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Stranded in Paradise (Women of Faith Fiction) [Paperback]

By Lori Copeland (Author)
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A funny-but-touching tale about everything that can go wrong...and what makes it all right!Tess Nelson is poised to take a well-deserved step up the corporate ladder when it's yanked out from under her. With no job and nothing to fill her days--just a nonrefundable ticket for a trip to Hawaii--Tess decides a tropical vacation is just what she needs. But Tess's journey to paradise is a disaster from the beginning. A sprained ankle at the airport is just the beginning. Then there's the lost contact lens and the lost luggage, the lightning storm at a luau, and the hotel fire. Not to mention the approaching hurricane. And the attractive, annoying young man who keeps crossing her path--and really shaking her up. All Tess wants to do is get her life back under control. But God, it seems, has something else in mind--like opening her heart to everything her life could be.

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A funny-but-touching tale about everything that can go wrong...and what makes it all right!

Tess Nelson is poised to take a well-deserved step up the corporate ladder when it's yanked out from under her. With no job and nothing to fill her days--just a nonrefundable ticket for a trip to Hawaii--Tess decides a tropical vacation is just what she needs. But Tess's journey to paradise is a disaster from the beginning. A sprained ankle at the airport is just the beginning. Then there's the lost contact lens and the lost luggage, the lightning storm at a luau, and the hotel fire. Not to mention the approaching hurricane. And the attractive, annoying young man who keeps crossing her path--and really shaking her up. All Tess wants to do is get her life back under control. But God, it seems, has something else in mind--like opening her heart to everything her life could be.



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Item Specifications...


Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.92" Width: 4.21" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.31 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
Series  Women Of Faith Fiction  
ISBN  1595546170  
ISBN13  9781595546173  


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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. Thorndike Christian Fiction
  10. Thorndike Christian Romance
  11. Women of Faith Fiction


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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > Missions & Missionary Work
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > Religious
4Books > Subjects > Romance > Contemporary > General
5Books > Subjects > Romance > General
6Books > Subjects > Romance > Historical > Regency


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Reviews - What do customers think about Stranded in Paradise (Women of Faith Fiction)?

GREAT!  Jul 29, 2008
An amazing book of letting go, finding God and trusting in him!! I could not put it down...Awesome book!
 
For the record ...  Dec 31, 2006

Overworked HR Manager Chick accidentally meets Overworked Air Traffic Controller Dude in Hawaiian-paradise-turned-disaster-area when Hurricane Alana hits & leaves lessons in faith, trust & God swirling in its wake ...

I was immediately drawn into this easy, fast, fun, light read about a woman who has a less-than-perfect vacation in "paradise" after being unjustly & unceremoniously fired from her much-beloved management job ...

But, unfortunately for someone (& I'm not quite sure who), I didn't realize until reading Copeland's note at the end of the book that "Stranded In Paradise" was supposed to be a comedy ... !

Because I've certainly been-there/done-that when it comes to hellacious vacations in "paradise" & being "let go" from hellacious jobs from ... um ... hell, but not one of the situations in the book ever managed to strike me as humorous ...

Poignant was more like it.

But, speaking of injustice, I do feel compelled to step up to the plate & defend Copeland from the unfair criticisms leveled against her, namely: That she did little-to-no research while writing this book ...

Because, first of all, while rare, heavy tropical storms DO occur in Hawaii in January (with Tropical Storm Sarah [1971] being the most notable) -- & there is therefore no reason to suppose that it couldn't happen again ...

Also, Copeland provided a list (in the back of the book) of all the research that she did on hurricanes:

* United States Air Force Reserve
* Fema for Kids: Hurricanes
* Fema: Fact sheet: Hurricanes
* Access Noaa: In The Eye of a Hurricane, Cmdr. Ron Philippborn, NOAA CORPS (retired)
* USA Today; Weather Basics
* Ask a Hurricane Hunter
* Flight into a Hurricane
* Astronomy and Earth Science: The Greatest Storm on Earth
* ABC News: Birth of a Hurricane
* Stages of Development: The Growth of a Hurricane

So, yes, it IS true that SOMEBODY didn't do his/her homework, but Copeland wasn't one of them.
 
What's wrong with you people?  Apr 6, 2005
Not to be rude, but I just don't understand how the majority of you did not like this book! I thought it was very cute and sweet. Of course I knew when I started it that it was a light read, but knowing that, I thought it was a very good, well-written novel. It is about a young woman who has a rough couple of weeks starting with her losing her job. She goes to Hawaii on a vacation, and things continue to go downhill, but through all of this she gains several friends and a good life lesson. Despite the other reviews of this book, I do recommend this novel!
 
VAPID.  Mar 21, 2005
This book was PAINFUL to finish.... In the beginning, I had high hopes of it being a fun, light-hearted & easy read. Instead, it was so predictable and cheesy with such a thin plot and even less substantial characters that I had to FORCE myself to read it each day, simply so I could be done with it and move on to something better. Sadly, most "Christian" novels that I have read have ended up this way.

Now, I don't want to leave you hopeless - If you want a Christian novel that will keep your attention, assume that you have the intelligence to handle a well-written plot & theology, and have you excited to turn each page, look up "Thorn in my Heart" by Liz Curtis Higgs. Please take my advice here.
 
Loved it!  Jan 28, 2005
This is one book that I read almost all the way through the first time I picked it up. I love the way it is writen, the plot, and the
characters. Not like the typical Lori Copeland novel. I wish there were more christian books out there like this one. It is a must read.
 

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