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A Bride At Last (#03 in Unexpected Brides Series)

Melissa Jagears
A Bride At Last (#03 in Unexpected Brides Series)
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A Bride At Last (#03 in Unexpected Brides Series)

Melissa Jagears

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Silas Jonesey's life in Salt Flatts, Kansas, has not followed the course he imagined. After his mail-order bride, Lucinda, abandoned him, it was an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices and sour moods. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true; his estranged wife has contacted him after ten years of silence to tell him of her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but after realizing she had been deceived about her intended groom she never went through with the marriage. Settling into life as a schoolteacher, she's spent her spare time the past few years helping her student, Anthony, and his sick mother. When Lucinda passes away, Kate is ready to fulfill the woman's wish that she take care of nine-year-old Anthony--until a man shows up in town asking about Lucinda and claiming he was married to the woman ten years ago.

Silas and Kate disagree over who should raise young Anthony, who has opinions of his own about his future. After being forced to come together for the good of Anthony, Silas and Kate begin to see another side to each other and the possibility of a united future despite all that stands between them. When Kate's past comes to light, Silas's feelings about women who abandon their grooms immediately throw the walls right back up between them. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together as a family, or will past hurts and new resentments leave them lonely forever?

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:Stirring Prairie Love Story Penned by a Talented Author on the Rise

Silas Jonesey's life in Salt Flatts, Kansas, has not followed the course he imagined. After his mail-order bride, Lucinda, abandoned him, it was an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices and sour moods. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true; his estranged wife has contacted him after ten years of silence to tell him of her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but after realizing she had been deceived about her intended groom she never went through with the marriage. Settling into life as a schoolteacher, she's spent her spare time the past few years helping her student, Anthony, and his sick mother. When Lucinda passes away, Kate is ready to fulfill the woman's wish that she take care of nine-year-old Anthony--until a man shows up in town asking about Lucinda and claiming he was married to the woman ten years ago.

Silas and Kate disagree over who should raise young Anthony, who has opinions of his own about his future. After being forced to come together for the good of Anthony, Silas and Kate begin to see another side to each other and the possibility of a united future despite all that stands between them. When Kate's past comes to light, Silas's feelings about women who abandon their grooms immediately throw the walls right back up between them. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together as a family, or will past hurts and new resentments leave them lonely forever?

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Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. Find her online at www.melissajagears.com.

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Something a little different
4 stars By Rel Mollet, Relz Reviewz, Jul 07 2016
With the resurgence of historical romance novels, there are so many similar stories that it can lead to frustration for readers who aren't looking for the familiar comfort read, especially when it comes to mail order bride stories. Melissa's advantage over this sameness is her strength of characterisation and her lack of fear in creating a hero and heroine who are practical, naturally flawed, and respond to their circumstances with genuine emotion rather than a souped up version of perfection! A Bride at Last is sure to please readers of Deeanne Gist and Karen Witemeyer and can be read as a standalone novel, despite being the third in Melissa's Mail Order Bride series.
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Dragged
2 stars By Iola, Jul 31 2015
Both the main characters were damaged individuals who had a lot of faults, and made a lot of mistakes in the way they dealt with each other. That shouldn't necessarily be a negative: I don't want to read novels where perfect heroine meets perfect hero, he rescues her after she stubs her toe and they live happily ever after. But I would like them to be a little less stupid about their faults. In this respect, I was particularly annoyed by the "hero", who spent too much of the second half of the novel not forgiving the heroine for something in her past ... even though she'd managed to get past something in his past (I hope that sentence makes sense!).

The result was the plot seemed to drag. The first half dragged as they went around and around in circles trying to solve one plot mystery, then the second half dragged as they went around and around in circles trying to get over her past-which, frankly, seemed contrived. Overall, not a novel I enjoyed. But maybe that's just me. 

Thanks to NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 420952
  • Product Code 9780764211706
  • ISBN 0764211706
  • EAN 9780764211706
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Jul 2015
  • Sales Rank #51620
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.326kg

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