Twice Promised by Maggie Brendan
The Blue Willow Brides: Book Two
Revell / 2012
About the book:
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.
Twice Promised is the second book in "The Blue Willow Brides" series, and while I haven't read the first book, Deeply Devoted, yet, I was able to follow along fairly easy (although there were a few times I was wondering about Greta's sister's story).
I liked how the book started out with a prologue showing the last moments of Bryan's life - it really helped me to better understand the characters and what they were feeling.
I liked the characters, but I will say I got a little frustrated with some of them, because I wish they would have just been honest about things (that is all I'm saying about that, don't want to spoil anything if you haven't read the book).
While Twice Promised isn't one of my favorite historical romances, it was still really good! The story was interesting throughout and I'm looking forward to future books in this series. If you enjoy historical books with romance, then I think you will also enjoy Twice Promised and I recommend it.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”