Review: A Bride for Keeps
Author: Melissa Jagears
Series: Unexpected Brides #1
Genre: FICT, Historical Fiction
Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He’s already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn’t in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn’t given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him.
Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she’ll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she’s experienced there.
Although Everett doesn’t see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?
This was an awesome book. It was well written and I couldn’t help but love the plot of the story. Written in similar fashion as the books in the Love Comes Softly Series by Janette Oke, I fell in love with it from the beginning.
I love this book and I’m happy to say I can’t wait for whatever else Melissa Jagears decides to publish. A Bride for Keeps is a total keeper for me and as the beginning of a series I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the other books when they come out.
Everett and Julia are one of my all-time favorite couples from Christian romance books this year. Although they don’t get married out of love but more out of necessity, they come to love each other as they slowly learn more about the others life and past.
Other books in this series:
2. A Bride in Store (Sept 2014)
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