Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Heartwarming Read!

After reading Melissa Jagears’ debut A Bride for Keeps, I had high expectations for her next release. A Bride in Store did not disappoint. With an exciting start and a sigh-worthy finish, I loved every word of this delightful romance, similar in style to Jody Hedlund and Karen Witemeyer.  I enjoyed Melissa’s thoughtful portrayal of a little known medical condition and it lent depth to the story. And after reading about Will in A Bride for Keeps, it was great to see him finally get the girl! A must read for all lovers of historical romance!!

Impatient to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store, mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell sets out on her travels a week early. But her plan goes sadly awry when her train is held up by robbers who steal her dowry and Axel, her groom-to-be, isn't even in town when she finally arrives.

Axel's business partner, William Stanton, has no head for business and would much rather be a doctor. When his friend's mail-order bride arrives in town with no money and no groom in sight, he feels responsible and lets her help around the store--where she quickly proves she's much more adept at business than he ever will be.

The sparks that fly between Will and Eliza as they work together in close quarters are hard to ignore, but Eliza is meant for Axel and a future with the store, while Will is biding his time until he can afford medical school. However, their troubles are far from over when Axel finally returns, and soon both Will and Eliza must decide what they're willing to sacrifice to chase their dreams--or if God has a new dream in store for them both.


Joy Avery Melville said...

Another book I HAVE TO READ. . .my list is growing, Amanda! HUGE SIGH - sure hope I have enough money at conference to BUY some books I've been hoping to read!


Melissa Jagears said...

You know what I'm excited about? Having my name in a book with you. :) I keep meaning to email you and say congrats and keep forgetting, but since you came up on my Google alerts, I'd thought I'd do so here. :)

Joy, my book will be at know, just helping you make your shopping list. :)

Amanda said...

I'm so excited about that too, Melissa! I was so happy to see your name on the list of contributors for The Convenient Brides! Can't wait to read your novella!