Mary's Blessing

Mary s Blessing When her mother dies Mary Lenora must grow up quickly to take care of her brothers and sisters Can love help her to shoulder the burden Mary Lenora Caine knows she is adopted As she was growing up h

  • Title: Mary's Blessing
  • Author: Lena Nelson Dooley
  • ISBN: 9781616386177
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • When her mother dies, Mary Lenora must grow up quickly to take care of her brothers and sisters Can love help her to shoulder the burden Mary Lenora Caine knows she is adopted As she was growing up, her mother called her God s blessing But now that she s gone, Mary no longer feels like any kind of blessing Her father, in his grief, has cut himself off from the familWhen her mother dies, Mary Lenora must grow up quickly to take care of her brothers and sisters Can love help her to shoulder the burden Mary Lenora Caine knows she is adopted As she was growing up, her mother called her God s blessing But now that she s gone, Mary no longer feels like any kind of blessing Her father, in his grief, has cut himself off from the family, leaving the running of the home entirely in Mary s hands As she nears her eighteenth birthday, Mary can t see anything in her future but drudgery Then her childhood friend Daniel begins to court her, promising her a life of riches and ease But her fairy tale dreams turn to dust when her family becomes too much for Daniel, and he abandons her in her time of deepest need.Will Daniel come to grips with God s plan for him And if he does return, can Mary trust that this time he will really follow through

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    1. Mary Murray has had a very hard life, especially since her Mother and older Sisters died when she was eleven. Her father had depended on her to raise her younger sister and two younger brothers. A lot of responsibility for a child, while father then looses himself in his grief.Daniel has know Mary all his life and becomes smitten with her, ah you will think now someone is going to rescue her. Not quite that easy. There is a lot more tragedy and heartbreak on the way. There will be some questions [...]

    2. Mary’s Blessing is the second book in the McKenna’s Daughter series and is about one of the other triplets that were split up at birth. While this is a great stand-alone and they give you plenty of information to keep up with what is going on with the story, I recommend reading the first book too. Right from the start, with the Prologue you are sucked in to this sad tragedy and your heart breaks for what unfolds. Then we are introduced to Mary the woman who has a hard sad life. Her mother an [...]

    3. More like 4.5 stars but close enough to five to round up.I really enjoyed this story and read it quickly. The writing was good and the style easy to follow, yet rich with language that evoked emotion. The prologue alone was enough to choke me up. Then the story launched into various dramatic situations that made me think about a few Little House on the Prairie episodes. Daniel was a sweetheart, but he had some maturing to do. I couldn't help pitying Mary's situation and how much responsibility s [...]

    4. Years ago I read Maggie's Journey. I loved it then. I finally got the second and third book in the series as I always wanted to know what happened to the other two sisters of the triplets that were separated at birth.This is the second of the triplets introduced in the McKenna's Daughters seriesMary.Mary's BlessingSynopsis for my own benefitspoilers to follow(view spoiler)[In 1860s a wagon train to Oregon was several days away from its destination when Lenora McKenna went into labor. It was a pa [...]

    5. Mary's Blessing by Lena Nelson DooleyRealms (May 15, 2012)Mary Lenora Murray was adopted by parents who had recently lost a child while on the last wagon train west in 1867. When she is thirteen years old, Mary's mother and her two older sisters die in the cholera pandemic, leaving her the oldest child with three younger siblings to raise. Her father, in his grief, pours himself into keeping the farm going, leaving the running of the home entirely in Mary's hands. --Short Book DescriptionFor I w [...]

    6. Title: Mary’s BlessingAuthor: Lena Nelson DooleyPages: 304Publisher: RealmsYear: 2012Note: I received a complimentary copy for review from Charisma media. Other reviews can be read on the blog located here: seekingwithallyurheartspoMary’s Blessing is a novel of love, forgiveness, and traveling through the rough passages of life on earth this side of heaven. While on a wagon train to Oregon, one couple finds themselves grieving the loss of a little girl. Another couple gives birth to identica [...]

    7. From the first page to the last, Mary's Blessing is a sweet romance, the kind I love to settle back in my recliner for a few hours to read. While Mary suffers much grief in her eighteen years, Daniel lives an easy life by comparison. After knowing Mary since they arrived by wagon trail years earlier and admiring the way she cared for her younger brothers and sister, Daniel finally decides to court her.Don't assume it will be clear sailing after that because Ms. Dooley really ramps up the conflic [...]

    8. I haven't read very many books by Lena Nelson Dooley, just an occasional one. This one sounded interesting. MARY'S BLESSING is a story of one of three identical triplets who were separated at birth. Mary kept the name her birth family gave her, but apparently she was never told the true story of how she came to live with the Caine family, because she suffers from the "my birth mother didn't want me and gave me away" syndrome (her mother died at birth). She finds it hard to believe that Daniel wa [...]

