I'm sorry to say that I hated this book. The only reason that I finished the book was because I kept hoping it would get better. I found it confusing and nonsensical; and the way people just kept jumping to conclusions rather than finding out the truth was frustrating.This is the first book that I've read by this author and I was impressed by her bio, but I was definitely not impressed by the book.Sorry.
The second book in the 'Bride' series is just as good as the first! I almost couldn't put it down! Can hardly wait to read book number3 in this series! If you are a historical romance reader, you've got to add this series to your collection!
So many misunderstandings and misinterpreations of each others motives certainly kept things in turmoil between Adam and Opal. But the book was delightful and all ended well. I love to read all of Kelly's books and look forward to the 3rd book in this series.
After reading an ARC version of the first book in the Prairie Promises Series, "The Bride Bargain", I was confused at two name changes, but that happens and it is my on fault for getting distracted and forgetting that had been an advanced reader copy before final edits.In this story once again readers are treated with descriptions of food and cooking of recipes on the prairie that bring interest and cause a mouth to water. There were more in the first book, yet this one also offered descriptions of bee-keeping that I never knew before or rather had even thought to ask. It was fascinating.This book brought a much deeper intrigue for me than the first as I honestly had no clue what would happen in the end of of any of the twists and turns to get there. That impresses me in a novel. I enjoyed picking up on the lives of characters I had met in the first book of the series and applaud Kelly's descriptions of their inner thoughts through what could only be reference as difficult situations. Scripture lessons on life and shocking surprises are woven through the page of this novel and I look forward to the final installment of the trilogy and of more to come from author Kelly Eileen Hake in the future.