Title:The One Who Waits For Me
Series:Carolina Moon, #1
Release Date:August 1, 2011
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About the Book:
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
About the Author:
Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books’ Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and five grandchildren.
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.