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The Road to Deer Run (Deer Run Saga #1)

4.57 of 5 stars 4.57  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The year was 1777. The war had already broken the heart of Mary Thomsen, a young colonial woman from Massachusetts. It had also broken the spirit of British soldier Daniel Lowe, a wounded prisoner of war in a strange land. They were enemies, brought together by need. Would their differences overshadow the yearnings of their hearts? Or would the bitterness of war keep them ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published April 2010 by iUniverse (first published March 30th 2010)
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Lisa Norato
Mary Thomsen is a young Colonial woman who has lost a beloved brother to the Revolutionary War. Daniel Lowe is a British soldier fighting for the enemy. When Mary finds decision. There are so many reasons why she should not help this man, the most pressing being the danger she would be placing herself, her mother and her sister in—three women left to fend for themselves, because all their menfolk are away at war. What would happen to them if they were caught harboring an enemy soldier? But Chris ...more
The Road To Deer Run

Recently,I had a friend recommend this author; they attend the same church. I wasn't disappointed. I loved that this book is based on a true story of the author's great, great, great, great grandfather.

From the beginning to the last page of the book, I was drawn back in time. I was captivated by the story of Mary and Daniel. I felt I was there throughout the entire book.

I can't wait to read another book by Elaine. You've won me over. Thank you.
Deborha Mitchell

I just finished reading this book and I must say that I was totally and pleasantly surprised. I am usually drawn to books by their covers, but I must admit that this cover didn’t catch my eye. But, then I entered a contest to win a book of love stories that contained one story by Elaine. I won the contest and when I received the book of love stories, I was surprised to see that Elaine had also sent me a copy of The Road to Deer Run. (I fully intended to read this book weeks ago, but things came
The Road to Deer Run, I believe, is destined to become a classic – it is a charming and exciting tale of the highest quality and with timeless appeal, and displays a gentle but passionate expression of life, love, and truth! This is an incredibly beautiful love story inspired by the true events of a young British soldier’s escape during the Revolutionary War and of the young woman who brought him back from the brink of death.

It’s 1777 and the young British lieutenant Daniel Lowe is in a long li
Kathleen E.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Road to Deer Run, Book 1 in the Deer Run Saga by Elaine Marie Cooper

The story begins near the village of Deer Run in the colony of Massachusetts ~ 1777.

Young British Lieutenant Daniel Lowe kept up the moral of his men as they walked the road before them. Hope, to keep them alive. Through lack of food and marching day in and day out, they were beyond fatigue.

A distraction leads Daniel off the trail, fleeing for his life. He is rescued by a young miss and hauled fro
S. E Nelson
This is one of the most moving love stories I have ever read. In fact I took my time reading the novel because I didn't want it to end. This story is inspired by Elaine Cooper's ancestors who met in 1777 in Massachusetts during the colonial war. They were on opposite sides of the war, and hence by all accounts enemies. It is fate that brings young Mary and Daniel together, but most importantly it the power of forgiveness, faith and love that bind them against all odds. I found myself rooting for ...more
Barbara Derksen
Daniel Lowe, former Lieutenant for the King's army finds himself on the Road to Deer Run. He's been taken captive by the colonials fighting the Revolutionary War but sees his chance to escape and takes it. Near death, he hides in a thicket only to be found by a local maiden, Mary Thomsen, who tends to him as any angel would. This story takes one back to the era of harsh winters, log cabins, and small pox epidemics. The reader celebrates the efforts of the Thomsen family to stock up for the winte ...more
Tom Blubaugh
The Road to Deer Run by Elaine Marie Cooper is an excellent historical fiction romance that will keep you turning pages long after you should be asleep. This is the first novel of her Deer Run series. It is a story about a family living at the time of the American Revolution and how they were drawn into its pain and violence. I do not want to give away any of the story. I will only say that you will not be disappointed. You will want to immediately read The Promise of Deer Run, which is her seco ...more
The Road to Deer Run is a fabulous beginning to the Deer Run Saga. This book has everything a reader wants from a historical. It is beautifully written, set during the Revolutionary War and based on the actual events of the author's ancestors. I just love Mary and Daniel's story and I look forward to the next book in the saga.
Highly recommended.
100 plus stars.
Naomi Musch
This was a good book, especially if you like to read books written in an older, classic style. I love the time period, and Ms. Cooper must have done a lot of research, because her feel for the period was impeccable. The story felt very authentic.
Joanne Sher
A lovely story, set during the Revolutionary war, of love between opposing sides - based on the history of the author's ancestors. Enjoyed the detail and love story.
Katie Borwey
Can't wait to get to the rest of the series.
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Writer of historical fiction and Christian Devotions. Passionate about her faith, her family, and the history of the American Revolution.
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