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Set in Idaho Territory in 1866 after the Civil War. Rebecca is a mail-order bride intended to marry Mr. Theodore Fordham. When the justice of the peace calls him Deputy Thaddeus Fordham the newlyweds realize they’ve married the wrong partners with similar names. As the annulment takes longer than expected, Rebecca begins to question whether Thaddeus is right for her after all.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: My Heart Belongs
A Marriage Mishap Creates an Awkward Love Triangle in this Silver Mining Town
Is it possible to marry the wrong man?
When the newlyweds realize theyve married the wrong partners with similar names, an annulment seems in orderand fast, since Rebeccas true intended is impatient to claim her as his own, not to mention Rebecca would never marry a lawman like her father. But when the legalities take longer than expected, Rebecca wonders if Tad wasnt the right husband for her all along. . . .
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Booklover105 Stars Out Of 5Absolutely love Ruby City, IdahoMarch 4, 2018Booklover10Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really enjoyed the small town of Ruby City, Idaho. The characters in it were all fun with lots of personality. Ulysses, the town flirt, was one of my favorite characters. As you can imagine, in a mining town there isn't a lot of women. Ulysses takes his chances with women, even though he knows they will all probably turn him down. The friendship Rebecca has with him is just sweet.
I admired Rebecca because she was a strong character. She knew what she didn't want, which turned out to be exactly what she found herself married to. Tad was also a very strong character and you just couldn't help but love him, especially when you compared him to Theodore! I was hoping Rebecca would be able to get over her fears, but only time would tell. She had a determination and a resolve and some hidden stubbornness in her that came out halfway through the book. I liked seeing that side of her, especially after seeing how the story opened with her in a more vulnerable state.
The Gang of Four really didn't stand a chance when she got involved! Of course, it wasn't as if she really wanted to be involved in all of the crazy shenanigans that had happened in her life ever since she had stepped off the stagecoach to reply to a marriage offer. Her whole wedding made me laugh at how it all happened and at the town's response. I liked those light-hearted moments that reminded readers that this is just a small town where people know everyone!
I received this book free from Barbour Publishing Group in exchange of my honest opinion of this book.
MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Rebecca's PlightJanuary 3, 2018MauriKansasAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a really fun book to read. A young woman, Rebecca Rice, goes to Ruby City, Idaho to marry Theodore Fordham, a shopkeeper she has been corresponding with but has never met. Her stagecoach is met by a Mr. Fordham. Liking the looks of him, she agrees to marry him right away. Though the justice of the peace calls him Tad, she thinks he has just mispronounced Ted. Tad, the groom, thinks the justice of the peace has mispronounced Rebecca's last name, since he had been expecting his mail-order bride, Rebekah Rhys. It is not until after they are declared man and wife and enjoy a sizzling kiss, that the witness calls Tad "deputy" and Rebecca knows she has married the wrong man. Her father was a sheriff who died in the line of duty so she has no interest in being married to a lawman. Since they cannot get an annulment right away, Rebecca has the uncomfortable position of being married to Tad but being promised to his cousin, Theodore. Besides all the confusion of this, Tad is having to try to capture The Gang of Four who are terrorizing the residents with hold ups. The supporting characters are quite colorful, the main characters very likable, though there were times when I became impatient with Rebecca and her decision making regarding Tad. If you like historical romance with a good dash of humor, you'll enjoy this book.
I received a copy of the book from the author but that in no way influenced my opinion of the book. All thoughts are my own.
BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Fun and quirky mail order bride romance with heart!August 10, 2017BethErinILAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Thanks to my fondness of all things Idaho, this book cover immediately caught my attention! I couldn't resist this unique spin on one of my favorite romance tropes, the marriage of convenience (and a mail order bride to boot, yes!)
From the bumpy stagecoach ride to marital misstep, Rebecca Rice has a rough road to travel. Her past is littered with hardships and heartache yet she has a generous and compassionate heart.
Deputy Thaddeus Fordham is an honorable man and I like him very much! The author filled Ruby City with all sorts of colorful characters and saturated every aspect of the story with an excellent "old west" vibe.
Although it might sound far-fetched from the blurb, this story unravels fluidly from Chapter One and has a great blend of romance, adventure, humor, and faith elements. I will definitely be on the lookout for more titles from Susanne Dietze!
I requested the opportunity to read this book through the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5My heart belongs to JESUSJuly 22, 2017joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My Heart Belongs In Ruby City, Idaho is about love and wanting to be loved, falling in love, trusting, mistaken identity, and learning where love comes from - the heart. This book is abounding in love, bustling in the brides by mail order business, chivalry in how Tad stands up for his wife, defenseless when Rebecca got robbed on the train, embarrassed when Tad and Rebecca realize they married the wrong person - Rebecca was suppose to marry Tad's cousin Theodore - Will Tad and Rebecca stay married? Will they fall in love? Will Theodore get involved? What serious and I do mean serious problems do the notorious gang of four cause our characters? This book is amazing, touching and so so good and I love it and so will you.....I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher and NetGalley; all the opinions in this review are all my own.
Johnnie Lu StephensAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great story with engaging characters!July 21, 2017Johnnie Lu StephensAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This post Civil War tale begins with a stagecoach robbery and continues with creative twists and turns to the very end. A young woman's home had been turned into a makeshift hospital for soldiers, then was left in poverty. She decided to become a mail order bride, only to be married on arrival to the wrong man, and a Deputy Sheriff at that! You'll never guess who reenters the story as one of the stagecoach robbers. The author is married to a pastor, and has been writing since high school. Her years of experience are obvious in this wonderful historical western romance. Once you start you will not be able to put it down! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.