This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Love Blooms in Winter
Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)
Lori Copeland

Lori lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband Lance. Lance and Lori have three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and six wonderful grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Lance and Lori are very involved in their church, and active in supporting mission work in Mali, West Africa.

Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market. To date, she has had over 100 books published.


A romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland that portrays God’s miraculous provision even when none seems possible.

1892—Mae Wilkey’s sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline, is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to come help her. But Pauline can’t recall having kin remaining. Mae searches through her desk and finds a name—Tom Curtis, who may just be the answer to their prayers.

Tom can’t remember an old aunt named Pauline, but if she thinks he’s a long-lost nephew, he very well may be. After two desperate letters from Mae, he decides to pay a visit. An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people make for more of an adventure than Tom is expecting. But it is amazing what can bloom in winter when God is in charge of things.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love Blooms in Winter, go HERE.

Learn more about Lori and her books on her Website.


Love Blooms in Winter is a thoroughly enjoyable western historical romance chock full of action, humor, and quirky characters. Vivid characterization, interesting and realistic dialogue and detailed setting descriptions combine to provide a gratifying reading experience.

Mae has spent six long years waiting for her fiance Jake Mallory to marry her. Then Tom Curtis arrives in town at her request to check on the possibility that Mae’s elderly neighbor is a long lost relative. It is pretty evident from the start that Mae and Tom will end up together, but oh what fun it is getting to that point!

Love Blooms in Winter contains several important themes. Mae and Tom are both fine examples of what it means to love your neighbor (and I don’t mean their own romance). Another prominent topic is that a person shouldn’t settle for what is comfortable and easily available but should wait for whatever the Lord has planned for their life.

A fun read, Love Blooms in Winter is a must for lovers of historical western romance.