Author: Lori Copeland
Series: Sisters of Mercy Flats
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: March 1, 2015
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?
I loved this book. Snarky, sassy, opinionated, strong and stubborn (yet a heart of gold) are some of my favorite personality traits in a heroine. I laughed out loud at some of the situations this girl thought up. At some point in the book, I started thinking, “How do you solve a problem like Anne-Maria?” (soundtrack optional) She’s flawed, naïve and a great con artist. Pair her with Creed Walker, not your typical hero, but oh so effective, and this recipe of a novel is scrumptious. The author also adds an unusual side-kick. What a fun read. I smiled. I laughed. I loved the setting, the historical period, and the twists and turns. Did I mention I loved this book?
I’d heard of Lori Copeland; seen her books on my ‘Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:’ list. I’d been having a self-imposed historical romance dry period, but was asked to review this, liked the summary and jumped all in. Lori is now on my ‘must read’ list. I heartily give this book 5 stars.
Content: Clean, kissing, mild violence