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When Love Comes My Way [Kindle Edition]

Lori Copeland
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From bestselling author Lori Copeland, When Love Comes My Way is a love story about redemption, forgiveness, and renewed spiritual awakenings set against the backdrop of scenic Upper Peninsula, Michigan, in the days when pine was king.

Michigan, 1873—As Tess Wakefield wakes from a frightening wagon accident, she discovers she has lost her memories. In her recovery, she loses her heart as well to handsome lumberjack Jake Lannigan. It’s not a two-way street, though. Jake thinks he knows exactly who she is—the spoiled Wakefield Timber heir—but he believes the accident provides the means to show her that she has a responsibility to replant the trees and not to merely invest her inheritance opening another of her silly millinery shops.

Then he slowly he begins to fall in love with her. Jake wants to tell Tess the truth, but before he can her true identity is uncovered, and then both of them find the emotional stakes too high. Will God intervene and show this headstrong couple that only He in His wisdom could have paired them together?



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About the Author

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 and rapidly growing following 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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0736930213
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Expanded edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081SN1Z4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat enjoyable, but superficial romance. October 8, 2012
Format:Paperback
Somewhat enjoyable but superficial romance. Tess Wakefield is the heiress to the Wakefield fortune and along with that comes the lumber company her grandfather owned. However, she knows nothing about lumber and plans to sell to its competitor so she can continue to make hats for her millinery shops. Jake Lannigan, the foreman of Wakefield Timber, wants to replant pine trees to give something back instead of stripping the land. Her grandfather had agreed to do this, but died before they could start the project. Jake and Tess have been arguing through letters and he is furious that she won't agree. She travels from Philadelphia to Michigan to sign the papers for the sale when she's involved in a wagon accident along with the new schoolteacher. She survives but the teacher does not. However, when she wakes up, she has no memory and is mistaken for the teacher. Jake suspects that she could be Tess, but he figures her teaching a bunch of unruly children could school this spoiled girl on what the real world's really like and maybe she'll change her mind in the process. And there's always the chance that she really is the teacher.

They both immediately fall for each other but Jake fights it especially as he starts to become more sure that she is Tess Wakefield and not the teacher. He also knows she's engaged, which complicates matters. What happens when her identity is revealed before he can tell her the truth? Can she forgive him? Will they fight for their love?

I usually like Lori Copeland's books but I have to say I was disappointed in this one. The romance seemed shallow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was waiting to read this book October 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The reason I only gave the book 3 stars was because I felt the story line wasn't as exciting as her books usually are. I was a little disappointed .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings July 10, 2012
By Faye
Format:Paperback
Mixed feeling about this book that was in many ways charming.

Tess Wakefield, heir to a timber fortune, loses her memory after an accident and finds her self attractted to the cool and rugged lumberman, Jake Lannigan. Many incidents ensue, but will Jake and Tess be able to handle it when love comes their way?

As I said above I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved the setting and the oft-times humorous interactions between the characters, especially the teasing between Andre and Jake, and how the lumbermen reacted to having a woman among their midst! And I loved how determined Tess was to go along with the mix up -- because she didn't remember anything!-- and teach school, not to mention put up with a hoard of ill behaved children, who were far from the cute end of the spectrum!

To some extent I felt that Jake acted completely ungentlmanly and was just not much of a gallant hero, and while his actions may have made sense to him I thought it was rather unfair of him to take out his frustration at Tess on her, because she didn't remember who she was! And something that I really didn't like was how Tess formed the ladies of the community into a society, directing them to manipulate their husbands into building a new schoolhouse. In my opinion the way she went about it was just all wrong.

