A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears Book Review

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*From the Back Cover*

Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

Book Review

This book is a beautiful romance story. One I will remember for years to come. Kate and Silas meet under strange circumstance, his wife, who abandoned him seven years before, has recently passed away, but before that she sent a letter begging him for money. A boy named Anthony, who has become Miss Kate Dawson’s ward upon his mother’s death is the middle of a custody battle between Kate, Silas (who claims to be his father, but there is no evidence pointing to it), and Richard (a drunken man who beat Anthony and his late mother). But when the judge rules, Anthony vanishes, Kate and Silas spend days looking for him. This is the start of both Kate and Silas finding out that they have much more in common than either realized. This book is interesting from page one and never slacks on the pace. I found it difficult to put down. It would be a great poolside read (or beach read!)!

***FTC DISCLAIMER*** I received an advance copy of this book, for my honest review. However, all opinions are my own.

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A Worthy Pursuit Book Review


(**from the back cover**) – www.amazon.com

A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?

Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily’s mother she’d keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.

When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?

Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.


This was the first Karen Witemeyer book I have read, and it was a great one! The strong female characters really appealed to me.  The children as main characters really made this book though, hands down the best moments in the book. It rounds out at over 200 pages, but I finished it within 6 hours, it was that good and hard to put down! As this was the first Witemeyer book I have read, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my expectations were definitely surpassed and I will read many of her books in the years to come. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Witemeyer’s writing, someone looking for a great poolside read for the summer, or just someone looking for a book to read. It will stay on my keep shelf for years to come!

****FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review, however all opinions are my own!***