Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Sensible Arrangement

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Tracie Peterson A Sensible Arrangement

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About the book: A Lone Star Brides book.

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.

Answering an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn't know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.

Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.

What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways . . . and dreams and secrets collide?

My thoughts: 

A SENSIBLE ARRANGEMENT is the first book in Ms. Peterson's new series. I can't say I liked this one as much as some previous. It's a mail-order bride story, with a twist, she goes to Denver and marries a rich man and has servants. I was greatly displeased by the lying Marty does all the time, even though Jake is honest with her and says he values honestly above all else. Plus she's in possession of the one thing she wants and doesn't tell him about it. 

Jake seemed nice enough, but was rather flat, the servants were better developed. Still, the story was well-written, just not my favorite Tracie Peterson book. I will still read the others in the series. This book felt unfinished to me, I'm hoping to read more about Jake and Marty in a future book to see what happens. 

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About the Author: Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty 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 Montana. 

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1 comment:

Judy said...

Great honest review Laura!

Judy B