Published: April 4th 2013 by Astraea Press
From Goodreads: Some people get a mail order bride. She got a mail order man.
A well-meaning friend places an ad to find a mail order husband for Sarah, the proprietress of Larkspur’s stage and mail office. Sarah, who is generally quiet and reserved, doesn’t know about the ad and has no idea what to do with all the people that are showing up in her community. Before long, the town is overrun with men and mail alike. Sarah is trying to avoid some men who have accosted her on the street when she stumbles into Samuel. Through long days spent together at the stage office, some very adventurous pots of coffee and a shared faith, the two become friends. Sarah knows that Samuel is hiding something from her, something important, but that doesn’t stop her heart from leaping wildly into love. Lacking the confidence to trust her heart, Sarah wars with herself over the feelings she can no longer deny. When some of the men who have come to town show their true intentions, a shootout follows. Sarah finally gets answers to many of the questions circling through her mind. One question remains, though.
Where will her mail order man go when the dust settles?
The concept of this novel really stuck out to me. I’m not sure why exactly, because I don’t really think that normally I would’ve picked something like this up. But I saw that I could get a review copy, so I jumped on it. I loved it. It was incredibly cute. There were lots of funny moments and I think there was a lot about this book that just made me feel really good. Most romances I read don’t really get to me. I don’t feel the chemistry between the characters and their professions of love don’t really do much for me. That wasn’t at all the case with this novel. It was adorable and I found myself falling in love with the characters and their relationship. Sarah is fantastic heroine who is a very strong, christian woman who does whatever she feels is necessary to stay a good person. It’s really hard to find heroines like that these days and maybe that’s what drew me into the story so much. I did also think that it was a unique concept for a story, I don’t think I’ve read anything that was at all similar to this before. It’s very sweet and also very christian, so if you’re looking for a hot and steamy romance, this isn’t the place. If you’re looking for something incredibly heart-warming though, look no further. I felt the change in the characters and was invested from the beginning. If you’re into sweet romance or are looking for something that will lift your spirits, pick this up. I see it’s the first in a series and I hope I’ll get to read more.
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