Item description for Courtship (Singing River #4) by Gilbert Morris...
Overview Lanie's strong-willed sister, Maeva, heads to Los Angeles in search of the woman who can prove their father's innocence, but as her family begins to unravel, Lanie's dream of writing becomes a reality.
Lanie Freeman and her siblings have survived the Great Depression without their father. They are convinced that he has been unjustly imprisoned. Lanie s strong-willed sister, Maeva, runs away to Los Angeles to find the one woman in a city of thousands who can prove their father s innocence. Nothing Lanie says can deter Maeva from her mission. Even as her family seems to be unraveling, Lanie s dream of writing becomes a reality. Lanie is on the verge of becoming a published author. Amid the excitement, she still feels a deep longing for something more, a yearning for love, a home, and a family of her own. When two suitors propose, it does nothing to quiet her heart. Lanie resigns herself to leave Maeva s safety and her father s future in God s hands. But can she trust God to show her the right man and the right plan for her life?"
Citations And Professional Reviews Courtship (Singing River #4) by Gilbert Morris has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 10/01/2007 page 75
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 9, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Singing River
Series Number 4
ISBN 0310252350 ISBN13 9780310252351 UPC 025986252359
Availability 0 units.
More About Gilbert Morris
GILBERT MORRIS has written numerous novels for both adults and young people. After teaching high school, pastoring several Southern Baptist churches, and chairing the English department at Ouachita Baptist University, Gilbert retired to write and publish full-time. He has written more than 200 novels, including the Seven Sleepers series for youth. He lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with his wife, Johnnie.
Gilbert Morris currently resides in Gulf Shores, in the state of Alabama.
Gilbert Morris has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Courtship?
Wonderful! Jan 11, 2009
This series of books is wonderful! I had checked out series 1and 2 from the library. I loved them, and could not wait to read 3 and 4. The library did not have them, nor could they get them from another library, so I ordered them; I had to see what else happened! Great! Story takes place during the depression. Very intertaining!
Excellent Finish! Dec 28, 2007
This book was an excellent finish to the series and I enjoyed this book very much. Gilbert Morris is a very talented writer and I enjoy reading his books.
A Nice Way To Round Out The Series Nov 4, 2007
I thought this was a nice finish to the Singing River Series. I absolutely love books set in this time period (Depression Era). Gilbert Morris has a way of making his characters come to life and you feel as if you know them. Whenever I finished each of these books, I felt sorry, for it was nice to escape to an era gone by.
The Courtship Sep 16, 2007
In my opinion, this book is the best of the series. I enjoyed the first one very much, but thought the second one was extremely slow. The third one picked up a little, but I was happy to read the conclusion.
Actually I think the series could have consisted of three books at the most.
Satisfying End Sep 1, 2007
The saga of the Freeman family comes to a close with this book. Lanie Freeman's father was put in jail unjustly. Her sister runs off to California to find the woman who can set him free. Lanie has the chance to become a published author with the help of a fellow writer who is vying for her attentions. Her relationship with the doctor is still unresolved. She has to leave everything in God's hands and put her trust fully in him.
I felt that this was the best book of the series. A lot of the characters came around full circle in this book. I really liked the change in Maeva the best. She started off as a really rebellious character who hated being tied down and told what to do. Then she changed and even brought along one of the town's misfits with her. Her conversion is not dramatic or unrealistic. It is a gradual change which is more believable. Many loose ends are tied up in this book. Lanie's father for example finally is released from prison due to the confession of a witness. I don't know why but I knew as soon as I read about Lanie's father getting out of jail and then getting hurt that he would be rescued by a woman named after a state. Well luckily, even though this is a plot that has been used in another Morris book before, it's written differently and I enjoyed it. Although I didn't realize Lanie's dad was so young. She's almost 20 and he's still in his 30s. I will say though that I was thrilled to read about how people were trying to calm down Cody's overzealous zeal on Christianity. I felt how he was going at it was harming more people than actually leading them to Christ. I was afraid that the characters in the book would just let him because he was happy about being a Christian. It was very satisfying to read though that they felt the same way I did and finally did something about it. I felt like the reader knew all along who Lanie was going to end up with. Relationships with the other two men seemed to be superficial and you felt bad for them because they were nice guys. I also felt kind of sad that Pastor Colin wasn't a main character like he had been in the first book. I would have liked to read more about his and Louise's relationship and what became of it. It would also have been fun to read more about how this new blended family will become. However, this was an enjoyable end to the series. If you are a Morris fan, you will enjoy it.