Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mail-Order Bride Switch (Stand-In Brides) by Dorothy Clark

His Imposter Bride

Garret Stevenson must find a bride or forfeit his newly built hotel. With his deadline approaching, he plans an in-name-only marriage with a maid who’ll cook and clean for his guests. When a pampered, pretty heiress arrives instead, the deception confirms Garret’s distrust of women. But Virginia Winterman has more substance than her elegant clothes suggest.

Fleeing West to escape a cruel suitor, Virginia finds a business arrangement with Whisper Creek’s brusque hotel owner is mutually beneficial, and she relishes being useful. Yet what was once a practical solution soon blossoms into a deeper union. Can Garret get past old betrayals before his future with Virginia slips away?


About The Author

Married to her own personal hero for over fifty-eight years, mother of three, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother to a beautiful baby girl, Dorothy calls on her life’s experiences—including designing and helping her husband build their home, complete with beams they hewed by hand and a real, old-fashioned walk-in kitchen fireplace she occasionally cooks in, to add color and depth to her stories. But, while she still knows how to clean used bricks, mix mortar and swing a mean hammer, she now only designs homes for the characters in her books. An antique lover, she fills those homes (and her own) with furnishings appropriate to the time.

When she is not busy writing, Dorothy enjoys visiting with family—who live much too far away—and traveling with her husband throughout the United States doing research for future books. She values her American heritage and believes in God, love, family and happy endings, which explains why she feels so at home writing Christian historical romance.


My Review

A sweet page turner of a different type of mail order bride, and a girl that had to be very brave or desperate to leave all she knew and went a long way from home to marry a stranger.
Can you imagine the surprise this gentleman found when the wife he was expecting to marry turned out to be someone else, and he goes ahead and marries her anyway?
There are several sweet moments here, and there is a story of forgiveness, and things are not always as our mind perceives.
Wait until our girl Virginia is waiting for the maid, only to find out that that is her, and watch her grown with the help of a paying guest at her husband’s hotel.
All the while I wanted to get to the end of the book, but then I still wanted it to continue, a story to get lost in.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review

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