A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears

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What it’s about:

From the publisher:
“Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?”

My thoughts:

A Bride at last captured my attention at the very beginning and my heart soon after. I predicted with my last review of Melissa Jagears last book that I thought she would get better and better, and I am so glad I think she truly did! A Bride at Last is her best book yet and I can’t wait to see what else Melissa Jagears writes! I thought the cast of characters were mostly; endearing, flawed, and lovable. I loved going on their emotional journey through this book. As those of you who have read my other reviews know, one thing I absolutely love in a book is when I fall in love with the main character. A Bride for Keeps had me on page 70 when I fell in love with Silas! So, Melissa Jagears is now in the ranks with Dawn Crandall and Becky Wade, in my opinion. There were so many surprising events that kept me guessing what was coming next that I couldn’t wait to pick it up when I had to set it down. I was transported to the dusty streets and beautiful river, cold boardinghouse and everywhere else the book brought me. A Bride for Keeps made me laugh and cry, which means it made me feel and I love that!

I give A Bride at Last 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to historical, prairie story lovers!

I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.

About the author:
Melissa Jagears can be found at http://melissajagears.com to learn more about her.

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