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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 7.50 X 4.13 (inches)|
Series: Prairie Promises
Come on down for a real family feud in this witty romance, the second novel in Kelly Eileen Hakes 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 liethat Adam is the father of her unborn childland her 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!
The Prairie Promises Series:
Book 1 - The Bride Bargain
Book 2 - The Bride Backfire
Book 3 - The Bride Blunder
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).
Gina Hott BooksPAAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great Book!December 7, 2010Gina Hott BooksPAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Opal may have saved the life of a Grogan but that doesn't mean she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. Of course, getting that through his thick head is starting to cause her some problems! If her father finds out that a member of Grogan clan is sniffing around he'll shoot first and ask questions later. Opal just can't stand the possibility that more members of her family could die from this feud.
Then his older brother Adam - the only bearable person in the clan - is caught sneaking around on their property with a note in his pocket suggesting that he's planning to take Opal! Oh, so now she has to save his life, as well? She uses every argument she can think of to dissuade her father and brothers from murdering poor Adam without hope. Desperately, she uses the only other thing she thinks could possibly help... she announces that she's pregnant with his child. As they're leaving the shotgun wedding Adam mentions the one word that Opal know will kill them all... annulment. And here she had hoped she could at least be honest with her husband.