The Christmas Bride

The Christmas Bride : A Novella

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In the historical western town of Fort Worth, Texas, matchmaking mother, Eugenia Burnett, has achieved her goals. Her three sons are happily married, and she has three grandchildren, with the fourth on the way. But she hasn't given up her matchmaking ways. Now she's introducing lonely widows and widowers. Until one widower, rancher Wyatt Jones, lets her know he's only interested in one woman, her. Sworn never to remarry, Eugenia doesn't want a husband. But Wyatt wants Eugenia and he's one determined cowboy. Come celebrate a western Christmas with the Burnett family and watch Mama Burnett meet her match.
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198 ratings
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First of all, let me tell you that this was a wonderful book, and it contained all necessary elements to make it a truly fun and sweet historical romance. I can identify with Eugenia--her first husband was like mine, but I had to divorce mine. It is an automatic hit when a romance stars two widowers in Fort Worth, Texas 1800's. Add in a snowstorm (which doesn't happen that often even today), and you never know what might happen (although the title might just give it away). I appreciated the fact that much of this happened in a church. What could be more wondrous at Christmastime than a children's pageant? The profanity was fairly mild, and it was good to see people praying and talking about the Lord. While I am not permitting this one issue to affect the rating, I was very disappointed that the two main characters were intimate before marriage. The intimacy scene was somewhat descriptive, but thankfully it was not overly so. I understand why these two didn't wait, but I think there would have been fewer complications and a much nicer story without those hot and heavy scenes. But that is just a personal preference. The interactions between our lovebirds were very natural and fun to read. I would love to see a sequel to this book. I can assure you that I would devour it! This is the perfect holiday tale. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mineshow more
by Ruth Hill
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