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Token Creek, Montana Territory — 1880Cassidy Norton is a fine seamstress who makes her living sewing for others. Amid the bustle of a busy frontier town, her life is rich. What time her business doesn’t take, her friends and church family fill. But Cassidy hasn't always lived in Token Creek, and few people know her full story. So she struggles with a nagging unsettlednessToken Creek, Montana Territory — 1880Cassidy Norton is a fine seamstress who makes her living sewing for others. Amid the bustle of a busy frontier town, her life is rich. What time her business doesn’t take, her friends and church family fill. But Cassidy hasn't always lived in Token Creek, and few people know her full story. So she struggles with a nagging unsettledness in her heart.Cassidy's friend Meg is married to a rancher and has a baby, something Cassidy wants for herself. But that would mean revealing the details of her life. Will Cassidy find the strength to take that risk?...

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ISBN : 9780739486801
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 302 Pages
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Cassidy Reviews

  • Rina
    2019-04-17 00:06

    It’s been a while since I’ve read any of Lori Wick’s books, although I love The Princess and Bamboo and Lace, just to name two. I’ve seen this series on library bookshelves for a while and just never felt like picking it up. Until last Sunday. And then I read it in one day.Cassidy, is an independent young lady who is making her way in life as the owner of Token Creek Apparel in Montana Territory, 1880. She is a wonderful seamstress, has a great head for business, and does her best to please her customers – even when they are cranky and demanding. Once a week Cassidy goes to visit her best friend Meg, a rancher’s wife, to socialize and sew baby items. Meg and her husband are expecting their first little one in a few months and are worried about the safety of both mother and child. Their fear isn’t without reason since lots of women died in childbirth back then, but I thought the fear wasn’t very well explained given how much they worried about it. It also made me wonder which way the story would go. Meg, Brad, and Brad’s brother Trace, who lives with them, are like sister and brothers to Cassidy. Not much is said about Cassidy’s family and past, since she has only shared her story with two people – Meg and Pastor Rylan. But when someone from her past shows up in town, her world is shaken and life in Token Creek won’t ever be the same.I liked Cassidy, both the book and the woman. Lori Wick does a great job of drawing you into the lives of all the characters, not just the ones I mention above – those are some of the main people, but all the supporting characters are well done. Sometimes when an author includes sermons or Bible verses it comes off stilted, not here. They are a part of the story and help you understand the decisions Cassidy and others make. There is some kissing – mostly between married couples, and it’s implied that the couples enjoy each other behind the bedroom door.If you like clean Christian, historical fiction set in the western frontier in the 1800s or any of Lori Wick’s other works then you’ll probably enjoy this one.http://rinasreading.blogspot.com/2012...

  • Diane
    2019-03-31 06:08

    Page 43 Talking about hungering after righteousness: "A sated man doesn't seek. He's no longer hungry. He's satisfied and not willing to search. But a starved man will eat [anything]. He's seeking he's hungry. Have you ever noticed how fragile spiritual hunger is? One little delight and we're good for a while. We don't stay hungry for long." "[Many verses in the scriptures] are talking about real hunger--craving, pursuing, seeking. Empty-belly hunger. That's the kind of hunger God is looking for. Content in Him certainly. Content in who He is, and in the way He provides for our every need, but not satisfied. Not feeling so full that we no longer crave the knowledge and presence of God."Page 135 "'What am I doing?' as [he] opened his mouth and then covered his mouth with his hand." Many said yawning & others said gasping. "'Isn't it interesting how the same action can look like two very different things? If I'm yawning, you're going to rightly assume that I'm tired or bored. Watching me might even make you feel tired. It's contagious. However, if I'm gasping you're going to get a little excited yourself and want to know what's going on. You won't be the least bit bored and tired. You're going to want to know what I'm excited about. It will be just as contagious. What was your latest response to God's word? A gasp or a yawn? Have you begun to yawn when [you hear someone talk about the gospel]? A gasp or a yawn, we choose, don't we?"

