Buffalo, New York is entering my favorite time of year. Autumn. I love the sights and smells and cooler weather. Also, our awesome review team is back with our bi-monthly review of an old time Western novel:
Mail Order Bride:
Mail Order Bride:
Mail Order Mayor
Cadence Fairbanks was supposed to be a mail-order bride, until things went wrong.
She’d left her old life behind her and tried to start over, but the man she was supposed to marry is back.
He wants a second chance.
Cadence doesn't know if she loves him anymore.
Or does she?
Austin Wilkes has to prove himself to her.
But he’s got his own secrets, and he's still mourning for his first wife and child.
She's not sure she can trust him, but he's not sure he can trust her.
When the women of Angel's Reach start to go missing, Cadence vows to hunt down their kidnapper.
Austin promises to help her, and the two embark on a journey that will teach them
things aren't always what they seem.
Can Cadence and Austin find the missing women before she becomes one herself?
This is an old time western story, except, you won't find any weak kneed women. Mail Order Mayor is filled with strong women who manage their own town devoid of interfering men.
Men do come a calling, and women town-folks aren't too happy and find it hard to trust them.
Austin lost his wife and child a while back and seeks companionship with a mail order bride, then changes his mind. And Cadence just so happens to be that bride and puts down roots in a small town not far from Austin.
Austin is falling for Cadence, but she feels spurned, and he has to prove himself to her.
Town women have suddenly gone missing. It's a mystery which has the men and women combining efforts to find them.
I felt the book was a bit longer then necessary, but it's a sweet story with western action, trickery, and romance.
Now, head over to read Nana and Empi's reviews!!
The mail order bride trope may be an oldie, but it's a goodie! Sounds like a satisfying read.ReplyDelete
Great review, Cathrina. I agree about it being slightly longer than necessary, but it was still an interesting readReplyDelete
Autumn is my favorite time of year too! :)ReplyDelete
I hope autumn lasts longer in Buffalo than it does in Michigan. About two weeks, and then the temperature drops hard and it's no longer so enjoyable.ReplyDelete
Great review. I like the use of the word trickery.ReplyDelete
It's been awhile since I read a western tale, and now, I'm wanting to. It's so nice to see the temperatures finally coming down.ReplyDelete