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A Bride in Store (#02 in Unexpected Brides Series)

Melissa Jagears
A Bride in Store (#02 in Unexpected Brides Series)
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A Bride in Store (#02 in Unexpected Brides Series)

Melissa Jagears

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:"Beautiful, descriptive writing makes for excellent storytelling in Jagears' debut." --RT Book Reviews

Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell is on her way to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store business when her train is held up by robbers and she loses her dowry. She's further thwarted upon arriving in Salt Flatts only to find Axel, her groom, away on business.

Hoping a wife would push Axel to become a better business partner, William Stanton had encouraged him to seek a mail-order bride. With Axel gone, Will feels responsible for Eliza, so he finds her a place to stay and lets her help in the store.

Working together isn't what they'd expected, and when Axel is further delayed, neither can ignore the sparks that fly. But Eliza is meant for Axel and is set on a future with the store, while Will is biding time until he can afford medical school.

Their troubles are far from over when Axel returns to town, however, 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.

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:"Beautiful, descriptive writing makes for excellent storytelling in Jagears' debut." --RT Book Reviews

Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell is on her way to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store business when her train is held up by robbers and she loses her dowry. She's further thwarted upon arriving in Salt Flatts only to find Axel, her groom, away on business.

Hoping a wife would push Axel to become a better business partner, William Stanton had encouraged him to seek a mail-order bride. With Axel gone, Will feels responsible for Eliza, so he finds her a place to stay and lets her help in the store.

Working together isn't what they'd expected, and when Axel is further delayed, neither can ignore the sparks that fly. But Eliza is meant for Axel and is set on a future with the store, while Will is biding time until he can afford medical school.

Their troubles are far from over when Axel returns to town, however, 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.

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Meet the Author

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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Mail Order Bride
2 stars By Hannah, Jan 28 2016
This was a sweet, if not thoroughly captivating, love story. I had a little trouble keeping track of all the different minor characters at points but it didn't detract too much from the story. A good reminder of the value of people versus things and how lifelong dreams can change - and that's okay. 
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Enjoyable
3 stars By Jacqui, Jan 06 2016
This is primarily a story about Eliza a mail order bride with a strong character and work ethic and Will a part store owner who would rather be a doctor. Eliza is coming to the town to marry Will's partner. Although this was an enjoyable story to read with a few surprising gems of encouragement from spiritual teaching that comes through, I found it slow moving and a bit too predictable. 
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Good, but I preferred the first book
4 stars By Iola, Sep 03 2014
Eliza Cantrell is a mail-order bride on her way to Salt Flatts, Kansas, in 1881, when her train is stopped by robbers, who steal all her savings and leave her needing stiches on her face. Her fiance, Axel Langston, isn't in town, but his business partner, Will Stanton, is at the store. Will's dream is to become a doctor, but he's stuck in Salt Flatts as co-owner of the store until he can save enough money for medical school.  

Will doctors Eliza's face, and finds himself inconveniently attracted to his partner's fiance, even though she does keep wanting to make changes in his store. Eliza fights her attraction to Will, while wondering when Axel will get home ... Southey can work together in the store and make the reader changes that will turn the store around financially.

This is the third of Melissa Jagear's Salt Flatts mail-order bride novels, and while the characters were excellent, and it was a good combination of Western romance and Christian principles, I didn't enjoy the actual story as much. Parts of the story felt contrived, and I wasn't convinced by the decision Eliza made towards the end of the story - I thought there could have been a better solution. However, it's still an enjoyable read.

Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 403012
  • Product Code 9780764211690
  • ISBN 0764211692
  • EAN 9780764211690
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House Fiction
  • Publication Date Sep 2014
  • Sales Rank #50900
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.383kg

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