Monday, October 15, 2012

Twice Promised by Maggie Brendan

This is a clean, sweet tale that leaves you sort of going --- Ahhh.

Meet to brides-to-be, mail ordered! Cora and Greta have both come far from their homes to marry. Only there is one problem, they are both there for the same man. Cora is from a home with wealth and she shows it in her bearing and clothing. Greta is from Holland, and her braids and bright blue eyes tend to set her off. The two women are different, but both have a strong faith. They have both suffered loss, one worse than the other in a way. Of course they both want love, and possibly children and a life that is different than what they left, but which bride will Jess choose? Well that gets down right complicated because Zach did this with out Jess knowing! Before long it is decided one brother will marry one woman, but the sorting out of who should marry whom, and who loves who is not an overnight decision! What if they don't want to marry that person at all? Then what?

All the main characters are Christians, some with a more readily shown strong faith than others. Granny makes you cringe, and giggle. Cora comes across as "green" and untrained, but finds herself flourishing in ways that are unexpected! There are deeper things going on though. God is leading and guiding, and as both our leading men, and our leading ladies list to and follow God's guidance, and grow in Him, their lives will take on new changes that are fun to read!

I enjoyed the historic part, the town, the friends and family, and the over all sweet picture of healing and growth. This was quite a fast, light easy read that I enjoyed.


About the Book:
Seeing how successful her older sister's "mail order marriage" has been and longing to strike out on her own, Greta Olsen answers an ad for a mail order bride in Central City, Colorado. But when she meets Jess Gifford, owner of a thriving mercantile, she begins to harbor doubts. He didn't place the ad to begin with and his business in a busy mining town leaves him little time or energy for love. To compound her troubles, she was not the only bride to answer the ad! Will either bride strike the match she hopes for?
Filled with amusing and awkward situations that will keep the reader interested and guessing, Twice Promised is another sweet romance from Maggie Brendan.

About the Author:

Hello, dah-lin. I'm from Gah-gah (Georgia) which makes me a Southern belle. Think Scarlett O'Hara. No, make that Margaret Mitchell since I, too, write historical romance novels.

I hosted a writers' critique group in my home for years. I'm a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and American Christian Writers, and I won the 2004 Atlanta Persistence Award from the American Christian Writers.

When I'm not writing, in my spare time, I like to paint and scrapbook, and be with my four grandchildren. I'm also a member of a large sanctuary choir..

Maggie's web site is here: 

The book link is here:

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

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