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A romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland that portrays God?s miraculous provision even when none seems possible.
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 ...
A romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland that portrays God’s miraculous provision even when none seems possible.
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.
Posted July 16, 2012
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Posted January 29, 2012
I'm a huge fan of Lori Copeland. I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and intersting. And te characters were highly likeable. I loved how she managed to work in an elephant into the book without it seeming inconcievable or off the wall. It fit just like all of the other parts of the story. Really loved this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2012
It's 1892 in the small town of Dwadlo, North Dakota just as winter is beginning to set in. When I refer to Dwadlo being a small town, it is just that. All the buildings in town from the post office, general store, bank and the residents homes are all within a few short blocks either way. The train station literally ends at Dwadlo and here is where we find the setting of our story and meet the characters from Love Blooms in Winter, book 1 in the Dakota Diaries series by Lori Copeland who is fast becoming a personal favorite writer for me.
Here we meet Mae Wilkey who runs the post office within the general store and helps out when she can with the customers who come in for various supplies. Mae is also the sole provider for both herself and her younger brother Jeremy, who is 13, but mentally acts like 9 due to issues with his birth. Mae's parents died and now she cares for Jeremy as well as Pauline, a 92-year-old woman who needs constant care to due her age and mental capability. She lives alone caring for all the towns stray animals who are constantly finding their way to Pauline's home. Mae fears that once she marries Jake, the local well-to-do lawyer, there will be no one left to care for Pauline.
So Mae takes it upon herself to find out of Pauline has any living relatives who might be able to care for her. While cleaning out Pauline's desk, she uncovers the name and address of Tom Curtis, but the problem is, Pauline in her moments of clarity can't remember if he's related to her or not. So Mae sends a letter explaining the circumstances in hopes that Tom is in fact related to Pauline and can come care for her in the time she has remaining.
When Tom Curtis receives Mae's letter, he thinks it's a practical joke being played on him by one of the railroad employees. However, when a second letter arrives, Tom makes arrangements to check out the details of the letter and arrives to pay Mae a visit. What he doesn't plan on, is that his so-called routine life is about to get the biggest upheaval he will ever know.
I received Love Blooms in Winter compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and was captured in Mae's story. Not only in caring for her mentally challenged younger brother Jeremy, but also for her neighbor Pauline. Mae is a true do-gooder with a heart for everyone. She tries her best to be the best she can, even though she has been waiting six long years for Jake to ask her to marry him. She is by far, my favorite character in the book, because she is always putting everyone else's needs above her own. I can't wait to read the next book in this series as Lori Copeland writes her stories so well, you feel like you're part of the action! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars.
Posted January 15, 2012
Lori Copeland's newest book, "Love Blooms in Winter" was released January 2012. Set in 1892 - this is the first in the Dakota Diaries series of books. Set in North Dakota during the Winter, the story begins with the female lead, Mae, working as postmistress in the small town's general store. She is a young single lady responsible for the care of her mentally challenged young brother. Across the street from where Mae and Jeremy live is the home of Pauline, a very elderly lady who has no family and encroaching dementia. Mae being a kind, caring, Christian young lady has undertaken the care of Pauline; but she is growing desperate knowing that Pauline needs the care of real family. The problem is, Pauline can't recall having any "kin." The storyline develops and the male lead, Tom, enters the scene. There are hysterically funny moments and distinct personalities that will leave you chuckling or with a warm-fuzzy feeling. This is an easy, relaxing read and the author, Lori Copeland, captures the personality and characterization of the townspeople. The story is woven with bits and pieces of early Americana and the life and hardships endured during the early settlement of the Dakotas. Lori Copeland has written well over 40 books and brings to the table pleasant reads that are woven with the threads of Christianity. I highly recommend her books. ISBN: 978-0-7369-3019-2 Harvest House Publishers provided a complimentary copy of Love Blooms in Winter by Lori Copeland for my review. I was not required to post a positive review. Review also posted on my blog: http://ChatWithVera.blogspot.comWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 27, 2013
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