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- Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)
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Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and five grandchildren.
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This new romance from bestselling author Lori Copeland portrays God’s miraculous provision when none seems possible. An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people make for more adventure than Tom Curtis is expecting. But it is amazing what can bloom in winter with God in charge.
1892—Mae Wilkey’s sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline, is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to come help her. But Pauline can’t recall having kin remaining. Mae searches through her desk and finds a name—Tom Curtis, who may just be the answer to their prayers.
Tom can’t remember an old aunt named Pauline, but if she thinks he’s a long-lost nephew, he very well may be. After two desperate letters from Mae, he decides to pay a visit. An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people make for more of an adventure than Tom is expecting. But it is amazing what can bloom in winter when God is in charge of things.
- List Price: $13.99
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0736930191
- ISBN-13: 978-0736930192
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
This was a really great Christian historical and I'm so glad I got the chance to read it! The setting is North Dakota in the 1890's. Mae Wilkey is the local Post Mistress and is left with caring for her young brother Jeremy when her father passed away. Not only is she caring for Jeremy but also for her elderly neighbor Pauline. Pauline is all alone and her health is quickly fading. In a desperate move to find any family of hers to help care for her, Mae finds an address of Tom Curtis and writes him pleading to help take care of Pauline. After ignoring Mae for a while, Tom finally decides he'll go and visit Pauline and Mae to find out if he really is related to her.
When Tom shows up to determine if Pauline is her kin, Mae and him instantly become friends. Their relationship is a bit rocky because they can't agree on what to do with Pauline but they can't deny the instant attraction and connection they have. The dialogue between Mae and Tom is great, they really have a lot of fun together and I felt like it was very genuine!
I really enjoyed Mae and her dedication to doing what is right and to follow how she believes God wants her to live. I wish everybody cared for their elderly as much as Mae.
There is a spiritual tone to the book though I did not really feel it was overwhelming or pushy. Just a subtle reminder that God is in control and will work things out in to a blessing for those that believe!
This is the second book I've read my Lori Copeland and I found myself enjoying this one a lot! Looking forward to more by this author!
Thank you to FIRST Wild Card Tours for proving me a free copy of the book in exchange for my personal and honest opinion. All opinions are my own.