A Western Historical Mail Order Bride Romance (Mail Order Brides Go West Book 4)
The Wrong Bride contains a collection of 15 bonus western romance stories and the lead story, The Wrong Bride. A fantastic deal for readers; a total of 16 mail order bride stories with a total page count of 1095, for the price of one. I chose to review the lead story The Wrong Bride.
STORY-LINE THE WRONG BRIDE BY EMMA HARPER:
In The Wrong Bride, Bethany finds herself pregnant and unwed. She has her friend, Carol, answer a mail order bride advertisement from a man out west, correspond, and agree to marry Cody Bowles in her name. Cody has a house ready and impatiently waits for his bride. When her lover and father of her child proposes, Bethany ask Carol to break the news to Cody; she will not be coming to marry him.
Carol unattached after recently breaking up with her fiancé, does not have the heart to write Cody the bad news. She wants a husband and family to love and if Bethany doesn’t want Cody, she does. She decides to take Bethany’s place and marry Cody; using Bethany’s name she arrives to find Cody very sick.
Nursing Cody, Carol has an immediate attraction to this large handsome man; Carol finds she can’t tell him she’s not Bethany. What is she going to do? Can she stand in front of God, in his house of worship, and marry Cody under another name? What will he do when he finds she has lied to him. Will love grow from this deception? My romance book review of The Wrong Bride follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
The Wrong Bride, a light sweet clean romance, has deception at its core. Harper realistically demonstrated the guilt Carol felt because she was deceiving Cody. Giving Carol traits of good morals, she feels anguished and depressed at her deception. I found Cody’s character wonderful; a shy young man, wanting a wife and family. Will he forgive Carol if she ever gets up the nerve to confess?
The pace is in line with the length of the story and has well-developed characters. Authors are unable to write an in-depth story-line or develop in-depth characters due to the short length of short stories and novella’s. However, Harper did a good job of included everything need to enmesh the reader in her character’s lives. I love sweet clean romances set in the old west and the mail order brides who helped settle our country. I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend. What better entertainment can you find for such a low price.
THE WRONG BRIDE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
In addition, I borrowed this book from kindle unlimited and received this book from the author. I chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest romance book review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary romance book review.
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