Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Bride for Noah -Seattle Brides 1 - by Lori Copeland & Virginia Smith

book title front

About the book: 

Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith, beloved authors of the Amish of Apple Grove series, team up again in an exciting new series for devoted fans and new readers.

It’s 1851, and Evie Lawrence is penniless and heartbroken after a failed romance. When a kind elderly man announces his plan to move west and make his fortune, Evie jumps at the chance to go with him and start a new life. She says goodbye to the only home she’s ever known and sets out for the Northwest.

There she meets Noah Hughes, a handsome young man who has gambled everything he owns on the chance to make a fresh start. Living the rugged life of a lumberjack, he too is determined to one day make his fortune. The last thing he’s looking for is a bride…so why can’t he get Evie out of his mind?

In this first book of the Seattle Brides series, two people learn what it means to move beyond their expectations and embrace the very best God has for them.

My review: 

I really enjoyed this interesting historical romance!  I liked the characters, though Evie wanted her own way a little too much and was a bit too pushy, to my way of thinking.  I admired her determination and perseverance, though.  It was interesting learning about the beginnings of Seattle, from the logging business to Chief Seattle's dealings with the new settlers.  I was amused by Evie and the other three ladies that came with her to start a restaurant and wondered what new escapade they would get into next.  There were a few romantic moments, but the focus seemed to be more on the historical aspect of the story.  I was somewhat disappointed that there wasn't a stronger Christian message in the story, though both main characters seemed to be Christians.  I'm really looking forward to the next book in this series!

I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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