Friday, December 18, 2015

Mini Review and Blog Tour: The Bartered Bride

The Bartered Bride (The Brides Book 3) by Lena Goldfinch

Release Date: December 8, 2015
Publisher: Indigo Road Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Brides
Format: eBook
Pages; 354
Buy It: Amazon

Jem Wheeler has always been a survivor. He just wants to make a fresh start in Colorado Springs after the loss of his wife. But then he happens upon a young mute woman being sold off to the highest bidder. He wasn’t looking for a mail-order bride. He wasn’t looking to rescue anyone either. But desperate circumstances can drive a good man to do things he hadn’t planned on doing... 
When Jem steps into Annie’s life, she’s not expecting anyone to save her. Mute from birth, she’s just using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted is a family of her own. For someone to see her. To look at her long enough to hear the things she can’t say. 
Can a rescued bride who can’t speak communicate her love for a grieving widower and his little girl? Will her love ever be returned?
I loved this novel. I was a little unsure reading this before reading the first two (both of which I was able to read as well and will be reviewing soon), but this book works excellently as a standalone story. I immediately fell in love with Annie and felt for her struggles, and so badly wanted to give her the opportunity to share what she was thinking and feeling.

I also loved that the romance did not feel forced or move too quickly. So many romances push the romance when it seems unnatural. Because of the pasts of both characters, it made sense for them to take their time - which they both did.

An excellent addition to the series, and a great romance to add to your collection!

I received this book free for review through the author. I was not required to post a positive review, and the thoughts contained herein are my own.

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