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on 11 April 2014
This is book 1 of 2 (2 is called Mail Order Bliss). Really enjoyed book 1. The baddie in this story, (Mr. G) made my stomach churn just on his description..... luckily he soon gets left behind until book 2.... Without giving too much of the storyline away I would say at first I was rather disappointed with the ending, it seems to end abruptly, until I read the authors notes at the end, and found that there was a book 2 which is a continuation of bk 1.... So I felt quite satisfied with the end result. A good read. A few errors: like how instead of now, but thankfully not too many of those.
on 26 June 2014
I love mail order or cowboy stories.
I got this after reading the review which suggested this was a good book and the second part (mail order bliss being not so good),
This book is part one of a lengthy story about a girl who was effectively being sold to an awful mature unkempt man by her sister-in-law. Needless to say she placed an advert to become a mail order bride and was successfully chosen. The letters however were from a grandmother who wanted to see her grandson settled in marriage.
At first he was put out but met the girl with reservation.
The story goes on about how the girl cleans the grandmother's house and cooked etc. There was a great deal of text (pages in fact) of recipes and very little romance. The girl gets frustrated when after some weeks the guy hasn't even kissed her.
Then the story gets silly because the grandson who us 23 puts an advert in the paper for a mail order husband for his grandmother who is in her 70's. Put this into context, back in those days she would have been regarded as extremely elderly!
Anyway the story gets even more daft because the guy who responds and arrives is the girls grimey guy. It turns out that he wants revenge.
We move onto the second book which is about how the grimey guy puts poison in the cooking (yes we're still going on and on about recipes). Eventually the story gets to a point when the girl decides to leave the town due to people getting ill eating her cakes. The cowboy and sheriff realise who is trying to poison the locals and so act as stage coach robbers to scare the grimey guy into confessing his crime.
To sum the two books up: lots of text about crazy recipes, the girl wanting to be kissed, so very little romance but there was some humurous banter - very little else to make it interesting.
I have deleted this story from my kindle. Not a recommended read.