrook s dream of becoming a newpaper photographer whose work is accepted under her own name instead of a male pen name , is put to the test when she travels to the untamed Colorado Territory Her assignment is to take pictures of the area s majestic countryside and surreptitiously investigate the feasibility of investors back east developing the area around the town of Timber Ridge into a resort property Elizabeth is a strong, prickly character whose occasionally abrasive manner can [...]

  4. Marion

    I really enjoyed all the different layers to this book Learning to trust God Living by Jesus words we have from the Bible Romance Mystery Friendship History.I feel though like some loose ends were left and not the kind to be answered in the next book of the serieswhich I already checked out

  5. Melissa

    I was very impressed with the writing of this book I always hesitate a little going into Christian fiction, sometimes all they do is pray and preach and the story gets lost There was none of that is this The story was the base of this book and it was very powerful and moving The main character I liked and learned to love as the book went on I like how she saw in herself the changes that needed to be made and made them The leading man was awesome and I totally fell in love with him and how he han [...]

  6. Jeanette Grant-Thomson

    Perhaps three and a half stars This is the first book in the Timber Ridge Reflections series by Tamera Alexander.Full of ambition as a photographer for a newspaper, Elizabeth Westbrook travels to remote Timber Ridge amid the magnificent mountains of Colorado She hopes to get stunning photos that will further her career Also she hopes to find a cure for her mysterious ailment.From the first, Daniel Ranslett seems determined to cut across her plans In the course of the book s events, both protagon [...]

  7. Tito

    An entertaining read for sure Character development was great, and I honestly had no complaints whatsoever A great way to pass 3 4 hours Tamara Alexander is quickly becoming a must read author for me.

  8. Kate

    I liked how this book started out right in the middle of a scene When an author uses this technique, likely than not, it s successful in pulling me into the action and keeping my interest throughout the novel Tamera Alexander does this well.I liked how spunky well, let s face it, Josiah was right sassy Elizabeth was, but that she also learned how to be humble and allow herself to be taught by those who knew about specific things than she did I especially liked that she learned to give all her [...]

  9. Kae Cheatham

    For some reason, when I bought this book Kindle edition I missed the 2009 historical ROMANCE winner Hence, the three stars are for my personal preferences I m sure, for the genre, it s a five star book.But I avoid romances, mostly because of the often implausible forced coincidences that keep the protagonist and her guy at odds throughout the book This one I hoped would be different, and I was disappointed I was reading passages that made me groan with the often comical happenstance I m too much [...]

  10. Davalynn Spencer

    Tamera Alexander weaves a story of pain and promise and passion that ties in all the threads even the title This is a book I ll read again And again.

  11. Fv

    She is a liar, a bold faced liar, and the author keeps making light of her lies Calling it a secret pffft She lies to her father, to the sheriff, to her friends, to the man men she hires and then add to that, she claims love for God And she is self centered and selfish This is not a decent woman to be heroine, just a typical greedy, selfish, career oriented woman Not all career women are like her, but the selfish, self centered ones are That first of all is way out of place or the time and place [...]

  12. Maria Thomas

    I like to read a few reviews for books and tend to look for the negative ones to see what they complain about I found I didn t agree with the reviewers that stated their negatives I thought this was well written and an interesting story Sometimes as new characters are introduced into a book I can predict exactly what will happen But this book surprised me on some things Early on I expected a love triangle and there wasn t one Whew Some other things are predictable to give everyone a happy ending [...]

  13. Tamara Tilley

    I couldn t wait to pick up FROM A DISTANCE and fall in love with another book by Tamera Alexander That is why I was so surprised when I found the beginning dragging I felt the story got off to a slow start All the key ingredients were there but somehow it didn t grab me I was determined to hang on because of my love of Alexander s previous series and I m glad I did Though it took about seventy pages before I felt the momentum building, the rest of the book was a pure delight As we follow Elizab [...]

  14. Eric Wright

    In this, what seemed to be the start of Alexander s Timber Ridge series, she gives us several strong characters set against the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Territory around 1875 The leader character is Elizabeth Garrett Westbrook, erstwhile correspondent and photographer for a Washington paper In her early 30 s she has travelled to captives pictures of the legendary country and the cliff dwellings she s heard of Her goal is the become a permanent reporter for the paper Her father a Union general [...]

  15. Jennifer

    I enjoy stories featuring complex characters who grow and mature throughout the telling of their story Finding your worth in God and the redemption that can only be found in Him are the wonderful takeaways from this book I enjoyed the rich historical details, the dual povs, and the well developed characters The platonic relationships between the characters in this book were a nice detail as well.However, I had a really hard time getting into this story It took until almost the 40% mark for me to [...]

