Monday, August 25, 2008
Joan Johnston is a very good author that I stumbled upon at Barnes & Noble. I love her Sisters of the Lone Star series and her Bitter Creek series. I also love her Montana Bride series which isn't really what it's called but I'm calling it that because both books I will be reviewing one after another are connected to each other. I love historical romances and Joan Johnston is very good and I recommend everyone to give her books a try.
The Barefoot Bride is a very good read that I finished up very quickly. I couldn't put it down for more than I had to because I wanted to know what happened next to both the heroine Molly Gallagher and the hero Seth Kendrick. Molly and Seth are both widowers searching for someway to help their children live normal and healthy lives. When Seth but an ad in the paper saying he was seeking an educated woman who can work as a nurse, manage a household, a lady with good character and who likes animals. When Molly saw this ad it was during a time of change for her because she was about to lose the home where she and her children lived and she didn't have anywhere else to go. She corresponded with Seth but she was planning to turn him down because she didn't think she could uproot her children to live all the way in Montana. But that all changed when her ten-year-old son Whit left a note saying he was running away to become a Whaler just like his father James Gallagher who drowned at sea.
That was Molly's breaking point because she went to get Whit and took him home to pack and they left for Montana the next day. It wasn't until they were half way to Montana that Molly finally understood what she had done by telling Seth she was coming and going to Montana with her children. A place that was wild and still uncivilized with no one she knew to help her except Seth who is a man who would soon be her husband. I read this novel very quickly because I really couldn't bare to put it down of more than necessary. Molly's two children Whit and four-year-old Nessie and Seth's daughter Patch made the lives of their newly married parents hell because they wanted things back to the way the were before the marriage. They made so many troubles for Molly and Seth who were very attracted to one another and couldn't seem to spend enough time alone to find out what they can have with each other.
But it wasn't long before Whit and Patch who fought like cats and dogs to finally come to terms with one another. That let their parents finally understand that even though they both weren't looking to love one another when they started the marriage they loved each other so much they couldn't live without the other. I loved how the book ended and was glad that their was another book to tell me Patch's love story. Here is the descriptions of the books from the back cover and pictures: THE BAREFOOT BRIDE $ 7.50 (Book 1)(386 Pages)
FROM POLITE BOSTON TO THE WILDS OF MONTANA, SHE CAME SEEKING A SAFE HAVEN FOR HER FAMILY—AND FOUND UNEXPECTED LOVE. She was a whaling captain’s widow, determined to keep her headstrong son from following his father’s course. Molly Gallagher had lost her beloved husband to a watery grave; she refused to risk her son. So she quickly agreed to become a Montana country doctor’s mail-order bride. She told him she could never love another man. But she didn’t tell him she came with heavy baggage—a young daughter and a rebellious teenage son. It might have worked if Seth Kendrick hadn’t had secrets—a daughter determined to end the marriage before it even began…if he wasn’t living a double life as a doctor and a rancher determined to keep his neighbors safe from outlaws. In an untamed land of vigilante justice, where two unruly families struggled to become one, Molly had no choice but to trust a gray-eyed stranger whose stubbornness matched her own…whose kisses ignited flash-fire desire…who was, in fact, the one man in a million who could hope to win Molly Gallagher’s fiery, faithful heart—forever.

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