Monday, January 9, 2012

The Unlikely Wife



The arrival of Michael Bowen's bride, married sight unseen by proxy, sends the rancher reeling. With her trousers, cowboy hat and rifle, she looks like a female outlaw—not the genteel lady he corresponded with for months. He's been hoodwinked into marriage with the wrong woman!

Selina Farleigh Bowen loved Michael's letters, even if she couldn't read them herself. A friend read them to her, and wrote her replies—but apparently that "friend" left things out, like Michael's dream of a wife who was nothing like her. Selina won't change who she is, not even for the man she loves. Yet time might show Michael the true value of his unlikely wife.

My Review:

Iffen you're strung tight as a clothesline readin' this here book will set you to feelin' fine as a frog's hair in no time! Take one dirt poor, Kentucky 'mail order bride', a high-falutin' dreamer of a groom (who is dreamy incidentally), add in a mix-up of grand proportions and what do you get? A funny, entertaining, not-to-be missed read! I had sooooo much fun with this book! Even developed a Kentucky twang for a spell!

Selina may not be what Michael was expecting, but she's exactly what he needs, even if it takes him purty near the whole darn book to figer that out! LOL. Brilliant plot device on the part of Ullrick. It set me all a'giggly right to the very end! Watching Michael. flounder and try to come to terms with finding himself married to the 'dream girl' of his nightmares made for a rollicking read! But there's also drama and tenderness and a poignant message about being true to yourself . This is one of the best romantic comedies I have ever read!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like to win a copy of The Unlikely Wife please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  Please remember to put the title in the subject line to make it easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 15 2012. Offer open world wide. :-)


  1. Oh, sounds like fun! And I love the colors on the cover...had to know this historical bride was contrary just from her britches! :)

  2. I have this book in my wishlist. I have read other great reviews. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  3. That's your author's eagle eye, Sandra -- checking out the cover! It is good though, isn't it?

    Hope it's at the top of your wishlist Amy R.S! It's such a good book! Good luck!

  4. Love Mail Order Bride books...what trust you would have to have to do such a thing!
    God Bless Maureen


  5. A mail order bride with a different attitude! Sounds great!

    Linda At:

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  6. I love reading Jane Austen because the writing rubs off and I talk smarter for a few days. Fun that you developed a twang. :)

    rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

  7. Oh this looks like an amazing book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


  8. I love mail-order bride stories too. And this one is spectacular! Good luck everyone!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful book! It sounds like you really enjoyed it! I loved your review :)

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com


  10. thanks for the chance to read this story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. Hello! I would LOVE to win a copy of Debra's new book.
    Ashley Roberts

  12. LOL! I loved your review. Such fun! I'd also like to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Thanks Rebecca -- good luck!

  14. Very good review. I also enjoy reading about mail order brides! Thanks!

  15. Mail Order Bride stories are such a interesting read. Please enter me!


  16. Mail-order bride stories are such fun reads and this one promises to be just that! Please enter me!

  17. After reading your review this sounds like rather a fun read. Always enjoy a mail order bride theme.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw.

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  18. This one sounds like a humdinger!! Please enter me:) Thanks again!


  19. You're all entered Aizess, Shaz and Charity. It's such a fun read!!!!! Wish you could all win!!!