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Friday, August 12, 2011

The One Who Waits for Me...Review

About the book:
Bestselling author Lori Copeland (Walker's Wedding and Outlaw's Bride) sets her brand-new story in North Carolina the months after the Civil War. In the midst of chaos, there is also a sense of possibility and the hope of love when:

Sisters Beth and Joanie run from a vindictive uncle toward healing
Trella, a pregnant young slave, leaves a plantation for freedom
Gray Eagle, a Cherokee military scout, finds refuge for the young women
Captain Pierce, a quiet man of faith, heads for a plot of land and a new life
Samuel, a black soldier, longs to follow his father's preaching legacy

The intersecting lives and tales of these engaging characters and those they meet along the way create an uplifting story of tested faith, growing seeds of love, and the challenge and gift of believing God's promise of a future.

Light Christian and a somewhat entertaining, but implausible story, set post Civil War as soldiers are returning home.  Three soldiers encounter three young women running away from abusive situations.  Predictably, their lives are turned upside down as they try and help. Everyone falls in love, the bad guys are eliminated and the stage is set for future books in the series. It all wraps up neatly with the strong Christian characters helping to strengthen those who doubt. 

I haven't ever read Lori Copeland before and I know she's very popular among Christian fiction writers.  I think that prolific writers sometimes become a little stale.  Their stories tend toward being somewhat formulaic.  Not having read Copeland before, I wasn't overly impressed with this one but found it lightly entertaining.  Fans of Lori Copeland will undoubtedly love it.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Harvest House Publishers for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Lori Copeland here.  You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 7/11

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3/5 Stars


  1. I feel like I've read a Copeland book before but cant remember what it was. This one sounds good.

  2. My thoughts on Lori Copeland books exactly!

  3. Lori Copeland has some really good books, but this one is probably my least favorite by her that I've read.

    It's okay, but you were right about it seeming a little stale.