Monday, December 29, 2014
The Unexpected Bride
What's a man to do when his father orders him a bride?
Rebecca Sullivan has been "Becky" all her life, a real hoyden. Her childhood sweetheart taught her to ride bareback and shoot a rifle, but then he chose a "perfect lady" for a wife--a real Southern belle, who's now expecting a baby. Heartbroken, Becky signs up to be a mail-order bride to a Seattle man, sight unseen. She resolves to squelch her hoydenish ways and become a "perfect lady" for her future husband.
If logging-operation owner Isaac Jessup had wanted a bride, he'd have chosen a sturdy frontier woman, not some fragile lady from back East. Ready to explain the mistake, honorable Isaac takes one look into Rebecca's vulnerable eyes...and knows he'll marry her, even though this delicate waif is obviously unsuited for wild Seattle.
Could an unexpected marriage be a match made in heaven?
My thoughts: This story is such a sweet one! I find myself enjoying historical romances that have to do with mail order brides or marriages of convenience (Love Comes Softly, anyone? The books, that is). This story is a sweet tale of one young lady who decides that she needs to be a lady and heads to Seattle as a mail order bride after the Civil War. But, is there a place on the frontier for a perfect lady? Or is she more suited to life on the mountain than she realized?
Drawn loosely from the story of Isaac and Rebecca in the Bible, this is a delightful tale of adventure and love!
I received a copy of this in exchange for my review. That said, I found the author's style to be delightful and will be checking into more of her stories. Lena Goldfinch has some fun looking young adult stories on Amazon