Frontier Matchmaker Bride
by Regina Scott
Series: Frontier Bachelors #8
Published by Love Inspired Historical
Publication Date March 6, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Mystery
Setting: Washington Gilded Age – US – 1875 – 1900
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
The Lawman Meets His Match
Successful Seattle matchmaker Beth Wallin has her most challenging assignment yet--find Deputy Hart McCormick a bride. Beth's still smarting after the handsome lawman spurned her affections a year ago. But if she finds Hart a wife, Beth will gain favor with the city's most influential women...and perhaps free her own heart, as well.
Marriage is the last thing on the deputy's mind. After tragically losing his sweetheart, he vowed never to love again. But as sweet, spunky Beth introduces him to potential fiancees, Hart finally feels a spark...for her! The stubborn bachelor will be Beth's first matchmaking miss, unless they can both admit that she just might be his perfect match.
I would like to thank Regina Scott for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
The meddling Literary Society ladies have commissioned Beth to find a match for Deputy Sheriff Holt, not aware of their history. In an attempt to protect him from machinations of a matchmaker who does not care as much for him as she does, Beth agrees.
Beth has been in love with Holt since she was just a young girl. And once she was old enough she told him that but he rejected her. I really liked how spunky Beth is and the way she cares for everyone around her. She is also determined and wants desperately to be able to help Holt solve the mystery of the gang who preys on the immigrants visiting Seattle.
Holt has a colorful past and doesn’t want to risk being the cause of his loved ones getting hurt ever again. And so he closes off his heart, or at least attempts to, determined to never marry. I enjoyed the way he had to learn to trust God and to overcome his past.
Author Regina Scott has a way with words that makes reading every word enjoyable. The ending was just perfect!
Here is a quote from the book:
She beamed at him as if she had no idea she’d boxed him into a canyon and was standing guard at the entrance. “Just think, I’ll be right at hand to help whenever you need.”
That was what he feared.