Overall, as I said above I really wanted to like this book, because there are some great parts, yet there are still some elements that I just get stuck on. One thing that I will note is that this book, though it is the second in a series, it has nothing to do with the last book, so picking it up out of order won't be a problem :) I can't give this book the glowing review that I wanted to, but I did like the interactions between some of the characters, and that everything did eventually get resolved :)

I received this book through a publicity program in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Abrupt ending January 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I love Lori Copeland and her ending are usually well thought out. However, with this book it seems rushed, as though she was up against a deadline and had to end it. A little disappointing.
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1.0 out of 5 stars unhealthy relationship December 26, 2012
By kBen
Format:Paperback
If you want romance as in -a few passionate kisses- then fine, there are some nice scenes like that, but I found that to enjoy those scenes you had to forget the rest of the story. Forget that Jake has been absolutely horrible, mean, snide, and has put her in the worst possible situations he can think of to "get back at her" for something she doesn't even remember she did. I know the author portrays Tess as a ditz but really?! She goes from talking about how horrible Jake is to her to saying he's just so big and hunky she can't possibly look past him to see his kind and helpful friend Andre as a possible candidate. GAG! When she finally does develop a backbone, she uses it to break her promise that she would not stir up trouble in the camp. Two problems with this - why does Jake make such a big deal about making her promise this when there are no large unforeseen consequences that later turn up? Second problem is that she supposedly loves this guy and yet at the drop of a hat she chooses to break her promise to him? Doesn't sound like love to me. I couldn't even bring myself to finish the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars WHEN LOVE COMES MY WAY June 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
WHEN LOVE COMES MY WAY is not your run-of-the-mill romance. And while some reviewers found that as a negative, I thoroughly enjoyed its unconventional style.

Tess Wakefield has inherited Wakefield Timber from her uncle. Since she knows nothing about the timber industry, her fiancé encourages her to sell it and invest her assets into her own chain of haberdasheries. She has communicated with Jake Lannigan, the foreman of Wakefield Timber, her intentions of selling, but he has not been accommodating or agreeable to her plans. So, Tess sets out to meet with a buyer and the foreman on Wakefield property. Unfortunately, Tess is in a devastating wagon accident. Losing her memory, Tess is convinced she is the new schoolmarm. Though every day is a struggle in the small logging town, Tess is determined to make it work and put her mark on the town.

Jake Lannigan is beyond frustrated with Tess Wakefield, a spoiled socialite who knows nothing about logging. Jake and Tess’ uncle had an agreement to replant the groves they were lumbering. Tess sees replanting as a waste of finances. She refuses to listen to Jake’s suggestions and decides to sell to Sven Templeton, an adversary of Jake’s. When Tess is in a wagon accident and losses her memory, Jake allows her to believe she is the new school teacher, even though he instinctively knows she is Tess Wakefield. Without Tess Wakefield around to sell Wakefield Lumber, Jake figures he still has a chance of seeing his dream of replanting happen. What he didn’t figure on, was falling in love with the beautiful, engaged, heiress.

Tess has more than fallen for the handsome, Jake Lannigan. But she doesn’t understand his resistance in having a relationship with her.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great character and plot development
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

This is an inspirational historical romance that... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Romancing the Book
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Lori Copeland is another favorite author of mine. I enjoy all her books and look forward to new publications soon.
Published 6 months ago by Gary J.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Lori's best!
Unusual depth for a romance. Enjoyed the history of white pine logging in Michigan.Strong teaching of Christian principals.Deserves 5 stars!
Published 7 months ago by Marian E Curley
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding the right man
What an unusual story this was. It kept me guessing to the end. I love "Happily Ever After" stories like this!
Published 8 months ago by pianoteacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story for those who love a lumberjack hero
When Love Comes My Way by Lori Copeland

1873 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

A wealthy heroine.
A headstrong lumber camp foreman. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Freddie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read!
God works in mysterious ways. We have to trust in God no matter what our circumstances might be. I enjoyed the book.
Published 12 months ago by Joe Consford
5.0 out of 5 stars My When Love comes my way review
enjoy reading about storys that bring hope and faith to my life. All ways feels a little like a bible study on real life.
Published 12 months ago by Debra Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars When love comes my way
Enjoyable read. Interesting.. would recommend learned some stuff about logging description of scenery very good could picture in me mind
Published 14 months ago by debbie hladik
5.0 out of 5 stars When Love Comes My Way
Lori Copeland never, and I mean NEVER, disappoints me. Delightful reading that captures all my attention from page one to the very last page.
Published 16 months ago by Karyl Entner
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
At first I didn't know if I was going to like this book because I read another one of her books called Simple Gifts and I disliked it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
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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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