  • Victoria Lynn
    2019-04-22 03:07

    This book was not very good. The storyline was extremely slow and was so bad that the book appeared to have little to no plot. The characters were blah, and I couldn't really read it because the POV was terrible. The story swapped heads so many times in such confusing ways that I couldn't even finish it. I was surprised because I have heard such good things of Lori Wick. I will have to read something else by her, but this one fell short.

  • Jerry
    2019-04-15 07:11

    A fun little historical romance/drama.

  • Carly
    2019-04-11 02:55

    I'm a big fan of Lori Wick. I own and have read and reread many of her books. But this one disappointed me. It was choppy and hard to connect with any of the characters because it jumped around so often. Sloooooow and so meticulous on so many details I really didn't care about and not enough on the stuff I did. I think I'll go back to "Pretense," or "Hawk and the Jewel," to renew my admiration for Lori Wick.

  • Marie
    2019-03-30 05:12

    Very good, kept you wanting to read more

  • Barbara
    2019-04-16 01:11

    Lori Wick is a writer of Christian romance, but this book disappoints on many levels. First, it is very boring. The book is little more than a series of polite conversations between the residents of a small Old West town called Token Creek. Second, there is no plot worth speaking of. There is no drama. The author attempts to add a “deep dark secret” that Cassidy, the heroine is hiding from the townsfolk, but it is anticlimactic to say the least. Third, the book suffers from having too many characters. Every conversation between every other minor character (Mrs. Hibbard, a customer of Cassidy’s) and the main protagonists is written out. This is deadly dull for a romance, or for any other type of book, for that matter. Are we as readers meant to care for these people?Another reviewer described the book as reading “a really bad sitcom that is going to be cancelled.” This book doesn’t even rise to that level; sitcoms have some element of humor; this book has none. A potentially funny situation would involve the romantic triangle between cowboy Trace, banker Chandler, and seamstress Cassidy. But the author doesn’t do anything with these characters. They simply exist, and she expects us to care. Not going to happen anytime soon. Speaking of too many characters, Cassidy also converses casually with the minister Rylan, and a few other minor single male characters. For a few chapters, this reads like “The Bachelorette: Old West Edition.” And I hate that show. Wick is a decent writer, but this is far from her best effort.

  • Kristy
    2019-03-29 02:12

    Rating: 5.5/10It was a lovely story and I really enjoyed getting to know Cassidy. I loved that I was a little unsure who she would end up with but eventually it is obvious. I wouldn't say it is Lori Wick's best work but it did its duty of being an enjoyable story to listen to.The Questions:Entertaining/Addictive?: It was an enjoyable audio book to listen toWriting Style?: Sometimes it was a little too cheesy as I fake gagged in the 'oh love is so perfect' moments. It also moved around to focus on different characters within a chapter which at first I found confusing but I got used to easily.Impacting/Thought Provoking?: I loved listening to the sermons and the character's faith in worksClean?: YesRead it again?: NahWould I Recommend it: Not the best Christian fiction out there but it was good enough for my audio book needs

  • Robin
    2019-04-09 06:53

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even if there wasn't a lot of "action" in the beginning. You learned a lot about the characters of the book during this time which has a lot to with the end of the plot. I am also used to Lori's writing style which made it a lot easier for me to read the book. There could have been more interaction between Cassidy and her brother though. I think this would have helped the view on her brother. We also didn't know much about Cassidy's childhood other than a few minor details, I think a few more memories of her and her brother growing up would have helped class their relationship better.

  • Tamara Tilley
    2019-04-08 08:14

    CASSIDY is an enjoyable book that follows the life of a smalltown seamstress and the people of Token Creek. With her growing business, friends, and church family, she feels her life is full. Though she's had a difficult past, and few people know about her family, she feels richly blessed. I enjoyed CASSIDY, even though much of the story was predictable. But once in a while, it's nice to read a book that has a relaxed pace to it.

