Review: Sisters of Mercy Flats by Lori Copeland

June 26, 2013

Title: Sisters of Mercy Flats
Author: Lori Copeland
Publisher: Harvest House
Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3022-2

Synopsis: (From Harvest House Publishers)
From noted author Lori Copeland (more than 3 million books in print) comes a romantic new story of God’s faithfulness when hope seems lost.

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. Unfortunately for Abigail, she’s grabbed by a twit of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman. She steals his horse and rides off to the nearest town, not giving him another thought…until she discovers those secret papers in his saddlebags. Could Mr. Digman be a Confederate spy? 

As if to prove it, the man who comes storming after her is no shoe salesman, but a handsome captain who wants his papers back…at any cost. And Abigail wants a ride back home. Together they embark on his mission, determined not to trust each other…or the God who won’t seem to let them go.

We start the story off with the three sisters Abigail, Amelia, & Anne-Marie  together, and we are briefly introduced to each of them, however after an accident happens, they are split up. I am so glad that this split happened, it would have been hard to keep up with all three stories at once. After a brief farewell to two sisters, our attention is brought to Abigail.

Abigail is a fun character! She is smart, but also sneaky, a bit of a liar, trickster, a blatant thief, and she has sharp whit about her that can easily be perceived as sarcasm. She is flawed. She isn't perfect and she knows it. She also knows that she just wants her sisters back. Getting back isn't as easy as she hoped though. Her rescuer Hershall Digman is just as much as a con artist as she is, but for political cause. He is not meek or mild and a good balance for Abigail's willful ways. Both of the star characters are flawed, they each have their own problems with faith and their weakness tends to guide them at times. And in its own way, it is refreshing to read about them, they feel real. The things Abigail says in her rants or in sarcasm remind me of something I would say.

The Sisters of Mercy Flats is set during the Civil War and even though this was a very hard time in history, Lori Copeland was able to give it a lightness to it, which can be hard considering it is a depressing time. She was also able to capture the openness and grandness of Texas in her descriptions of the landscape. You can also tell that Lori Copeland has done significant research on the political climate of Texas and The South during this time from conversations between characters and I was happy to read it.

The Sisters of Mercy Flats was a fun story for me read and it was hard to put down!
Too Read!
5 out of 5

 Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books’ Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and seven grandchildren.

Too see more books by Lori Copeland please check out Harvest House Publishers web site.

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Thank you to Harvest House Publishers for this free book for my honest review.

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