[Book Review] Love Finds You in Calico, California by Elizabeth Ludwig

Posted 27 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
Abigail Watts has always admired her lovable, kind-hearted father, despite his bumbling ways. When news of a silver strike reached their hometown, she packed up her needles and thread and followed him west, never dreaming the move could cost them ever.

Nathan Hawk has one dream—a better life for his family. But when typhoid claims the life of his beloved wife, Nathan questions if he made the right choice bringing her west.

Thrust together by circumstance, these two lonely people must somehow find their way back to God, and to each other.

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About the Author:
Elizabeth Ludwig’s first novel, Where the Truth Lies, which she co-authored with Janelle Mowery, was released in spring of 2008 from Heartsong Presents: Mysteries, an imprint of Barbour Publishing. This was followed in 2009 by “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” part of a Christmas anthology collection called Christmas Homecoming, also from Barbour Publishing.

In 2010, Elizabeth’s first full-length historical novel, Love Finds You in Calico, California will be released from Summerside Press. Books two and three of her mystery series, Died in the Wool, and A Black Die Affair, respectively, are slated for release in 2011 from Barbour Publishing.

In 2008, Elizabeth was named the IWA Writer of the Year for her work on Where the Truth Lies. She is the owner and editor of the popular literary blog, The Borrowed Book.

Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and dramatist, having performed before audiences of 1500 and more. She works fulltime, and currently lives with her husband and two children in Texas.

My Review:
Elizabeth Ludwig is an AMAZING author! When I sat down to read Love Finds You in Calico,California, I was instantly transported to another time and place. Elizabeth Ludwig filled this novel with everything from loneliness, heartache and love to suspenseful mystery. Toss in some good ol’ Godly lovin, and this is a terrific read!

Abigail and Nathan’s story is a tender one. Both are dealt some rough hands in life as they learn to deal with the grief of loosing loved ones. But is Abigail’s father’s death truly an accident? Will she be able to prove his innocence and clear her name before some one else gets hurt?

Nathan vows to help her out, even though his heart still belongs to his late wife. He needs a mama for Lizzie, his 5 year old daughter. He offers Abigail protection and support through a marriage of convienence, but is it enough? Will they fall in love while trying to solve the mystery behind the mining shaft explosion that left Abigail’s father dead?

I absolutely ADORED finding out the answers to those questions and falling in love with Calico and it’s colorful, complex characters. Elizabeth Ludwig is skilled at what she does and truly keeps her readers hearts in mind, along with spreading the message of God’s love and forgiveness of oneself.

I highly recommend this book with the highest of 5 star praises! It was a fast and fun, yet suspenseful read that kept me turning the pages long into the night. I not only enjoyed this book for it’s content, I am crazy over the cover. It’s gorgeous! The dress and the red boots would have caught my eye in the store and would have had me dying to purchase it. So, if you love history, great characters and an awesome author, this is DEFINITELY your kind of book!

You can visit Deepershopping.com to purchase your copy of Love Finds You in Calico, CA .

*This book was provided for review by the author*

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