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Monday, October 20, 2014

A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears

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A Bride in Store 
by Melissa Jagears

About the Book:

 Impatient to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store, mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell sets out on her travels a week early. But her plan goes sadly awry when her train is held up by robbers who steal her dowry and Axel, her groom-to-be, isn't even in town when she finally arrives.

Axel's business partner, William Stanton, has no head for business and would much rather be a doctor. When his friend's mail-order bride arrives in town with no money and no groom in sight, he feels responsible and lets her help around the store--where she quickly proves she's much more adept at business than he ever will be.

The sparks that fly between Will and Eliza as they work together in close quarters are hard to ignore, but Eliza is meant for Axel and a future with the store, while Will is biding his time until he can afford medical school. However, their troubles are far from over when Axel finally returns, and soon both Will and Eliza must decide what they're willing to sacrifice to chase their dreams--or if God has a new dream in store for them both.

My Thoughts on This Book:

Loved how this picked up from her first book "A Bride for Keeps" but allowed it to stand on it's own. You were introduced to Eliza, her desire to own her own store after spending her childhood alongside her father and then managing her father's store when grown. After her father dies and leaves the store to her brother, Eliza needs to find a better life for herself. When she finds Axel, a bachelor in Kansas, who owns his own Men's Emporium, Eliza sees this as an answered prayer.

After arriving early and losing all her money, she meets Will, Axel's friend and business partner. Sparks fly between the two but kept at bay as she prepares to marry her groom as his mail order bride. Things go wrong and her life turns upside down. Can Eliza pick up the pieces and change course to better her life and find true love?

Fantastic read. You won't want to put it down until the end!

About the Author:
Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade, is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly. A Bride for Keeps is her first novel. Find her online at

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

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