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Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Review - Twice Promised: The Blue Willow Brides by Maggie Brendan

Two beautiful brides. One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.
Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she's come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she's not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.

Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess's affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station—and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?
Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.

I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful book.  Having lived in Colorado for nine years, and having been a frequent visitor to the Central City and Blackhawk area, I can attest to the reality that Maggie Brendan brings to her story regarding the area in which this tale is set.

I also enjoyed the spirit of inspiration that is so generously spread throughout this historical story and the lovely romance that is the heart of the tale.  Brendan spins her tale of the mail-order bride mixup with a great deal of humor plus a great deal of heart.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys inspirational historical fiction and gentle, loving romances.

Central City, Colorado - as Greta and Cora would have seen it!

Maggie Brendan is the author of the Heart of the West series and Deeply Devoted. A member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, and Georgia Romance Writers, Maggie lives in Georgia. Visit her at www.MaggieBrendan.com.

My thanks to Baker Publishing and Revell Books for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

This book is available at your favorite bookstores as of October, 2012.

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