What it’s about:
From the publisher: “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 ever will 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. However, their troubles are far from over when Axel finally returns, 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.”
I enjoyed A Bride in Store! I loved the humor and some of the history incorporated into it! I did enjoy this book more than the first, so I think Melissa Jagears is an author to watch and we will continue to enjoy her stories and they will keep getting better! I was so surprised at one point during the book, I was just shocked and my mouth fell open. I love when a book can get that kind of response from me! The story line did seem to drag on a little for me after a while. The characters were memorable and multi-dimensional. I recommend this book.
I give A Bride in Store 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book in digital format in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps, 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 http://www.melissajagears.com.