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One True Love (Belles of Timber Creek #3)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  365 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Copper is overjoyed that her friends Willow and Audrey found love and fulfillment after the war. The only remaining spinster, Copper vows to pour herself into her new teaching job. But tragedy strikes during her very first week. The schoolhouse catches fire and Copper suffers a serious injury while ushering her students to safety. Suddenly she's on a wagon train bound for ...more
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Published March 2nd 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published February 14th 2010)
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Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was just fair. I didn't realize when I started it was a book 3 of a series. So I felt like I was missing a lot of information. And it wasn't good enough to want to read the other books in the series.
May 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One True Love is the third book in the Belles of Timber Creek trilogy. This is the first book I read of the series. The other two books were definitely referred to, but it wasn’t a problem to read just this one.

Copper is the only one of her friends Willow and Audrey who is yet unmarried. Copper determines she’ll pour herself into her new teaching job, but the very first week of school there is a fire, and Copper is severely injured. She is taken by wagon train to Colorado to see the only doctor
Jun 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The series of the books started out OK. The first book in this series had a story line that kept a person reading,

Then in book two the lazy writing comes to the fore about 1/4 way through.
Now this, book three, that sloppy writing is full blown.

More tragedies, silly stupid tragedies. And then so much is missing or not remembered by the author. And full blown lies by the hero make it a sad old book to be read.

Hero says, "I will write you and send it when I get to a place to send. Each week, I w
May 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Lori Copeland
Publisher: Avon Inspire
March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-136494-5
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Copper is excited to finally start her new job teaching school, but tragedy strikes the first day. Due to a series of unfortunate events, the school house catches fire and two children fall down and are left in the blaze. Copper is able to rescue them, but in doing so she falls, further injuring a leg that she can barely walk on.

The town doctor doesn’t know what to do
Margaret Chind
Jul 22, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Kendra Newton
The entire Belles of Timber Creek series was fun to read. Following along the journey of three quirky, but lovable, opinionated and adventurous friends. This book is the final book coming after Twice Loved and then Three Times Blessed and it was a great way to fully get to know Copper. From the first chapter of the first book I knew that Copper was my favorite and was eager to hear her story. Now that I have, I'm glad to have read this series as it was a great time in a triple romance.

This book
Patricia O'Sullivan
Third in the Christian romance series, Belles of Timber Ridge, One True Love is the story of Copper Wilson, who, with her friends, Willow and Audrey, has survived the Civil War and is living in the little town of Thunder Ridge, Texas. Willow and Audrey have found husbands, but Copper worries she will remain a spinster. Then, while rescuing her students from a fire in the school, Copper breaks her ankle. Now she must travel by wagon train to reach the only doctor skilled enough to save her foot. ...more
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I needed a book for a trip I was taking. I read the first book quite some time ago. I didn't realize I was reading the third book till relationships with past characters were confusing. I lost interest and skimmed the last part of the book. I was bored and wanted the general idea of how the story would end. I usually enjoy Copeland books, but this one bugged me.
Okay, even if I had read book 2 first, I believe this book would have still bugged me. Cooper was ridicules. Her foot injury was annoyi
Teresa Griffis
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Copper and Josh clashed every time they are together. But when Copper re-injures her ankle, Josh is more than happy to let her join friends on his wagon train so she can get to a doctor who may be able to correct the damage. After a few run-ins, they call a truce and are actually civil to each other. They face some hardships along the trail, but Copper finally sees herself in another traveler, and asks for God's help to change. Things begin to be much better between them and maybe a spark of rom ...more
Diane  Sugars
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Well, I have to say that I really enjoyed this series of stories! Book three, One True Love was just as interesting as book two! These books are really quick read books, and I read book two in one day as I did book three! I just could'nt wait to see how it all turned out. There were a few things that I would have liked to have known, but were never finished in the books, such as, whatever happened to all of Silas's money once he passed, where did the banker and his mean wife end up living and di ...more
Jul 01, 2010 rated it liked it
One True Love: Belles of Timber Creek, Book Three was the other book I got. It too did not read like the traditional Christian romance where one of them has to find God before they can live happily ever after. However, the characters in general were more religious than in Walker's Wedding, and my search of Amazon did not turn up a mass-market version of this book. Cooper hurt her foot and gets put on a wagon train to meet up with a specialist. The train is headed by a guy with whom she has evide ...more
Colletta Miller
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this was my favorite book of the series. Maybe because Copper had the limelight without having her two friends take up a portion of the action. For whatever reason, I felt that I was able to connect more with the main characters. Even though this book was only from Copper's POV, I still felt drawn into Josh's character also. And what a character he was :)

Following the themes of the first two books, this book had some majorly heart wrenching scenes but it was balances nicely with other ev
Kami S
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, the story line was good, but I just don't care for this author's style...this is the third book of hers that I've read. I can't pin point exactly what it is I don't like....maybe it's too easily written....sometimes slow.
Mar 20, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lori Copeland/western inspirational romance
Shelves: 2010
Nice story with the message being that God's timeline doesn't always fit with yours and trusting God with your needs as opposed to your wants. The main character of Miss Copper Wilson starts out as a *slightly* spoiled and opinionated teacher but through a series of trials and hardships comes to see that life isn't always what we wish.

Lori Copeland almost always delivers a good read and this book fits that bill nicely.

3.75 stars
Jan 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When some people want a fluff or escape read they pick up a mystery or a fantasy or a john grisham, etc. Well, I pick up Historical Christian Novels (they always have some clean romance as well). So that is what this was. It was pretty good, though I skimmed past some parts that I found too annoying. I'll probably read more by this author in the future though. :)
I was unsure of how to rate this book. The quality of writing was consistent with that of the other two books. I was glad to see that Cooper finally stopped her whining against Josh and realized that she was way too self centered, but in light of this I was unsure why she went to visit her aunt instead of staying and helping her friends. Over all this series was okay - mildly likable.
Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out of the series, this one was probably my favorite. Copper could be very unlikeable and the antagonism between her and the wagon train guide ended very abruptly but I still enjoyed this for the chuckle it gave me and entertainment value alone.
Jun 03, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Not my favorite of this series. Kinda felt like this book was an after thought. While it wrapped up the 3 stories, Copper's story felt cheated. As a whole, I loved the series, just wish Copper's story had a little more meat.
Leslie Lamb
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book about how a teacher saves her students in a fire. When she goes back for 2 more kids, she ends up slipping and hurting her ankle badly. So much so, she is sent far away to be seen by a specialist. She meets the wagon master Josh, whom she despises...
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I started reading this one first, but I was so lost, I had to find Book 1 and Book 2 and read them. No wonder I was so lost, this book starts the day after Three Times Blessed ended. I do believe this was my favorite of the 3. It follows the wagon train headed to Colorado Springs.
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christian historical faction. Third and last book of The Bells of Timber Creek. I really liked all the books. Quick reads & great characters.
Mar 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought books 1 and 2 were better. But, we needed Copper's story, too.
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read in this particular sub-genre. I love history-based books so I thought I'd try it. It was an easy book to get through but suspenseful enough for me.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!!!
Sep 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely love all the books by Lori Copeland. Great reads!
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Loved. It.
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
best of the three
Feb 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story it showed the growth of two people
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Lori Copeland was born on 12 June 1941. She had a relatively late start in writing, breaking into publishing in 1982 when she was already forty years old. Over the next dozen years, her romance novels achieved much success, as was evidenced by her winning the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. She has been inducted into the Missouri Wri ...more
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