The Visitor Paperback – Large Print, Mar 2004
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Lori Wick is a multifaceted author of Christian fiction. As comfortable writing period stories as she is penning contemporary works, Lori's books (more than 6 million in print) vary widely in location and time period. Lori's faithful fans consistently put her series and standalone works on the bestseller lists. Lori and her husband, Bob, live with their swiftly growing family in the Midwest. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
In my opinion, her earlier work still outshines her more recent, more "mature" books with regards to plot development and execution, character development, character description, and just plain likability of the characters. I was soooo taken with the Donovan family in "The Californians" and the Cameron's in the "Fireside" series. I wanted their stories to go on! Even The Texas Trilogy left me wanting more of the life of the characters...but these "English Garden" characters leave me shrugging with indifference.
Cassie and Tate are the main focus of the story (Cassie is the "Visitor") and they fall in love as she reads to him as he recuperates from an accident that has left him blind. Will he regain his sight? And if he does, will he still want Cassie, who doesn't see herself as beautiful as her sisters? Then there are Lizzie (Cassie's sister) and Moreland. Moreland is a friend of Lizzie's brother Edward, and she has loved him from afar. Moreland, blind to Lizzie's feelings, is certain she doesn't care for him! Once he finds out her true feelings, the gentle chase is on.
I found Lizzie and Moreland to be more fun than Cassie and Tate.Read more ›
This book is written in a style that fits the historical scenario (1812 in the English countryside), but is not as interesting to me as some others by Lori Wick. My favorites by Lori Wick include The Princess, Song for Silas, and Sophie's Heart.
I loved that Lori Wick decided to have both sisters involved in a romance instead of just one. I enjoyed Lizzie and Morland just as much as I did Cassie and Tate. This was another book, I just couldn't put down until I had read every word.
I felt that I could really identify with Cassie and her doubts of herself, because I also have had some of the same. I also enjoyed how Tate wasn't always perfect in his faith and that gave him a real sense of being human.
This entire series is definitely a must have addition to your collection. All of the books in the English Garden Series were excellent, especially the last three.
I actully didn't even buy this book. Every once in a while either my mom or dad took me to [a book store]. Since it didn't totally capture my attention, it was the way to go. The only problem I had was finding my spot in the book after not having read it for a while.
I agree with the reviewer above that said it had so many characters it was hard to keep them all straight. My favorite parts were when Lori Wick would write about Anne and Robert Weston. The Westons were my favorite couple.
Beverly J Scott
Most recent customer reviews
Lori Wick has again outdone herself with The Visitor. She tells the beautiful story of Cassandra finding her love and learning to trust. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2011 by T.
I really enjoyed this book its a great story for anyone . It is also a beautiful love story how Cassandra falls in love with a man who is blind, and they give each other more... Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by M. J Myles
This is an excellent book that I really enjoyed. I thought it wonderful for Ms.Wick to involve both sisters instead of just centering in on one. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by Eileen A Merry
I found the book relaxing and entertaining, but not evoking the deep feelings or profound truth of some of her earlier works. Still worth reading, for Lori Wick fans.Published on Aug. 21 2003
I liked this book. I love the way she portrays the characters thinking & talking about God. On the downside it was hard to keep up with all the characters. I was confused. Read morePublished on June 20 2003
As usual Lori Wick gives us the happy ending we were all waiting for. There are a lot of characters and that keeps everything interesting, although at first it's hard to keep up... Read morePublished on March 21 2003