Book Review: Twice Promised by Maggie Brendan

Twice Promised
By: Maggie Brendan

Two beautiful brides. 
One unsuspecting groom. 
Three weeks to figure it all out.

Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man sheÂ’s come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers sheÂ’s not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.
Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess’s affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station—and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for? Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.

My opinion:

This book is a simple read. It has some twists, easy to figure out.
There are some things going on but with out the “eye rolling” drama. I found it to be on the more melancholy side for me, but I enjoyed it. It didn’t keep me wanting to come back to it from intrique.
I just read when I had free time.
Some of the language that made me question on if it was correct for the period, so of it seemed more modern than I would have thought.
I really liked the character “Granny”. Maybe it was her gentle spirit that reminded me of my “Granny” who died when I was a young child.

The author did share a store about Blue Willow dishes that I thought was really neat. I like when I am taught something from a fictional book. It really brings something fascinating to the story.

The other characters in the story really did a lot of growing in such a short 3 week time.  There was a minor character, Cole, who I thought I was not going to like very much, but he turned out to be a nice guy that liked a lot. You didn’t hear much from him, but just enough to know how he fits in.

The story is sweet and a quick read. I recommend this book if your wanting something that is not full of drama.

I received this book free from the publisher for an honest review.


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