Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Snow-Kissed Mail Order Bride ~ Cia Leah

  • File Size: 659 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PDG6J4W

 November 7, 2014

Sweet western short story. 

Hope Bishop was on her way to Weeping Willow Creek to marry her late husband's best friend when their stagecoach went over the hill, killing her intended. She was thrown from the stage and knocked out, but when she woke up, Dusty Flynn had rescued her and taken her to a rundown shack to care for her. Desperate to find her son, Timmy, she wanted to find him herself, but her head injury wouldn't let her. Dusty told her to stay where she was and he'd go find the boy.

Dusty found Timmy in a hollowed out tree and got him back to his ma. He was concerned with their welfare since Weeping Willow Creek was a wild, unruly town and women were scarce. When Timmy asked him to take them home with him, he couldn't oblige since it wouldn't be proper without wedding Hope. When a man accosted Hope in the hotel dinning room, he made up his mind he couldn't leave them there all alone and unprotected. He done the only decent thing he could do. He married her and became a pa to Timmy. At least his grandma would be happy he got married, but could they learn to love each other and become a family or would the man who accosted her destroy their lives?

My take on this book:
Hope Bishop and her son Timmy are on their way to a new life. She plans on marrying her deceased husband's best friend. While on her way to her new life though the stage coach overturns and her intended is killed. Luckily she and her son aren't hurt and are soon rescued by Dusty Flynn who is on his way to Weeping Willow Creek to take care of business. His plan is to leave them in the town and head back to his ranch, but soon has to change his plans because of the lawlessness of the town. The only thing he can do is marry Hope and take her home to meet his grandmother. Will their marriage of convenience ever be anything more? 

Cia Leah packs plenty of drama, action, and heartfelt feelings into The Snow-Kissed Mail Order Bride. Her writing easily pulled me right into the lives of the characters. She provides enough detail allowing me to connect with the characters and also imagine the setting. Speaking of characters I really enjoyed the way that grandma Hannah opened her heart and home to Timmy and Hope. I am a huge fan of the mail order bride genre and this one was unique in that the bride didn't wind up with the intended groom. A well paced plot with a few twists made this a quick easy read. I would have given it a five star rating except there were a few editing issues that were a bit repetitive. Fans of mail order bride stories will certainly enjoy this one, I am anxious to read more work from Cia Leah. 

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