Dakota Born (Dakota Series #1)

by Debbie Macomber | Romance |
ISBN: 0778325113 Global Overview for this book
Registered by top-tappser of Lake Tapps, Washington USA on 11/27/2007
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17 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by top-tappser from Lake Tapps, Washington USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Rec'd from my cousin. Thanks Marcie!

Journal Entry 2 by top-tappser from Lake Tapps, Washington USA on Monday, May 05, 2008
I loved this book and am so looking forward to #2 in the trilogy.

Lyndsay Snyder leaves Savannah to spend a year as a school teacher in the town where her father was born. It follows the lives of all the people she gets to know and love. There are still a few story lines that I need to find out what happens and will be looking for Dakota Home the second book in the story.

Journal Entry 3 by top-tappser from Lake Tapps, Washington USA on Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Offering as a bookray.
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When you are finished with the book please PM the next person on the list and ask for their address so you can send it on to them!

Also let us know what you thought of the book but don't give too much away!

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Participants (this may change if others join)

southernfryed USA (US only/UK if necessary)(Rec'd 6-9-08)(Mailed 6-16-08)
MBsAngel USA (Int'l?)(Rec'd 6-20-08)(Mailed 7-14-08)
Donduckandy USA (US only)(Rec'd 7-17-08)(Mailed 7-27-08)
sunfi USA (Int'l)(Rec'd 8-4-08)(Mailed 9-3-08)
LyzzyBee UK (Int'l)(Rec'd 9-10-08)(Mailed 9-17-08)
AnglersRest UK (Int'l)(Rec'd 9-19-08)(Mailed 10-3-08)
calalilly UK (Int'l)(Rec'd 10-7-08)(Handed Off 11-12-08)
purplerosebud UK (Int'l)(Rec'd 11-12-08)(Mailed 1-10-09)
Bug2004 USA (US only)(Rec'd 1-24-09)(Mailed 3-12-09)
rebeccaljames USA(US only)(Rec'd 4-17-09)(Mailed 6-1-09)
skizeye9 USA (USA only)(Rec'd 6-9-09)(Mailed 6-24-09)
Rrrcaron USA (Int'l)(Rec'd 6-29-09)(Mailed 7-27-09)
wissota USA (US/Canada)(asked to be skipped)
flossie771 USA (US only)(Rec'd 7-29-09)(Mailed 8-13-09)
heartthumper USA (?)(Rec'd 8-18-09)(Mailed 8-20-09)
easterngirl71 USA (US/Canada)(Rec'd 8-22-09)(Mailed 10-23-09)
Hereticcoy USA (US/Canada)(Rec'd 10-29-09)
RustyReader2 Canada (needs to be last)

Journal Entry 4 by top-tappser from Lake Tapps, Washington USA on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Mailed today on the first leg of it's journey.

Journal Entry 5 by wingSouthernfryedwing from Lexington, South Carolina USA on Monday, June 09, 2008
This book arrived today:) along with a lovely Space Needle postcard from Seattle. It is perfect timing as I finished a Kathy Reichs books last night. I just love Debbie Macomber books and her happy endings.

6/13/08
This one started a little slow for me but by the time I finished the first hundred pages, I was hooked. MEN! All of the men in this book, well, I just want to shake them! Pride can be a wonderful thing but it can also ruin their lives if they aren't careful. Like top-tappser, I look forward to the next book in the series.

This book will be in the mail on Monday.

Journal Entry 6 by MBsAngel from Blaine, Minnesota USA on Saturday, June 21, 2008
Received in yesterday's mail from Southernfryed. Will finish up my current read and start on this in the next few days. Thanks guys!

Journal Entry 7 by MBsAngel from Blaine, Minnesota USA on Thursday, July 10, 2008
PM'd Donduckandy to let her know I'll be mailing this off by 7/14. I'm a few chapters away from the end, I didn't intend to keep the book this long, sometimes life just gets in the way!

7/14/08
Finished over the weekend, sending out today to Donduckandy.

I enjoyed the book and also am looking forward to the 2nd and 3rd books. For some reason, the end of the book was dragging for me and I struggled to get through it. Sometimes I didn't like when she switched characters in the middle of a page. But...I don't like to be critical - the book did make me feel like moving to a small Dakota town.


Journal Entry 8 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 17, 2008
Book arrived in Hazleton, Pa. today. i have 3 books to read before this one, but will get it moving as quickly as possible. Thanks for sending.

Journal Entry 9 by Donduckandy from Hazleton, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, July 25, 2008
This book was kind of slow. But it picked up and kept me reading. But now I'm hooked on the story line. Can't wait until I read the rest of the trilogy.

Journal Entry 10 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, August 04, 2008
Just received this one in the mail today along with another Bookring. I'll get this onto LyzzyBee within the next few weeks.

Journal Entry 11 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, September 01, 2008
Finished this one last night, I've never read any of Macomber's books before and I thought I wasn't going to like it but I stuck through the first 50 pages and I was hooked. I can't wait for the next one. I already have LyzzyBee's address but I need to get to the post office when the counter is open, with today being a holiday I'll have to stop by one evening after work. I'll JE again when it has been mailed. Thanks for including me!

Journal Entry 12 by sunfi at Kettering, Ohio USA on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

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Mailed off to LyzzyBee today, the postal clerk said it should be there within the next couple of weeks.

Journal Entry 13 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Wow - that was quick - it arrived today!

I have my current novel and my Iris Murdoch-a-month read to get through and then I'll be right on to this one. And - ahem - I do already have the next person's address as we like almost all the same books!!!

Journal Entry 14 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 13, 2008
OOoh this was lovely - classic Macomber. If you like this, you'll love the Cedar Cove series (waves at purplerosebud and calalilly). In fact, a cast member from one of the Cedar Cove books does go to Buffalo Valley at one point - I'll have to check out which one!

