, January 19, 2015
(view all comments by J Augustine)
Historical romance and a touch of danger and mystery!
I was new to Melissa Jagears' books when I started A Bride In Store, I had heard a lot of good things about them and I found that it lived up to it in every way.
I fell in love with with all things historical as a small child and over the years I have become a bit of a stickler, holding historical fiction to a high standard. A Bride In Store lived up to that standard, it wasn't just a sweet little historical but had some very fascinating history in it as well. I had no idea that Five and Dime stores had been around so long and that many of our modern marketing practices date back to the Woolworth 5¢ stores.
I enjoyed the history but I also became friends with the characters as I spent the hours reading their story. Their highs and lows became my own for awhile and I became quite involved, applauding them and shaking my head by turns.
There is even a dash of danger and intrigue. You'll have to read the book to find out what a train robbery, stolen property, a lonely woman, and a table of broken dishes all have in common.
Melissa Jagears has written engaging characters and interesting situations that pull you right into the story. A Bride In Store is a must read for historical and mail-order-bride fiction fans!
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.)