Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Book: Twice Loved

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


This book was late to me, I got it in the mail yesterday. And finished it as well. :) So you might say it was a quick read!

For me it was interesting, but pretty predictable. You know what's going to happen in the end with a few small twists thrown in. I found the fact that a town continued to live in an area called Thunder Ridge (all thunder and lightning and no rain) to be slightly improbable, but interestingly enough the author addresses that in the book. The main character, Willow, is not from the area and she asks why the people haven't moved on. The answer is that some did while others were just too stubborn - one of the main themes in the book being just how stubborn some people are!

Overall a fun read, but I liked this one better - yes, I finally read That's (Not Exactly) Amore. It's the third in a series, but a fun book where you didn't for sure know which guy she'd end up with!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:34 PM

    I got the book today-- thanks! :) Can't wait to read it, though I have a considerable back-log of half-read books right now too. So glad you liked it so much and that's awesome that the author wrote you back! Very cool. A


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