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Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Prairie Promises
Come on down for a real family feud in this witty romance, the second novel in Kelly Eileen Hake's Prairie Promises series. In the Nebraskan Territory of 1857, the longstanding feud between their two families makes Opal Speck desperate to save the life of the Grogan who once pulled her from a burning building. Will her big white lie-that Adam is the father of her unborn child-land in enemy territory for the rest of her life? Find out how Adam and Opal deal with the repercussions of their shotgun wedding in The Bride Backfire!
Kelly Eileen Hake received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract a decade ago, shes fulfilled twenty contracts ranging from short stories to novels. In her spare time, shes attained her BA in English literature and composition, earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools, and went on to complete her MA in writing popular fiction.
Writing for Barbour combines two of Kellys great loveshistory and reading. A CBA bestselling author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, shes been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Readers Choice Awards and is known for her witty, heartwarming historical romances. A newlywed, she and her gourmet-chef husband live in Southern California with their golden lab mix, Midas!
AvidReader&Dreamer1 Stars Out Of 5I recommend you don't read thisOctober 23, 2016AvidReader&DreamerQuality: 3Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1All right, so I read this book because I had read the first in the Prairie promises trilogy (The Bride Bargain) and while that book wasn't great, I had the whole trilogy already so I thought this one may be better. I was wrong, this is junk. Not that Miss Hake didn't have a potentially great book, but where she took it was just not good. I was highly uncomfortable by reading Opal trying to seduce her husband, which was only made worse by her using the advice of a young, unmarried girl. They didn't even really get to know each other (Opal and Adam), and since their families hated each other, it would have made sense for them to try to learn about each other. Also, the whole "big issue" in the plot could have been avoided had Opal simply said to her husband "I'm sorry if it makes you mad, but I lied to save your life." How hard would that have really been? Then they could have spent the rest of the book courting and actually could have had a sweet example of God working everything (even our mistakes) together for the good. But that did not happen and the book was about Opal trying to right one wrong with another (a.k.a trying to cover up her lies, instead of just confessing).
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 53 Grogan's in love with 2 SpecksJanuary 1, 2014wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Specks and the Grogans are still feuding but things could really go from bad to worse if Larry Grogan has his way. He has hidden a threatening note from his Dad for the Specks with a 'special' addition he wrote to make it more threatening but he doesn't plan on Adam finding the note first. When the Grogan milk cow doesn't show up for the morning milking Adam goes searching hoping Marla didn't make it onto Speck property. As he follows the trail he discovers Larry didn't repair the fence and Marla found the opening. Adam is carefully looking for the milk cow as he tries to watch his back when he sees Opal and that's when one of her brothers comes up behind him.
When Opal's brothers and father don't come in for lunch she goes looking for them and discovers they all have their guns aimed at Adam. Opal has tried to keep the peace between the two families, as has Adam, each on their own and in their own way. To save her family from being murderers and to save Adam's life she claims that Adam will be the father to her child they change their plans and send for the preacher and a witness for a shotgun wedding. Opal is then disowned and sent to live with the Grogan's where she is also unwanted.
And so the story begins, this was a good book from beginning to end and will keep you interested throughout. Three Grogans in love with two Specks and the rest all hate the opposing family, makes for a very interesting storyline. Kelly did a great job on this one. There are three books in this series, I wonder where the next book will take me.
Betsy McclendonClaremore, OkAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5February 15, 2012Betsy McclendonClaremore, OkAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I enjoyed this novel very much. I am looking forward to reading more of her novels.
GrandmaCeeMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Peacemakers do triumphNovember 25, 2011GrandmaCeeMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book shows that standing up for what is right can lead to strange turns and twists. Being a peacemaker is not always easy or readily accepted. Strong friendship were made in this book and have followed from book one into book 3 also. Glad I purchased all 3 at one time so I didn't have to wait for the next delivery.
Takes joy in readingIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5April 11, 2011Takes joy in readingIllinoisAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4Really enjoyed this book. Will read again later. Look forward to more from this author.