Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Bride For Noah

by Lori Copeland & Virginia Smith
Harvest House Publishers

Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, beloved authors of the Amish of Apple Grove series, team up again in an exciting new series for devoted fans and new readers.
It's 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance. When a kind elderly man announces his plan to move west and make his fortune, Evie jumps at the chance to go with him and start a new life. She says goodbye to the only home she's ever known and sets out for the Northwest.
There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing he's looking for is a why can't he get Evie out of his mind?
In this first book of the Seattle Brides series, two people learn what it means to move beyond their expectations and embrace the very best God has for them.

My Review:

While the concept of an old fashioned romance is nothing new, Copeland and Smith bring a fresh new look to an old sort of story. We all know the boy meets girl scenario, boy doesn't want to get married, but can't get girl out of his mind. It's a common place theme and this type of story is a dime a dozen in the Christian genre. This novel however, presents a whole new take on this proven formula: they threw an old man in. With these unusual circumstances in mind,  it really sets the backdrop for an exciting romance. I would venture to guess that a single girl traveling with an old man even back in the day was somewhat... different. Similar to women joining the military. All that to say, give this book a chance. Whether you've given up on the genre, don't read it at all, or love it with all your heart; the characters will steal your heart and plenty of your time too. A lovely new addition to the market - can't wait for more from this writing team! 

This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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