The first time Tom Curtis received a letter from Mae Wilkey, he thought it was a prank. The second time a letter arrives with an urgent plea for help to care for a mysterious aunt, Pauline Wilson, who suffers from dementia, he takes it more seriously and journeys to North Dakota to discover the truth. Neither Tom nor his Aunt Pauline can remember being related and the longer he stays to help with her care, the more he is convinced that he isn't related to her. Still, Mae Wilkey is certainly attractive and Aunt Pauline is endearing. When a train wreck leaves Tom stranded in town as overseerer for the railroad track repairs, he finds more love and adventure than he ever expected.
Love Blooms in Winter is the first book in Lori Copeland's Dakota Diaries series. This story was a wonderful reminder to me that God is in control of every situation, even when it seems out of control from the human perspective. Other than the theme about God being in control, the book is a very light and sweet read. The romance between Tom and Mae was predictable, but still enjoyable since Jake's character added in some tension.
Overall, I enjoyed Love Blooms in Winter by Lori Copeland, though I probably will not care to read it again for several years. If you are looking for a sweet romance to entertain you for a few hours, this is a good choice.
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