    9. Mary Lenora Murray has spent her whole life it seems trying to figure out just who she is. She learned early on that she was adopted and currently living with her father, Kenneth Murray and her three siblings. Her mother passed away along with her three sisters leaving her in the role as caretaker and mother at only 13. Looking at her life, she wishes her father, would step up and take on the responsibility at helping her care for her brothers, George and Bobby along with her sister Frances. But [...]

    10. Ever since Mary Lenora Murray was eleven years old she has been sister, stand-in-mother and care taker of her younger sister and two young brothers. This was after her mother and two older sisters died. She has not just been the caretaker of the children but of all the household chores that had been taken care by of her mother's and older sisters. Mary's father has disconnected himself from his family as if he no longer was a father other than the care of the farm and she was at least thankful f [...]

    11. Mary Lenora Murray had loving parents but a very hard life. She knew that she was adopted but didn't know who her mother and father were or why they gave her away, she did know though that she was loved by her adopted parents. Mary had two older sisters, a younger sister and two younger brothers. Her mother and two older sisters died from cholera when she was eleven so she had to grow up fast and at a young age. Once her mother had died Mary had to take care of her father and siblings, her fathe [...]

    12. Mary's Blessingby Lena Nelson DooleyIn the second book of her McKenna's Daughters series, Mary's Blessing, Mrs Dooley introduces us to Mary Lenora. Mary is one of the two triplets adopted to separate families at birth; the third was raised by their birth father. Mary captured my heart from the first few pages. We join the story when Mary is 17 and is saddled with the responsibility of a home and her three siblings. Her mom and two older sisters died when Mary was 11. Mary's father is so grief st [...]

    13. Series McKenna's Daughters -book #2 "Mary's Blessing" by Lena Nelson Dooley I read the books out of sequence and this is entirely do-able because the series is about triplets left when their mother dies soon after their birth and the dad had no idea how he would care for his girls. He lovingly chose two sets of parents and let them adopt his girls only stipulation is that their names remain and he would not try to see them again. Each of the girls knew they had been adopted but never knew they w [...]

    14. This is only the second book I’ve read of Lena’s and love it as much as the first. Lena Nelson Dooley is a fantastic author and one I will read again and again. This book Mary’s Blessing is incredible. I love the title of the book and the cover. Such a beautiful picture of Mary. Mary has had a hard life. She was adopted and that makes her wonder why her natural parents didn’t love her. She felt very loved until her foster mother and two older foster sisters died. Then at a very young age [...]

    15. Lena has penned another heart wrenching book about the McKenna daughters. I loved Maggie's Journey and Mary's Blessing did not disappoint!Mary's mother has died and her father leaves everything to Mary. He doesn't even attend church with the family, and Mary is so embarrassed. When her brothers get sick with the measles she is practically run ragged taking care of them and all of the household chores. The ladies of the church step in and let her father know that he is taking advantage of Mary, t [...]

    16. Mary's Blessing, the second book in the McKenna's Daughters series, continues the captivating tale of Angus McKenna's triplet daughters who were separated at birth. This book is just as good as the first in the series. It is filled with interesting characters, misunderstandings, stubborn pride, tragedy and love.Mary lives a hard life with her adopted family. It wasn't always that way. However, after the death of her adoptive mother and two older sisters, Mary becomes the caretaker of a younger s [...]

    17. Mary's Blessings is also a very well-written Christian novel. Mary is a very likable young lady whose life is not anything like she had hoped for. Becoming mother to her younger siblings from a young age after the loss of her beloved adoptive mother was a tremendous blessing to those siblings and to her father. Daring to dream of love and marriage to Daniel, her childhood friend, Mary and Daniel learn to seek God's will for their lives and the courage to follow it. Finding that she is a triplet [...]

    18. Your attention is caught by the wonderful book in the first few pages. This to me is the sign of a great book. The characters are warm and deeply rooted in their faith. I enjoyed this book immensely and am looking forward to reading more by this delightful author. I need to catch up on what the other two sisters are doing!Thank you for writing such an entertaining and heart-warming book Mrs. Dooley.

    19. This is a wonderful story. My heart broke from the beginning when Mary's mother dies giving birth to her and her sisters while on the wagon train headed west. So much happens to Mary and her new family. She has to grow up really fast. I loved her story and her struggles. Wonderfully written. I was given a copy with no requirement to review it.

    20. Love the emotion and life of Mary! A young girl, doing the work of a woman. Daniel is such a great character to accompany her! Thanks for a great series, Mrs. Dooley! Can't wait for the third book of the series; Catherine's Pursuit! :)

    21. This book far surpassed the first book in this series. There was much more to this storyline. I couldn't put it down. It definitely was a page turner! Highly recommend this one.

    22. I enjoyed this one as much as the first one. I need to now get the third one and see how the author pulls it all together!

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