Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Bride In Store Book Review


 About the Book
"Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell is on her way to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store business when her train is held up by robbers and she loses her dowry. She's further thwarted upon arriving in Salt Flatts only to find Axel, her groom, away on business.
Hoping a wife would push Axel to become a better business partner, William Stanton had encouraged him to seek a mail-order bride. With Axel gone, Will feels responsible for Eliza, so he finds her a place to stay and lets her help in the store.
Working together isn't what they'd expected, and when Axel is further delayed, neither can ignore the sparks that fly. But Eliza is meant for Axel and is set on a future with the store, while Will is biding time until he can afford medical school.
Their troubles are far from over when Axel returns to town, however, and soon both Will and Eliza must decide what they're willing to sacrifice to chase their dreams--or if God has a new dream in store for them both.(Goodreads)

 My Review

I really enjoyed the first book in the Unexpected Brides series. I had high expectations for this book and I suppose I shouldn't have. I knew this book would be a love story, I just felt like it was so predictable. I honestly finished the book thinking I had read the exact same story line in a different book. I so wanted this book to be unique because even typical love stories can be unique! I really didn't connect with Eliza or William at all and I felt a loss of depth of character. I felt like I didn't really get to know who they were. While I did enjoy the slight twist that happens in the middle of the book, this just was not my favorite book. 

I like Melissa's writing and I enjoyed the first book so I will be reading her next!

For a light mail-order bride story you will enjoy this book.

"I received this book from Bethany House for free in exchange for an honest review."

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