Monday, July 13, 2009

Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio

“The only thing worse than being a spinster is being a twice-jilted spinster. At twenty-five, Catherine Morgan is hardly an old maid. But she’s given up on marriage and instead manages the family’s general store in the little town of Revenge, Ohio. Bound by a promise made to her mother to care for her three sisters until they marry, she’ll do anything to keep them safe. But Sheriff Corbin Hunter stands in her way. He has evidence that her sister’s fiancé is really an infamous bank robber – and the man who murdered his father. Catherine finds herself torn between saving her sister’s heart and losing hers to the man who jilted her seven years ago. Will Corbin’s desire for revenge cause him to lose Catherine a second time?”

Dishes were ignored, floors weren’t vacuumed and the family fended for themselves because I could not put this book down! Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio is one of the best Christian historical fiction books I have read in a very long time. I will confess: historical novels are not at the top of my list of favorite types of books to read. However, the history of the late 1800’s, and the description of Revenge, Ohio (which actually does exist) are interwoven throughout the book so masterfully that I never realized I was being taught a history lesson. The suspense kept me up until all hours of the night and every time I thought I had determined “whodunit,” another surprise was mixed into the plot. And then there was the heroine and hero. Have you ever wanted to reach through the pages of a book and shake two people until they come to their senses? These two were more stubborn than the mules used to plow the fields. Above all, Catherine’s faith and that of her family was truly a blessing to behold.

Lisa Harris, award winning author of Christian fiction and nonfiction, has done it again. She has combined history with romance, suspense and faith in a book that will captivate readers for years to come. Thanks, Lisa, for the privilege of reviewing your book!

Be sure and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing to win a copy of Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio. Leave your email address in your comment so I have a way of contacting you.


23 comments:

Lora said...

Thank You Edwina, for the book recomendation... I have been on the "hunt" for a new book, and having someone actually recommend a book is always the best for me! Love You, Lora :)

P.S. I think you have my email address, but here it is again: lorasbarnes@gmail.com

Lisa Harris said...

Thanks for the great review, Edwina! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book!

Wendy said...

This looks good.
Thanks for the opportunity.
wsmarple (at) gmail (dot) com

Edna said...

enjoyed your blog and would like to be enterened into the contest to win a book.

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

windycindy said...

Hello, I enjoy the writing style of Lisa Harris! I would love to be entered in your marvelous book giveaway drawing.
Many thanks..... Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Bev said...

I have been following Lisa on facebook. She, to me, has a fascinating life. I would love to read her book. Sign me up for the drawing please.

b(dot) werts at sbcglobal(dot) net

mez said...

Great review! I would love a chance to win Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio, it sounds terrific. Thanks.

worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

Megan said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway! I hope I win, it sounds like a great book!

megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

Carrie Turansky said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. I've enjoyed some of Lisa's other books, and I would love to win a copy of this new one. Thanks!
Carrie
carrie (at) turansky (dot) com

Lisa Harris said...
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Carmen7351 said...

I would love to win this, as I know Love Finds You... are historicals, and I love those. And suspense, too--Please enter me!
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Lisa Harris said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies!

Just to let you know, since Carmen mentioned it, the Love Finds You books is a great new line by Summerside Press. Mine is a historical, but they do offer both historicals and contemporary. And while they are all primarily romance, mine has a strong mystery/suspense line, which I love to include in my stories. :-)

Anonymous said...

I have read two of Lisa Harris books and they are simply CLEAN and great to read. Can't put them down even if it's late. Nice to have something to share with Christian friends after I have read her books.

I feel like a hog trying to win another one of her books - but try I will! Thank you..
Alene Smith Knox
AleneKnox@msn.com

Emma said...

Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio sounds wonderful .Great review. Please enter me!Have a great week .
Thanks for offering this giveaway!
augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com. Thank you.

Betty Bennett said...

Edwina, enjoyed so much your writings and will look forward to reading more as you write them. This book sounds like one I would love to read. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you.
Betty
gbbennett57@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to read it! Please enter me in the contest!
Marci
misslaneco2002@yahoo.com

Miss. Chaffee said...

I just finished my first Love Finds You Book, and I am yearning for more of the books alike to read. Please enter me into the drawing.

Stitched With Grace said...

Edwina,

I would look forward to reading a Christian historical romance. You might also enjoy reading this series, but be warned- the housework will really suffer as there are 3 or 4 books and you won't want to put them down!
The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. She has written other books, but I haven't read them yet. ~Becky (rebeka at StitchedWithGrace dot com)

Stitched With Grace said...

Edwina-

I'd love to enter your contest. You might also try reading the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. But don't plan on getting any housework done- I found it very difficult to put them down- and there is 3 or 4 books!!

Rebeka at StitchedWithGrace dot com

host said...

Hi! This is my first post here although I've been lurking for some time. Thanks for the great review, the book sounds great! Have a great weekend and God bless you

Edwina said...

Hi Becky, Welcome Home! Can't wait to see you and the girls on Sunday!

I LOVE Francine Rivers' books also!

I'll be sure and enter your name in the drawing!

Blessings,
Edwina

Edwina said...

Hi Host,

I'm glad to know you've been "lurking around here!" Thanks for posting and if you'll leave your email, I would be delighted to add your name to the drawing.

Blessings,
Edwina

Carol said...

Hey Edwina,

I'd love to be entered into the drawing. Carol