Thursday, August 3, 2017

Frontier Want Ad Bride

GIVEAWAY
COTE, LYN
FRONTIER WANT AD BRIDE

Bride by Mail

Mail-order bride Judith Jones has barely arrived in Pepin, Wisconsin, before she's whisked away to prepare for her wedding to Asa Brant. Though something about Asa seems so familiar, how do two strangers become husband and wife? Especially when Judith senses Asa's hidden sorrow. His kindness in helping two young orphans could win her heart...if only he'd open up to her.

Determined to start over after four years of brutal war, Asa moved away and sent for a mail-order bride. He had no idea the woman answering his ad would be the sister of his former soldier in arms. The less he reveals, the fewer painful memories there are to confront. But Judith's compassion -- and two loving children -- might just show them the path to true happiness.

Wilderness Brides : Finding love -- and a fresh start -- on the frontier

My Review:

There's something so scrumptiously delicious about a mail-order bride story. As archaic as that sounds (and you can be sure I'd run screaming to the hills before allowing myself to get roped into such an arrangement) I sure do enjoy reading about it! Especially when the tale is as exquisitely told as this one.

Asa has this marriage gig all figured out. His wife will provide companionship -- someone to fill the silence with conversation thus providing a distraction from the memories of war that creep up on him unawares. What he hasn't taken into account is that it takes two to converse and a sociable lady like Judith would naturally have all kinds of questions about things he'd rather keep hidden.

Asa is endearingly gruff and bumbling and so tight-lipped that Judith struggles to figure him out. Not an easy task -- especially when his actions seem to contradict his aloof silence. He is so consciously tender in his dealings with Judith that I swooned a little bit more every chapter. Their romance is rife with trepidation and that sense of unease makes their happily ever after all the sweeter when it finally comes.

This is the fourth book in the Wilderness Brides series -- and shame on me, I've missed two of them! As in all Love Inspired series books, Frontier Want Ad Bride reads wonderfully well as a standalone, though there are crossover characters that fans of the series will be happy to catch up with. And next up we'll have Judith's twin sister, Emma's story.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Frontier Want Ad Bride, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 5 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

45 comments:

  1. A broody hero is a hard nut to crack, sounds like Judith may be the one to do it though! I love perfectly paired couples and
    especially mail-order bride stories! I enjoy Lyn's writing too :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Isn't she an amazing author? Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I love mail order bride stories and would love to win a copy of this book. I have yet to read anything by Lyn Cote.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Oh, you're in for a treat, Cindy. Lyn Cote knows how to tell a captivating story. Good luck.

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  3. Oh it sounds delicious! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  4. Great author, inviting title, cover and story, how can I not want this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Exactly right on all counts. Good luck, Wendy.

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  5. Western romance are a joy to read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. Would love to read this one. Thanks for the opportunity.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Mindy. Good luck.

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  7. I've read so many of Lyn's books and loved them - and yes I want to read this one too. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. I know I've missed out on a lot of her books but I'm attempting to catch up. Good luck, Becky.

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  8. The funny thing about mail order bride stories. Most of us would never consider it , but somehow we love the stories.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It is funny, isn't it? Good luck, Patty.

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  9. I love mail order brides books and would love to win a copy of this one. Thanks for the chance. 😊
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, VanG. Good luck.

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  10. oh this sounds yummy. I love mail order bride stories. Sounds like there are some tough times ahead for the two of them.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. It's a fantastic story. Good luck, Lori.

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  11. I have a fondness for mail order bride stories too. I'll have to check out the others in the series. Thanks so much for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yes, I think the whole series is mail order brides. I've just read two out of the four so far. Good luck, Pam.

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  12. Love Lyn Cote's books. She has quite a few out doesn't she Kav? I've been reading her books for years.Mail order brides stories are so much fun. I'll need to check out the whole series.Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. I'm a a late bloomer when it comes to Lyn Cote's books. I really loved her Quaker Brides series but I've only read two of her Love Inspired Historical books. Good luck, Deanne.

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  13. This cover looks so sweet and Lyn Cote writes some good stories. Thank you Kav for having her book on your blog.
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Jennifer. Good luck.

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  14. I'm a fan of mail order brides as well as a big fan of this time period after the Civil War so I'm really excited about this particular book. I always enjoy reading your reviews, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. It is a fascinating time period -- picking up after the devastation of war. Good luck, Diane.

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  15. This sounds terrific! I'd love to read it!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  16. 💕 thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. I love reading the mail order bride stories but could never imagine becoming one myself. I've read several of Lyn's books and she knows how to write some great page turners. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. This is definitely one of those page turners. Good luck, Donna.

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  18. You've made me think about this in a new way. Would I have done the 'mail order bride' thing myself? wow. Maybe. But imagine meeting him and he's a broody mess! I'm not a huge fan of Mail Order Bride stories (okay, I've just lost half my friends!) but it's quite an emotional mess so full of conflict that it's hard to not want to write one. That moment of arriving and meeting that man!?
    And, well, Lyn Cote. That's enough said right there. Which makes me sad again about LIH and these amazing authors.

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    1. I know -- I keep hoping they'll reconsider that ridiculous decision!!! And Lyn Cote does such an amazing job with this mail order bride story. It's...I can't describe it you just have to read it. Good luck, Debra.

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  19. Oh this looks like a good one! Bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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    1. It really is. Good luck, Michelle.

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  20. Mail Order Bride Stories always sound so interesting. Thanks for the chance.
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  21. Kav, thanks for the lovely review. So glad you "got" Judith and Asa. And no I wouldn't do the mail order bride thing either--but women did--a different time a different place!

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    1. We might not be that adventurous but it's sure fun to read about so thank you for this series.

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  22. Would love to win and read.

    txdeena74ATyahooDOTcom

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