Friday, March 28, 2014

Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith's Rainy Day Dreams ~ Reviewed

Rainy Day Dreams
Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith
Pages: 320
Release Date Apr 1, 2014
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Seattle Brides
Series Number 2
ISBN 0736953493

Beloved Christian fiction authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith team up once more in the second volume of the Seattle Brides series.

When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can't help catching his vision.

But the future they hope for is anything but secure. There are some who see Seattle as a threat and will stop at nothing to make sure the sawmill fails. With the harsh and rugged weather, at times it seems even the land itself is determined to thwart Seattle's very existence. Kathryn and Jason's plans for a happy future become entwined with Seattle's struggle to survive in the midst of adversity, both manmade and natural.

A gripping story of love, tenderness, and survival in the rugged Pacific Northwest.


Rainy Day Dreams is Book 2 in the “Seattle Brides” series.  In this book, we follow Kathryn Bergert, whose father sends her to the newly named Seattle, in the hopes that she can find a husband among the highly populated male population, consisting mainly of lumberjacks.  Kathryn is less than pleased at the arrangement of being a maid in a distant cousin’s hotel.  All she wants to do is follow her dreams of being a painter.  In the meantime, Jason Gates is taking a position in the office at the lumber mill.  He is trying to move on after the loss of his wife.  Kathryn and Jason have an immediate dislike for each other, however, different situations cause them to keep crossing paths, and before they know, they begin to care for each other, but don’t know what to do about it.  In the meantime, the town is trying to prepare for a possible Indian attack.
This was a really good read.  It was exciting to see the characters from book one develop, and meet the new characters that joined them.  I liked seeing how Kathryn’s perception of Seattle changed throughout the story.  She went from doing whatever she could to try to leave, to putting off her departure.  This was a great sequel to the first book.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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