Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears - Review of the prequel to the Unexpected Brides series
Dex Stanton is preparing to head west and wants to take a bride with him. He had to quit school when he was young to support his family so he didn't learn to read and even though he had really loved Rachel Oliver for a long time he felt she would never be interested in him because she was so smart and he was dumb. So in his quest for a bride he decided to go the mail-order way.
When Dex discovers Rachel is teaching his step-nephew to read he takes a chance and asks her to help him in the few days he has left before the wagon train leaves. He really needs help because when he got the response from the mail-order bride letter she was laughing at his spelling, how can he find a bride if he can't even spell out what he wants. No one is more surprised than Dex when he gets the idea that just maybe Rachel would marry him and go west, but then the day before the wagon train is to leave, and he hasn't had a chance to ask Rachel, who shows up but the mail-order bride! He never responded to her letter to tell her whether she should come or not to Kansas and go west with him, so now what can he do? And to top it all off Rachel sees and hears it all.
If this is any clue as to the rest of the series, I will love it! I don't believe I've read any of Melissa's books, but this prequel was great and has me looking forward to the whole series. Melissa did a wonderful job.
You can only get this prequel as an e-book and as of this posting it is free on Amazon, CBD and Barnes & Noble. Hurry up and get it while you can at this price!