A MAIL ORDER BRIDE ROMANCE
STORY-LINE A MAIL ORDER BRIDE’S HOPE BY FAITH CRAWFORD:
In A Mail Order Bride’s Hope, we find Grace Owens, and two other women from the east standing before the minister as mail order brides. Grace had yearned for wide open space, freedom, and adventure after living in the crowded city of Pittsburgh. When her parish shows her a mail order bride ad, she set on heading west.
Alonzo Forrester, sheep farmer, wants a wife and family to share his burdens and ease his loneliness. Grace arrives as his bride and Alonzo finally has everything he ever wanted. However, fate steps in and tragedy after tragedy follows; beginning with Alonzo’s back injury. Can Grace step up and take over the running of the farm? Will they survive the harsh winter, wild animals, and low food? My romance book review of A Mail Order Bride’s Hope follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Although a sweet clean western romance, A Mail Order Bride’s Hope is also a story of courage and strength. Crawford created a strong woman in Grace. A woman who will not give up, meets each challenge with fortitude and does what ever needs doing. Grace was made for the west with a pioneering spirit. Alonzo’s character is the perfect mate for Grace. He’s kind and gentle, gives her opinion thoughtful contemplation, and allows her to be her own woman. He’s so caring of her and appreciates everything she does for him. I found the tragedies they endured and conquered, made them into a strong couple. The secondary characters added an extra dimension to the story.