Synopses & Reviews
Willow Madison and her friends Copper and Audrey taught school in neighboring Texas towns until the Yankees rode in and burned them out. In the midst of fear and chaos, survivors banded together to fight for what remained of their homes. Then word reached the people that the terrible war was over.
Now penniless but still hopeful, Willow vows she will take care of her friends, and her ailing uncle, in Thunder Ridge, Texas, even if it means having to marry wealthy Silas Sterling, a man thirty years her senior. But standing in her way is sawmill owner Tucker Gray, with his enticing eyes and infuriating headstrong manner—the man Willow cannot get out of her head . . . or her heart. Even though her friends beg her not to give up her dream of happiness, Willow is determined to do the right thing for those who are dearest to her. But which path does God want Willow to take: a life of duty and commitment . . . or a life of everlasting love?
“In this first installment of a new series, Copeland captures the heart and soul of the West during the 1800s. Its a tale of good versus bad, with strong faith values included.” Romantic Times BOOKclub
The first in Copeland's historical Belles of Timber Creek series follows school teacher Willow Madison as she seeks to rebuild her life after the devastation of the Civil War.
About the Author
Lori Copeland has been writing for twenty-five years and has more than three million copies of her books in print. A finalist for the Christy Award, Lori was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame in 2000, and lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband and family.