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Book Review: Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon


Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell

Although the “Love Finds You” books from Summerside Press began a while back, this is the first title I’ve read from the series. I love the concept – stories based on interesting towns in America with unique names/settings/histories. Some (like Bridal Veil) are historicals; others are contemporaries. But I love the real-world tie-in because that’s something I try to incorporate in my own novel.

Here’s the basic story line: Margaret Garvey finds herself torn between a past love and a man who could be her future. She promised her heart to Nathaniel Cooper when she was only 16 and planned to run away with him – but he left town without her. Now it’s four years later and Margaret is finally taking baby steps toward a possible relationship with another man in the logging town, Andrew Browning. Then Nathaniel returns to town, a neighbor asks Margaret to harbor two runaway children, and a murder shocks the entire community. Yes, there’s a lot going on in this story, but I won’t spoil it for you. 🙂

I will say that Bridal Veil was an interesting read and kept me guessing about some things until the end. I loved the small-town feel and the details that made it realistic without bogging down the story.  The characters’ struggles with each other and within themselves rang true, which is important to me as a reader. A little romance, a little suspense, and lots of relationship issues (new and old) help make sure the story has a little something for everyone.

If you want to learn more about author Miralee Ferrell, check out her website or blog, or this interview.

You can buy a copy of Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon or read other reviews here. Or, find some other “Love Finds You” titles here. They’re great books!

Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

Christian fiction, Fun Friday

Fun Read Friday: CROWN Marketing

I’ve always loved to read and still enjoy it even if I don’t spend nearly as much time curled up with a good book as in years past. That’s about to change (at least to some extent), thanks to a new online group I’m part of.

It’s called CROWN Fiction Marketing, and it was established as a way to help spread the word about some great Christian fiction. All the ads and marketing plans in the world help get an author’s name out there, but research shows that old fashioned word of mouth still sells the most books. That’s why CROWN exists — to help Christian authors reach new people with their books.

So the Christian focus makes CROWN different, but so do the actual books. CROWN’s purpose is to promote God-honoring fiction set in the 1800s. Most of the authors who are part of CROWN write stories that take place in America, but some write about Regency Europe. The group includes some well-known authors and some pre-published novelists like me. One of the things I’m enjoying most is the opportunity to get to know these ladies through sharing ideas and celebrating together when new books are released.

The first book I’ll be promoting through CROWN is Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell. The Love Finds You books are named after real towns in the U.S. with interesting names and colorful histories – they’re a lot of fun. I just got a copy of Bridal Veil so will post a review once I’ve read it.

In the meantime, visit Miralee’s blog for your chance to win a book from the Love Finds You series. Just go to  and leave a comment. You can ask a question of any of the 6 authors who are participating, and get a chance to win one of nine books from the series. Good luck, and happy reading!