This was the first book I've read by Lori Copeland, and it certainly wont be my last. She packs humor, romance and faith walk lessons all into an amazing story and keeps you reading till the end. Mae Wilkey is a devoted sister to special needs brother Jeremy; a devoted neighbor to 90 plus year old Pauline, who is not always in full command of her faculties; and a devoted girlfriend of 6 years to Jake. That is until Tom comes to town! She thinks he's related to Pauline. He doesn't remember having an aunt. Add to all this a town full of unusual characters, a pack of stray dogs and cats, a tomboy pig farmer with a pet elephant and you've got the makings for a colorful, fun story, with its fair share of crises, drama and romance. A great book, thanks Lori.
A romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland that portrays God's miraculous provision even when none seems possible.
1892â€”Mae Wilkey's sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline, is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to come help her. But Pauline can't recall having kin remaining. Mae searches through her desk and finds a nameâ€”Tom Curtis, who may just be the answer to their prayers.
Tom can't remember an old aunt named Pauline, but if she thinks he's a long-lost nephew, he very well may be. After two desperate letters from Mae, he decides to pay a visit. An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people make for more of an adventure than Tom is expecting. But it is amazing what can bloom in winter when God is in charge of things.
Lori Copeland is one of my favorite authors. This was a fun ride and the story was entertaining from beginning to end. The characters were likeable and enjoyable that I did not want to see the book end. I am looking forward to more books in this series. I am so glad that Lori Copeland is writing a new series.
I would like to thank Net Galley and Harvest House Publishing, Inc. for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
Filled with vibrant characters, and plenty of chuckles, Love Blooms in Winter is a delightful novel. I found myself smiling ear-to-ear, throughout most of the story. The pages turned steadily and I enjoyed getting to know all the colorful citizens in the town of Dwaldo.
One of my favorite characters was Pauline Wilson, a spry ninety-two-year-old lady. She had her momentary lapses of memory, but her wits were always sharp :) And she was always saying things outright, and honestly. Another of my favorite characters was Lil, a straight forward hog farmer with a pet elephant!
There are tons of animals and humorous mishaps, that are sure to make you chuckle. Surprisingly, this is the first book I have ever read by Ms. Copeland, but it will most certainly not be my last!
Overall, I enjoyed this book so much. I read it while on a 16 hr. trip and let me say that this book really helped the miles fly by :) I would recommend this book to lovers of historical romance, with a dash of humor. This is a book sure to leave you with a smile on your face :D
Final Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I received this book from the publisher, through First Wild Card tours, in return for an honest review. Thanks :)
Love this story! I love stories from this era and it meeta all my expectations for the book.Never a dull moment, great feelings of romance in it, and Pauline's antics can be rather funny at times. I am about 3/4 of the way through the book, so not sure what the ending is yet,but it has been very good reading. Can't wait to see how it ends.