  16. Margaret Chind

    This is than a novel, a journey into two peoples lives that brings you to the edge of their experiences and beliefs and makes you focus on your own as well I had a hard time through the first part of the novel, because I was unsure if I really liked the personality of the main character Elizabeth Westbrook Yet as the story continued, and I was able to really look on who she was and who she might be becoming I found that I really did like her The humor through out the entire book is true to lif [...]

  17. Laura

    I read some of Alexander s books a few months ago and thought they were ok I was really surprised with this one I really like historical romances and this book was really good I was hooked I loved the suspense of how the male and the female characters would discover the love they held for each other Their lives intersected in the past by extreme circumstances it was fun piecing the puzzle together as the book moved along It also had a spiritual theme our experiences truly make us who we are, but [...]

  18. Abra

    This book was fine and I enjoyed reading about that time period, but I felt that there wasn t enough romance There are sections in the book from the heroine s point of view and some from the hero s, but their feelings aren t explored.There were two problems for me with this book They go from affectionate, but still a bit formal, friends in one chapter to married in the next There is no exploration of their feelings or even a scene where Daniel proposes I felt very cheated Elizabeth agonizes a bi [...]

  19. Wanda

    The landscaping and setting of the Colorado Territory really comes alive with the vivid description in the story set in the post civil war era The beginning of the book gets off to a slow start, but I kept thinking it has to get better because it s a Tamera Alexander book The Heroine, Elizabeth, was not very likeable I found her to be very self centered, rude, and quite deceptive Of course, by the end of the book she is a totally changed character and becomes very likeable Josiah, was a favorite [...]

  20. Elizabeth Johnson

    I ll give it 3.5 stars I did go on to read the second book, which I liked a lot , and plan to finish the series The heroines of the Timber Ridge Reflections books are all women of faith who come out west, but they have some problem or sin or area of improvement that stands in the way of their progress.The heroine was not likeable, as her problem was that she was deceitful and self serving And a bit of a feminist, which is not a sin, but which I am wary of She does come a long way toward redeemin [...]

  21. Emilee

    I read this book when it first came out I am a big Tamera Alexander fan Every book of hers that I have read, which is all of the ones that are currently out, I have enjoyed I love the historical facts, the characters, the suspense and the romance Alexander has wonderful endings to her stories This book is no exception The whole book is very well written and I was very impressed at the how she brought it all together at the end.

  22. Annie

    Did not finish The writing was fine, but like other reviewers, I couldn t connect or really like the main character I was 100 pages into the book when I decided that if it isn t grabbing me by now, I might as well pick something else on my very long to read list.

  23. Grace

    This was my first book to read by Tamera Alexander but will not be my last I loved the way her characters came to life I experienced every moment of their sadness, happiness, love, passion and fear with them.Now I will be the second book in this series.

  24. Presleigh-Anne Johnson

    Just finished this book and absolutely loved it It is my favorite Tamera Alexander and one of my favorite books I love how Elizabeth is a Photographer The story was incredible as was the mystery element A perfect book Thanks to Tamera Alexander for another great read

  25. Crystal

    Strong willed, ambitious, and determined are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Elizabeth Westbrook Vying for a position as staff photographer and journalist for the Washington Daily Chronicle, Elizabeth traipses off to the rough Colorado Territory on her own, hires a former slave Josiah to be her assistant, and sets off to capture the beauty of the surrounding land Along the way, she chances a meeting with local resident, tracker, and hunter extraordinaire, Daniel Ranslett, [...]

  26. Susan

    It has been a very long time since wistfulness overtook me on a major scale as the final chapters of a novel came into view This is one of the best books I have read in a while and Elizabeth, Daniel and Josiah will not soon be forgotten Elizabeth s struggles as an intelligent intuitive woman in the post Civil War era were brilliantly written by Ms Alexander so that I felt every emotion, that she did NOT wish to express As women born to the 20th Century we have no idea about the hardships that li [...]

  27. Mary

    I am so thankful I found Tamera Alexander as an author It is partly that she is another Southern Belle who writes about places I know, but she is an exquisite writer I love the way she expresses herself Elizabeth isn t 100% honest with her father when she heads west She is a single woman on a mission, one that would make her a real photographer, able to publish and be recognized She needs an assistant and finds one that is unusual in the day As she ventures into the Rocky mountains, she comes up [...]

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