Friday Morning Bookclub

October 18, 2010

Not My Typical Read!

Filed under: Book Recomendations,Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 9:52 am

One of the great thinks about a book club is that you read books that you would never normally read. The same can be said for the many book sites and blogs available today. A few weeks ago, while searching the web for interesting sites and books I came across  FaithfulReaders.com.  I didn’t realize  that it was a Christian/Inspirational Book site until after I had entered one of their  book contests. Several weeks later I received the book Walker’s Wedding by Lori Copeland in the mail. The book was originally titled Marrying Walker McKay and was rewritten and retitled for the inspirational market. Lori Copeland began writing books for the secular market. In 1995, she “sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him” and began writing for the Christian book market. Copeland has written over 95 books!  I was anxious to read Walker’s Wedding and see just what made a book fit the mold of an “inspirational” novel.

Walker McKay was a wealthy, rugged and handsome man who lived on a ranch in Wyoming.  His fiance had abandoned him on the day of his wedding and he was bitter and determined never to fall in love again. Walker, needing an heir decided to go the route of a mail order bride. Enter Sarah Livingston, a beautiful, wealthy over protected young woman living in her father’s home in Boston who wanted nothing more than to get married and have children. When headstrong Sarah runs away from home for the umpteen time and boards a train to New York intending to stay with an old friend she happens to meet Lucy Mallory. In order to protect Lucy from marrying what her parents considered an unfit man, she was being shipped off to be a mail order bride. A deal is made and the women trade places. Walker’s Wedding was a charming, refreshing read. There was no sex or foul language and yes God was mentioned throughout the book. No matter what your religion, perhaps we can all learn something from reading inspirational books. In this case it would be about the importance of forgiveness.

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