Copeland, Lori. Sisters of Mercy Flats. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. 2013.
Abigail, Amelia and Anne-Marie, three feisty, beautiful sisters, are hauled off to jail while dressed as nuns. Add a numbskull of a shoe salesman, Mr. Hershall Digman, and things just get crazy. While being rescued, Amelia steals a horse, discovers secret papers in a saddlebag, and finds herself in a few precarious predicaments (the shoe salesman turns out to actually be a handsome captain). Through it all though, she grows in faith, responsibility, love, and maturity.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
For a shorter book, this story definitely offered a lot! While giggling in the beginning with the hilarious, outrageous heroine, I was intrigued to watch Amelia grow as the story took on a more serious tone. Romance, war, forgiveness and struggles all played a part in this novel which I enjoyed as much as the humor, courage, spunk and sassiness. As the story moves along, it was also heartening to experience the growth in faith along with Amelia and her Rebel captain/ shoe salesman. I would love to see a continuing story of the other two rescued sisters in much the same way!!
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Sisters of Mercy Flats from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review*