Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell is on her way to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store business when her train is held up by robbers and she loses her dowry. She’s further thwarted upon arriving in Salt Flatts only to find Axel, her groom, away on business. Hoping a wife would push Axel to become a better business partner, William Stanton had encouraged him to seek a mail-order bride. With Axel gone, Will feels responsible for Eliza, so he finds her a place to stay and lets her help in the store. Working together isn’t what they’d expected, and when Axel is further delayed, neither can ignore the sparks that fly. But Eliza is meant for Axel and is set on a future with the store, while Will is biding time until he can afford medical school. Their troubles are far from over when Axel returns to town, however, 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.
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“With vivid writing, the growth and transformation of the plot, as well as the characters, made me a happy reader indeed….A Bride in Store is a fun, enticing tale with a lot of depth and reality to it. It was romantic. It was real. And it was really good.”
“I loved Ms. Jagears debut novel and this one is just as good, if not better. She has a way of creating flawed characters that endear themselves to the reader.”
” If you like a full-bodied historical romance, the kind that keeps you guessing about if and how the couple will get together, then A Bride in Store will be the perfect book for you. It’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.”
” Have you ever started a book and been drawn into the story on the very first paragraph of the first chapter or been smiling and sighing on the very last paragraph of the epilogue? Well, this book will do just that!…. You will be engaged by Melissa’s writing and also surprised more than once with the turn of events throughout the chapters in the characters lives. I would highly recommend this book – it’s a joy to read!”
Thanks to Erin at “I Think I’m Obsessed” A Bride in Store has an official song and I think it fits perfectly!