Saturday, October 20, 2012

Twice Promised


Twice Promised is the second book in the Blue Willow Brides Series by Maggie Brendan.  Greta Olsen came from Holland with her two sisters to America.  She watched her older sister’s love story bloom as a mail-order bride to a rancher in Wyoming. Greta decides to become such a bride after tragedy steals the life of her fianc√© Bryan.  Greta enthusiastically sets off for Central City, Colorado to meet Jess Gifford the man she thought she had been corresponding to for several months.  There is just one problem; Cora Johnson is there for the same reason. To make matters worse, Jess Gifford knows nothing of the two mail-order brides that his brother has corresponded to in his stead.  Will either of them stay?  Will Jess find the wife he never knew he needed?

Even though this is a second book in a series you can read it as a standalone as I did.  I have always been fascinated with mail-order bride stories and this one is very sweet.  Greta is a very likeable heroine and I loved watching the friendship bloom between her and Cora.  A very funny component was how Greta takes to running the store and making several changes much to Jess’s dismay.  This was a lovely read that shows that God can work any situation for our good.  Greta and Cora’s love stories take many unexpected turns but both end with a very satisfying conclusion. 

Provided by the Publisher for review

Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Twice Promised: A Novel (The Blue Willow Brides)

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