Sisters of Mercy Flats
by Lori Copeland
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.
At the beginning of the book I thought I knew who was going to take the lead in the story. I, however, was mistaken. With three sisters though, I do expect that at some point we will get their stories as well. This one was about Miss Abigail who was picked up by the most unlikely hero.
Of all the crazy things that happened in the story on their journey, I love how God turned the whole mess into a happy ending. Some thoughts I took away from the tale: If we can do all that we can and then get ourselves out of the way, He can take care of what we cannot. That sometimes what we see as a little white lie or small bluff is still a lie just the same. We cannot justify them. We can choose, however, to speak truthfully, even if it means trouble for us. It is also hard to see the big picture God has in mind when life seems out of control. But this I know: things won't go perfectly, but in the midst of it all God is always good!
***Thank you Harvest House Publishers for the free book in exchange for my honest review.***
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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 five grandchildren.