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Posted July 18, 2013
Mail Order Man by Heather Gray pleasantly surprised me. Sometimes I'm quite hesitant when I pick up a book by an unknown author, at least unknown to me. This novel exceeded my expectations and I look forward to reading more of Ms. Gray's work.
Mail Order Man made me laugh, cry, and laugh again. So many misunderstandings, so many men, and then comes trouble. Sarah doesn't know what to make of it, or of the man who saves her from being accosted by several other men new in town. I could relate to Sarah's hesitancy to trust any of the new men in town, including Samuel, whom she knows is not telling her everything.
***I received this book free from the publisher/author for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
Posted June 10, 2013
A twist on a mail-order bride...only this time thousands of letters and men show up in Larkspur. Can you imagine a run on a town, that does not have a lot of eligible woman available.
There is one man who has just show up, Samuel, who's cousin lives here. He comes to town with some secret business issues. Sarah runs the local Stage and Mail Office, her Dad has passed away and left the business to her. She starts receiving bags and bags of letters. She is also in line to meet Samuel!
We find that some unusual couples due pop up, and as they say "Love Is Blind." There is also something sinister happening in town, and there are a few secrets being kept.
Your in for a real treat of life in a Historical Western Stage Town. There are more sparks that just from romance. Will the town find out who posted the ad asking for suitors? What will happen to this person if they found out? Some are ready for jail time.
For me there were a few unanswered questions when the book ended, but as this is book #1, maybe they will be answered in the next one.
I received this book through First Wild Card Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
Posted April 12, 2013
A wonderful read, enchanting “sweet romance” and endearing characters. I read it in two days I enjoyed it so much. I normally wouldn’t buy a romance novel but this one was recommended, and I’m glad I did as it wasn’t at all like a typical romance novel. Romance is definitely in the air, but there are no sex scenes dragging down the narrative. I find it hard to believe that this is a first book from this author. Her website lists two more books coming out at the end of this year – I’ll be buying! Many times I’ve gotten books from “first time authors” and found them to be such a tough read: many typos, no voice, undeveloped characters, etc. That wasn’t the case here. I also read Ms Gray’s blog (on her website) and learned more about what has brought her to this place, it was a tear jerker.
I admire her for creating charming and realistic characters that I want to keep in my life, and I hope she can learn to write faster!