Sunday, August 24, 2008

Twice Loved by Lori Copeland

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Twice Loved

Avon Inspire (July 22, 2008)


Lori Copeland


Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, two daughter-in-laws, and five wonderful grandchildren. They 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 more than 95 books published including Now And Always
and Bluebonnet Belle.


Texas, 1865 Willow Madison and her friends, Copper and Audrey taught school in neighboring Texas communities until the Yankees rode into the area and burned them out. In the midst of fear and chaos, survivors banded together to fight for what remained of their homes. Then word reached the people that the terrible war was over.

Now penniless but still hopeful, Willow vows she will take care of her friends, Copper and Audrey, and her ailing uncle, in Thunder Ridge, Texas, even if it means having to marry wealthy Silas Sterling, a man thirty years her senior. But standing in her way is handsome sawmill owner Tucker Gray, with his enticing eyes and infuriating headstrong manner—the man Willow cannot get out of her head . . . or her heart. Even though her friends beg her not to give up her dream of happiness, Willow is determined to do the right thing for those who are dearest to her. But which path does God want Willow to take: a life of duty and commitment . . . or a life of everlasting love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Twice Loved, go HERE

In Review: I love Lori Copeland's style of writing. I was tickled to see that the main character of the book was named "Willow". (Now don't you just think you need to go buy this book, Willow?) Willow is stubborn and willing to do what she has to do for her family which is very relatable for all of us. This is a very easy read although I am going to tell you one thing. It simply drives me CRAZY when the character on the front of the book does not match the description of the character inside the book. Willow is described as a strawberry blonde and that just messed with my mind since my mental image was already set as a dark haired girl with creamy skin.


Willow said...

Hey, I'm a book star! ;-) Very cool.

I've never read Christian fiction before; I always had the presumption (apparently wrong) that it would be dull and preachy and, truthfully, when I read I want to get out of myself for a while. This book doesn't seem that way at all so, yes, Deanna, thanks! Now I've gotta buy the book! :-)

And I agree. They should make the cover art match the book.

Carrie said...

How cool that you get to review books now??

You read like I do--lightening fast!