Monday, July 27, 2015

Litfuse Review: A Bride At Last by:Melissa Jagears

A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3)
About the Book:
Silas Jonesey's life in Salt Flatts, Kansas, has not followed the course he imagined. After his mail-order bride, Lucinda, abandoned him, it was an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices and sour moods. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true; his estranged wife has contacted him after ten years of silence to tell him of her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but after realizing she had been deceived about her intended groom she never went through with the marriage. Settling into life as a schoolteacher, she's spent her spare time the past few years helping her student, Anthony, and his sick mother. When Lucinda passes away, Kate is ready to fulfill the woman's wish that she take care of nine-year-old Anthony--until a man shows up in town asking about Lucinda and claiming he was married to the woman ten years ago. 

Silas and Kate disagree over who should raise young Anthony, who has opinions of his own about his future. After being forced to come together for the good of Anthony, Silas and Kate begin to see another side to each other and the possibility of a united future despite all that stands between them. When Kate's past comes to light, Silas's feelings about women who abandon their grooms immediately throw the walls right back up between them. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony's wounded souls bind them together as a family, or will past hurts and new resentments leave them lonely forever?

My Review:
  After being deceived by her groom, mail-order bride Kate Dawson became a schoolteacher in a small town. She soon fell in love with each and every student, but a boy with a sick mother needed her, or so she felt. When the boys mother dies, Kate decides to take him in, despite not having a home of her. Sure it's going to be little hard but she can do it. One thing she didn't count on was, a man showing up claiming to be the boy's mother's husband.

Silas Jonesey hasn’t been the best man ever, but everyone makes mistakes. He just never expected that his mail-order bride would up and disappear. Now after years of her being gone, he’s a changed man wanting reconciliation with her wife. When he finally receives a letter from her, he believes its finally time to apologize. But when he arrives at the place she’s been staying, he is hit with a new problem. She’s dead, he has a son, and some teacher lady wants to take his son.

Soon Kate is hit with a sickening opposition, two men saying the boy is there. One she knows is a gambler and a mean man. And the other who is way to handsome. When the parson suggest going to the judge, this whole thing just got a whole lot harder.

A Bride At Last is book three in the Unexpected Bride Series. I’ve read another one of Melissa Jagears’ books before and adored it. And I feel just the same about this book. I loved how you could feel the raw emotion of each character. I can’t wait to see what the author writes next!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.