September 22, 2013

A Bride for Keeps and Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780764211683
Published: October 1, 2013

Synopsis: 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 hi 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 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 a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairies 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?

My Review: This is the first book by Melissa and I look forward to many more by her. I enjoyed this book from the very first page. The characters were very well devloped and I like that Julia was a strong person. Melissa did a good job of making you feel like you were right there in the story. I enjoyed reading how Everett and Julia became so close when they both had come to the conclusion that would not ever have a happy marriage. Julia moved and married to get away from her life and Everett had given up. Proof love works in mysterious way.

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears
Published: September 1, 2013

Synopsis: Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He's been too buy helping to provide for his family. Now that he's heading wet, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last persion he wants to know to what a dunce is, but she's also the smartest woman in town--and it's clear he needs her help.
Rachel Oliver has lingered in town for three years secretly mooning over Dex Stanton, but now she's done. If the fool wants to write to a mail order bride company, so be it. Once she begins giving Dex lessons, however, Rachel realizes she may not be prepared to give up just yet.
As their time together runs short, can two of the most stubborn people in town set aside their pride long enough to find love?
Love by the Letter is a companion Christian romance novella to A Bride for Keeps, Melissa Jagear's full-length debut novel available next month.

My review: This is a fun fast read and got me in the mood to read A Bride for Keeps. I like Melissa's way of writing and think she will be around for awhile. You will be able to read this in one sitting not only because of the length but because it is that good. There is not only serious parts but funny parts as well. Don't miss out pick this up today.

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