Friday, December 30, 2011
Lori Copeland's The One Who Waits for Me ~ Reviewed
The One Who Waits for Me [Paperback]
Lori Copeland (Author)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2011)
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.
The One Who Waits For Me begins with two young women, Beth and Joanie. After their parents have just passed, they struggle to escape from their tyrant Uncle, Walt, and his son Bear. Trella, a young slave escapes with them. Along the way, they meet three men who are heading home after fighting in the Civil War, Preach, Pierce and Gray Eagle. In initially being kind and rescuing the women from a fire, they unwittingly get tangled in helping them escape their uncle.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to see Joanie and Beth’s eyes and hearts open to the fact that not all men are bad. Joanie’s faith was rooted deep from the beginning, but Beth’s was not, however, with the help of different characters along the way, Beth’s heart was softened as well. This was a great read for anyone who enjoys Civil War era books.
Reviewed by: Sarah Porter