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on 12 April 2013
HAND ME DOWN BRIDE by Juliet Waldron
It is sometime in the early 1870's. What can lovely young German girl Sophie expect when she arrives in America, many miles from her home, to marry an older man - an American farmer of German descent? She must marry Theodore Wildbach to save her mother and sisters from a life of misery.
When Theodore dies on her wedding night how will she survive? There are many pitfalls ahead for our beautiful young heroine before happiness can finally arrive.
Will she weather the storms induced by Theodore's older son and his wife? George and Sally don't want her there so what will happen? What about the rebel younger son Karl? Will he be able to meet the terms of the codicil of his father's will?
This is a lovely romantic story that takes you back to a time long gone.
Enjoy the journey with Sophie, worry for her, wonder how she will cope in this strange country where she has only a little English, hope for her as she begins to learn new ways, marvel at her courage and pray it will all end well.
A delightful book that deserves five stars.