  • Margaret Chind
    2019-03-27 07:18

    The overall story of Cassidy was very romantic and contained some good action and suspense and I liked it. I did not like it as much as some otherLori Wick books I have read however. There was an awkwardness in the writing that I did not understand, every so often it would say "that lady" instead of "she" and it always made me stop and pause losing where I was because it stood out so much. I do look forward to readingSabrina soon.

  • Jen
    2019-04-14 02:54

    I enjoyed this easy, light read. It was a cute pioneer story taking place in the 1880s. It is by a Christian author, so be prepared for a lot of bible references and characters strongly influenced by their faith. It's always good to read a book you know will be clean, and even inspiring. This is book one in a series.

  • Angie H
    2019-04-11 00:13

    really enjoyed this one and have no idea why it took me so long to pick it up (has been on my TBR since 2008). Need to read the rest of the series now.

  • Julie Graves
    2019-04-14 00:07

    I thought the romance in this one was a bit out of left field. I mean I liked Cassidy and Trace as a couple, but we had no warm up to their couple-ness. I guess it came upon the reader as it came upon Cassidy and Trace, by surprise! ha! Otherwise I really liked this story and Cassidy was a sweet girl who had wonderful morals. Especially when it came to not gossiping about other people. Trace was the perfect cowboy/rescuer/hero even though he was a bit slow and did things a bit backwards in the romance department. The author does tend to preach in her books, but always short "sermons" that lead the characters to make better choices in their lives and point them towards a more perfect relationship with the Savior. If you are looking for passionate kisses in this one don't count on it! Sweet pecks here and there and some longing looks, but that is as far as the physical goes. And just in case you are wondering, I love stories like this!

  • Gayle Vegter
    2019-04-20 07:55

    I just read two books in this series and really enjoyed them. I like that they are stand alone books that have the same characters and each book reveals things about several, not just one, character. I don't know if it's my mood lately or what, but there's something very inspiring about how these folks interact on a personal level with each other. I don't think it's very typical, unfortunately, even among believers, but it's just very solid. It's like everyone is very insightful and intentional. So it may not be the most realistic or dramatic, but it's just a neat thing to aspire too. None of the usual drama of this-character-just-needs-to-be-honest-with-their-friend that normally pervades fiction. People look to the Bible, the advice of their pastor and other good friends to solve interpersonal problems and work out their own issues. It's refreshing.

  • Anna
    2019-04-21 02:15

    I love Lori Wick's books. You can always rely on her to come up with a clean and brilliantly Christ-centered romance. I found a copy of Cassidy and Sabrina (the following book in the Big Sky Dreams series) in a little shop in Sheridan, Wyoming. I was out on a trip with my family and our next stop was Montana. You can only imagine the excitement to read a book based on the exact location you were headed to. During the journey, we got to see all kinds of old trail kind of attractions. Which was even more awesome, because it allowed me to experience the story in depth everywhere I went!

  • Shauna
    2019-04-05 01:53

    Cassidy Norten has a sewing shop in Token Creek Montana. Here she is meeting the towns folk and trying to earn a living. A member of the church family, Cassidy meets Trace and his family and becomes good friends with Meg. Things seem to be going well until her brother shows up in town and tries to cause trouble.

  • Dee
    2019-04-02 08:05

    First book I've read in a long while that I wasn't forced to read due to being a school librarian and on a state reading committee. I just needed a break from teen angst. This was very refreshing. I listened to the audio version. It was well done.

  • Mary
    2019-03-24 08:12

    I enjoyed this book. Once again Lori Wick presents her readers with a book you just can't put down!

  • Mary Kay
    2019-03-28 03:03

    Absolutely Love Love Loved it!!!!!

  • Donna Bagby
    2019-03-28 06:21

    This is book 1 in the Big Sky Trilogy series. Cassidy lives in Token Creek, Montana where she has a thriving business. However, she also has a past that few people know about. All is well until her brother shows up with trouble right behind him. Will Cassidy's past be revealed and what will be the outcome? I enjoyed this book and look forward to the others in the series.

