Emmy’s Equal by Marcia Gruver

19 Apr

1907 Carrizo Springs, Texas

Emily (Emmy) Dane’s recent decision to trust God with her life has yet to rub off on her stubborn spirit. After eighteen years of catering to unruly flesh, Emmy’s having trouble surrendering her will. When she realizes God is steering her toward marriage to the last man on earth she’d choose for herself, she bucks like an unbroken stallion.

Diego (Isi) Marcelo
can’t be labeled a half-breed because there’s more than two cultures in the mix. His father was a Spanish merchant, his mother part Choctaw and part Scottish trader. Isi, his Indian name, means deer in his grandmother’s tongue, but the locals north of the Mexican border allege his name should be El Toro.

Marcia Gruver is a full time writer who hails from Southeast Texas. Inordinately enamored by the past, Marcia delights in writing historical fiction. Her deep south-central roots lend a Southern-comfortable style and a touch of humor to her writing.

Awarded a three book contract by Barbour Publishing for full-length historical fiction, Marcia is busy these days pounding on the keyboard and watching the deadline clock. 

Diamond Duo, the first book of the trilogy entitled Texas Fortunes, debuted in October 2008 to glowing reviews, followed by the equally-well-received Chasing Charity in April 2009. Emmy’s Equal, the eagerly anticipated third installment, will be available in October 2009. Click on Marcia’s Books for more details.

Marcia won third place in the 2007 ACFW Genesis contest and third in the 2004 ACFW Noble Theme contest. Another entry in 2004 finished in the top ten. She placed second in the 2002 Colorado Christian Writer’s contest for new authors, securing a spot in an upcoming compilation book. “I Will Never Leave Thee,” in For Better, For Worse—Devotional Thoughts for Married Couples, was released by Christian Publications in January 2004.

She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Fellowship of Christian Writers (FCW), and The Writers View (TWV).

Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband, Lee, have one daughter and four sons. Collectively, this motley crew has graced them with ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter—so far.

My Impressions:

A fun historical romance set in south Texas in the early 1900s, Emmy’s Equal has enough drama and suspense to keep the reader turning the page.  I would recommend this to anyone who likes historical romances.  A quick, engaging read.


(I received this book from the publisher as part of Library Thing’s Early Reviewer program.  The opinons expressed are mine alone.)

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