Item description for The Peacemaker (Men of the Saddle #1) by Lori Copeland...
Overview Bull-headed Wynne Elliot has one goal in mind: to track down Cass Claxton and shoot him dead for leaving her at the altar and running off with her money. But when Cass's brother Cole shows up, Wynne finds herself on an unexpected adventure, and she just might lose her heart. Beloved author Lori Copeland takes readers back in time to an era when cowboys were heroes and the rules of the Wild West prevailed. Lori's trademark blend of humor, romance, and Christian content make this an irresistible read.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Men Of The Saddle
Series Number 1
ISBN 0842369309 ISBN13 9780842369305
Availability 0 units.
More About 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. 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.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Peacemaker (Men of the Saddle #1)?
LOVED IT!! Sep 11, 2006
This was the first book I have read by Lori Copeland. I don' know why I picked this series to start with but I'm sure gald I did!! This series is terrific!! I love the characters and the story line. I read this book in one day. I'm already on book three of the series! I would recommend this book and series to anyone!
Great, Fun Romance! Jul 31, 2006
Lori Copeland's book, The Peacemaker was a great start to a brand new series! It is funny and light-hearted and reminds me of the style of other author: Linda Windsor.
As soon as Wynne and Cass me the two dislike each other. Cass sees her as a bumbling fool as Wynne trips over everything and walk around with what she thinks is a fashinable "bird's nest" hat! Wynne thinks Cass is stubborn and rude and has sworn off all guys. Throughout the book and all the bumbling adventure, will Wynne and Cass finally come to be friends and maybe more?
Great book, very funny-I found myself laughing outloud at certain parts! I read it in one day, couldn't put it down, I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
A fun, enjoyable introduction to the series... Mar 26, 2006
A friend of mine recommended the Men of the Saddle series because she says that it has a wonderful mixture of historical, romance and inspirational fiction. So I picked up The Peacemaker and gave it a whirl. This is one of the most entertaining novels set in the Old West that I've read. Lori Copeland is a great author, one that I will look to in the future. Anyway, The Peacemaker tells the story of one Wynne Elliot and how she plans to kill Cass Claxton, her former fiance, for jilting her and running off with her money. But on her way to get him her stagecoach is robbed and in the course of events she meets Beau and Cole Claxton, Cass's brothers, and an adventure ensues in which Cole tries to keep Wynne from extracting revenge against his younger brother. He and Wynne take a dislike to each other the moment they meet, but beneath the mutual animosity lies an undeniable attraction for one another. But will Cole be able to keep Wynne from doing what she's set out to do against Cass? There are various twists throughout the novel.
This was one entertaining novel! I couldn't put it down and finished it in two sittings. Copeland has a unique way of mixing several genres without outdoing them. I like the inspirational feel of the novel because it gives the otherwise typical romance plot more soul. She also writes the aforementioned genre without being too preachy or sounding too sanctimonious or self-righteous, which impresses me. I love Christian/inspirational fiction, and this is one of the best I've read for sure. I also love the way Copeland writes the Old West setting. This isn't my favorite historical setting, but I do enjoy it and this one is very well written. I love Cole Claxton! What a gorgeous, alpha male-ish, honest and wonderful hero he is! I also love the entire Cole family and I look forward to reading about the other male characters in their books; I especially look forward to reading Beau's story. Wynne is a great heroine, but a little too infuriating at times. She got on my nerves in some occasions. Anyway, The Peacemaker is definitely a great introduction to the Men of the Saddle series. I will definitely give the other books a whirl. In the meantime, I highly recommend this gem.
First Timer Oct 21, 2005
This was the first novel I have read by Lori Copeland and I thought it was just "ok." It was pretty slow during some parts and I felt there was too much inner dialogue from Wynne. Wynne's thoughts became pretty redundant through the middle of the book and more conversations between characters would have really helped. But I am still going to give her other books a try!
Fun Book, but a little far-fetched Aug 2, 2005
This book was a funny (if predictable) love story. However, it's a bit far-fetched that the lead female character has set out to kill a man for leaving her at the altar. With her personality, she'd undoubtedly be very angry but hardly enough to commit murder. In an ironic twist, she ends up taking refuge in the very home and heart of the family of the man she's set out to kill, while their identity remains unknown to her (a perfect set-up for much comedy to come.) There's also an unbelievable amount of bad luck in the life of the "peacemaker" but it's necessary to the plot, to keep him from fulfilling his assigned duty in a more timely manner. In spite of a ridiculous plot, it's fun to read because of the relationship which develops between the two strong and stubborn lead characters. (Taming of the Shrew, revisited.)