Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Twice Promised Book Review

The Blue Willow Brides
Book Two

SUMMARY:  Two beautiful brides.  One unsuspecting groom.  Three weeks to figure it all out.
     Greta Olen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she's come to know through his tender letters.  But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she's not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.
     Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess's affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station - and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two.  Will either bride make the match she hopes for?
     Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.

REVIEW:  This is a great book.  The story of two mail-order brides for the same man is something I wondered if it occurred and how it would play out.  I like how Greta and Cora become friends and, instead of competing against each other, they work together to help Jess and Zach in the family store.  After the decision is made as to who is marrying whom, something in Greta's past comes out and some decisions are questioned but the girls never get jealous of each other nor do they become petty towards each other.  They remain close friends.  I love this type of friendship.  I also like how the author ties in Greta's former fiance' as a brother of Jess and Zach.
     Even though this is the second book in the series, you do not need to read the first one.  There are a few brief references to Catharine and Peter, who the first book centered on, but they are not critical to this story.  This is a great series and a great book.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Maggie Brendan is the author of the Heart of the West series and Deeply Devoted.  A member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, and Georgia Romance Writers, Maggie lives in Georgia.  Visit her at

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