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Ruth (Brides of the West #5) [Paperback]

By Lori Copeland (Author)
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Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copelands readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.

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The continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series. Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copeland's readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.

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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.22" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
Edition  Reprinted  
Series  Brides Of The West  
Series Number  5  
ISBN  1414315384  
ISBN13  9781414315386  

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More About Lori Copeland

Lori Copeland Lori Copeland had a relatively late start in writing, breaking into publishing in 1982 when she was already forty years old. Over the next dozen years, Copeland's romance novels achieved much success, as was evidenced by her winning the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Waldenbooks' Best Seller award. Despite her success in more mainstream romantic fiction, in 1995, Copeland decided to switch focus. Her subsequent books have been in the relatively new subgenre of Christian romance. She has also collaborated with author Angela Elwell Hunt on a series of Christian romance novels.

Copeland has been inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. She and her husband of over forty years, Lance, live in Springfield, Missouri.[1] They have three grown sons. Copeland and her husband are active supporters of mission work in Mali, West Africa.

Lori Copeland currently resides in Springfield, in the state of Missouri.

Lori Copeland has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Amish of Apple Grove
  2. Belles of Timber Creek
  3. Brides of the West
  4. Dakota Diaries
  5. Heavenly Daze
  6. Seattle Brides
  7. Sisters of Mercy Flats
  8. Sugar Maple Hearts
  9. Women of Faith Fiction

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Fiction > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction > Historical

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Books > Fiction > General Christian > Romance
Books > Fiction > General Christian > Historical

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Reviews - What do customers think about Ruth (Brides of the West #5)?

An ok book but not as good as the previous 4  Apr 15, 2007
I was really excited to start this book because I loved Faith, Hope, June and Glory and this book started out really good but, eventually, it fell flat. I agree with others that the romance was too sudden and the wandering in the woods went on and on. The other thing that really bothered me was that I started to notice that the story wasn't matching up with the previous books. Dylan talks about remembering Ruth teaching Glory how to read, Dylan wasn't around when Glory was learning to read. There are many other cases but I don't want to ruin the story. This book is still a good read. Lets be honest, Copeland isn't the best writer, or maybe she just needs a better editor, but the story is still entertaining. If I hadn't enjoyed Glory I probably would have read this book but I did want to know what happen to the other girls
Ruth  Jan 8, 2006
The cover design is attractive, and first chapter of this book is well written, but the rest of it is highly implausible and a bit boring. I got the strong impression that no editor was involved in the publishing of this book.The author seems to have a strong following of readers, so maybe some of her other books are worth reading, but not this one.
This book is the BEST!!!  Mar 16, 2004
I just wanted all of those who are planing to buy this book to know that it is the best book ever. I've read it 3 times allready. So to those who are going to buy this book two words DO IT!!!
A Story of Endurance  Apr 17, 2003
This is a story of adventure, romance, comedy and lots of other emotions. I loved the book once I got about 1/3rd the way through. The main characters, Ruth and Marshall McCall make a trip through freezing weather and injured bodies. They also have another person they are responsible for during the trip. The book tells of the events and trials the couple endures along the way. Ruth turns to God for her strength due to a strong faith she possesses. She does what she can to convince Mcall that God loves him and cares what happens to him. He has a hard time believing her because of his rearing by a woman that preached hell and damnation and not the love of God. Ruth is to be admired for her determination, strength, endurance, and her faith in God to take her through anything this life deals to her.
I loved Faith Hope and June...  Mar 19, 2003
I was so excited to see this newest Brides of the West ... My sister and I both wondered if this was the same Lori Copeland who wrote Faith, Hope and June (and Glory). Ruth just dragged on and on, it was so shallow and repetitive. This series, while not Pulitzer Prize material, has delivered some good laughs and fun stories. But Ruth struggled. I don't want to ruin what story there is but here's the jist: Ruth can't have children, falls in love AND finds a baby in need, then spends the rest of the book wondering if today was the day they would die trying to get to shelter. Pages and pages of "if we don't make it today I just don't know what will become of us". And the romance was too forced and too fast. Nothing unpredictable. I guess if I hadn't enjoyed the other books in the series so much, this one might do but be sure you don't skip those in favor of this one!

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