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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sisters of Mercy Flats

Once upon a time there were three orphaned sisters who grew up in a convent with very loving nuns. They grew to be very beautiful women who had a knack for fleecing unsuspecting men of their hard-earned money to help support the nuns. One example of their perfidy was when they sold a herd of longhorn cattle they didn't own. Eventually they got caught and were being transferred to a different jail when a band of Comanche came and attacked the wagon they were in, stealing the horses, and killing the driver. Three men happened to come on the scene a few moments later and each man rescued one of the sisters. Hershall Digman rescued Abigail and kept her with him as he was heading to Shreveport to deliver some messages. He was disguised as a shoe salesman but really he had a secret identity and really needed to get to Shreveport as soon as possible.

Well, at least that's the gist of how Sisters of Mercy Flats begins. Lori Copeland tells a tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat: kidnapping, marauders, storms, orphaned babies, a spy in a shoe salesman's garb, and a con-artist in a nun's garb. Falling in love was in no one's plans but it happened anyway.

Lori does an excellent job weaving a tale and this one doesn't disappoint in that regard.

Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and an orphaned baby to adopt.

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