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Vendor: Summerside Press
Publication Date: 2009
Availability: In Stock
Series: Love Finds You
Corbin Hunter never wanted to return to his hometown and the painful memories he left behind, but his desire for revenge is stronger. He returns only to capture the man who murdered his father; his past feelings for Catherine Morgan have nothing to do with his temporary homecoming. Avoiding the Morgan family becomes difficult when he discovers Catherines sister is engaged to the man he is trying to catch. Will Corbins bitterness and drive for revenge sever all chance of reconciliation with Catherine, leaving them with painful memories instead?
Psalm 103:2-5 says, Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Harris wisely prefaces the story with this passage. These verses describe what the characters must remember throughout the course of trying events --when life seems at an all-time low, God is always there to save and restore.
Lisa Harris does an excellent job creating a tale in which readers quickly become engrossed. The characters are easy to relate to and have believable traits and feelings. Not only is the story entertaining, but it contains several lessons related to forgiveness and faith. This story will make you want to keep reading more of Harris work. All ages of women will enjoy the enthralling tale and lessons of Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio. Elizabeth Ford, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Ruth GentryWinston-Salem, NCAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 20, 2010Ruth GentryWinston-Salem, NCAge: Over 65Gender: femaleLove Finds you in Revenge Ohio is a very interesting book with romance, mystery, and suspense all wrapped up in a well-written story. It is one of the best of the "Love Finds You" series! I highly recommend Revenge for a great read! Ruth Gentry
Dayna5 Stars Out Of 5March 17, 2010DaynaA great book. Thus far I have enjoyed all the Love Finds You stories. As I live in Ohio this one especially intriged me. Now I will have to make at trip to the Revenge area, just to look at the country side. Keep the stories coming.
Deborah5 Stars Out Of 5October 21, 2009DeborahThe Love Finds You In... series has been putting out some awesome titles in both contemporary and historical genres. This is one of the historical novels and I really enjoyed reading it. I really liked Catherine's character for standing up and trying to protect her family. It wasn't fair that she had to be in charge of her sisters at such a young age but she did everything in stride. I did feel her sisters were a bit spoiled because of Catherine's desire to protect them but it was with good intentions. Her relationship with Corbin is played out very well. I was pleased that there was a history between the two of them and not because of some random chance meeting. The book, while having a historical setting, isn't really a historical novel. There isn't much reference to historical events that take place outside the town or that involve outside politics and world events. Instead the reader is immersed in the lifestyle of the nostalgic west and frontier when life was harder and the lifestyle was simpler. There is talk about the early use of the telephone in the town and it was enjoyable to read about how Catherine's sister would listen in to conversations as the town operator.I really enjoyed the mystery that ran through the story. It was done very well and kept me on my toes. I didn't expect the culprit to be who it was and was pleasantly surprised. It's a really fun read that's light and combines the romance, historical setting and mystery perfectly. The story is written extremely well. It's not very preachy, the characters are multidimensional and the storyline just flows very well. This book is great for a fall evening as you get all comfy with a warm blanket and hot cup of cocoa.Overall I really enjoyed reading this book. I have been impressed with all the titles from the Love Finds You.. series and this book makes a great edition to the pack. I'll be looking forward to reading more from Lisa Harris in the future.
Judy Grivas5 Stars Out Of 5August 26, 2009Judy GrivasLove Finds You in Revenge Ohio by Lisa Harris is a wonderful story. In the late 1800s Catherine Morgan has always tried to do the right thing in her life and watching over her sisters is only one of them. She thinks she has her life all figured out until former fianc Corbin Hunter returns to town as Sheriff. Shes confused and not sure how to deal with the turmoil this causes her when life then throws her the biggest curve ever. In seeing events unfold through Catherines eyes we continue to admire her inner strength as she tries to protect the ones she loves. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it!
Delia Latham4 Stars Out Of 5August 20, 2009Delia LathamAfter being twice jilted, Catherine Morgan vows off of love and marriage and devotes herself to running the familys general store and keeping her sisters safe and happy until they find good husbands to take over the job.Things are handled. Everythings going smoothly. Then Sheriff Corbin Hunter shows up in the small town of Revenge, Ohio and turns Catherines world on end. He left her once. Can she trust him now, with her sisters heart at stake? Corbins evidence points to Audreys fianc as the head of an infamous criminal gang. In her efforts to prove otherwise and save Audrey from heartbreak, Catherine finds her own heart responding once again to the man who jilted her seven years ago.Corbin Hunter wants the man who killed his father, and hell let nothing and no one stand in the waycertainly not the girl who once broke his heart. His desire for revenge could cost him the love of his life.Love Finds You in Revenge Ohio is packed with the essentials of good reading: fun, faith, mystery, romance, bad bad guys and a heroic hero. Well written, with lots of plot twists to keep those pages turning, details authentic to the time period, likeable (and some not-so-likeable) characters, and the kind of ending that makes for loyal readers. Good stuff!
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Located in: Mozambique
Submitted: July 08, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. Like most moms, Ive become a teacher, chef, nurse, life coach, cheerleader, adviser. . .hmm. . .Im sure there are plenty more I could list. Needless to say, life is definitely never dull, but I wouldnt have it any other way! After living in South Africa for a number of years, my husband, three children, and I moved to Mozambique a year ago. We are now involved in a church planting movement. I also started home schooling last year, so theres been A LOT of changes, but Gods doing some amazing things here and we are blessed to be apart of it.
What was your motivation behind this project? Originally, I was interested in using a storyline that included a young woman who worked as one of the first telephone operators in the late 1800s. In small towns, these women often knew everything that was going on, shared recipes and weather reports, or simply chatted. What would happen, though, if they overheard something they shouldnt have. . .like plans for murder. I took this idea as a jumping off place, added the thread of revenge, and the story began to unfold.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I want all my stories to first of all entertain. We all love a page-turning story that keeps us up late into the night. And along with the enjoyment of a good story, I want to share a message of hope with a spiritual thread that encourages and draws the reader closer to the one true God.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Catherine reminded me how important it is to really trust in God for everything. She's a bit like Martha, worried about everything and often forgetting what's really important. Trusting God for everything means letting go of past hurts, feelings of revenge, and even feelings of inadequacy, and letting Him heal our hearts, and then sharing that joy with others.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Music inspires me and my iPod is filled with great music from artist like Chris Tomlin and MercyMe. My favorite genre is suspense, but I recently read Jill Smith's Michal and loved seeing the story of David come to life. Very inspiring!