1. The Kitchen Marriage
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    The Kitchen Marriage
    Gina Welborn, Becca Whitham
    Zebra / 2018 / Mass Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The "KItchen Marriage" title was not the best title for the story line.
    May 3, 2019
    Susan
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great and unique characters and story line. Disappointed that I could not purchase "The Promise Bride" in paperback.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    A nice clean read.
    January 12, 2019
    Debbie C.
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I liked this book quite a bit. I found the characters were well developed. They learned something in the end about themselves, especially Isaak Gunderson, the hero. This installment of the Montana Brides also, on the side, delves a bit into the mysteries in the previous book. However, a few of the mysteries are still a mystery.

    I liked the heroine, Zoe de Fleur, but wasn't very fond of Isaak through the beginning of the book. He is rather mean to Zoe. Well, you will see what I mean when you read the book. I do believe you should read it. I recommend it to anyone who likes clean, Christian, historical romance. I can hardly wait to read the next book, To Catch A Bride. I have only read these few books by these authors, but I like their style. They work well together and put out a nice read.

    Zoe de Fleur answers an ad in Denver, Colorado with the help of her young friend in New York. However, since she does not read or write English, he fails to tell her it is not for a household cook but from a Mail Order Bride agency. When she finds out and hears about Jakob Gunderson's profile, she decides to give it a try and signs a 60 day courtship contract.

    Jakob is pleased with the looks of Zoe and sweeps her off her feet. Then she meets his twin brother Isaak, who definitely does not sweep her off her feet. In fact, she does not like him and he takes a dislike to her simply because it has been reported in the newspapers that Mail Order Brides bilk many upstanding men out of their money. He fears that is what will happen to Jakob. He sets out to prove Zoe is a fraud.

    Sparks fly, but will love prevail? Will Zoe be able to prove to Isaak that she is not a fraud and genuinely cares for Jakob? Will Isaak believe her? Also, will the mysteries that surround Helena, Montana be revealed? Read for yourself and see. Enjoy!

    I won this book in a giveaway and was not expected to give a positive review. I voluntarily leave this review in my own words.
  3. Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sparks fly in the kitchen and in the heart...
    November 16, 2018
    TellNJasmine
    Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I've been looking forward to The Kitchen Marriage since I read book 1 in the Montana Brides Romance series last year. Within a few pages I was immersed in the lives of Zoe, a certain young rapscallion, and the equally charming and frustrating Gunderson brothers.

    The Kitchen Marriage was a lovely blend of sweet romance, a dash of humor, and a continuing thread of suspense. There were some real twists and turns in the story, not so much in the romance end but in the suspense thread, that left me quite surprised.

    One of the reasons that I really liked this book, and its predecessor, is that the authors consulted with one of most knowledgeable people at the Montana Historical Society, and it really shows in the quality of the historical details and sense of setting. The streets and people of New York, Denver, and especially Helena, Montana came alive under the talented hands of Gina Welborn & Becca Whitham.

    Gina Welborn & Becca Whitham make a great writing team, one that I enjoy quite a bit, and I am definitely looking forward to my next adventure with them in historic Helena, Montana...

    (I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
  4. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Cute story
    November 13, 2018
    vics49548
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    The Kitchen Marriage has a couple of unexpected twists and a mystery. It was enough to keep my interest and keep me turning pages. I won't say what happened as I don't want to spoil it, but do be on the lookout!

    This is the second book in a series, and while you can read it as a standalone I wouldn't recommend it. I haven't read book one and got lost periodically. But I always found my way back and enjoyed the story.

    I did find a few flaws with phrasing etc. and the time period but I could overlook them and become absorbed in the story. The characters were well defined. Some I really liked and others I didn't, which is the way a good story should be. Not your typical romance, there was enough tension to make it interesting and keep me wondering. If you enjoy historical romance then I recommend giving this a read.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
  5. Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable Story
    November 12, 2018
    Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I enjoyed The Kitchen Marriage. It took me a bit of time to sort out who everyone was in the book. I was fairly confused about some of the underhanded things going on in town that were hinted at. I think it might have helped to have read the first book in the series to understand some of the backstory.

    I enjoyed the mail order bride aspect of this book and the resulting relationship issues that developed between Zoe and the Gunderson brothers. The fact that Zoe was the focus between these two brothers added good tension to the story. All three characters grew a lot emotionally by the end of the book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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