Monday, April 29, 2019

Review & Giveaway: Saving the Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday

Publication Date: April 30th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source: Publisher
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About the book:

When the West was wild
And man's law favored the few
These extraordinary women could be found... the heart of an outlaw.
He may be a wanted man, but all outlaw Jack Bowdre ever desired was a second chance. Now he's on his way to jail, completely unaware that his unexpected—and unexpectedly beautiful—traveling companion is none other than Nora Kane...his mail order bride.
It's too bad Nora doesn't know Jack is her groom-to-be. All she sees is a scoundrel. But when their stagecoach crashes and the truth comes spilling out, they're suddenly left to fend for themselves—and each other. The longer they're together, the stronger their feelings grow. Hounded by desperate men bent on doing them harm, Nora and Jack will do whatever it takes to find their happily ever after...but first, they'll have to shake the devil from their trail.

My Thoughts:
Jack and Nora meet under unusual circumstances, sharing the same coach with Jack being handcuffed to a Marshal on his way to jail. Jack doesn’t know the pretty woman sitting across from him is his intended mail order bride, and neither does Nora but that quickly changes when the carriage crashes and they’re left in the wild to make it on their own back to Hope’s Crossing.

Nora’s shocked to find out she’s engaged to an outlaw, but Jack isn’t doesn’t seem like your typical wanted man. This man is protective and has a heart, and she finally feels safe after so many years of living in fear.  Plus, Nora comes with her own secrets, so they settle in forced to get to know each other as the try to survive not only the elements, struggling to find food, water and shelter, but also to stay one step ahead of the men out to get them. 

Jack and Nora are immediately attracted physically, but they also form a close bond quickly with threats coming at them over and over, friendship, admiration and love building along the way.

Saving the Mail Order Bride was an exciting adventure, never a dull moment with danger at every turn, but also a sweet, drama free romance.  I didn’t read the first book, and that was fine, this works well as a standalone. However, I was curious about the previous couple, Clay and Tally since they were a part of this story as well, so I may go back and read their story. 

4 Suns


What People Are Saying About Linda Broday:
"Fans of classic Western tales will delight in the rough-and-tumble world Broday creates..." —RT Book Reviews for To Love a Texas Ranger
"A shining example of the talent of one of the best historical western authors."—Fresh Fiction for Forever His Texas Bride

"Broday's Westerns always captivate with realistic settings, rugged cowboys and feisty heroines."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Forever His Texas Bride

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  1. I like the sound of this one. Great review and I am putting this on my TBR.

  2. II have not read a western romance in a while :)

  3. Glad you loved them, too. I forgot to mention in my comment back when you visited that DR that this is a spin-off series from the third book of her Men of Legend series with Luke's story.

    1. Thanks for the info! Maybe I should go back to that series. :)

  4. I can never resist a story about a mail order bride! I don't know why, but I kind of love them. :D

  5. I love how this story sounds exciting with no dull moments. Danger in romance stories seems to ramp up the steamy factor as well. Plus, I love protective heroes like Jack. Wonderful Review Rachel!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. I’ve never been drawn to historicals set in the American West but I do like the sound of these characters and the situation they find themselves in.

  7. Is this a Hallmark movie? I swear my mom was watching it last night... I only saw a small portion while I was there, but a woman went to stay with a man, because she was running away from another man that saw her as property? He came looking for her eventually, and the two dudes faced off.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

    1. I don't think it's a Hallmark movie, but I'm not sure. I need to check, I'd watch that for sure! :) Do you remember what the movie was called? I'd like to look it up.

  8. I always love these type of reads in the summer time! Great review!