Published:First published February 1992
Publisher: Pocket Books
Length: 310. Pages
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Carrie Montgomery had grown up with seven adoring older brothers, and she was used to getting her way rather easily. Joshua Greene was only looking for a hardworking, practical mail-order bride to help with the farm and feed and clothe his children. Yet from the moment Carrie saw his photograph, saw his devastatingly handsome, sorrowful smile, the petite and pampered beauty knew she was the perfect wife for him.
Josh didn’t see it that way. Wed by proxy, he refused to be charmed by his new bride’s blond curls and effervescent laughter, or impressed by her trappings of wealth…even if his son and daughter believed she was a fairy princess come to life. He was furious — and ready to send her packing, until a near tragedy convinced him that her beauty was more than skin-deep. But even after he had yielded to the wild desire that surged between them, Josh could not admit how much he truly needed her. Then an old scandal threatened to re-emerge, and he realized that he could lose her forever….
This was a fantastic read. One of my all time favouriteail order bride stories. This series is spread over a large timeline and I have read a few of the others. Each book is unique with captivating characters and a well paced plot.
What I loved about this book was Carrie’s tenacity and warmness although her naivety was a bit much but fitting with her upbringing.
I highly recommend giving this book a go.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.