Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Under The Summer Sky by Lori Copeland ~ review

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736930205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736930208

This book is also available as an e-book.

January 1, 2013 The Dakota Diaries
This romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland portrays God's miraculous provision even when none seems possible.
1893--A man who goes only by the name of "Jones" isn't looking for trouble when he happens across Miss Trinity Franklin at the riverside. He is simply on his way to North Dakota to seek the advice of Tom Curtis, a former CN&W Railroad land purchaser. But when Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution...how was he to know she couldn't swim?
Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity--this time from the river--they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota. A seemingly coincidental beginning comes to a delightful and charming ending when orchestrated by the One who can put the pieces of any lost and broken life together.

My take on this book:
What kind of man stuffs a lady in a barrel and sends her over the rapids? A man who is trying to keep a lady out of danger that's who! That's just how this book starts out, with Trinity Franklin being stuffed into a barrel by a strange man, she has no clue why, and he has no clue that she can't swim, and to add insult to injury she doesn't realize that she has lost her skirt in the water and has on only her bloomers! The man who does this to Trinity goes by the name Jones, and it turns out that they are headed the same direction. What sort of relationship will they build as they decide to travel together? 

Ms. Copeland certainly knew how to capture my attention with this one. I found myself laughing out loud on more than a few occasions, but also found myself enjoying the slow building relationship between the two main characters, and while I felt like I knew what would happen between the pair, I really enjoyed watching them get there. Several secondary characters not only keep the story interesting but keep it moving along quite briskly as well. As a historical inspirational fiction fan, that also enjoys a nice romance I found this book quite enjoyable. While it is the second book in The Dakota Diaries series it can be read as a stand alone work, although if your a fan of fun historical fiction your probably going to enjoy both books, I know I did! 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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