The Legacy of Deer Run
By: Elaine Cooper
Paperback: 284 pages Publisher: Sword of the Spirit Publishing (May 6, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 098388367x ISBN-13: 978-0983883678
About this Book!
The year was 1800. A young man makes weapons for the defense of America, still a fledgling nation. He also protects his heart from the allure of a young woman who is so far above his station in life that he cannot win her. The lady fights her own war against loneliness and grief. Despite her finery and airs, she is drawn to the young armory worker, who is distant yet disarming. Love is not the only entanglement. The nation’s enemies are afoot. They creep within the very walls where America’s defenses are being forged. Who are they? When will they strike? Who will survive their terrorism? Intrigue of the heart and intrigue of the times are only part of this compelling story – book three of the Deer Run Saga. This series finale is a gripping mix of romance and deception, faith and forgiveness, transgression and trial.
My Thoughts On This Book
I’m excited to read and review this book after reading the first two books in this series. The story of Daniel and Mary’s family continues, and as in all families, their children have growing up and leaving the safe environment of their family home. Danny Lowe now lives and works away from home at the Springfield Armory. Susannah Dobbins just moved to Springfield from Boston with her dad. From the beginning, Danny and Susannah were attracted to each other, but Danny knew it wouldn’t work because he was only a factory worker and could never provide for Susannah with a life she was use to living. But their attraction on grew more and more.
I really love and thoroughly enjoyed this third and final book in The Deer Run Saga! Again, author Elaine Cooper writes a loving and heartwarming story based on her own family in the early 1800’s. The scenes in this interesting and intriguing story were so realistic that I found myself wanting to pray for these characters and the sad situations they were going through! And the love and closeness of the Lowe family gives readers that heartwarming feeling throughout the book as the author so vividly describes the family together and the interaction with each other. And this deep love for each other and for the Lord pulls them through the difficult situations they faced in life as a family. Life wasn’t easy in that era, and especially the Lowe family, knowing the background of Mary’s husband and Danny’s father Daniel Lowe. Which means you really need to read all three of the books in this series to find out what happens from the beginning.
And I can’t forget to mention the beautiful cover of this book…I just love the awesome design and the colors. It all just seems to fit the story and the era, making the book even more enjoyable!
I highly recommend not only The Legacy of Deer Run, but I also recommend the first two books in The Deer Run Saga. I assure you, you will not be disappointed. And I almost forgot to mention the history in these books. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Springfield, Massachusetts and getting to know life as it was in the early years of the 1800’s era. I really felt as though I was there while reading these wonderful books. As you can see, I just can’t say enough about this awesomely wonderful series!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elaine Marie Cooper began writing at the age of eleven and it quickly became a passion for the future novelist. “The Road to Deer Run” is her debut novel. It was a Finalist in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received Honorable Mention in the Romance category at the 2011 Los Angeles Book Festival.
Her sequel, “The Promise of Deer Run,” placed First in Romance at the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival and is a Finalist in Religious Fiction for Foreward Reviews’ Book of the Year contest.
“The Legacy of Deer Run,” the third book in the Deer Run Saga, will release Summer of 2012.
Long enamored of the historical period of the American Revolution, Cooper wrote “The Road to Deer Run” based on actual persons and events. A Registered Nurse, she researched and included many gut-wrenching medical practices used during the colonial era in her novel.
Cooper grew up in Massachusetts–the setting for her novels–but currently lives in the Midwest.
THE DEER RUN SAGA
BOOK ONE….The Road To Deer Run
In 1777, a wounded Redcoat is rescued by a Patriot woman.
Can love overcome the bitterness of war?
BOOK TWO…..The Promise of Deer Run
In 1790 the scars of the Revolution linger for a vetearn as well as for a lonely young farm woman. Can love heal their hearts?
BOOK THREE……The Legacy of Deer Run
In 1800, a young armory worker is swept up in unrequited love as well as dangerous plots brewing against the nation. Can he fight his heart’s desire while battling to protect his country’s defenses?