For me, the tempo was just right, I loved all the details about the small town (and I do love a small town America book!) and Lyndsay's move there for a year (right...) from Savannah; and all the plot lines were woven deftly together, with just enough stories resolved to give satisfaction with this book, and enough left open to leave us wanting more.

Thanks for adding me to the ring! I will get this sent off to Anglersrest within the week, just checking where she wants it sent...

Journal Entry 15 by LyzzyBee at controlled release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (9/17/2008 UTC) at controlled release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing to Anglersrest today.

Journal Entry 16 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Friday, September 19, 2008
Arrived today, by second post, which I didn't think Royal Mail still did, and was very quick!
I know I shall devour this speedily as I have a cold and am just about to refill my cup and head back with this latest installment from Debbie Macomber. This will be in the post the early part of next week to calalilly.

Journal Entry 17 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I loved this book. A typical Debbie Macomber, a light and comfortable read. I enjoyed it so much that I read the preview of the second in the series.

Lyndsay has been let down in love, or so she thinks. To mend her broken heart she returns to the town that was home to her grandparents where she becomes the school teacher. Thinking back to her childhood Lyndsay recalls her grandmother hiding something in the fireplace and seeks to discover what it was....

In the post to calalilly on Friday.

Journal Entry 18 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Received in the post, thank you Anglersrest. I'll looking forward to starting this.

Journal Entry 19 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Enjoyed this book it was light and very easy to read. Looking forward to reading more in the series. Passing this onto Purplerosebud now.

Journal Entry 20 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Passed on to me today, many thanks. I have one or two books around me that need to be read but I'm drawn to this already. :-)

Journal Entry 21 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 10, 2009
A lovely comfortable book to read. You kind of think you know the ending but you have to keep reading just a few more pages and then a few more just in case. I did get very frustrated with some of the male characters but by the end ......... well I'll leave you to find out if you have still to read it.

I thought there was a ring for the rest of the trilogy, could someone let me know in case I haven't joined up as I would love to hear more about their lives.
I'll be sending this on to next on list as soon as I have their address. Sorry I've kept this a little too long but many thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 22 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Saturday, January 24, 2009
Rec'vd today. Have several in front, but will get to it as quick as I can. Thanks!

Journal Entry 23 by Bug2004 from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, March 15, 2009
Sorry for the delay on this one....mailed it out this past Thursday, but just now getting a chance to journal.

Typical Debbie Macomber...warm, cozy read. I like her books for their simplicity. I agree, a little slow to start, but once I got going, I wanted to know more. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 24 by rebeccaljames from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Friday, April 17, 2009
I just received this book today. I am looking forward to reading it. Please, keep in mind I am a college student so I do tend to lose track of time. If I keep it for too long send me a friendly reminder to keep it moving. Thank you for sharing.

Journal Entry 25 by rebeccaljames from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Saturday, May 30, 2009
This book will be mailed out on Monday. Thank you for the reminder.

Journal Entry 26 by skizeye9 from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Thanks for inviting me to join this ray! Can wait to read!

Journal Entry 27 by skizeye9 at Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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I have to see when I first started this book I didn't get into it as fast as the Cedar Cove ones. However--once I was in I was hooked! Love hearing about a community like that overcoming--it adds an extra element to the story. Looking forward to reading the rest!

Dropped it in the mail today as well so it's on its way!

Journal Entry 28 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I received this book in the mail yesterday. Will get to it soon.
Ruth

Journal Entry 29 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Another series I know I'm just going to love! I'm hooked to the characters in and the town of Buffalo Valley already. I can't wait to see what happens next. Sending on to next reader....
Ruth



Journal Entry 30 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, July 25, 2009
wissota has already read the book, so I am skipping her and sending to flossie 771 on Monday!
Ruth

Journal Entry 31 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Received today...adding to my tbr. Thanks for shipping to me rrrcaron...and thanks for including me top-tappser.

Journal Entry 32 by Flossie771 at -- Mail or by hand,rings, RABCK, meetings, web, Georgia USA on Thursday, August 13, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (8/13/2009 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand,rings, RABCK, meetings, web, Georgia USA

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Mailed to heartthumper today.

Journal Entry 33 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Received by mail today. I am between books, so I'll get it started. Messaging easterngirl71 for her address. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 34 by wingheartthumperwing at Alton, Illinois USA on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (8/19/2009 UTC) at Alton, Illinois USA

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Mailed to Easterngirl71. Hope she enjoys it! Easy read, I can't wait for volume two.

Journal Entry 35 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thanks so much for sharing these books with me. I love the characters in Debbie Macomber books. Thanks also for letting me hang on to them til I can get some other ring/ray books go out. I will stack these between the other ring/ray books here and there so it won't take as long to send it on it's way:)

Journal Entry 36 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Thursday, October 15, 2009
sending this book on to the next reader!

Journal Entry 37 by easterngirl71 from Alton, Illinois USA on Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sent to herticcoy yesterday!

Journal Entry 38 by HSA-209781 from Howell, New Jersey USA on Thursday, October 29, 2009
Arrived today :) Totally not expecting anything. What a nice surprise!

Journal Entry 39 by HSA-209781 from Howell, New Jersey USA on Monday, April 26, 2010
I've been trying to make up for the several months that I had abandoned Book Crossing and not passing book rings/rays along. So I sincerely apologize for holding on to this series for so long.

That being said I absolutely loved this whole series. The stories were happy and uplifting. Any conflict had good resolution. The Dakota series was one of those romantic (not sleezy) feel good set of books. It also opened me up to a new general and author. I will look for more Debbie Macomber.

I will contact RustyReader2 and ship them out when funds are available.

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