Litfuse Blog Tour: A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears

A Bride at Last 
by Melissa Jagears
Copyright 2015
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9780764211706
The Story:
Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she'd been deceived about her intended groom, she's now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she'll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony--until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy's father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

To learn more about the book, visit the publisher's website.

My Thoughts:
As a book blogger I often have the opportunity to request books. Sometimes I like the books, sometimes I do not and sometimes I find new authors and new books to love. This is, I'm happy to say, such an occasion. I really enjoyed A Bride at Last in spite of not having a whole bunch of time to sit and savor the story. I forgot that today was my day to review this book for a blog tour! Ooops!

Even though I'm pretty sure I tore a few pages flipping through this story, it was very enjoyable. Jagears has a knack for penning couples with fabulous chemistry -- at least as far as I can tell from having just read this one book. At first, I was a little worried that the pacing of the story was a little "off". It almost felt as if I had jumped into the middle of a continuing story, but as the setting moved from the town to Silas's homestead, their story became more interesting and more evenly paced. That said, Kate and Silas had a few rough patches from their pasts that needed smoothing over, but in the end their story sizzled (well, as much as Christian fiction can). I'm the world's biggest sucker for a mail-order bride story. Even though this deviated a bit from that type of romance, the same themes were basically there and made for a nice little western-set romance.

Fans of sweet romance, rejoice! A Bride at Last is a cute story even with its flaws.

To read what others are saying about the book, visit the Litfuse blog tour page.

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

***** Giveaway *****

Can Silas and Kate overcome their rocky start and experience healing—and possibly love? Discover the answer in Melissa Jagears' new book, A Bride at LastNeither Kate nor Silas is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light as they attempt to prove nine-year-old Anthony's paternity to the court. Can their wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

Celebrate the release of A Bride at Last by entering to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVPing to Melissa's August 4th author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 gift card to Netflix (for a family movie night), Shutterfly (to create a family memory book), or TablePlayGames (for a family game night)
  • One copy of A Bride at Last
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4. The winner will be announced at Melissa's 8/4 A Bride at Last Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Melissa and fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

Happy Reading!


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