Not One But Two Mail-Order Brides: Twice Promised (Blue Willow Brides, Book 2) by Maggie Brendan

Twice Promised
(Blue Willow Brides, Book 2)
by Maggie Brendan
Copyright 2012
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800734633
About the Book
Two beautiful brides. One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.

Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she's come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she's not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.

Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess's affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station--and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for? 

Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.

My Thoughts:
If a mail-order bride (MOB) story comes along chances are I'll read it, that doesn't mean I'm not picky about what I read because I am but MOB stories just so happen to be my very favorites! In just a few short years Maggie Brendan has made her way onto my must read romance author list and this series has cemented her position as one of my favorite Christian romance writers. Twice Promised continues the Blue Willow Brides series that started with Deeply Devoted (my review HERE) and reintroduces us to Greta who we first met in book one. When all is said and done her story is just as entertaining and romantic as her sisters and I cannot wait to see how this series concludes.

If you've read the book synopsis you know that this is a bit different from your average MOB story. There aren't one but two MOB's who Zach, Jess Gifford's well meaning brother, sent for in hopes that one would catch his brother's heart. Let's face it when you put two women in the same house and let them know that they both are meant for one man you'd think things would get ugly between them but luckily both Greta and Cora learn to get along--no cat fights in this book. However that doesn't mean that things went smoothly for the ladies or for Zach and Jess. Jess's life was somewhat chaotic to start with so it was interesting to say the least reading how he dealt with such an unexpected surprise. He's a bit different than you average romance hero but you'll have to read the story to find out why, no spoilers here!

If you have the chance be sure to pick up this wonderfully romantic tale of misunderstandings and the mysteries of love. Blue Willow Brides is a fun, quick series that will definitely please all of you readers who are true romantics. If you enjoyed Deeply Devoted you will love this, Maggie Brendan sure knows how to write a love story!

~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ~

“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. I just started this last night and so far, am not thrilled by it but given that I'm only a couple chapters in, I'm willing to give it a fair chance.

  2. I can't wait to read this book! I read Deeply Devoted and really liked it!

  3. I have yet to read a MOB book! This does sound very romantic.

  4. This sounds like another wonderful book for my to be read pile.

  5. a great review, renee

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. Thanks guys for your comments and entries!! :-)


  7. I'm glad you liked this one! I've read the first book and can't wait to read this one!


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