Lori Copeland has a way of writing beautiful, unique love stories, and The Preacher’s Lady is no exception. It is a tender story about young love that doesn’t turn out quite like expected, and the forgiveness and redemption that can turn it all around.
When Elly Sullivan was fourteen years old she swore that she would love Bo Garrett forever. When Bo was seventeen he rode off for one month just to see the world. That was seven years ago and Elly hasn’t heard from him since. She has tried to move on , and has a suitor who would like nothing more than to make her his wife. When Bo’s father gets sick, he returns home, throwing Elly’s life into a tailspin. He’s now a preacher, the one thing Elly wanted him never to be. She’s determined not to fall in love with him again. Circumstances seem to continually throw them together, and Bo only wants forgiveness from Elly. But as their feelings grow can Elly choose truth and forgiveness over her bitterness and anger?
This book is a sweet love story, but it does have spiritual components as well. Even as Elly struggles with her feelings for Bo, she is also struggling over her relationship with God. The reverend in her town preaches only about a God of anger and judgement, but Elly wants more. Bo uses his actions more than his words to demonstrate to Elly that God loves people and wants a relationship with them.
This book is one of those that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, and makes you think love can make everything turn out right. It’s another winner from Lori Copeland, and as long-time fan, I hope to see more in this series.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own and a favorable review was not required. Look for The Preacher’s Lady on or around March 1.