A Bride's Sweet Surprise in Sauers, Indiana

A Bride's Sweet Surprise in Sauers, Indiana

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by Ramona K. Cecil
     
 

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A hated arrangement turns into a dream come true.

Regina’s life isn’t fair. She feels she should be able to choose her own husband, just as her two older sisters did. Instead she’s been told by her father she must marry a man she’s never met—just so Papa can have a German son-in-law. But Regina has a plan. She’s

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A hated arrangement turns into a dream come true.

Regina’s life isn’t fair. She feels she should be able to choose her own husband, just as her two older sisters did. Instead she’s been told by her father she must marry a man she’s never met—just so Papa can have a German son-in-law. But Regina has a plan. She’s prepared to do whatever she can to make her intended dislike her. . .until one look at handsome Diedrich Rothhaus leaves her heart beguiled and her resolve shaken.

Diedrich has two choices—remain in Germany and face conscription in the Prussian army or agree to an arranged marriage in America. He reluctantly agrees to marriage, secretly hoping to side-step matrimony and escape to the California gold fields once he reaches American shores. But reluctance turns to rapture when he meets Regina.

Just as love claims their hearts, a cruel family secret comes to light. Can God’s intervention keep their love from slipping away?

 

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Romantic Times Book Reviews - Patsy Glans

A sweet historical romance filled with romance, family secrets and mystery. Cecil's characters are written well and realistically. They are aware of their shortcomings and are determined to turn themselves into people they can be proud of.
Romantic Times Book Reviews
A sweet historical romance filled with romance, family secrets and mystery. Cecil's characters are written well and realistically. They are aware of their shortcomings and are determined to turn themselves into people they can be proud of.
Patsy Glans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607427841
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Brides & Weddings
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
155,080
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

RAMONA K. CECIL is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance poet, and award-winning inspirational romance writer. Now empty nesters, she and her husband make their home in Indiana. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers Indiana Chapter, her work has won awards in a number of inspirational writing contests. Over eighty of her inspirational verses have been published on a wide array of items for the Christian gift market. She enjoys a speaking ministry, sharing her journey to publication while encouraging aspiring writers. When not writing, her hobbies include reading, gardening, and visiting places of historical interest.

 

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Bride's Sweet Surprise in Sauers, Indiana 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HaroldWolf More than 1 year ago
Wunderbar! 1940s rural Indiana parallels modern Amish in every way except hidden cell phones. There's joy on both sides of the Atlantic when a rural Indiana girl is betrothed to a Venne, Germany farming lad. Well, OK, not all are happy. Not Regina who has her own eye on the miller's son and not Diedrich a new immigrant more interested in California goldfields. The `Vaters' planned the marriage; so let them wed. The arranged couple makes their own plans to reverse the matrimonial decision of their Gott-fearing dads. But love has its own secret ways of changing souls and entwining hearts. Jealousy finds a home in the mind of a miller's son. A quilt piece reveals a shocking family secret. More conflict? Ja, but `gut' story. It's primarily Christian Romance, but the historical aspect of mid 19th century pioneer life also his it's own layer. Seems period authentic. The only slight downfall, and perhaps it's because I am a man, is that the protagonist couple waver so often in and out of faith and trust. Then again, without that part, all those historical lifestyle events like threshing, barn raising, and spud planting would not have had time to be told.