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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Copper and Candles


From the moment Felicity Chambers and Brandt Dalton run into each other literally and wind up with the wrong lunch pails, their lives become a collision course that will bring them both to a new understanding of who they are. Felicity is the daughter of a wealthy family and is involved in charity work that takes her into a candle factory as a lowly worker. She is helping Lucy Gibson, a widow expecting a child and unable to work, and Felicity is determined that Lucy will not lose any wages because of her health. Brandt is working in one of his father’s factories as a regular laborer so that he can learn the business from the bottom up. Since neither one knows the other’s background, the growing attraction between these two reveals the attitudes of the wealthy toward the working class in 1879’s Detroit. Author Amber Stockton has done a wonderful job of showing the contrast between the two levels of society as well as giving us two characters who love the Lord and want to do what is best for the people with whom they come into contact in the factories. Amber weaves a story fraught with deception but filled with love and concern for others. When the deception drives Felicity and Brandt apart, God shows once again how bad things work for good when people follow His will and are obedient to His calling.

7 comments:

Pat Iacuzzi said...

Hi Martha--

Have been chasing around trying to get a copy of Copper and Candles!
Hope this my opportunity. (Waiting for "Becoming Lucy" too:). See you in January on AmHis., and thank you. Have a Blessed Christmas and joyful new year. Pat I.

Anonymous said...

That is a good topic to read about. Where & how to respond in God's will to things happening. Marriana

Deborah M said...

I've heard a lot about this book and would like to read it. Count me in.
Deborah M.
debbiejeanm[at]gmail[dot]com

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Great review, Martha. Thank you so much. It's nice to see a review where the plot line isn't repeated from the back cover copy; rather, your impressions and thoughts are shared. Greatly appreciated!

Good luck to those of you entered in the drawing.

Andrea said...

Having been born in Detroit and a lifelong Detroit area resident, I would love to read this one! Plus obedience to the Lord is a good topic!

Thanks - Andrea

andrealschultz[at]gmail[dot]com

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Andrea, even if you don't win, I hope you'll pick up the books in this series anyway. Detroit isn't used often as a setting, and I had a lot of fun doing the research from an old map courtesy of the historical archives there in the city. :)

Joy said...

Wow! I really want to read this one, Martha! My kind of read...If only I could spend more time reading...but if I do no one will get to read what I write. LOL
I'm putting this one on my MUST-HAVE list!
Happy writing - nice to see such a great site too. I apreciated your email to me earier and I had to check this out!
Joyfully Writing For HIM
Joy Avery Melville

joyjournal@copper.net