The One Who Waits for Me

The One Who Waits for Me

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by Lori Copeland
     
 

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Bestselling author Lori Copeland (Walker’s Wedding and Outlaw’s Bride) sets her brand-new story in North Carolina the months after the Civil War. In the midst of chaos, there is also a sense of possibility and the hope of love when:

  • Sisters Beth and Joanie run from a vindictive uncle toward healing
  • Trella, a pregnant

Overview

Bestselling author Lori Copeland (Walker’s Wedding and Outlaw’s Bride) sets her brand-new story in North Carolina the months after the Civil War. In the midst of chaos, there is also a sense of possibility and the hope of love when:

  • Sisters Beth and Joanie run from a vindictive uncle toward healing
  • Trella, a pregnant young slave, leaves a plantation for freedom
  • Gray Eagle, a Cherokee military scout, finds refuge for the young women
  • Captain Pierce, a quiet man of faith, heads for a plot of land and a new life
  • Samuel, a black soldier, longs to follow his father’s preaching legacy

The intersecting lives and tales of these engaging characters and those they meet along the way create an uplifting story of tested faith, growing seeds of love, and the challenge and gift of believing God’s promise of a future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736941679
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
175,220
File size:
474 KB

Meet the Author

Lori Copeland is the author of more than 100 titles, including A Kiss for Cade and Under the Summer Sky. Her beloved novel Stranded in Paradise is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. Her stories have developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance.

