Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Sisters of Mercy Flats by:Lori Copeland

 Sisters of Mercy Flats
About the Book:
From noted author Lori Copeland (more than 3 million books in print) comes a romantic new story of God's faithfulness when hope seems lost.

The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. Unfortunately for Abigail, she's grabbed by a twit of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman. She steals his horse and rides off to the nearest town, not giving him another thought...until she discovers those secret papers in his saddlebags. Could Mr. Digman be a Confederate spy?

As if to prove it, the man who comes storming after her is no shoe salesman, but a handsome captain who wants his papers back...at any cost. And Abigail wants a ride back home. Together they embark on his mission, determined not to trust each other...or the God who won't seem to let them go.

 Lori Copeland
About the Author:
Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa.

Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published.


My Review:
 Hoodwinked, is a good word to use if you ever come across the McDougal sisters. They are wild, charming and lots of fun. This book is definitely one where you will be turning the page, excited to see what will happen next. Sooner or later bad things catch up with you. This is exactly what happens to the sisters. The three of them also satisfied their guilt with saying that part of the money that they swindled would be donated to an orphanage in their hometown.

 But luckily God will help us time and again. Especially during the most impossible of times. His tenderness and mercy was painstakingly placed in this book to show us that even the very bad He does NOT give up on. Each girl will be taken by a different man, just after their wagon was under attack and each one will have a chance to walk down a different road to an unknown future at least in the very beginning.

 This was a very good piece of historical fiction that had some places therein that were lighthearted and silly. Not too mention packed with some honest action, which is exactly how I imagine the cowboys and ladies to be during that time. Lori Copeland was a new author to me that will soon become an old favorite.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Harvest House Publishers.