Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bride at Last

Bride at Last Melissa Jagears

A Bride at Last 

by Melissa Jagears    

Historical Romance
Bethany House  

Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she'd been deceived about her intended groom, she's now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she'll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony---until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy's father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

Praise for A Bride at Last
An author who keeps you guessing about how the couple will get together until the very end, Melissa Jagears's writing contains her trademark wit and a fresh spin that turns everyday situations into extraordinary ones.
Naomi Rawlings, author of Falling for the Enemy

My thoughts:  A BRIDE AT LAST is  the first book I've read by Ms. Jagears.  I've heard good things about her writing.  The style of writing itself is impeccable. She has come up with a unique idea and expanded it to take the concept of a typical mail-order-bride historical to a whole new level. 

What will happen when a mail-order bride has a son and two different men claim to be the bride's husband--and the father of her son?  When the boy's mother dies, three people fight for his care--two men and the boy's teacher who has heard nothing but complaints about the boy's father: he's abusive, treats her worse than his dog, her parents' servants were treated better.... But which man is she talking about? One, or both? And when Mom told the teacher she wrote to the boy's father to come get him, did she write both men?  Or just one?  And if one, then who?  

I had to keep reading to see how this book would play out.  Both men (and the teacher) want the boy, but only one will win.  And in the meantime, what will happen to throw wrenches in the works? 
Read A BRIDE AT LAST to find out.  

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 Meet the Author
Much to her introverted self's delight,Melissa Jagears hardly needs to leave her home to be a homeschool teacher, day-care provider, church financial secretary, and historical romance novelist. She doesn't have to leave her house to be a housekeeper either, but she's doubtful she meets the minimum qualifications to claim to be one in her official bio. Her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly.

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Can Silas and Kate overcome their rocky start and experience healing—and possibly love? Discover the answer in Melissa Jagears' new book, A Bride at LastNeither Kate nor Silas is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light as they attempt to prove nine-year-old Anthony's paternity to the court. Can their wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

Celebrate the release of A Bride at Last by entering to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVPing to Melissa's August 4th author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $100 gift card to Netflix (for a family movie night), Shutterfly (to create a family memory book), or TablePlayGames (for a family game night)
  • One copy of A Bride at Last

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4. The winner will be announced at Melissa's 8/4 A Bride at Last Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Melissa and fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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