Reviewed by Rel Mollet
Three Times Blessed by Lori Copeland
"...lovers of historical romance will find much to like in this second Belles of Timber Creek series..."
Audrey Pride takes Thunder Ridge, Texas by storm as her wagon topples the town's water supply tower and she makes a very wet but memorable entrance. Returning to take on the teaching position offered to her in Blackberry Hill, Audrey is dismayed to find the job is no longer available. Placed in an untenable situation, Audrey reluctantly accepts an offer by the town's undertaker she would rather refuse.
When disease spreads from an infected wagon train, Audrey's faith and grit are tested as she struggles to help the dead and dying while fighting an unheeded attraction to widower, Eli Gray, a man determined to ignore her attentions.
Lori Copeland's historical romances have been engaging readers' hearts and minds for over twenty five years, the past nineteen of those years in Christian publishing. Lori's experience shows as she creates memorable characters, an authentic town and a tried and true plot. I would have preferred greater interaction between Audrey and Eli, and their minimal dialogue and connection did take away from the story for me. That being said, lovers of historical romance will find much to like in this second Belles of Timber Creek series as the sometimes hapless trio of Audrey, Copper and Willow continue their friendship throughout the trials and tribulations of living on the Texas frontier. The set up for Copper's story is intriguing and One True Love will finalise the trilogy upon its release.
Rel Mollet is a lawyer, wife and mother of three young daughters and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Reading has been her passion since childhood. She is a Book Club Co-ordinator and has her own website ~ relzreviewz ~ dedicated to reviews and author interviews with the sole aim to support authors writing from a Christian worldview. She believes Sir Francis Bacon's (1561 - 1626) creed, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body".