Thursday, February 1, 2018
Book Review - MAIL-ORDER BRIDES COLLECTION (several authors)
As you can guess from the title, this is a medley of historical romances set around the nineteenth century version of internet dating. Women would answer ads placed by men, usually from a female-scarce section of the country. After the civil war, especially, husbands were a rare commodity, and ladies didn't have a lot of opportunities for refined courtship. Some of the more adventurous (or desperate) of the ladies agreed to marry strangers after a brief mail correspondence. Each of these nine sagas are about the equivalent of thirty pages long. I think I liked the last one best--but that's often my experience. The best remembered and favorite is frequently the story I just read!
That being said, the stories range from these ladies becoming the brides of men who are outlaws, who change their minds at the last minute, of Pinkerton agents on the trail of mail-order fraud ... and the list goes on. The lively imaginations of the authors have made each story a thriller and a keeper. I loved each of them and encourage you to grab a copy while they're hot.
Will be released by Amazon and Barnes and Noble on February 1.
I received a copy of this book free, but the opinions and evaluations are my own.