Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Advent Bride by Mary Connealy

A sweet historical romance, perfect for the holidays.

Melanie Douglas has come to be a teacher on the plains of Nebraska. All alone in the world, she was grateful to find this position. But the lady she has to stay with treats her worse than a slave. A woman whom the town listens to because of the money she contributes.

A very unruly boy comes back to school after helping on his father's farm. His mother has died so Melanie tries to be patient, but he is disruptive to the whole class and it just keeps getting worse. So she decides to keep him after school and give his father a piece of her mind.

Turns out Henry O’Keeffe is the new sheriff. He's holding down the job so that he and his son can be in town, plus going out to his ranch each day to keep it going. He's not in the mood to listen to her complain about his son.

Melanie, completely miserable in her attic room and spending her night in prayer, finds a strange box that somehow gives her hope. As she explores it, she thinks of an idea to bring Henry and his son closer together. But it ends up bringing them all a measure of happiness and changes all their lives.

The 12 Brides of Christmas! You're invited to a Christmas wedding...that is twelve of them!  Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas romance with these twelve heart-warming stories. The Advent Bride is one of these.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from Barbour Publishing, Inc., Shiloh Run Studios and Netgalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

My reviews: