Book Review: The Road to Deer Run by Elaine Marie Cooper

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Book Review: The Road to Deer Run by Elaine Marie Cooper

Title: The Road to Deer Run

Author: Elaine Marie Cooper

First off, let me just say that I loved this book! There were minor point of view shifts, but that did not detract from the wonderful storytelling of Ms. Cooper. The attention to detail and historically factual setting brought a vivid picture to my mind and engaging characters really drew me into their story. I felt as though I was right there with Mary and Daniel, experiencing God’s provident hand upon their lives.

Ms. Cooper has a keen ability to pour on the details with effective word pictures, while keeping the prose flowing smoothly. I love this example from her work: “The story of Oliver unfolded slowly at first, like a small crack in a huge dam. But once the pressure of the distress had become too much for the edifice to bear, the tale poured out like a raging flood.”

The Road to Deer Run is a sweet love story that takes place during the year of 1777 in Massachusetts. Daniel Lowe is a wounded British Soldier and prisoner of war and through God’s hand of providence a young colonial woman, Mary Thomsen finds him in the woods. She and her family help nurse him back to health. It is a true romance, and you won’t be disappointed.

I hated putting this book down in between chapters and couldn’t wait to finish reading the rest of the story. Ms. Cooper has hit a home run with The Road to Deer Run. It’s a must read, and I look forward to reading more of her work.

About the Author

Novelist Elaine Marie Cooper is the author of Fields of the Fatherless and the Deer Run saga (The Road to Deer Run, The Promise of Deer Run and The Legacy of Deer Run.) Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and the history of the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her historical fiction. She grew up in Massachusetts, the setting for many of her novels. Elaine is a contributing writer to Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home by Edie Melson, and I Choose You, a romance anthology. Her freelance work has appeared in both newspapers and magazines, and she blogs regularly at as well as her own blog on her website. A memoir of Elaine’s daughter, Bethany’s Calendar was released by CrossRiver in 2014.


About the Reviewer

Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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