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Lori Copeland Books In Order

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Publication Order of Malone Family Books

Darling Deceiver (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste of Temptation (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Built to Last (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sisters of Mercy Flats Books

Promise Me Today / Sisters of Mercy Flats (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise Me Tomorrow / My Heart Stood Still (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise Me Forever / Amelia and the Captain (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Other Books

Dates And Other Nuts (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fudgeballs And Other Sweets (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Western Sky Books

Outlaw's Bride / The Bride of Johnny McAllister (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kiss for Cade / The Courtship of Cade Kolby (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walker's Wedding (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brides of the West Books

Faith (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
June (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruth (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Patience (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heavenly Daze Books

The Island of Heavenly Daze (With: Angela Elwell Hunt) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace in Autumn (With: Angela Elwell Hunt) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Perfect Love (With: Angela Elwell Hunt) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Warmth in Winter (With: Angela Elwell Hunt) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts at Home (With: Angela Elwell Hunt) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Morning Shade Mysteries Books

A Case of Bad Taste / Bad Taste (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Case of Crooked Letters / Crooked Letters (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Case of Nosy Neighbors / Nosy Neighbors (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Men of the Saddle Books

The Peacemaker (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drifter (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maverick (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plainsman (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Steeple Hill Cafe Books

Mother of Prevention (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Belles of Timber Creek Books

Twice Loved (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Times Blessed (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One True Love (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dakota Diaries Books

Love Blooms in Winter (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Summer Sky (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Amish of Apple Grove Books

with Virginia Smith
The Heart's Frontier (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Plain & Simple Heart (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cowboy at Heart (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Home in the West (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seattle Brides Books

with Virginia Smith
A Bride for Noah (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainy Day Dreams (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sugar Maple Hearts Books

The Preacher's Lady (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Playing for Keeps (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tempting Stranger (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the Best (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All or Nothing (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Control (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two of a kind (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Winning Combination (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbow's End (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spitfire (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever After (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever, Ashley (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than She Bargained For (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tug of War (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of This World (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love Of Our Own (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot on His Trail (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Lighting Strikes (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passion's Folly (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Avenging Angel (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passion's Captive (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble With Thorny (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tale of Love (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Talkin' Stranger (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancy's Woman (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall Cotton (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fool Me Once (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Tiz the Season (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squeeze Play (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Hannah Rose (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up for Grabs (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Melancholy Baby (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like Father, Like Daughter? (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like Father, Like Son? (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Voltage (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Love (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bridal Lace and Buckskin (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluebonnet Belle / Angel Face and Amazing Grace (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Courtship of Cade Kolby (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Walker McKay (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of Grace (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Vows (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roses Will Bloom Again (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranded in Paradise (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monday Morning Faith (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yellow Rose Bride (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simple Gifts (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unwrapping Christmas (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now and Always (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man's Heart (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The One Who Waits for Me (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Melody (With: Virginia Smith) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Love Comes My Way (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Healer's Touch (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Housekeeper (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barefoot Hearts (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Christmas Lamp (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Timeless Love (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seasons of Love (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With This Ring (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heavenly Daze Books

with Angela Elwell Hunt
The Island of Heavenly Daze (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace in Autumn (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Perfect Love (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Warmth in Winter (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts at Home (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Year Of Weddings Books

June (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A January Bride (By:Deborah Raney) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A February Bride (By:Betsy St. Amant) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A March Bride (By:Rachel Hauck) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An April Bride (By:Lenora Worth) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A May Bride (By:Meg Moseley) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A June Bride (By:Marybeth Mayhew Whalen) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A July Bride (By:Beth Wiseman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An August Bride (By:Debra Clopton) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A September Bride (By:Kathryn Springer) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An October Bride (By:Katie Ganshert) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A November Bride (By:Beth K. Vogt) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Brides (By:Denise Hunter,Deborah Raney,Betsy St. Amant) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spring Brides (By:Rachel Hauck) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autumn Brides (By:Kathryn Springer,Katie Ganshert,Beth K. Vogt) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A December Bride (By:Denise Hunter) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Love's Legacy(1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby on the Doorstep(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lori Copeland is one of the famous authors of America who has written more than 95 novels based on the romance and christian, and fiction genres. She was born on June 12, 1941 in the United States and had a relatively delayed start to her writing career. Lori published her first written work in the year 1982, at the age of 40. Over the next decade, she received a lot of name and fame because of the success of her romance novels. Her success as one of the prominent authors of the romance genre can be understood from the fact that she went on to a number of prestigious awards in her career, such as a the Reviewer’s Choice Award by the Romantic Times, the Best Seller Award by the Waldenbooks’, and The Holt Medallion. Lori has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Missouri Writers. In spite of receiving a lot of success from her mainstream romantic novels, she decided to switch to a new subgenre known as the Christian romance, in the year 1995.

