Book Review-A Bargained For Bride-Marcia Lynn McClure | Miki's Hope

Book Review-A Bargained For Bride-Marcia Lynn McClure

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A couple of my friends had reviews of this book up on their blogs a couple of months ago and I decided that I just had to get it! It has been a while since I read a novella with such a concise and well written story line. Being a novella it did not take me all that long to read-but I certainly enjoyed every single second. At the very end the author explains a bit of how this book came into being and why she actually prefers writing novellas. She does write full length novels as well.

Jilly has been sweet on Jack Taylor for a couple of months-deluding herself as many of us have on occasion! Jilly's parents died when she was very young and she lived with her great grandparents. Her Grandfather knew he was sick and was worried about Jilly--he knew Jack Taylor was only a "Tom Cat". Enter Boone Ramsey who after hearing the Doc and Jilly's Grandfather talking--asked for Jilly's hand in marriage. Well, Jilly found out the truth about Jack and agreed to marry Boone. But would either of them realize that each had actually loved the other since they were children? This is a book that will touch your heart in all the right ways!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Marcia Lynn McClure's intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books--including The Visions of Ransom Lake, A Crimson Frost, The Pirate Ruse, and Kissing Cousins--has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title "The Queen of Kissing."

Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

Author's Website

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Monica said...

I don't remember you posting about a novella before? This one looks good! Love the ties since childhood aspect.

Crystal said...

I love that she's getting off on a technicality. He doesn't live in town. :) Sounds like a smart leading lady. Can't wait to read this one.

Unknown said...

Can't wait to get this! Sounds like an amazing book.

Lesley said...

I can definitely see myself liking this book. The story line seems really intriguing.

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love books like this. I really think I will check it out

debdenny said...

This sounds like one I would like. Adding to my list.

Pam@IW said...

I like reading Novellas because I feel like it is something I can commit to. This book sounds like it will be a great read based on your review.

Maddi'sMommy said...

You always have the best beach reads on here! I've picked up a few from this blog. :)

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