The Bride Next Door (Love Inspired Historical) Mass Market Paperback – 4 Jun 2013
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Her next-door neighbour, Everett Fulton isn’t so convinced that Daisy’s plan will work out. He can see that she’s capable of hard work, but does Daisy know how much effort it takes to run a business? Everett has been running Turnabout’s newspaper for a while now, and he longs for the days when he was merely a reporter, not a business man. To complicate matters, his younger sister is determined to leave her fancy boarding school and come to live with him in Texas.
Although his new neighbour has a calming influence on his spirited sister, her presence in their lives seems to be misconstrued by the town. Is there anything either of them can do to recover their reputations? Or has Everett lost all chance of being seen as respectable, even in small-town Texas?
Marriages of convenience are one of my favourite romantic tropes, perhaps because they throw two very unlikely characters together and force them to truly get to know each other. Even if Everett and Daisy lived next door to each other, Everett was far too focused on his plans to get out of Turnabout to ever consider a future with a woman like Daisy.Read more ›
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I gave this book 5/5 stars. Although it is part of a series you do not have to read the others to enjoy this book. I thought the story line was well developed and it kept me interested. I enjoyed the characters as they were believable. You could actually see this story being true for some couple! I thought the characters changed a bit during the story and that made it even more believable. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick romance to read.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
All in all, a good historical romance. I enjoyed it.
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Everett is a British gentleman, and newspaper reporter who settles for a time in Turnabout. He has skeletons in his closet, and he's itching to move back to the big city, he's just waiting for his big break. But when Daisy moves into the other side of his duplex, a connecting door, and the town's gossip might just change things between them...
What a great book! I loved the characters and how they were brought together naturally by circumstances. One of my favorite characters was Abigail, Everett's sister who was spunky and enthusiastic.
Daisy and Everett had great dialogue together and I love how they came to appreciate each other.
Overall, this was such a fun book that really kept the pages turning. I loved every moment of it, I actually read this in one sitting! Highly recommend!
I received an ecopy of this book in return for an honest review. Thank you!
Daisy Johnson dreams of opening up a restaurant in Turnabout and making the town her permanent home. She wants a husband and a family as well. Everett Fulton is surely not the man God has in mind for her. They could not be more opposite. She is an optimist and he is a pessimist, though he would call himself a realist. Daisy works hard to make her dream of a restaurant come true. She saves her money, does multiple jobs to earn that money and does so with a cheerful disposition. Somehow she begins to imagine a future with Everett in it, but knows his relationship with God is not where it should be.
I loved Daisy’s character. She prayed so honestly and earnestly in all situations. She lived her faith every day and always tried to see the positive in all people and situations. She had a generous and caring heart and thought of others before herself. These are traits we can all strive to weave into our own lives. I also liked how Everett finally learned to put the needs of others ahead of his own dreams and how honoring God and building a relationship with Him would bear fruit. This is a gentle romance that can be read in a day. The third book in the series, A Family for Christmas, will be reviewed here shortly.
Today I have read all three of the Texas Grooms books that are out. I enjoyed each one that I had to read all three today. Of course I read #3 A Family for Christmas first today. Then reread Handpicked Husband #1. Then finished up with The Bride Next Door #2.
I would suggest reading them in the right order is best but they all are good by themselves. I would start the next one but it is not out yet.
The Bride Next Door is sweet, tender and I laughed too. It is a clean read.
The plot is Daisy moves into Turnabout at night and moves into her building that has been closed up and is filthy. She is not afraid of hard work to make her dream come true. She is a positive person and so cheerful. She wants to open a restaurant and settle down with roots.
Everett owns the newspaper next door and lives about it. He wants to get back to the city and working for a big newspaper again. He is a very uptight man. Fussy about just looking and keeping clean.
Everett hires Daisy to cook for him and he will provide the food a little pay. That way he makes sure Daisy has food to eat to.
I really like Daisy's character and how happy positive person she is. Everett has some good qualities too. Another character we meet in this book is Abigail. I like her idea of starting a lending library. You want to have everything workout for these characters and see what happens next in their lives.
The Setting is Turnabout, Texas April 1895
I am waiting for the next book to come out. I will read it.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it in return by Netgalley and Harlequin.
Published June 4th 2013 by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical 288 pages ISBN-10: 0373829671