Love Inspired Historical author Debra Ullrick has once again created a delightful tale of romance in the old west. I love books that take us back to an era when family and faith were foremost. Leah and Jake are best friends searching for love through the mail. They grow closer, feelings change and we meet some very interesting characters in this sweet mail-order bride story.
As in any well-written romance there are obstacles to overcome and Leah and Jake both have past experiences that need to be resolved before they can truly be happy. The book had me rooting for them to find their way and cheering by the time I reached the happy ending.
From the back cover:
It's a perfect plan—best friends Leah Bowen and
Jake Lure will each advertise for mail-order spouses in the papers, and then
Jake will help select Leah's future husband, while Leah picks Jake's
bride-to-be! Surely the ads will find them what they seek: a wife who'll
appreciate Jake's shy charm and a groom who'll take Leah away from the Idaho
Territory she detests. When the responses to the postings pour in, it seems all
Leah's and Jake's dreams will soon come true. But the closer they each get to
the altar, the less appealing marrying a stranger becomes. Is it too late to
turn back—or to turn around and find the happiness they truly seek together, at