7/30/15

A Bride at Last - Melissa Jagers (Huge GIVEAWAY!)

3 Stars
ABOUT THE BOOK -
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of A Bride for Keeps and A Bride in Store, 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 Melissa online: website, Facebook

MY THOUGHTS -
This book was a sweet and enjoyable read. I do love historical fiction! I also love books about school teachers (having worked in a school setting for years myself), so this was my favorite part of the book actually.
Unfortunately though it never really hooked me, I was never sucked in. I always felt like I was just standing there looking in.

The character development was good but again I didn't really love anyone, in fact the men in the story infuriated me. I didn't like any of them. Silas was way too wimpy at first for me and... the other guy (see I can't even remember his name!) was way too crass. I know he was suppose to be the bad guy in the story but it seemed over done for me, just didn't seem natural enough.

While this was not a bad read for sure! - but it was just OK at best for me.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book for my honest review!


Celebrate the release of A Bride at Last by entering to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVPing to Melissa's August 4th author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 gift card to Netflix (for a family movie night), Shutterfly (to create a family memory book), or TablePlayGames (for a family game night)
  • One copy of A Bride at Last
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4. The winner will be announced at Melissa's 8/4 A Bride at Last Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Melissa and fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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