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Mother of Prevention (Life, Faith & Getting It Right #4) (Steeple Hill Cafe) Paperback – March 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373785364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373785360
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,236,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"More than just entertainment. Every reader will find a nugget of truth and healing for themselves...a real treasure!"

About the Author

RITA Award finalist Lori Copeland, a recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, lives with her high school sweetheart turned husband in the beautiful Ozarks and values the time she spends with her three sons, daughters-in-law and wonderful grandchildren.

More About the Author

Lori Copeland is a popular best selling contemporary and historical Christian author. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious Christy Award and received two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Awards. Lori makes her home in Missouri with her husband Lance, three sons and ever growing family. Her hobby is knitting prayer and friendship shawls, and baking chocolate chip cookies.

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Customer Reviews

As I said before, very disappointed.
Libby
I would highly recommend Mother of Prevention to anyone looking for a great read.
Ell J. Hannah
This is just basically too boring for more words - so I will stop.
Tina

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tina on March 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because it looked like a good chick lit read.

The basic premise is that a 30-something with two young perfect, perfect daughters has a happy, happy life until her wonderful and perfect husband has the nerve to die in a fire (he is a firefighter).

While I am overdoing it on the description, this book had the feel of overkill in almost every aspect of the storyline.

Once our main character realizes that her husband has died, she decides to move her family to San Francisco (from Oklahoma). She hasn't been there two minutes and yet insists on buying a home. She of course, finds the "perfect" home but can't afford it - in rides the perfect real estate agent who finds her a loving home. However,surprisingly not all is on the up and up as she will soon find out. (This turns out to be the only twist in this predictable story).

Even her relationship with the next door neighboor (female) felt tedious to me. Our main character "uses" the neighbors loneliness and makes her an instant babysitter to two somewhat annoying and quite bratty kids.

This book was meant to be written as a heartwarming story of a suddenly single mother who needs to venture forth. But it comes off as making the main character selfish and the whole storyline boring.

This is definitely NOT chick lit material. It should be considered more as general fiction.

Even reading my review of this book bores me. This is just basically too boring for more words - so I will stop.
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By outdoor girl on January 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
easy and good read. take to beach or curl up on rainy day. characters are funny and loveable. enjoy the author.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Kate endured the hardest thing a wife could go though. She finally realized that God is with her through everything.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Illuminating Fiction on April 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
That was the problem Kate Madison suddenly faced. One minute she is living the good life with a husband and two daughters in Oklahoma City, the next her life is ripped apart when her fire-fighter husband is killed on the job.

Not only does Kate have to struggle with her grief, she also battles a multitude of fears and the prospect of bringing up her daughters on her own. Things only get worse when she is told she should no long fly, and crucial part of the job she loves.

Desperate times bring desperate measures. Kate uproots her family and moves to San Francisco for a fresh start. It's not long before she makes a friend of her bubbling neighbor, Mazi. But things don't go as well as she had hoped and she soon realizes she's left one important thing out of her newly calculated life.

Mother of Prevention is a moving story of a young mother's walk through grief. The only disappointment I had was the fact that the back cover copy didn't entirely match the contents of the book. One element mentioned never eventuated in the storyline and left me disappointed. Not being a great reader of either first person narrative or Mom's lit, it took me a while to get into the book, but if you're looking for a light read with a well threaded theme of the importance of faith, then you should enjoy this story.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna A. Craven on March 3, 2011
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This book was different than any of hers that I have read cried thru the whole first chapter the book was great
like all of Lori Copland books are. have read many of them.
Thanks
DAC
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Libby on January 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
This was a great disappointment! I have enjoyed several of Copeland's previous books, and other Steeple Hill Cafe books, but this one was a HUGE let down.

This book gives the impression of being written in a few days, thrown together, not really thought out. There are several minor details that were off---did an editor actually read the book? In the first few chapters Kate talks about lighting her oven and putting frozen fish fingers in to cook. A few hours later one of her daughters asks her something and Kate responds "after we eat supper?" What kind of fish sticks take hours to bake?

Another thing that just did not make sense was that Kate would go on day-long trips to teach cosmetology type things. Why in the world if she was only going to be gone for one day is she shown fretting and going nuts packing and trying to find wrinkle free clothes to take with her???? You don't need to do all this for a day-trip...

I have a 5 and 7 year old (same as the protagonist has in the book) and some of the behaviors these girls are described with just don't mesh with these ages. And also, what recently widowed woman would take her two young daughters along with her to house hunt in San Francisco...not once, but twice!!! Sorry, I don't fall for that one.

As I said before, very disappointed. Reminds me of the cheaper LoveInspired books...I hope Steeple Hill Cafe does better enxt time...

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