by Lori Copeland

August 2008
ISBN: 978-0-06-136491-4
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Willow Madison has no choice. She has to go to Thunder Ridge, Texas, to marry Silas Sterling—a man she has never met, but one wealthy enough to take care of her and her two friends. The Civil War is over, but it has taken everything from Willow. Her parents, her home, her livelihood.

But Willow’s arrival in Thunder Ridge is not without mishap. A thunder clap scares her horse, and while Willow is trying to keep the runaway animal under control, her hitch breaks, the kerosene she carries spills and the newly constructed mill (the only source of income for the town) is burned. Destroyed.

Mill owner Tucker Gray is furious. And even more so when Willow refuses to take responsibility for her actions and pay for a new mill. Tucker and Willow clash at every turn—and Willow can’t get him out of her head. What will Willow choose to do—marry for love, or for duty and commitment?

Lori Copeland has a new fan. I’ve read several novels of hers, but it seems like each one gets better and better. I couldn’t put Twice Loved down, and I can’t wait to read Three Times Blessed, which will be the next book in Lori Copeland’s new series The Belles of Timber Creek.

I couldn’t help but fall in love with Willow, and she had two equally wonderful men in her life. I couldn’t decide between them. Silas was truly a wonderful man, a gentleman in every way. Tucker was Willow’s equal in stubbornness, and feistiness, and had a strong sense of humor. There were several parts in the book that were laugh out loud funny.

Don’t miss Twice Loved. It is definitely a winner. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. And an excerpt from Three Times Blessed is also included.

Reviewed in September 2008 by Laura.

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