Saturday, October 20, 2012

Book Review - "Twice Promised"

"Twice Promised," Maggie Brendan's second book in The Blue Widow Brides series, is a the story of the middle Olsen girl and it is every bit as good as the first book in the series if not better!  Greta had falled in love with Bryan, however he is killed in battle before he is able to return home and marry her.  Greta responds to a mail-order bride ad and sets off to meet her groom.  However, Greta is in for a surprise when she meets another young lady who has also been writing to this man and she is prepared to marry him as well.  This is not all of the surprise though, Jess has no idea that both girls are there to marry him as his brother Zach placed the ad and has been corresponding with both Greta and Cora.  The brothers each choose a "bride" based upon an idea that Granny comes up with; however have they chosen the right girl for themselves and with Cora and Greta stick this out or return to their homes?

This is such a great book!  I read this in two sittings, I did not want to put it down!  It is entertaining, heart breaking, and filled with romance!  The characters are great and the minor characters add so much to the story as well.  Granny, Caleb, Martha, Agnes and Cole all play important roles in the story, but also help the reader to learn so much more about the main characters and who they really are and their values.  Greta's sisters are mentioned and play very minor roles as well, but I was glad they were mentioned as I wanted to know how their lives were going as well.  I am looking forward to the third book, Anna's story, and am hoping to hear more about Caleb as well.  This is a book that you do not want to miss if you enjoy historical fiction!

"Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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