Frontier Want Ad Bride was such a good book! It is part of a series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. For me, I was so happy to return to the small community of Pepin, Wisconsin where I could meet some new characters and catch up with ones from the previous books in the series.
Judith and Asa were great characters! Not only did they have to work to make a marriage successful when they didn’t even know each other, but Asa also battled deep regret and psychological trauma from the war. This created some incredible tension between Judith and Asa. On top of that, there were some other situations that arose and had to be handled by these two. I loved this story from start to finish and recommend the entire Wilderness Brides series to fans of historical fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Mail-order bride Judith Jones has barely arrived in Pepin, Wisconsin, before she’s whisked away to prepare for her wedding to Asa Brant. Though something about Asa seems so familiar, how do two strangers become husband and wife? Especially when Judith senses Asa’s hidden sorrow. His kindness in helping two young orphans could win her heart…if only he’d open up to her.
Determined to start over after four years of brutal war, Asa moved away and sent for a mail-order bride. He had no idea the woman answering his ad would be the sister of his former soldier in arms. The less he reveals, the fewer painful memories there are to confront. But Judith’s compassion—and two loving children—might just show them the path to true happiness…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lyn Cote, known for her “Strong Women, Brave Stories,” is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of more than 35 novels. Her books have been RITA Award finalists and Holt Medallion and Carol Award winners. Lyn received her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in American history from Western Illinois University. She and her husband have two grown children and live on a small but beautiful lake in northern Wisconsin.