Feb 28, 2012

The Heart's Frontier by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith

An exciting new Amish-meets-Wild West adventure from bestselling authors Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith weaves an entertaining and romantic tale for devoted fans and new readers.

Kansas, 1881—On a trip to visit relatives, Emma Switzer’s Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.

Luke Carson, heading up his first cattle drive, is not planning on being the answer to anyone’s prayers, but it looks as though God has something else in mind for this kind and gentle man. Plain and rugged—do the two mix? And what happens when a dedicated Amish woman and a stubborn trail boss prove to be each other’s match?

Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband, Lance, and their three children and five grandchildren. Visit her website at http://www.loricopeland.com/.

Virginia Smith is the author of more than a dozen inspirational novels and more than fifty articles and short stories. An avid reader with ecclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Visit her website at http://www.virginiasmith.org/.

The Heart's Frontier is laugh-out-loud hilarious! The book synopsis describes this book as an "Amish-meets-Wild West" adventure, but it is so much more. Maybe it was the perfect book for my present mood, but I haven't laughed so much while reading a book for a long time.

Just the thought of a rugged and handsome cowboy herding a collection of 2,000 cattle over several hundred miles sounds like an interesting story. Imagine him accompanied by some strangely mismatched and overtired cowboys. Mix in a small Amish family consisting of a spunky old grandmother with an attitude, her son who takes the gentle/meekness of Amish life to the ultimate extreme, and his two daughters who have lived a very sheltered life and they are longing for adventure. They got way more excitement than they could ever have dreamed of. To add some more spice to the story, throw in some bad guys ... some cattle rustling bandits who might have finally met their match when they meet the spunky old grandma.

This is a fantastic story of faith, humor, integrity and sweet romance.  I absolutely loved this book from cover to cover, and highly recommend it.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Love your review - this one sounds really fun! :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


  2. I haven't heard of this one - thanks! I love Amish stories.