FRONTIER WANT AD BRIDE
Bride by Mail
Mail-order bride Judith Jones has barely arrived in Pepin, Wisconsin, before she's whisked away to prepare for her wedding to Asa Brant. Though something about Asa seems so familiar, how do two strangers become husband and wife? Especially when Judith senses Asa's hidden sorrow. His kindness in helping two young orphans could win her heart...if only he'd open up to her.
Determined to start over after four years of brutal war, Asa moved away and sent for a mail-order bride. He had no idea the woman answering his ad would be the sister of his former soldier in arms. The less he reveals, the fewer painful memories there are to confront. But Judith's compassion -- and two loving children -- might just show them the path to true happiness.
Wilderness Brides : Finding love -- and a fresh start -- on the frontier
There's something so scrumptiously delicious about a mail-order bride story. As archaic as that sounds (and you can be sure I'd run screaming to the hills before allowing myself to get roped into such an arrangement) I sure do enjoy reading about it! Especially when the tale is as exquisitely told as this one.
Asa has this marriage gig all figured out. His wife will provide companionship -- someone to fill the silence with conversation thus providing a distraction from the memories of war that creep up on him unawares. What he hasn't taken into account is that it takes two to converse and a sociable lady like Judith would naturally have all kinds of questions about things he'd rather keep hidden.
Asa is endearingly gruff and bumbling and so tight-lipped that Judith struggles to figure him out. Not an easy task -- especially when his actions seem to contradict his aloof silence. He is so consciously tender in his dealings with Judith that I swooned a little bit more every chapter. Their romance is rife with trepidation and that sense of unease makes their happily ever after all the sweeter when it finally comes.
This is the fourth book in the Wilderness Brides series -- and shame on me, I've missed two of them! As in all Love Inspired series books, Frontier Want Ad Bride reads wonderfully well as a standalone, though there are crossover characters that fans of the series will be happy to catch up with. And next up we'll have Judith's twin sister, Emma's story.
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