Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Report & Giveaway: A Bride in Store, by Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears gives another solid historical romance! Her sophomore novel continues her mail-order-bride trilogy and brings that solid story voice we first met in her debut novel.

Not in anyway dependent on book #1, A Bride in Store brings us several unique twists:

A homely heroine, a bearded lady, and doctor who's not really a doctor.

The story is rife with betrayal and heartbreak, crime, and the struggle with unique disease that leave the hopeful, doctoring hero convinced of his failures before he's even reached medical school.

And our handsome hero isn't even the future groom. Stolen kisses, attractions and tensions pull this romance sideways and upside down in a triangle of US Postal mail-order proportions.

It's another great read for a cool Autumn evening, in front of a crackling fire with a hot cocoa and cookies.

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37 comments:

  1. I have such a hard time picking "favorites", especially favorite historical novels, since it's my favorite genre. One series that comes to mind as a favorite is the Janette Oke novels that start with When Calls the Heart (and y'know what - I haven't seen the new TV series based on it). Oke wrote such sweet, clean romances, and that one in particular is a favorite because it took place in southern Alberta where I grew up.

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    1. Janette Oke is a staple in ANY good Christian fiction library!!! And I loved that series with the Canadian Mountie!

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  2. Oh I DO love some good tension!

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  3. My favorite will always be Pride and Prejudice, but a more recent series would be Kristen Heitzmann's Diamond of the Rockies Trilogy. I have read and reread this series many times and still enjoy it. The author has an amazing writing style that truly brings a story to life.

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    1. I've read Kristen's series!! A long time ago, but you're right, it is SO good!

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  4. Jody Hedlund writes such great historical's with wonderful research behind her stories. I've enjoyed everyone I've read so far!

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  5. Anything by Mary Conneally. her books are so funny and also keep me engaged from start to finish

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    1. Mary is hysterical and just the same in real life!

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  6. Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin ~ absolutely love that book! Humor, read-a-licious, a girl after my own heart ~ the opening is hilarious and all the way through I love reading about her adventures and pure heart. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I haven't read this one!!! I'll need to put it on my TBR pile!

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  7. Picking a favourite is so hard! I have many, but I remember loving The Colonel's Lady, by Laura Frantz. It really captivated me, and I loved the setting and the intensity of the characters. :)

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  8. Not sure if this is my all-time favorite historical, but one of my recent favorites is Julianna Deering's Drew Farthing mysteries. They're really spot on prefect in their era, plus I love a good mystery. :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    1. That's funny!! I just started reading my first Drew Farthing mystery this morning!

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  9. I have so many favourites that it is hard to choose. But I would have to say probably Emma or Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen :)

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  10. I can't say that I have "A" favorite, I have "MANY" favorites. I am getting so I absolutely "HATE" that question, lol, I don't think I have a favorite of anything. I equally like many authors, books, series, etc. I really don't like naming just one.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. LOLOL. Ok. I concede. I agree with you. :) :)

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  11. Love mail ordered bride books! Would love to win!

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  12. Love mail ordered bride books! Would love to win!

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  13. I have many favorite authors, and the list grows every year! Haven't read Melissa's books yet, but looking forward to doing so. Thanks so much for the info, review, and giveaway!

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    1. Isn't it great to have great new reading?!?

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  14. Thanks for the write-up, Jaime. I'm an Aussie and have never read any of Melissa's books. I have to say her title really got me in! And reading the book blurb persuades me it must be a genuine page turner. Got to admit I love twists n turns

    In case I'm fortunate, A kindle copy would be fine as postage would be too prohibitive.
    My email: ritagal at optusnet dot com dot au

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    1. You haven't read her stuff?!? :) :) :) You'll definitely have to!

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  15. I enjoyed reading your blog article. I love historical fiction! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. I love historical fiction too! Thx for stopping by!!! Come again!

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  16. My favourite historical romance? "Pride and prejudice" hands down. Because of the light tone and humour and deep down truths about life, love and people.

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    1. P&P is just a classic, all the way around!

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  17. The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers left a mark on me, forever changing me.

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  18. One of my all-time favorite historical fiction books is CHRISTY. Janette Oke's book, WHEN CALLS THE HEART, is a very close 2nd. I first read it when I was young, single, and teaching far from home. Laura Frantz and Miralee Ferrell are authors I am closely following now.

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    1. Hang around here in the future. You'll hear a lot about Laura Frantz. :) Anne loves her!!!!

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  19. My favorite would have to also be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. But I'm constantly looking for new authors and recently discovered Jody Hedlund, Francine Rivers and a bunch of Amish fiction authors like Beverly Lewis.

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