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Product Details

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (Oct. 15 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842302670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842302678
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,023,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Prolific author Copeland (With This Ring, LJ 2/1/98) kicks off another historical Western series with this pleasing tale of mail-order brides set in 1872. When their pastor father dies suddenly, leaving little money, three sisters realize that they need to take drastic action to survive. Each answers a newspaper ad soliciting Christian brides. Faith goes to Texas, where her intended, a well-to-do rancher named Nicholas Shepherd, seems to be having second thoughts. While her wedding is repeatedly postponed, Faith meets a local widower and decides to teach his blind son Braille. In time, Nicholas begins to realize that he may have lost Faith to another man. Although this is not the freshest premise, Copeland endows his characters with enough liveliness to make the book a fun light read. Recommended, especially for Copeland's growing group of fans.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Christian romance author Lori Copeland has published more than fifty-five novels since beginning her writing career in 1982. Lori and her husband, Lance, live in Springfield, Missouri, and have enjoyed more than 43 years together in marriage. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, three grandsons, and one granddaughter (they admit to spoiling the only girl in the family just a little bit).

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By Dara on Dec 3 2002
Format: Paperback
I have very little time to read and this book I read in 2 days! The way Lori Copeland wrote this book, you feel like you are standing right there in Deliverence, Texas looking at the whole scene. I felt captivated by the all of the characters. When they experienced joy or sorrow, I also felt it. While reading this book you will cry alot. Mostly because you are laughing so hard! "Faith" is a perfect title to this book. The main character, who is Faith, has the most innocent faith in God. Almost a child's faith. We all need to experience that. I have already recommended this book to friends and want everyone to know, this book is well worth your time to read it! You will walk away feeling refreshed and joyful! God Bless!
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By A Customer on July 11 2002
Format: Paperback
I am a sucker for 'pioneer' stories, but it aggravates me when the vernacular used in the book doesn't match how the people of that era would've actually spoken. The rhythem of the phrases, just the way they put things. If you want to know how people back then spoke and conversed with each other, just read any and all books by Janette Oke. This book, though, was worth the purchase all in all, but am still somewhat disappointed. Probably won't be buying anymore "Brides of the West' books.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
A sweet, lighthearted mail order bride story March 15 2002
By Bonnie McKinzie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Faith 19, and her two younger sisters have decided to become mail order brides in order to relieve their aunt of any more expense on their behalf. Faith's adventure has her answering an ad to become the bride of wealthy Nicholas Shepherd in his mid thirties. He resides in Deliverance, TX with his mother. Liza.
Faith's unusual arrival in Deliverance is only the beginning of some rather bizarre occurances which prevent the wedding from taking place several times. Instead, Faith tests the patience of Liza her future mother in law by preferring outside, tomboy activities to domestication. Faith cannot figure out what makes this man and his mother tick, since they seem to have plenty of money but refuse to spend it, and although they are rich and well known, they still do not seem very happy with life.
As Faith becomes acquainted with the townspeople and church folks, she is especially fond of little five year old Adam, who is blind. His father, Dan, is a young widow with two other children. Since Faith is not married yet, she feels free to help Dan out with the children. This act of kindness causes her great distress from Liza and distrust and jealousy from Nicholas.
Although the book introduces many different families, it centers on Faith's adventures as she seeks to establish her worth while wondering if her marriage is ever going to take place. The one single obstacle she cannot overcome is the selfish, moody, controlling mother of her fiance. Liza is a widow who now refuses to relinquish her hold on her only child, Nicholas.
Nicholas puts his work and his cattle ranch above anything else, and postpones the wedding once more to prevent leaving a young bride home alone while he is out on a cattle drive. It is during his absence that Faith pursues her dream to start a school for the blind since she cares so deeply for little Adam and wants to teach him to read. Liza does NOT share this dream and in a very ugly scene, she issues an untimatum to Faith that leads to dire consequences. When Nicholas returns, he is shocked, sad and angry.
The end result is worth the read, and I am anxious to get to book two in this series, Brides of the West.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Dynamic! Dec 3 2002
By Dara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have very little time to read and this book I read in 2 days! The way Lori Copeland wrote this book, you feel like you are standing right there in Deliverence, Texas looking at the whole scene. I felt captivated by the all of the characters. When they experienced joy or sorrow, I also felt it. While reading this book you will cry alot. Mostly because you are laughing so hard! "Faith" is a perfect title to this book. The main character, who is Faith, has the most innocent faith in God. Almost a child's faith. We all need to experience that. I have already recommended this book to friends and want everyone to know, this book is well worth your time to read it! You will walk away feeling refreshed and joyful! God Bless!
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Faith is one of the best historical romance books I've read. Nov. 4 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It is a hilarious story that had me rolling with laughter one minute and crying the next. Faith, being the first mail order bride in this series set in the 1800's, realized that God works everything out to the good for those who love Him.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Really? Dec 30 2011
By Jacasni - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
After reading this book .... I had to wonder what book the other reviewers read.
I thought it was a really terrible book. Couldn't stand Nicholas and his evil mother -
whom we were supposed to excuse for her awful behavior because she was going through
her "change". Did anyone else want to strangle Nicholas?

I couldn't figure out why Faith didn't get on the next stage out of town -
after spending ONE night
in the presence of those two terrible people.

I have read Lori Copeland books before, but never again.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Unbelievable Jan. 4 2012
By carolqld - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you're religious, like happy endings and a light, easy romance with no surprises in store, you'll love this book. After a promising start the story flowed smoothly enough but I found it became increasingly annoying and predictable with the characters degenerating into unbelievable 'goodies'. To say all the characters lived happily-ever-after is an understatement! No imagination or originality here, the author has stuck with the tried and true romance formula which can become very tedious.


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