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Every Storm

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,492 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
New from Lori Wick, this stand-alonestory shows how unexpected changes can set the perfect course for love. 1945, WWII-When Lieutenant Donovan Riggs experiences trouble with his PT boat, the sailors of Every Storm make an unscheduled stop...and a surprising discovery. Lorraine Archer is an American teacher living and working in Australia. While on a flight with her sister, ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published July 15th 2004 by Harvest House Publishers
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Madelyn
Apr 15, 2016 Madelyn rated it it was amazing
My goodness. Can I say that I've never enjoyed a modern-set book more? And add to that a perfectly clean, heartwarming, beautiful romance? I'm done. I'm just done. Lori wick is my favorite, end of story.

Her style is wonderful, and she effectively incorporates the 1940s feel into the book, almost effortlessly. The plot line wasn't action-packed or fast, but she kept my interest well. At times (which I really do appreciate) I was wondering what would happen next and why certain things were happen
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Lady Haley *City Girl Appearance~Country Girl Heart*
This was my second Lori Wick book and i fell in LOVE with it!!
Melissa
Apr 01, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book by Lori Wick was a wonderful read. The story is about a young woman who survives a plane crash and is rescued at sea by a PT boat. It is near the end of WWII and the soldiers aboard must get her to safety. The war comes to an end and Lorrie must learn how to move forward in the face of great pain. You will also meet her family as they struggle with her. It is a story of family and faith. I advise having a box of tissue nearby as there are many scenes that bring tears to the eye. I high ...more
Anna
Apr 28, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing
Amazing.
This book is so great, I can't even begin to describe it.

I read it along with a friend who has already read and loved Lori Wick's novels, but this was my first time diving into one of her books.

Without a doubt in my mind this will not be the last book of hers I will love and cherish.
Ruslan
Feb 06, 2012 Ruslan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
A great Christian book. The story is very touching. I really enjoyed it. The only thing i had against it was its view on war. Two of the main characters in the story are soldiers who dont view fighting as sin. The Bible explicitly says that those who live by the sword will die by the sword. Killing is sin.
LaDonna
Apr 25, 2010 LaDonna rated it really liked it
This is a great easy read. Very engaging. A little predictable, but exactly what I needed.
Angela
May 27, 2009 Angela rated it liked it
*****CAUTION: REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*****
Set in 1945 amid WWII, a young American woman and her sister take positions as Governesses for a wealthy rancher in Australia. On a flight to join the family for a vacation, the small plane crashes onto a deserted island in the Pacific killing the pilot and the sister. Six weeks later, the main character (and only survivor of the accident) is found in shock and nearly starved to death. Rescued by an American Naval vessel, the young lady is still dealing
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AlixJamie
Sep 28, 2012 AlixJamie rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one
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Viktoriya Shostak
Apr 26, 2012 Viktoriya Shostak rated it it was amazing
One of the stories that I have really enjoyed reading, even took a really short time to read because it was so good I couldn't put in down. It was Like reading two love stories in one novel. This book is really based on the lost but I didnt like it starting with war, something that makes me think back on the stories my grandpa has to me from his time at the war. He was a christian and because of our belief we are not aloud to take a wepon and kill someone, its a sin. So know how much this even s ...more
Shantelle
Every now and then, I just like to read a book by Lori Wick. She has just a distinctive way of writing… not very fast-paced, not always a lot of action; but a more true-to-life story with sweet romances and strong Christian values.

Every Storm was a sad story, very emotional, but I still found that I really enjoyed it in the end. It follows the lives of sisters Josephine and Lorraine, their little sister Maxine, their mother, and their grandfather. It is set during World War II, I believe, and s
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Cindy Bingham
Apr 28, 2015 Cindy Bingham rated it really liked it
If I could reread only one of the Lori Wick novels that I've enjoyed, Every Storm would be my choice. The rescue, the sailors, the family connection with Lorraine's officer grandfather--all of them make for a story that pulled me into it.
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Jill Twigg
Feb 05, 2016 Jill Twigg rated it it was amazing
This was my very first Lori Wick book. I have heard so many wonderful things about them and I finally found one and I can't say enough good things about it. It made me teary eyed in several spots, made me laugh in several spots and I can't wait to read another.

A tragedy, a rescue and life. Sometimes I had to remember that the storyline was centered in 1945.

Candace
Jul 19, 2011 Candace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Lori Wick's books because Christian historical romantic fiction is pretty hard to find and she does it amazingly well. This story had a really exciting premise and beginning but didn't feel like it was there just to pull readers in and then let them down. The excitement and emotion of the story were palpable and I almost cried several times, which is rare. Wick expertly weaves in two tales of romance yet the values and characters of her main characters shine through as well. It's a fine l ...more
Noah Keith Potter
WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN LIVING POTRAYED

I love a good romance first of all and then to have so much love for God first and for each other. The Christ like living and teaching was so refreshing and so much needed. I also liked the historical part.
Alyssa R.
Jun 05, 2015 Alyssa R. rated it really liked it
One of my top favorite Lori Wick books.
Good, feeling story and characters.

