Sisters of Mercy Flats by Lori Copeland
Publisher: Harvest House
Goodreads Summary: The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man faster than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they’re about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. Unfortunately for Abigail, she’s grabbed by a twit of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman. She steals his horse and rides off to the nearest town, not giving him another thought…until she discovers those secret papers in his saddlebags. Could Mr. Digman be a Confederate spy?
As if to prove it, the man who comes storming after her is no shoe salesman, but a handsome captain who wants his papers back…at any cost. And Abigail wants a ride back home. Together they embark on his mission, determined not to trust each other…or the God who won’t seem to let them go.
From what I have read Lori Copeland did not start out as a Christian Romance writer. This book was originally published under the title Promise me Today back in 1992. I believe this book has been edited to meet the Inspirational Romance(clean) requirements. I very much enjoyed this book. This book is about Abigail McDougal. The book opens with her and her two sisters dressing up as nuns playing female robin hoods. They are caught and are heading to trial when the prison wagon is attacked. Three men come to the rescue and each woman is quickly picked up by each of the three men. Abigail finds herself saved by a shoe salesman who she fears may not even be able to start a campfire! But soon she finds he may not be what he appears.
What I liked: This book was funny as well as heartwarming. Abigail was a little rough around the edges at first but as I got deeper into the story I really started to like her. Mr. Digman is funny at first but as his character matures we learn a lot more about him and he is quite likeable. The plot was enjoyable and I liked how the ending left the reader hanging just a little. The original series had three books one for each sister and I bet there will be a rerelease of those books as well. I am looking forward to them.
What I did not like: Not much. I had no real complaints about this book. A drawback some may not like is the fact the original book was not a Christian book and the story was rewritten to make it a Inspirational Romance.
Overall I loved this book and was sad to see the last page come. I am looking forward to the next two books and hope they will be released over the next year. I highly recommend adding this book to your reading list!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.