  • Karla Burrow
    2019-04-16 05:04

    Pgs. 154-155 "'I don't know what's going on Lord.' Trace prayed...'Please take care of Cass. I know she needs You right now. Help her to be wise and trust in You, and to go to others for help. I admire her strength and independence but help her to know when to reach to others. Help her to turn to Your word and know that You are keeping her close. Help her to claim Your promises and believe what she knows to be true about You." Cassidy moves to Token Creek to make a new life for herself, wanting to leave her hard past behind. She takes a job as the town's seamstress, which she is very good at. Cassidy has made many friends mostly through her church family. One day, Cassidy's greatest fear has come true, that her past came back to haunt her, and she is trying her hardest to stay positive throughout this whole ordeal.This book was good, but a tad boring and most of the characters didn't really feel like they belonged in the story. Also, I couldn't help but feel like I was missing something. The story I understood, yet some characters just seemed like add-ons. First character that felt out of place was Abi. She was writing a book about Token Creek and it's current and past residents. Her annoying, inquisitive ways about writing and interviewing people wasn't important to the story at all. Though it would have been insightful to learn about the history of the town. Another character that seemed out of place was Hiram. He shows up, out of the blue, wanting to marry Cassidy. No background of Hiram and why he wants to be in a relationship with her. I did enjoy the every forming relationship between Trace and Cassidy. It was just so stupidly obvious that these two were meant to be together. Overall, this book was good but it felt like it was missing something. I don't think I am going to continue on with this series.

  • Olivia
    2019-03-28 04:12

    This is only the second Lori Wick book I've read. And I really didn't care for it that much. It seemed to me that the whole story was basically dialogue between a lot of different characters. There was no background to the story, no descriptions of what the town was like. I felt like it was missing a lot. I also get annoyed when I read historical fiction and the author names their characters with names that don't seem to fit the time period. In this case, Rylan, Trace, and Clancy{for a little girl's name}. I can see if there was a cowboy named Clancy, but not a little girl. And I'm pretty sure Abi would have been spelled Abby. I don't think there were too many people into the creative spelling of names back in that day. But this is just one of my pet peeves. Finally, Cassidy and Trace's relationship is weird. There's nothing said in the first half of the book about them liking eachother,and then all the sudden he kisses her and they're going to get married in two months. They also kiss a lot, which isn't realistic. And, Cassie goes out to the ranch where Trace and his brother and sister-in-law live every Saturday night to stay the night because the town is rough on Saturday nights. This is also kind of unrealistic for the time period because it would have been unseemly for a single girl to be staying under the same roof as a single guy. Especially after Trace and Cassidy get engaged.Oh, and I almost forgot, I got annoyed when Mrs. Wick used the term "that lady" or "that woman" instead of she. It kept throwing me off.

  • Deborah
    2019-04-16 08:03

    Cassidy Norton spends all her days either working in her clothing shop, or spending it with friends from her church family. Despite the hustle and bustle of the small frontier town in Montana Territory, 1880, her life is full, rich and always interesting.She hasn't always lived in Token Creek, and despite her close friendships with several people and families, she feels like she is keeping a secret by not telling her friends the full story of her past. Thinking she is safe with the people in a town she has grown to love, will the past catch up to her? Or will her reluctance to be honest and forthright cost her more than she is willing to pay?While this western romance was an easy, fun read, I didn't understand why the author used the phrase "that lady"or "that man" instead of "she" and "he". It's simplicity is much different than I'm used to reading, but it seemed stilted somehow, and odd as far as dialogue goes.The characters were as big as life, and the story moved along at a comfortable pace. The plot was interesting, and caught me by surprise several times. The characters grew in faith, fell in love, and grew closer together. Human emotions such as fear, love and forgiveness were explored, and the church family should be an inspiration to believers everywhere. A book I will read again and lend/give as gifts.