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The One Who Waits for Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a heartwarming, sweet story. It kept you on your toes, and had a surprising ending. This is one story I will definitely read over again. I fell in love with the characters after the first couple of chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this book. I have read it five times and i am still no bored of it.
ReviewsByMolly More than 1 year ago
As a fan of previous Lori Copeland works, I was quite anxious to read this new Historical novel by this talented author. I was pleasantly surprised! This is a novel that, while it could have been a bit more detailed historically, was an over all enjoyable read. The characters were filled with flaws, the plot line was inviting, and the messages rang true. Three young soldiers, all from the South, meet up on the way back from Virginia to head home to North Carolina. One of them fought for the North, one for the South, and one a Cherokee scout for the leaders of the armies. All the best of friends. On their travels back to North Carolina, trouble awaits them in the form of 3 young women, running from a life of pain, sickness and heartache. Can they get past the need of moving on from the war to find what God has in store for them and their hearts? Pierce, Gray Eagle, Preach, Beth, Joanie and Trella are wonderful characters. Each owned a piece of my heart by the end. And through their journey, traveling along side of them, I felt transported to another place in history. I could see the plantations, the soldiers in their Civil War uniforms, the ladies with their tears and frightened looks on their faces. I loved how Ms. Copeland incorporated the use of Nuns and a convent to witness to Beth, a lonely soul who didn't believe in God or prayers. I really enjoyed reading this story. It's filled with a message of God's love, and that He is the ultimate deciding factor of our lives and what happens. He is the one that can perform miracles. A story of love, hope, longing, and trusting fills the pages of this newest novel by a seasoned author. I recommend this southern fiction novel to all with a 4 Book rating. If you like stories of Civil War, romance, and God's love, then this is a must read for you.
MommyBookworm More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read by Lori Copeland. I believe I have found a new favorite author! I truly enjoyed this book from the start to finish. When I finished the book, I had to remind myself that it's the first in a series and I'm really hoping that there are more books in the series about these characters! I hope the rest of the series is not just about other stories in that location or time or something like that because although many things were resolved enough not to have more books about these characters, I would LOVE to know more about them and see how things develop down the road with them also! One thing I did think was a little confusing is that Samuel is called "Preach" for the whole book and sometimes that got a little confusing with Pierce. I often found that I had to remind myself which one was Pierce and which was Preach because sometimes I mixed them up since they both started with a "P." However, that slight confusion aside, I truly enjoyed the book. For me, it was a great mixture of Christian fiction, Historical fiction, and Clean/Sweet Romance. There were plenty of ups and downs in the lives of the characters and surprises along the way - although I do have to admit that the romantic relationships were a bit predictable early on in the book. That is not completely a bad thing, especially because I did enjoy seeing the relationships develop more too, but there were some things that I thought lacked an element of mystery to them. I think that may have been because there were other intriguing things going on and I felt that there should be a little more of that within the paring up of characters too. However, I did thoroughly enjoy the book and (as mentioned before) I have found a new author to add to my "favorites" list now. My favorite time in US History is WWII, but I also enjoy other times in my country's history and I enjoyed the things that Ms. Copeland brought into the story from the Civil War era also. Things mentioned about slavery and plantations and American Indians and the war itself really made me think more and remember lessons learned from that time period. Ms. Copeland successfully made me feel like I was there with the characters and that I was part of that time period in history, which is awesome for a History major (double major with Spanish) like myself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! You totally have to read it ........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thid book was slow at first but once it picked up i could not put it down
onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
Fever takes the lives of Beth and Joanie Jornigan's parents, putting them in harm's way of their Uncle Walt and his son Bear. He's brutal and cantankerous. He abuses his slaves as well as the girls. So the girls decide to run away along with one of the slaves, Trella, who is very pregnant. They are rescued by three soldiers on their way home from the Civil War, one of whom didn't want any interruptions getting there! Thus Lori Copeland creates the tumultuous events that occur to her characters. The characters are portrayed as spunky, determined, rugged, ruthless, trustworthy, and brave. Beth's distrust of all men makes for a difficult time for her rescuers. And matches in the hands of Beth are a matter of safety for all involved! There's plenty of humor, romance, danger, rescue, friendship and trust in Lori's book. The faith of some is sorely tested, while others are challenged to believe and trust in God to give them their dreams and a future. The book is well-written and interesting, but it didn't catch my attention like other books have. It's a personal preference, as I was looking for more suspense to up the ante. Romance readers will definitely enjoy Lori's book!
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
While I found this to be a very fast read, and enjoyed it. I found a lot of things that bothered me in the facts used. The story revolves around two girls who have just finished burying their Father, and their Mother has passed in the past week. Beth and Joanie are now running from their evil Uncle. They are to meet with Trella, a pregnant Slave...who end up giving birth on the road. With many twists and turns an being chased by the Evil Uncle Walt and his Son Bear. They are rescued and helped by three returning Civil War Vets. One a black man who fought for the North Samuel, another a Cherokee Scout for the South Gray Eagle, and Pierce who is a Southerner who wants to never see violence again! Six different characters who lives will be forever changed as they look for peace and sanctuary! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Harvest House and First Wild Card Tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1865 the Civil War is over but for many especially in the Confederate states the pain will continue as a way of life appears to be ending. In North Carolina many people suffer from the horrors of the war and now its aftermath. With their parents' dead, sisters Beth and Joanie flee from their cruel Uncle Walt and his chip off the old abusive block son Bear. Walt demands the deed to the land she and her sister should own as payment for allowing them to live on his farm though they worked hard in the fields. Because she is pregnant, Trella a slave leaves with the sisters; she dreams of her baby being born free. Cherokee scout Gray Eagle meets the three females and offers them protection while guiding them to a safe place. Black union soldier Samuel seeks to become a preacher just like his father as he hopes to bring comfort to the many sufferers. Captain Pierce thanks the Lord for letting him survive the horrors of combat as he just wants to forget the atrocities though the dead and maimed will haunt him until his death; he plans diligently to work the land in order to dull the horrible memories. These six find a sanctuary of sorts together. This is a wonderful inspirational story as amidst the death and destruction a flicker of hope has arisen. The key to the story line is the fluttering of light in a vividly described dark world as many wonder if god abandoned them. Although Uncle Walt has no redeeming qualities, readers will appreciate Lori Copeland's North Carolina second chance at life. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, but I found that some parts were just a little too hoaky. Then it just drops off at the end. That was a little disappointing. All in all a good read for the beach!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the plot disjointed and unbelievable. Much of the story was just too far-fetched to enjoy.