My Heart Stood Still  -     By: Lori Copeland
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My Heart Stood Still

Harvest House Publishers / 2015 / Paperback

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Wily and beautiful, the three McDougal sisters can swindle a man in less time than it takes to lasso a calf---and they give the profits to the poor! When their wagon falls under attack, Anne-Marie is carried off by Creed Walker---a Crow warrior turned Union spy. Can she outsmart her captor and find her sisters? 224 pages, softcover from Harvest.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0736961674
ISBN-13: 9780736961677
Series: Sisters of Mercy Flats

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From bestselling author Lori Copeland (more than 3 million books in print) comes the inspiring sequel to Sisters of Mercy Flats.

The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man.

Anne-Marie, the middle sister, is saved by Creed Walker, a Crow warrior. It's loathing at first sight, but with bandits on their tail and a cache of gold to hide, Creed and Anne-Marie need each other. Will they learn to put aside their differences and trust each other—and God? And can their growing faith turn their lives around?

Author Bio

Lori Copeland is the author of more than 100 titles, including A Kiss for Cade and Under the Summer Sky. Her beloved novel Stranded in Paradise is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. Her stories have developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Adventure Waiting to be Read!
    September 26, 2016
    ReginaF
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Wow! What an adventure! Come along for a ride. The three McDougal sisters are captured, they are in a jail wagon when they are attacked by Indians. Three men, three ladies....rescued and now pulled apart.

    In this story, Abigail is rescued by a Crow Indian. Read Abigail's story. Will she fall in love, will she be reunited with her sisters?

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for my honest and unbiased opinion.
  2. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Civil War Historical Fiction Adventure Romance
    August 12, 2015
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Lori Copeland in her new book, My Heart Stood Still Book Two in the Sisters of Mercy Flats series published by Harvest House Publishers takes us into the life of Anne-Marie McDougal.

    From the Back Cover: God had planted Creed Walker in her lifeand He wouldnt let her lose him.

    The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and theyre about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man.

    Anne-Marie, the middle sister, is saved by Creed Walker, a Crow warrior. Its loathing at first sight, but with bandits on their tail and a cache of gold to hide, Creed and Anne-Marie need each other. Will they learn to put aside their differences and trust each otherand God? And can their growing faith turn their lives around?

    This is book two in the series however the good news is that you can read this story apart from the other two and it will be okay. However I do recommend that you read the other two just for the sheer enjoyment of them. Three sisters, who are con artists, are finally arrested and in a prison wagon dressed as nuns when the wagon is attacked by Indians. At the sound of the attack three men gallop to the rescue and each man takes a different sister. This time the focus is on Anne-Marie. Seems her rescuer, Creed, is the strong silent type. When they do go to a town they are imprisoned and sentenced to be hung at dawn. They do escape but with the gold. There is adventure after adventure that will keep you flipping pages trying to find out what happens next and why. Historical fiction that takes place during The Civil War. And did I mention that this is a romance? I enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Harvest House Publishers for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  3. Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fun and Light Read . . .
    June 1, 2015
    Christian BookReview Blog
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    My eyes latched unto the words "Crow warrior" and I knew I wanted to read this book. Having a Native American as the Hero is a uniquely different approach used sparingly in Christian fiction.

    My Heart Stood Still is a fast-paced story with major plot events occurring every few chaptersthere's little time to catch your breath. Anne-Marie is a stubborn, I-can-do-everything heroine. Creed is a mysterious hero with secrets to hide. And Quincy, Creed's African-American best friend, is a sweet and humorous side-kick. These characters comprise an interesting team and it was fun following their wild quest to return Anne-Marie safely home while trying to deliver a cache of stolen gold to the American authorities.

    Although this story was a fun and light read, Anne-Marie could be annoying at times with her tendency to rebel and her I-can-do-everything attitude. I enjoy realistic stories with deep spiritual truths woven throughout and My Heart Stood Still depicted events that were, at times, unrealistic and silly. In addition, Cortes is a very cliche Hispanic villain. As an aside, because Anne-Marie and Creed were instructed by nuns and a catholic priest respectively, the spiritual themes have a slant towards Catholic doctrine.

    I did enjoy, however, the detailed and well-written prose. The setting came to life and I could easily picture the surroundings in my mind. The romantic thread kept me in the shadows until the end and Anne-Marie's decision to renounce deceptioneven if its use was for a good causeconstituted great progress in her spiritual journey.

    While My Heart Stood Still is not my favorite story, it is a fun, light read about a con-artist falling in love with a Native American and the challenges they face along the waywhich just might be the kind of story you're looking for. I give My Heart Stood Still three out of five stars.
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Too predictable and unbelievable
    April 18, 2015
    Maria
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    My Heart Stood Still is the sequel to the Sisters of Mercy Flats by Lori Copeland. These books are simple, fun, and easy reading for the beach or whenever you want something without much depth. Personally, I prefer more realistic stories so this really wasn't my cup of tea. But if you like light reading, you will probably like these books. :-)

    Anne-Marie is grateful to be rescued from the Comanches, but she isn't sure if she can trust her stoic rescuer, Creed, who is also an Indian. Especially since he is very quick to dump her off somewhere to try to find her way back home. But when she accidentally ends up causing even more harm to Creed than he did to her, she decides to hang with him longer. Realizing that she's falling in love with him, she wonders if Creed could ever want to marry her. And what about her sisters? They were probably worried sick...

    This story was very predictable and unbelievably silly. There were some good parts, but for me all the other aspects kind of drowned out the few good spots. But like I said before, it's a fun, easy reading story and if that's what you are looking for then this may be the book for you. If not, you should probably look up another book.

    I was given this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  5. U.P Mi
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun Read
    April 18, 2015
    weatherlover1
    U.P Mi
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    *This is a reprint of a series first published back in the early 90's

    Book two opens with the 3 sisters being saved by 3 different men once again. This time Anne-Maries saved by an Indian. All she wants is to find her sisters and all he wants is to finish his mission. Oil and water do not play well together. Creed needs to finish his orders and having a woman tagging along does not help. The more he is with her the more he starts to care yet hes been promised to another many years ago. Can he keep his word or will he follow his heart?

    What I liked: Anne-Marie finds herself saved by an Indian who she soon finds out is more complicated than he first let on. She just wants to get back to her sisters but finds herself stuck tagging along with Creed and his sidekick. I really enjoyed how Anne-Marie and Creed interacted. The plot of this book was good. I enjoyed the suspense of how they were going to get out of the tribes camp without being noticed. I found that An​ne-Marie was not wanting to listen to Creed and doing her own thing which, of course, got her in trouble is a lot like us when we dont listen to God. We find our self in trouble and remorseful and just when we think we are out of options God will help us find our way. This may not be without consequences, but he never leaves us.

    What I didn't like: I really can't find much to not like about this book.

    Overall this was an enjoyable book. The characters were well-developed. I though the humor was well threaded into the book. I have enjoyed the series so far and look forward to the last book. Even though this is a series book it can easily be read as a stand alone.
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