  • Sara ♥
    2019-04-09 01:05

    I'm glad that the back of the book pointed straight to Trace, because I don't do love triangles very well... Not that it was terribly intense or anything. It was more like... "La di da... I wonder if either of these guys will ever get around to admitting they're in love with Cassidy..." Seriously. But I really really really really really really really liked Trace. :) He was so sweet (especially with his new little neice) and kind. Those are traits that aren't emphasized enough for men these days, in my opinion.So, from the beginning, we know that Cassidy has a deep dark secret... something to do with her past. Yeahhhh... I didn't think it was a big deal. I get why it is, but meh. It was a bit anticlimactic for me. And the way this one character TOTALLY overreacts to the news? What the heck, dude? *rolls her eyes*Another thing that kind of bothered me was that once Trace and Cassidy start "courting," they talk about how they have a lot to talk about, and then it takes like a month to get everything out. Srsly, people. Make a date for a Sunday afternoon or something and sit down and talk! Stop getting so distracted all the time! The same thing happens in the next book as well...But overall, a cute story with drama and romance and all sorts of cuteness! :)

  • Kim Dennis
    2019-04-16 08:12

    Honestly, I felt like 3 stars was pretty generous. Had this been the first book I'd read by Lori Wick, I would have given it two stars, and probably not read another of her books. Particularly at the beginning of the book, she jumped around a lot from story to story. There was very little narration involving how the characters were feeling. I spent the first half of the book thinking that Cassidy was going to get together with one character. Then I realized that not enough time was being spent on him, so I figured it would be a different one, but there was nothing in there to indicate Cassidy's feelings. There were things about the ending that bothered me. And there was a lot more sermonizing in this book than in most of Lori Wick's books. I know she is a Christian author, and I expect Christian themes, but I felt like that part could have been cut back in favor of more character development. I will probably read the next one in the series, because other reviews have said the books get better as they go along...

  • Jane
    2019-03-25 01:19

    It was okay and I liked it, but I like some of Lori Wick's other books much more. There seemed to be a lot of sermons in this book especially for the length. Don't get me wrong, sermons are fine, good, and useful especially if they help the plot along and add to it, but in my opinion half of them could have been cut out without affecting the plot. Maybe it is just me but, after the two main characters realize they like each other, they start planning a wedding almost right away? The time frame between the realization of feelings and the assumption of marriage seems incredibly short to me. Just cause he kisses her and she doesn't reject him, I don't think it is a given that they marry even in that historical context. That is just my take.

  • Michele Miller
    2019-04-24 04:52

    This was a great book! It is the first in a series. I have just discovered Lori Wick as an author and have really enjoyed her books so far. This book is about a woman named Cassidy Norton who lives in Token Creek in the Montana Territory. She is a seamstress by trade and has opened a pretty successful business in town. There are a couple of men who would like to pursue her, but as in most books of this nature, no one lets their feelings be known. Much to Cassidy's chagrin, her brother comes to town and that is when the trouble begins. This is definitely a must read!

  • Michelle
    2019-04-07 23:53

    CassidyLori WickChristian Fiction297 pagescopyright: 2007isbn: 0-7369-1618-0Montana Territory, 1880A seamstress by trade, Cassidy Norton makes her living sewing for the folks of Token Creek. Amid the bustle of this busy frontier town, her life is rich. What time her growing her business doesn't take, her friends and church family fill. But Cassidy hasn't always lived in Token Creek, and few people know anything about her family or past.As Cassidy struggles with the nagging unsettleedness in her heart, she must decide whether or not to share with the people who have become so dear to her. Will Cassidy find the strength to take that risk? And will her own dreams come true?

  • Susan
    2019-04-06 07:21

    Token Creek, Montana Territory, 1880—Cassidy Norton is a fine seamstress who makes her living sewing for others. Amid the bustle of a busy frontier town, her life is rich. What time her business doesn’t take, her friends and church family fill. But Cassidy hasn’t always lived in Token Creek, and few people know her full story. So she struggles with a nagging unsettledness in her heart.Cassidy’s friend Meg is married to a rancher and has a baby, something Cassidy wants for herself. But that would mean revealing the details of her life. Will Cassidy find the strength to take that risk?Enjoyable light reading.