Friday, December 26, 2014

A bride in store...not as good as seen on cover

It's been far too long since I last posted a review and I hope I have not kept y'all waiting!

A Bride in Store sounded like a great book from what I read in the preview and on the back of the cover. Stories of mail-order brides have always fascinated me, reminding me a little ways of the old fairytales of princess having a husband chose for them, and fighting to not be wed only to find out he is the prince of your dreams, or sometimes he's not.

The story begins with Eliza Cantrell coming to her new hometown by train. Coming earlier then her future husband had planned, and sadly her train is robbed and she loses all of the dowery she received from her brother. Not a good way to start the day

Now further on from here we meet a lot large variety of characters, some from Melissa Jagears' previous book A Bride for Keeps. These two books do connect so if you plan to read this one get A Bride for Keeps before you even touch the first pages of this one. The story in this book is a good one, a story of beauty, sacrifice, and love. Yet I found writing style of the book monotone. It went on and on and on in the same manor for an uncounted amount of pages, making me feel like I was reading the same scene over again for  and never getting to the point of the story.

As I said before the story itself is good, it's execution is another story, but maybe it's just not my cup of tea. Try it for yourself and form your own opinion of the book, then return here and tell me what you thought of it.

I received this book for free from Bethany house in exchange for an honest review, which I have given