Monday, August 25, 2008

Twice Loved by Lori Copeland

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

There is something appealing to me about a woman who will wrestle a man in the middle of a river to prove her point. Lori Copeland has created a fabulously feisty character in Willow Madison! In her latest book, Twice Loved Willow has decided that since she possesses the strength to fight in a Civil War, then she has the strength and determination to help meet the needs of her closest friends as they try to reconstruct their lives in post-war Texas. Using her teaching skills and sheer determination, Willow answers her Uncle Wallace’s request to come to Thunder Ridge and marry the wealthy Silas Sterling – agreeing to the post of schoolteacher during their courting period.

However, Willow’s entrance into Thunder Ridge turns out to be nothing short of spectacular, and introduces Tucker Gray into her life. As owner of the town’s primary source of income, Tucker is also a force to be reckoned with! Willow’s life gradually blends into the town’s landscape, and she learns that no matter how determined or strong she perceives herself to be, there are always unexpected life events that remind her that God alone holds the direction we seek. Often, He chooses to provide for us in very creative and unexpected ways!

So come along to Thunder Ridge, Texas! There are a lot of loud rumblings and electric tension to be found within this eclectic group of people, and they create a story of God’s faithfulness that will encourage and entertain you! Lori Copeland shines in her latest historical romance, Twice Loved. Pick up your own copy here today!

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