The Preacher’s Lady, by Lori Copeland, is book one of the Sugar Maple Hearts Series, and if it’s any indication, the series will be great.
Elly Sullivan has loved Bo Garrett and he her since they were very young. They promised to marry each other when they grew up. At age seventeen, the wheels were being set in motion when Bo decided to take a month off to see the world. Leaving behind a bewildered but trusting Elly, Bo didn’t return for over eight years.
Elly has settled into life without Bo and wants nothing to do with him. However, his family is like her own. As she struggles with what his return means to her, can she protect her traitorous heart from breaking? Can Bo be trusted? And what is her place in his family now that he’s returned?
Bo, during his years away, has lived a rough and immoral life. Can a man truly change who he is and what he’s become? Does Bo want to? And can he convince Elly that what she thought is not how things are?
Lori Copeland has written another endearing story, one based on a cranberry farm in Wisconsin during the 1800’s.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book
Acclaimed author Lori Copeland spins a tale of hope, understanding, and faith when God seems silent.
It’s 1855, and Elly Sullivan works on her family cranberry farm in Wisconsin. She’s pledged her unending love to Bo Garrett.
At seventeen, Bo rides off for a month—just a month—to see a little of the world before he settles down with Elly. He falls in with the wrong people and the wrong life. His promises to Elly and the Lord are forgotten in a misspent youth. Eight years too late, he returns, having come to the end of himself and having rededicated his life to God.
Can Bo convince Elly they were meant to be together despite all the bumps in their path?