LOVE BLOOMS IN WINTER
Copeland’s imaginative writing style will hook the reader. Book one of the Dakota Diaries opens on a wonderful setting with an animated cast of characters to fall in love with as they are revealed in chapter after glorious chapter. It brings the days of traveling by railroad to life in new ways. I can’t wait for book two!
Mae Wilkey is a concerned neighbor of Miss Pauline Wilson, a nonagenarian who needs daily in-home care. Mae, who is the local postmistress, is eager to locate a distant family member who may resume care of Pauline. She finds the name Tom Curtis in Pauline’s desk and decides the two must be relatives. Tom is a railroad man with a top job and finds himself spending a Dakota winter in Dwaldo. Little does he know that Pauline and her humane society of wayward animals will keep him in town. Mae is in need of help from the community to keep Pauline safe and comfortable. Do God’s provisions include Mae too? (HARVEST HOUSE, Jan., 240 pp., $12.99)