Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Under the Summer Sky (#02 in The Dakota Diaries Series)

Lori Copeland
eBook
Under the Summer Sky (#02 in The Dakota Diaries Series)
sneak Peek

Under the Summer Sky (#02 in The Dakota Diaries Series)

Lori Copeland

This romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland portrays God's miraculous provision even when none seems possible.

1893-A man who goes only by the name of "Jones" isn't looking for trouble when he happens across Miss Trinity Franklin at the riverside. He is simply on his way to North Dakota to seek the advice of Tom Curtis, a former CN& W Railroad land purchaser. But when Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution...how was he to know she couldn't swim?

Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity-this time from the river-they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota. A seemingly coincidental beginning comes to a delightful and charming ending when orchestrated by the One who can put the pieces of any lost and broken life together.



- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Under the Summer Sky (#02 in The Dakota Diaries Series)"

This romantic new book from bestselling author Lori Copeland portrays God's miraculous provision even when none seems possible.

1893-A man who goes only by the name of "Jones" isn't looking for trouble when he happens across Miss Trinity Franklin at the riverside. He is simply on his way to North Dakota to seek the advice of Tom Curtis, a former CN& W Railroad land purchaser. But when Jones spots a lady who is about to become the victim of a marauding band of thugs, he quickly follows his instincts. A handy barrel and a nearby river seem the perfect getaway solution...how was he to know she couldn't swim?

Thus begins an adventure beyond what either could have anticipated. After Jones again rescues Trinity-this time from the river-they find their destination is the same: a small town in North Dakota. A seemingly coincidental beginning comes to a delightful and charming ending when orchestrated by the One who can put the pieces of any lost and broken life together.


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Lori Copeland

Lori Copeland, Christian novelist, lives in the beautiful Ozarks with her husband and family. After writing in the secular romance market for 15 years, she now spends her time penning books that edify readers and glorify God. She has been writing for twenty-three years. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Springfield Writers Hall of Fame. Over three million of her books are in print.

Titles by Lori Copeland The Christmas Lamp; Simple Gifts; Now and Always; Monday Morning Faith; Simple Gifts; Unwrapping Christmas and Monday Morning Faith

Customer Reviews For "Under the Summer Sky (#02 in The Dakota Diaries Series)"

Write Your Own Review
Just keeps getting better
5 stars By Margot, Oct 17 2013
Even better than the first in the series, Under the Summer Sky continues to be focused in the little North Dakota town of Dwadlo, newly rebuilt after being destroyed by a train derailment. Two newcomers to the town add to the array of unique and unusual characters. There is Trinity, all alone in the world except for 93 year old great aunt Pauline, eccentric and showing her age; and Jones, railroad man, also a loner. Both have suffered much in the past and carry wounds that only their growing love for each other and their reliance on God can overcome. But it is by no means all deep and meaningful - humorous antics abound. An all around good read.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

Great Introduction!
3 stars By Iola, Jan 11 2013
Trinity Rose Franklin has returned to Piedmont, South Dakota following the death of her brother, her last family member. At just nineteen, she is alone in the world, or so she thinks. Her aim in returning is to sell the family farm to the railroad so she can return to her life in Sioux Falls, but a bunch of ruffians, a trip down a waterfall in a barrel, a plague of grasshoppers and a crusty old-timer change her plans.

Penniless, she heads to Dwaldo, South Dakota, where her aged great-aunt might still be living. She finds a friend in Meg, in the town store, who knows her great-aunt, who is still alive at 94, but a bit under the weather some days. Meg also suggests somewhere for Trinity to stay, and introduces her to Jones-coincidentally, the man who sent her over the waterfall in that barrel.

Under the Summer Sky had a great opening hook with the initial meeting of Trinity and Jones, but the next few chapters felt a bit convoluted as the author manipulated her characters. However, everyone was in Dwadlo and we were introduced to the key characters, the plot settled into itself, revealing a well-crafted plot, well-established and likeable characters, and two rather sweet romances. 

This is the second book in the Dakota Diaries series, the sequel to Love Blooms in Winter. The reader was provided with sufficient back story to understand the plot without being bogged down in unnecessary detail or retelling of what came in the first book. At the same time, the story reads well as a stand-alone story. Enjoyable.

Thanks to Harvest House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review. 
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No
{{review.title}}
{{review.rating}} stars By {{review.author.name}}, {{review.reviewCreatedDate | date:'MMM dd yyyy'}}

{{reviewdescription}}

{{review.text}}
{{review.helpfulCount}} of {{review.helpfulCount + review.unhelpfulCount}} people found this review helpful.  Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

  • Add eBook
    Add eBook
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket

Available for immediate download.


Give as a Gift

Add to Wishlist

eBook Help
koorong eReader

Discover how to get the best eBook reading experience on your phone, tablet, PC, Mac, or dedicated eReader.

0.36 MB (EPUB)

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 370100
  • Product Code 9780736942874
  • ISBN 0736942874
  • EAN 9780736942874
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Harvest House
  • Publication Date Jan 2013
  • Sales Rank #50710
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

Bestsellers in Fiction