It was an absolute pleasure to read Elaine Cooper first book. I just fell in love with it. As I started reading it, I found myself very eager to carry on with my reading; the book was so well written that I connected easily with the characters and the places where the story took place. Honestly, I felt like I was watching a very nice historical romance movie in Technicolor.
"The Road to Deer Run" takes place in 1777 during the war between the British and the American. A young atheist British soldier, Daniel Lowe, is seriously injured before running away from his regiment to find refuge in the nearest village called "Deer Run" where he met a young Christian American lady, called Mary Thomsen.
Being enemies of war, they soon learn that they strongly need the support of each other to survive Evil at his fullest. When God is allowed into the picture as the Great Physician, true healing on one's innermost being takes place. When a person allows the Great Physician to have access to his heart; healing for the mind and emotions follows on applying the healing power of God's Word. (Quote from God's Prescription by Ken Sharum).
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: Or Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here.
Elaine Cooper' book shows us that God can turn hatred into friendship and restores the years that the Devil has stolen from our lives a hundredfold. He is forever faithful and full of surprises. The author demonstrates that God let things happen in our lives so we can turn to Him for help, as He saves from our sins. Elaine also shares the longing of God to have a loving relationship with those who doubt his existence and forgiveness.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
Being Elaine Cooper' first book, I felt that it was the written work of professional with a lot of experience.
Her book is well researched. Deep emotions, love and passion have been put into Elaine' historical romance novel where love is deeply rooted to the soul and heart of each character. Elaine has managed to give her readers a book where perfection prevails. The author knows how to get the attention of her audience from the beginning to the end of her story.
To conclude, I would recommend Elaine Cooper' first novel "The Road To Deer Run" as a great gift for anyone that wants to read a good breathtakingly historical romantic novel. Most importantly, I would suggest it as a good read for those who still doubt the existence of God.
May God use Elaine Cooper 'book to reveal his forgiveness and character in order to change the stoniest hearts?
God bless you all.
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