She is one of my favorite good Christian Fiction writers.
Jessica
Jan 13, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorites! A blend of history, romance and great writing. It doesn't matter how many times I pick this book up to read it again....I cry, laugh and share in the happiness of the characters as if they were real people.
Alicia
Jun 12, 2014 Alicia rated it liked it
I like Christian romance novels because they are clean, nice little love stories. I tend to skip over the parts that get too preachy.
Wendy
Oct 03, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, read it a long time back. this author has since retired , which is too bad, all her books are so good .
Sally DiStefano
Jan 16, 2016 Sally DiStefano rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2004
A romance novel that I should have known better than to read. Not to my taste!
Nellie
Jun 19, 2011 Nellie rated it liked it
1945 Rigg thought about his ideals as he'd entered the war. I was up for anything, but hadn't banked of finding a lone survivor of a plane crash on a deserted island, half starved to death.
This book was clean, and wholesome. Christian author. However, I thought it was long-winded. It drug on in several areas. It could have been cut much shorter and been just fine.
Several times is found myself confused about sentence structure...but over all a great book, and fantastic story line. I think the st
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Lauren
Jan 27, 2009 Lauren rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction, 2009
Well, it is not the best book in the world. But it is a pretty good romance book. I do have one slight beef with it besides the improbability of the entire thing, and that is that a whole lot of people died. But none of the military guys died, only civilians. The main character, Lorraine's dad is dead, as are both her grandmothers. Her (eventual) mother-in-law tells of her parents dying within 48 hours of each other. A family friends daughter has a miscarriage. But somehow, no men were actually ...more
Patricia Robinson olson
Aug 22, 2014 Patricia Robinson olson rated it really liked it
loved this book. a very nice Christian romance novel.
Laura
Oct 07, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot, and the large print edition I read made it even better! It was interesting to read about a family starting in 1945 and how they started to recover after the warm. It makes me want to read a book that was actually written about that time rather then set in the time period to see what people were writing about then.

Also, reading about the grandpa who burried his wife, son and granddaughter made me realize that my sister and I need to not do reckless things, because we can'
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Judine
Jul 18, 2008 Judine rated it it was amazing
At last, at last, Lori Wick has written a novel set in the Homefront Era! Love this time period and love the story set up. Lorri is an attractive heroine in that she tries to be strong -- and succeeds -- but often feels she fails. While Donovan Riggs is the standard strong but sensitive Wick hero, it works well with the counterbalance of the John and Max (yes, Max is a girl) love story. The only thing missing was how Donovan was connected to Kate and Rigg (The Californians - there HAD to be a co ...more
Rebekah
Mar 08, 2012 Rebekah rated it it was ok
At the tail end of WWII a small plane crashes on an island in the middle of the South Pacific, of the three passengers the polite and one of the two women (sisters) die. The other woman Lorraine Archer spends six weeks stranded on the island with little to eat but more then enough water. She is rescued by a PT boat and returns to her home in California. The rest of the story is about her process to heal and also about the commander of the PT boat who becomes her love interest.
Meaghan
Jan 22, 2014 Meaghan rated it liked it
i love lori wick but this one was eh... the characters are strange and everything was too neatly wrapped up.
Mercy
Jul 13, 2015 Mercy rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!!! I wouldn't mind reading it a second time.
Kay
Dec 21, 2008 Kay rated it liked it
Every Storm is my first Christian romance novel. Set during and after WWII, it was interesting in terms of rationing, only having a radio to find out what's going on, letters instead of e-mail, and romance in slow motion. Modesty was in style then, maybe something we should consider bringing back.
Not exactly rocket science in style or substance, reading it was a pleasant way to spend the winter day.
Selina
Feb 13, 2015 Selina rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore this story! Rigg is one of my all-time favorite book men, the story is interesting and sweet, and I literally spent the entire book crying or smiling. The only reason it isn't 5 stars is because there were elements of the writing that could have been much better, and I do really wish Wick hadn't skipped so much time between chapters 1 and 2. Otherwise, adorable!
Dianna
May 05, 2011 Dianna rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-reads
I would probably give this more like 2.75 starts if I could, I was pretty disappointed. While there were some pretty good spots there were many trite moments that didn't flow well. The story seemed like it struggled. I was really excited because the last 3 of her books have made me laugh and feel uplifted the whole way thru...this did a couple times, but I wasn't thrilled.
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Lori Wick is known as one of the most versatile Christian fiction writers on the market today. From pioneer fiction to a series set in Victorian England to a contemporary novel, Lori's books (over 5 million in print) continue to delight readers and top the Christian bestselling fiction list. Lori and her husband, Bob, live in Wisconsin with "the three coolest kids in the world."
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