A mail order bride with no intention of marrying. A young farmer determined to change her mind. A wealthy socialite, Millie has always been content with the comfortable life that her restaurateur father provided her. But when tragedy strikes and her father unexpectedly dies, her family’s fortune is gambled away by a greedy stepfather. Worse, even her own hand in marriage hA mail order bride with no intention of marrying. A young farmer determined to change her mind. A wealthy socialite, Millie has always been content with the comfortable life that her restaurateur father provided her. But when tragedy strikes and her father unexpectedly dies, her family’s fortune is gambled away by a greedy stepfather. Worse, even her own hand in marriage has been offered as a prize, and Millie’s only hope of avoiding the catastrophic union is to secretly plan her own escape. For the past twenty years, Adam’s family have managed a farm in a peaceful mountain alcove. After the death of his parents, Adam becomes the reluctant leader of his five younger brothers. While their business prospers, the brothers find themselves lost without the gentle guidance and care only a woman can provide. Determined to give his brothers the life they deserve, Adam leaves their reclusive ranch in the mountains to venture into the town of Clear Water where he hopes to find the one thing that can hold his family together: a wife. This uplifting Christian historical romance will transport you back to a time filled with spirited women, courageous men, and the strong bond of community that brought them all together. Lose yourself in this heartwarming love story today. ...
|Title||:||Adam's Bride: Brothers of Clear Water Book 1|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||201 Pages|
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Adam's Bride: Brothers of Clear Water Book 1 Reviews
This sweet romance, about 1890’s Oregonian frontier rancher Adam Jefferson—eldest of five younger brothers orphaned just that same year—and his frantic week-long search to find a wife to take home and tend to his family and farmhouse, is a charming read for those who appreciate simple romantic fare. The focus of Adam’s passion is a true prize and a rare challenger in the form of Camille “Millie” DuFraine, a savvy New Yorker who has come to the town of Clear Water under false pretenses—and who has absolutely no intention of being wooed and married-off by week’s end. Little do either one of them realize what Fate has in store for them and the good folk of Clear Water.Author Mildred Lewis certainly winds a descriptive tale in “Adam’s Bride”. She takes the reader through the initial meeting of her two protagonists—Adam and Millie—by having them relive one life-experience after another as she peels back their history one layer at a time to reveal their true wants and desires, along with the tremendous obstacles and both personal and public misgivings that stand in their way. Although the overall story itself may be a bit predictable, the author holds her readers interest well enough with a trail of side-stories, unforeseeable circumstances, and heart-stopping surprises that will keep the pages turning quickly. And when her two protagonists, Adam and Millie, finally seem close to achieving their goals, the author expertly shifts the focus of her story to the looming threat that always comes from living in a small western town where everyone knows your name—and where the past can come back with a vengeance.By setting the overall scene in the town’s only hotel, Lewis allows readers to experience not only the everyday chores necessary to living life during this era but the great diversity of characters frequenting that type of establishment—from ranch hands to the more genteel travelers and businessmen just passing through the area. It should be noted that since Millie is African American, and certain women in the story are sometimes berated and treated as second-class citizens, the author also calls attention to the issue of equality and racism which was a prevalent theme being dealt with even on the furthest frontiers of 1890’s America. Her attention to History and her detailed account of living life in 1890’s Oregon create a believable tale that provides great insight into the fashion, culture, education, economics, and religious practices of the day. Although certain language, used sparingly and only when necessary to the story, may cause some discomfort to sensitive readers, I recommend this novel to anyone looking for a thought-provoking light period romance.
An interesting historical novel featuring a man responsible for his siblings and a formerly wealthy socialite.
Don't typically read western historical romances.*InstaFreebie sample read first*March 1, 17 Apparently I won a sample of this book not the actual book. Wish I would've known befrehand. Now I'm curious about the rest of the story but can't read it til I buy it later!March 5, 2017Not sure what it is about the genre that doesn't grab my attention but when I unknowingly received a sample of this book (thought it was the whole book) I decided to give it a try. It was not until I had finished chapter 2 that I was curious to see how the story progressed. Overall not a bad read but my knowledge of western themes and the timeframe are hazy so idk if the author was true to the time period with this relationship but I do love interracial romances.