Sunday, October 20, 2013

"A Bride for Keeps" by Melissa Jagears

 About this book:

“Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas.

Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?

Series: ‘A Bride for Keeps’ #1. Has a Prequel ‘Love by the Letter’)

Spiritual Content- Verses from 1 Samuel; Prayers and Blessings over food are said.

Negative Content- N/A

Sexual Content- Julia’s past includes a man using her; A horrid man assaults Julia; Everett kisses Julia many times, and says he wishes he could cuddle with her, never in detail.

-Julia Lockwood
-Everett Cline
                                                              P.O.V. switches between them
                                                                       331 pages

Just because of the Sexual Content, I don’t think it would be good for 16 and down. I did get tickled pink at this part:

It reminds me of the ‘Cinderella II: Dreams Come True’ movie, where Cindy in charge of a banquet, a banquet where Cindy wants commoners to be a part of, and there’s a lady named Prudence and when ever Cindy wants to do something different, Prudence always says: “It simply isn’t done.” I was giggling very much at this part in ‘A Bride for Keeps’.


*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.

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