Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #68: A Bride For Keeps

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're
eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears
Bethany House-October 1, 2013

About the 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?

Why I Want It
This sounds like such a fun book and I've seen the author around the blogging world and I'm looking forward to reading her debut novel!

6 comments:

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Hmm I've never heard of the author before! It's her debut novel? Maybe I'll check it out! Great pick :)

Here's my WoW!

Shane Morgan said...

Really nice pick. Seems interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

new blog follower & twitter follower

http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-53-snakeroot.html

Grace M said...

Jilted by three mail-order brides? This might be an interesting read.

Grace

Olena P said...

Ohh I love the sounds of this one and it has historical romance written all over it. Great pick!

My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-4/

Morgan said...

I haven't heard of this one yet. It sounds really good!!

Melissa Jagears said...

Yeah! So glad you're wanting to read it! I certainly had fun writing it. :)

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