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Number of Pages: 640
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)|
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Visit the Great Plains where shady pasts and family secrets threaten to undo love. As a carefree, young American woman living in Indiana, Regina Seitz shouldn’t have to submit to an arranged marriage. But her heart says otherwise after meeting her intended. When a cruel secret comes to light, can she keep new love from slipping away? Deputy Miles Carr has his hands full trying to keep peace in Dodge City, Kansas, after a shopkeeper’s murder. When his inquiries lead to Addie Reid’s portrait studio he finds himself more than a little distracted. Does this beauty hold the clue to the killer’s identity?
RAMONA K. CECIL is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance poet, and award-winning inspirational romance writer. Now empty nesters, she and her husband make their home in Indiana. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers Indiana Chapter, her work has won awards in a number of inspirational writing contests. Over eighty of her inspirational verses have been published on a wide array of items for the Christian gift market. She enjoys a speaking ministry, sharing her journey to publication while encouraging aspiring writers. When not writing, her hobbies include reading, gardening, and visiting places of historical interest.
Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves books and history, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever shes not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, shes the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul mate, and avid museum patron.
weatherlover1U.P MiAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Two in OneSeptember 12, 2013weatherlover1U.P MiAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3This book is actually two older books packed together and republished. I think it's a little misleading because I expected two new stories and found that I have read one of the two. The first book with in this book is called A Bride's Portrait of Dodge City, Kansas by Erica Vetsch. It was originally published in 2011. You can read my review of this book HERE(can't post link on here).
The 2nd book is called A Bride's Sweet Surprise in Sauers, Indiana by Ramona K. Cevil. It was originally published in 2012. Regina is the youngest daughter of a German farmer. Her older sisters married for love but her father wants the farm to go to another German so he finds her a husband who is. He is the son of a friend from the old country. Neither Regina or Diedrich(her intended) want to get married and once they realize they both feel the same way they hatch a plan to change their parents minds. Yet as they get to know each other they both start to question why they don't want to marry after all. Then a family secret emerges that threatens to rip both family's apart.
What I liked: The story was fun. I have read other arranged marriage books but this one was a little different and I liked it. It was not all sunshine and roses but I really liked how the characters interacted with each other. They were very likeable.
What I did not like: Regina's oldest sister comes back to live with her family for a while and there is a side story with this and I really did not like it. The book could have easily been fine without it and the way it ended that part of the story was kind of fast and did not feel like it fit.
Overall this was a good book and quite enjoyable. The first story which I read back in 2011 was also good so overall this is a great book to pick up and you get two great stories in one. My only complaint is I did not realize the stories were just reprinted books bound together and not first run stories.