Grass Valley Brides
Published by Wholesome Hearts Publishing
Publication Date September 14, 2020
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Western
Setting: Oregon Gilded Age – US – 1875 – 1900
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
What’s a matchmaker to do when the husband-to-be rejects the bride? Again . . .Widowed as a young wife, Cara Cargill turned her head for business and love of romance into a successful mail-order bride enterprise. She’s never had a problem matching couples until one mule-headed man continues to refuse to wed the women she sends to meet him in Grass Valley, Oregon. In an effort to make a match he’ll keep and uphold her sterling reputation, Cara is desperate to find the perfect bride.
Daisy – When her fiancé leaves her at the altar, Daisy Bancroft knows it is far past time for a change. Her dearest friend, Cara, offers to send her to a newly established town in Oregon, where possibilities abound and the grass is rumored to be as tall as a man’s head. Daisy arrives with plans to wed Tagg Thompson, only to find the obstinate rancher has foisted her off on his best friend.
Birdie – Tired of waiting for her Mister Right to magically appear and whisk her away to a happily-ever-after, Bridget “Birdie” Byrne convinces her sister, a renowned matchmaker, to send her as the bride to Tagg Thompson. The man who greets her upon her arrival isn’t Tagg, but Birdie is certain she’s finally discovered the man she is meant to marry.
Cara – Fed up with Tagg Thompson and his refusals of every bride she’s sent to Grass Valley for him to wed, Cara decides to meet the exasperating man in person. Her feet are barely on the ground in the rustic town before she’s nearly bowled over by a herd of stampeding cattle and swept into the brawny arms of a cowboy with the bluest eyes she’s ever seen.
Will true love find its home in the hearts of these Grass Valley Brides?
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I would like to thank Shanna Hatfield for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
It’s always a good sign when I am giggling before I’ve finished the prologue of a book. And, sure enough, I wasn’t even more than a few pages into Grass Valley Brides before the laughter started.
The absurdity of the man seeking a mail-order bride then matching them off with other men when they arrived made this quite an amusing tale – and the mystery of why he would do such a thing added some intrigue. When the entire story was revealed, I was a little surprised, though by that time enough hints had been dropped that I did expect it.
Other than letting you know how delightful this story is, I will simply say if you enjoy historical romance with a Western flavor that will make you smile, be sure to grab a copy of Grass Valley Brides.