Thursday, June 22, 2006

Lori Copeland's Monday Morning Faith ~ Reviewed

Monday Morning Faith
By Lori Copeland
Published by Zondervan, September 2006
ISBN-10: 0-310-26349-2

The New Guinea jungle holds many allures, but not for librarian Johanna Holland. Johanna is simple aghast at the lack of hot showers and … well … clothing! She is positive the mission field is most certainly not God's plan for her life, but will that mean letting go of the man she loves?

I wasn't sure I'd like this book, but I was delightfully surprised. Johanna Holland is a forty-year-old spinster librarian, caring for her aging parents. When she meets widowed doctor Sam Littleton the unexpected happens. She falls in love. But Sam is called to foreign missions and Johanna is definitely not.

This story plays out with unexpected twists, but stays true to character. Johanna changes and grows in her faith, but I loved the ending Copeland wrote. It was absolutely perfect. Totally unexpected, but oh, so satisfying. I won't say more, but this is a must read.

Due out in September, get the kids back in school, curl up with a cup of fragrant tea and get lost in a wonderful read. Poignant, heart-warming and funny, Monday Morning Faith receives a high recommendation.

Reviewed by Ane Mulligan

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