Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Book Review: "Bride in the Bargain" by Deeanne Gist
Product Description (from Amazon):
Popular evangelical Christian novelist Gist tells a could-have-happened tale of a Seattle landowner who requires a wife to keep his 640 acres. In the land replete with timber but few women, widower Joe Denton signs a contract with Asa Mercer to deliver the wife he needs to ensure his land rights. Unfortunately, 19-year-old Anna Ivey doesn't realize she's signed on for marriage; she only wants passage out West and a job. Sparks fly as tempers flare when Joe and Anna discover they are at cross-purposes. Acquiescing to common sense as well as a sense of desperation, the two agree to work together temporarily. As Anna cooks up a storm in payment for the traveling debt Joe incurred on her behalf, Joe cooks up his own scheme for wooing Anna into marriage.
My overall feeling of the book:
I loved it!! Deeanne Gist is great as always.
My Favorite Character:
Anna, the leading lady. She was everything a heroine should be and more.
My Favorite Scene:
When Joe is cleaning up in the kitchen and knows that Anna is watching him.
It Would Have Been Better If:
This book was about as perfect as it can get. Wouldn’t change a thing.
I would recommend this book to:
10/10. One of the Best Books I’ve Ever Read
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