Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Sensible Arrangement

GIVEAWAY

PETERSON, TRACIE
A SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.Answering an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn't know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.

What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways...
and dreams and secrets collide?


My Review:

Congratulations to the author on her 100th book!!!!! What a milestone!

A Sensible Arrangement is a mail-order bride story with a twist -- instead of the bride headed for a homestead or a ranch in a remote area, Marty arrives in Denver to wed a wealthy banker. (And my goodness, does she know how to make an entrance!) Trouble is, Marty has been raised on a ranch and is no stranger to hard work. She discovers that living in the lap of luxury is even tougher than the endless chores she left behind. I really enjoyed watching Marty trying to navigate Denver's 'elite' society. The ladies in particular put on way too many airs and I was cheering Marty on (goading her really) when she finally took a stand.

A host of secondary characters enriched the plot. Loved Alice in particular and hope that her storyline is continued in the next book. This is the first in the Lonestar Brides series and it looks to be a continuous series as there were several key plot threads left unresolved which I found a bit frustrating because I'm full of questions and suspicions and theories. Guess I'll just have to suffer through until Book Two hits the shelves in June. Thankfully that's not long to wait.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Sensible Arrangement 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 . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 27  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

36 comments:

  1. How wonderful for Tracie Peterson....Happy 100!!!!!!!!!! A Sensible Arrangement sounds like an amazing book. I would love to read more. Thank you, Kav, for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Can you imagine having 100 stories in you?! Good luck, Melanie!

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  2. Tracie Peterson is my daughter's favorite author. Count me in, Kav! :)

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  3. Yay, sounds great! I love arranged marriage stories!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. 100 books...WOW!! Thank you for sharing a great review and giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  5. It sounds like Tracie's 100th book is a winner! I enjoy mail-order bride stories. I love the idea that Marty marries a banker. It sounds very interesting. Thank you for offering a copy!
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's an interestingly popular niche in the romance market, isn't it? Good luck Kay.

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  6. Tracie Peterson ... its no wonder she is on her 100th book. Great author!!! rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I agree, Becky. Hope she has another 100 in her. Good luck!

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  7. Wow, 100 books! I enjoy reading Traci Peterson's books. This one sounds really good. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  8. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  9. Sounds good. Wow 100. I haven't read all of them but I have read and own many. Please count me in.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  10. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  11. Tracie's books drew me into Christian fiction, it's amazing she's written number 100! Please add me . :)
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. What a wonderful introduction, Merry. Good luck!

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  12. I'm Cheryl's daughter and she's right - I do love Tracie's books!

    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. LOL -- smart of you to get in on the action then and bonus...this is the first in a new series with the second book to be released in and month. Good luck, Kristin!

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  13. Thanks, Kav, for this giveaway! I always enjoy Tracie's books (have read most of them)...she is a great author and great person.
    Blessings~~
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. She is definitely a popular author, isn't she? And with good reason. Good luck, Jackie.

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  14. 100 books, that's amazing! I really enjoyed some of her earlier books, but haven't read any in a while. Would love to get the first book in a series.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're in the draw, Patty. Good luck!

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  15. How can one come up with so many wonderful story lines? What a talent! Can't wait to read this one!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I know, that's what's amazing, isn't it Melody? And they keep coming. Good luck!

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  16. Wonderful!! Congrats on the 100th book! would love to read it - truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Love your books especially the Alaska series

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  18. Happy 100!! I have read a lot of your books! But not all 100! Guess I have some catching up to do! lol
    kimmie8410ATyahooDOT com

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  19. I would love to read Marty and Jake's story. What an accomplishment for Tracie on her 100th book!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. That is a lot of writing! So thankful for Christian authors so my daughter will have a lot of good books to read.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  21. Always enjoy mail order bride books!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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