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Come Spring

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by Tim LaHaye, Gregory S. Dinallo
     
 

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Best-selling inspirational co-author of the Left Behind®series Tim LaHaye joins Gregory S. Dinallo to craft a powerful and touching portrayal of wholesome love. While desperately seeking income as a photographer, Dylan Cooper befriends art gallery assistant Grace MacVicar. So well do the two get along that Dylan begins to harbor hopes for the future. But at the

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Best-selling inspirational co-author of the Left Behind®series Tim LaHaye joins Gregory S. Dinallo to craft a powerful and touching portrayal of wholesome love. While desperately seeking income as a photographer, Dylan Cooper befriends art gallery assistant Grace MacVicar. So well do the two get along that Dylan begins to harbor hopes for the future. But at the premier of his photographic exhibition, he is shocked to see Grace arm-in-arm with a well-dressed gentleman. Feeling foolish and bewildered, Dylan ponders two painful questions: Why did Grace encourage his romantic aspirations? And who is this dashing stranger? This story of genuine, selfless love is mixed with gentle humor and subdued pathos.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This disappointing first installment of a trilogy by LaHaye (Left Behind series) and television producer Dinallo offers little to excite faith fiction or general fiction fans. Dylan Cooper is a poor Scottish photographer capturing the faces of immigration in Boston in 1918, even as WWI continues its devastation overseas. Playing the classic starving artist role, Cooper falls hard for lovely gallery assistant Grace MacVicar (who "carried herself in a way that did justice to her name"). Her overprotective brother, Colin, seems bent on keeping Grace and Cooper apart, and tempers flare between the two men. Light on plot and character development, the novel features more "telling" than "showing." Some scenes, such as a slugfest between Cooper and Colin, feel made-for-the-screen. A few phrases ("Grace could hardly contain her excitement at the sight of it, which raised her pores") will puzzle readers. Scottish dialect comes and goes, and verb tense problems trouble the text. Historical romance readers will find the plot line familiar: lovers are separated in wartime, and one is believed to be dead. LaHaye's core fans will be disappointed with the few nods to faith, which include Colin's letter-of-the-law approach to Christianity and two pages of Easter Sunday sermon text. The story ends abruptly, leaving readers dangling until the second installment (due in October). (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780641693113
Publisher:
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, and nationally recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. He is the founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and the cofounder of the Pre-Trib Research Center. A pastor for forty years, LaHaye has written more than fifty nonfiction books and co-authored the Left Behind novels, the most successful Christian fiction venture in publishing history, with Jerry Jenkins.

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Come Spring 1.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be charming, and easy reading. Finished it in a day. Delightful reading. Good book to read if you need a break from those books that are intense reading. Light, charming, delightful
ThePlumster More than 1 year ago
I loved the descriptions on the characters and setting!  Whenever Cooper was outside, I felt as if I was there beside him.   I easily visualized most.  I enjoyed traveling back to the early 1900s and practically seeing how different life was comparing to now.  This is a very good and enjoyable book! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book appears contrived and thrown together. Very disappointed and just let the book go without bothering to finish. Don't waste your money on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was painful to try to get through. How on earth was this ever published?
Carrielynn More than 1 year ago
...but I never finished it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the slowest novels I've read. Maybe Tim LaHaye should stay away from Romance novels. I really struggled to get myself to finish it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the Left Behind series, I was excited to see a book by Tim LaHaye come out - that was not about end times. He and Jerry seemed to do extremely well. As for this book? I only finished reading it because I felt I had an obligation. It seems horrible to say this, but I won't lie about it. If nothing else, this should have been marked as a young adult book, considering how shallow the characters, plot, etc. turned out to be. And as for it being considered a Christian book... where? Of the two main characters, neither had a solid relationship with God. It just made me sad. Get back to work, Dinallo and LaHaye. I know you can do much, much better. Though it's rare, I agree with the critics on this one.