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The Mail Order Bride's Deception by Ruth Ann Nordin Sadie Miller

The Mail Order Bride's Deception by Ruth Ann Nordin
Sadie Miller couldn't believe when she got a free pass out of the life she was stuck in. She just had to become Hazel McPherson and meet her new husband and child in Rapid City. Of course, she had to let him believe sh...
The Mail Order Bride's Deception by Ruth Ann Nordin
Sadie Miller couldn't believe when she got a free pass out of the life she was stuck in. She just had to become Hazel McPherson and meet her new husband and child in Rapid City. Of course, she had to let him believe she was Hazel, if she told him the truth he would have never married her. And she knew that there was no way he'd ever find out on his own. Never.




Allen Grover couldn't believe his luck. That not only did Hazel willingly leave a life of wealth and leisure to marry him, but that she is also such a beauty. She might need to learn to do the things that she always had servants to do for her, but he wouldn't be lonely and Gilbert would have a mother. That was all he cared about. Though he did wonder what had happened in Atlanta that Hazel refuses to talk about.




Secrets. Sadie had them and kept them. The thing about secrets and hiding the truth...it always seems that somehow, someway they find an opening to sneak out. I loved this story. There are some pretty tough situations in it and even though it's historical...some things are very true even today.  
**Sexual content within marriage

posted by Jutzie on April 28, 2014

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

The Mailorder Brides Deception

Concept good but not well developed story. Characters are one diminitional. Never really know how old "Sadie" is, how old when she was seperated from her mother, or really a good reason why her mother suddenly left her.
Never really figure why "Al" lost his family hom...
Concept good but not well developed story. Characters are one diminitional. Never really know how old "Sadie" is, how old when she was seperated from her mother, or really a good reason why her mother suddenly left her.
Never really figure why "Al" lost his family home and had to move west.
Book was somewhat like watching an X rated movie. Lots of sex but not much plot

posted by 13159888 on May 12, 2014

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  • Posted May 17, 2014

    3.5 Stars. Sadie finds a second chance in life after a period o

    3.5 Stars. Sadie finds a second chance in life after a period of brutal captivity, but it involves deceiving an innocent and honorable young man she falls deeply in love with. As always, Ms. Nordin's writing is compelling, and the plot has a neat twist. As always, the setting and supporting characters are charming. But it feels as if we're only getting a piece of the story. We get glimpses of the heroine's past, but we learn very little about the hero. The themes of resilience, understanding, and acceptance are universal and heartwarming. But the characterizations aren’t as strong as usual, and Nordin’s accustomed wealth of historical detail is scanty here.
    *SPOILER AHEAD*

    Sold into prostitution as a child by her own mother, Sadie finds an escape through the kind offices of a dying stranger when she endangers her own safety to help. Sadie’s humanity has survived inhuman treatment, and she finds a new life of love and respect as a mail-order bride with Al, the bridegroom. Al’s intrinsic sensitivity and gentleness help Sadie heal, and his strength, courage, and deep love for her save their life together. Yet he is a bit of a cardboard character, not fully fleshed out.

    Though this novel is set in the post-Civil War West, it’s theme of human trafficking is sadly current; as we know, the problem is even more pervasive today. If this story raises awareness of this ongoing international tragedy, it’s a worthwhile effort. But Ms. Nordin has written many novels superior to this, and her body of work is well worth exploring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Good, easy read.

    This book is a good, easy-read story, which was interesting because of the description of the time period. I did enjoy it; however, I believe that book jackets should be required to identify when the story is a blatantly Christian message. No biggie, but I get put off by the "Christian messages" throughout the book.

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    enjoyed the book

    I enjoyed reading the book. It was a quick read...somewhat predictable, but when I'm looking for a simple romance, this fit the bill. I have read other books by Ruth Ann Nordin, and I've enjoyed those too.

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