A Bride In Store
Unexpected Brides book 2
by Melissa Jagears
-From the back cover-
Impatient to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store, mail-order-bride Eliza Cantrell sets out on her travels a week early. But her plan goes sadly awry when her train is held up by robbers who steal her dowry, and Axel, her groom-to-be, isn't even in town when she finally arrives.
Axel's business partner, William Stanton, has no head for business and would much rather be a doctor. When his friend's mail-order-bride arrives in town with no money and no groom in sight, he feels responsible and lets her help around the store – where she quickly proves she's much more adept at business than he will ever be.
The sparks that fly between Will and Eliza as they work together in close quarters are hard to ignore, but Eliza is meant for Axel and a future with the store, while Will is biding his time until he can afford medical school. When Axel finally returns, their troubles are far from over, and soon 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.
Historical romance and a touch of danger and mystery!
I was new to Melissa Jagears' books when I started A Bride In Store, I had heard a lot of good things about them and I found that it lived up to it in every way.
I fell in love with with all things historical as a small child and over the years I have become a bit of a stickler, holding historical fiction to a high standard. A Bride In Store lived up to that standard, it wasn't just a sweet little historical but had some very fascinating history in it as well. I had no idea that Five and Dime stores had been around so long and that many of our modern marketing practices date back to the Woolworth 5¢ stores.
This Book received a 4 Bark rating.
There is even a dash of danger and intrigue. You'll have to read the book to find out what a train robbery, stolen property, a lonely woman, and a table of broken dishes all have in common.
Melissa Jagears has written engaging characters and interesting situations that pull you right into the story. A Bride In Store is a must read for historical and mail-order-bride fiction fans!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives A Bride In Store by Melissa Jagears a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 2, 2014)
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