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It’s 1855, and Elly Sullivan works on her family cranberry farm in Wisconsin. She’s pledged her unending love to Bo Garrett.
At seventeen, Bo rides off for a month–just a month–to see a little of the world before he settles down with Elly. He falls in with the wrong people and the wrong life. His promises to Elly and the Lord are forgotten in a misspent youth. Eight years too late, he returns, having come to the end of himself and rededicated his life to God.
Can Bo convince Elly they were meant to be together despite all the bumps in their path?
The Preacher’s Lady is a touching story of young love, redemption, and forgiveness. Elly has tried to soothe her heartache by accepting the love of another but she can’t stop comparing him to Bo. I admire her work ethic and determination to move on with her life. Elly still struggles with the hurt and anger of being left behind but she doesn’t mope around about it.
After several years, Bo finally returns home to help his family and seek the forgiveness of his loved ones, especially Elly. The small town is filled with kids running free, busy bodies, quilting circles, and hard-working people. Elly’s story resonated with me because it can be hard to truly forgive one another as God requires. Lori Copeland highlights themes of God’s grace and forgiveness as well as love and relationships.
I requested this book through NetGalley in order to read and offer an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.
Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market.
Lori is the author of more than 100 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.
Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work through School to the Nations.