Thursday, August 23, 2012

Groom Wanted



It's a perfect plan-best friends Leah Bowen and Jake Lure will each advertise for mail-order spouses in the papers, and then Jake will help select Leah's future husband, while Leah picks Jake's bride-to-be! Surely the ads will find them what they seek: a wife who'll appreciate Jake's shy charm and a groom who'll take Leah away from the Idaho Territory she detests.
When the responses to the postings pour in, it seems all Leah's and Jake's dreams will soon come true. But the closer they each get to the altar, the less appealing marrying a stranger becomes. Is it too late to turn back- or to turn around and find the happiness they truly seek together, at last?
My Review:
Unique twist to a mail-order bride story.  I love Ullrick's blend of humour and drama and she weaves her magic to perfection in this third of her mail-order bride series. You don't need to read the first two books -- The Unlikely Wife and The Unexpected Bride -- but if you have, you'll be thrilled to catch up with the Bowen clan.

Jake and Leah make a great combination of unrequited love veiled by pure stubbornness. Bouncing from great friendshipping scenes to internal yearning scenes was so much fun in a frustrated romance reader kind of way. :-)

There's a strong inspirational thread as well and Ullrick illustrates it beautifully through the actions of her characters. It's about having the courage to put God first and then the wisdom to recognize what He has in store for your life.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Groom Wanted, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 26 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!



  1. I like the twist on the mail order bride story. Sounds interesting!

  2. Too cute! I like the new take on an old theme. Please toss my name in the hat--sounds like a fun, sweet read....

  3. I would enjoy this book! Sounds really good.


  4. Very interesting concept here. I have always enjoyed mail order books but not with a twist like this one. Thanks for adding my name.


  5. Good lcuk Jo, Melissa and Emily!

  6. Pick me! I would love to win this book, please!! ...answer the ad! Kathleen

  7. I'd love to read the first two books. I'm going to make a trip to the library to see if they have them! Please enter me for this book. Sounds good.

  8. You're both entered, Lane Hill House and rubynreba! Good luck!

  9. Love this twist!! I would love to read this. :) Sounds fun!


  10. Just when you think all the mail-order bride angles have been covered an author finds a new creative one! It is a great twist, Ladette. Good luck!

  11. Sweet - I enjoy mail-order bride stories!

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  12. Love, love, love mail-order bride, or groom stories!
    Debra always writes stories that make me laugh and touch my soft spots. Please add me. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com