At one point of time in her career, author Lori has also collaborated with the authors Virginia Smith and Angela Elwell Hunt for writing a series of novels based on the Christian romance. She has been happily married to her husband Lance for more than 40 years and the couple lives in Springfield, Missouri. Lori likes the place very much as it is surrounded by the lovely Ozarks. She and her husband live with their 3 grown sons, 3 daughter-in-laws, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great granddaughters. Whenever she is not busy with her writing work, Lori likes to be actively involved in the activities of the church along with her husband. She also remains frequently active in the works of supporting missions in Mali, West Africa through the group ‘School to the Nations’. When author Lori Copeland began writing for the book market of the Christian genre after writing for many years for the secular book market from 1982 to 1995, she had sensed that was getting called by God for using her gifted art of writing for honoring Him. As of today, she has been able to sell over three million copies of her novels in print because of the immense success of her books among the readers all over the world. Over the years, Lori has developed a huge following among her growing fans in the market of inspirational books.

During her writing career, author Lori Copeland has written around 10 novel series. One among them is the ‘Brides of the West’ series, which consists of a total of 6 novels published between the years 1998 and 2004. The series deals with the lives of the three female characters, Faith, Hope, and June Kallahan. They are desperate in needs of husbands and hence they answer an advertisement for the mail order brides. Over the course of the series, it is shown that their matrimonial prospects are in Cold Water, Michigan, which seems to be nonexistent virtually. Therefore, the 19 year old Faith Kallahan and her sisters June and Hope Kallahan go out on an adventure of their lifetime. The first novel of this series was published by the Tyndale House publishing house in the year 1998. It was titled ‘Faith’. The plot of the novel revolves mainly around the life of the first Kallahan sister, Faith. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, the Kallahan sisters come across and advertisement which says that women with high morals, religious upbringing, and a strong sense of taking up adventure are required if they are willing to marry God-fearing and decent men. The applicants are ordered to apply through mail and must wait for at least a couple of months for getting an answer. Seeing themselves perfectly fit to the requirements of the matrimonial advertisement, Faith, Hope, and June decide to apply. After a little while, they come to know that their matrimonial prospects in the little town of Michigan were virtually nonexistent. Hence, the 19 year old Faith Kallahan answers an advertisement for the mail order brides, along with her sisters June and Hope. And before she understands anything, she is set on the way to Deliverance in Texas for marrying a wealthy rancher named Nicholas Shepherd. When Faith arrives in Deliverance, sparks begin to fly between her and her about to become husband Nicholas. The strong-willed and tomboy nature of Faith seems to match with equally with that of Nicholas Shepherd. But, a series of postponements of their wedding and several interferences cause union of Nicholas and faith look less likely to happen. Meanwhile, the two begin to care about one another, but their stubborn nature seems to be a barrier between them forever.

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘June’. It was published by the Heartquest publishing house in the year 1999. The plot of this novel deals with the life of the second Kallahan sister, June. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, as June sets out to meet her mail-order husband, who is a Washington State preacher, author Lori Copeland tries to tell the readers that God is always faithful to us even when we are unaware about his plans and purposes in our lives. She also tries to deliver an entertaining and light-hearted story with important moral values and Christian beliefs. As June leaves her hometown in Michigan and arrives in Seattle, she comes to know that Eli Messenger, who is the assistant of a well known evangelist called as Isaac Inman, is ill. After a little while, he dies and June continues to stay in Seattle and begins to work at an orphanage. Soon, she realizes that Isaac is trying to let the orphans go in order to build a tabernacle. As she tries to convince Issac about the errors of his different way of thinking with the help of Parker Sentell, one of Eli’s friends, a romance begins to blossom between her and Parker. June begins to keep herself away from the crusade of Isaac Inman and tries to help out the Aunt of her friend who operates the local orphanage. When her heart gets pulled towards the needs of the orphanage, she begins to think whether it is the will of God to allow the building of the tabernacle or it is just the lustful intention of Isaac. The novel proved to be an enjoyable read to a majority of the readers and helped author Lori to establish herself as a well known writer of the Christian romance genre.

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One Response to “Lori Copeland”

  1. Judy: 2 years ago

    I am the same age as you and recently found time to READ and it is my passion. I recently started reading your books and I am thoroughly enjoying them, especially “Faith”. When I was a child, I read the “House on the Prairie” series and later watched them on TV. So I enjoy pioneer, christian books and find yours delightful. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with the world. We all need some hope and laughter in our lives, especially during this pandemic. Is there anyway you could send me a complete list of your books in chronological order? Right now I am reading your large print books but am having cataract surgery soon so hope to be able to read the regular print books. Thank you and keep up the wonderful writings and inspirations you are giving me and many others. Hugs, Judy


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