Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Steadfast Heart - Brides of Seattle 1 - by Tracie Peterson

Steadfast Heart

About the book:

Despite her spoiled upbringing, twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious. She simply believes a marriage should be built on true love. Her father, however, thinks she's wasted enough time searching for the perfect husband. He wants to marry her off to one of his business partners--who is seventeen years her senior--an idea that is out of the question for Lenore.

Kolbein Booth, a young lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister, who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Sick with worry, he storms into the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister, only to learn she isn't there. But Lenore Fulcher is, and something about her captures his attention.

Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out.

My review:

This was a very amusing story with some laugh-out-loud moments!  While the romance between Lenore and Kolbein was nice, it felt too fast for me and they weren't able to spend much time together either.  I liked Lenore's friend, Abrianna, a lot as she and her aunts brought a lot of humor to the story.  She kept getting in trouble because she felt God wanted her to help the poor, even if that meant wandering the streets alone and in bad parts of town.  She talked a lot and both she and her aunts said some ridiculous things with complete seriousness, which just made them funnier.  It was also amusing to watch her try to learn the domestic arts, which she was both horrible at and also disliked.  I liked her deep faith in God and how she wasn't ashamed to share the Gospel; she talked the talk and walked the walk.  The characters had varying levels of faith, from none to a strong faith.  I also liked the hint of romance possibly beginning between her and her lifelong friend, Wade.  There were a couple loose ends at the end of the book and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.  I recommend this book if you like historical fiction!

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

 The Author

  1. Tracie Peterson
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    Tracie Peterson

    Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over one hundred novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in...
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