Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Book Review: Love Blooms in Winter


Love Blooms in Winter is a charming tale by Lori Copeland. Her novel tells the story of Mae, a young woman living in the wild west of North Dakota and raising her younger brother who has some mental disabilities. Mae is dating Jake, a local businessman who is pretty much worthless and lazy. She has been patiently waiting for him to come to his senses and ask for her hand for many years and she is starting to wonder if it will ever happen.

She has plenty to keep her busy, she serves as the town's postmistress and she also looks after her elderly neighbor, Pauline. But when Pauline starts to exhibit signs of dementia, Mae realizes she is in over her head and can no longer handle her independent and headstrong neighbor.

The only problem is that Pauline says she has no family, at least none that she remembers. So when Mae finds a slip of paper in Pauline's desk with a name and address, she assumes she may have just found a long lost family member. Tom Curtis, a railroad man, receives Mae's letters, and although he cannot remember an Aunt Pauline, he decides to head to North Dakota to see if it jogs his memory.

While he doesn't sense any long-lost relationship, the town does jog his memory, but for a very different reason. And when the rails around the small town are damaged by a runaway train, Tom suddenly finds himself stuck in town on long-term business. But it seems that while he came to town for Pauline, he is finding that he wants to stay for Mae.

I so want to ruin the wonderful ending, but alas, I will leave it to you, lovely readers. I can tell you that this book was delightful and I give it a five out of five starts. My only critique is the hokey looking cover. That being said, it is still a great book. Go and pick up a copy for yourself!

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1 comment:

Tiffani P said...

I might actually buy this one - sounds intriguing and fun. I have a review going up soon for a book that was NOT that good...

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