Thursday, October 17, 2013

Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears

About the Book
Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He's been too busy helping to provide for his family. Now that he's heading west, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail-order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last person he wants to know what a dunce he is, but she's also the smartest woman in town--and it's clear he needs her help.
Rachel Oliver has lingered in town for three years secretly mooning over Dex Stanton, but now she's done. If the fool wants to write to a mail-order bride company, so be it. Once she begins giving Dex lessons, however, Rachel realizes she may not be prepared to give up just yet.
As their time together runs short, can two of the most stubborn people in town set aside their pride long enough to find love?

Love by the Letter is a companion Christian romance novella to A Bride for Keeps, Melissa Jagears's full-length debut novel available fall 2013. Includes an extended sneak peek at A Bride for Keeps.

My Thoughts
This was such a great novella! Dex charmed his way into my heart from the very start! I loved how despite his learning difficulties he was still such a great man who didn't let it beat him down-well except when it came to Rachel! And as for Rachel I loved her! Her thirst for knowledge was incredible and I was so happy with how she never let it go to her head and didn't look down on others for not being as smart as her! It really amused me how they had both been in love with each other for so long but let their education or lack there of convince them that the other would never want them. It was such a cute and sweet story that left me quite excited for A Bride for Keeps!

About the Author
Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. Her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. Learn more at


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