Mail Order Misfit [NOOK Book]

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Elaine had spent over half of her life walking with a cane and being treated as if she were made of glass. When she sees no other option, she sneaks out and goes to see the owner of the mail order bride agency in Beckham. She picks out a man who seems perfect for her, and travels to Kansas City to be his bride.

Colin goes to lunch at the restaurant in town to consider sending off for a mail order bride when he notices a beautiful woman limp ...
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Overview

Elaine had spent over half of her life walking with a cane and being treated as if she were made of glass. When she sees no other option, she sneaks out and goes to see the owner of the mail order bride agency in Beckham. She picks out a man who seems perfect for her, and travels to Kansas City to be his bride.

Colin goes to lunch at the restaurant in town to consider sending off for a mail order bride when he notices a beautiful woman limp into the establishment. During his unashamed eavesdropping, he hears that she's a mail order bride who is being rejected by the man she's come to marry. He jumps up immediately and asks the beautiful girl to be his bride. Will they be able to make things work? Or will her insecurities keep them from ever being truly happy?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149166886
  • Publisher: Unlimited Dreams Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,728
  • File size: 481 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Rating 2.5 stars. MAIL ORDER MISFIT (BRIDES OF BECKHAM) by Kirs

    Rating 2.5 stars.

    MAIL ORDER MISFIT (BRIDES OF BECKHAM) by Kirsten Osborne runs 89 pages (minus front- and end-matter). This novella blends themes of coming of age, self-discovery, self-esteem, finding strength within oneself, growing love between a couple married for convenience.

    Elaine takes a big risk in choosing a mail order bride escape-route from her home in Beckham, Massachusetts. It's a believable reason to want to find her own way forward, as a childhood injury left her with a limp (see book description). I enjoyed discovering the villain in this story and how that individual's choices affected the story's plot and development. It was good to see this novella have *something* lurking out there and threatening the newlyweds' happiness. Outside of the villain, the story was light on conflict and much of Elaine's baggage that frankly could've been wrapped up very quickly. The villain's impact was minor and did conclude rapidly.

    Through much of this novella, there's not a lot happening. Many of the scenes illustrate Elaine and Colin coming to love each other, and Elaine's self esteem solidifying, but they're so full of "fluff" that this could've been a short story instead. The book is riddled with a significant number of typos (dropped letters: 'h' instead of 'he', misused/misspelled words: 'table clothes' instead of 'table cloths', incorrect statements: 'over the years'...but it was only 2 or 3 months later.)...one more read through by another set of eyes would've saved Ms. Osborne the embarrassment. I'm still thrown off by the constant switches in point of view from character to character (often every other paragraph)....but I guess that's this writer's style.....

    Sensuality Level: moderately spicy
    Language: PG

    A light, easy read. My rating is solidly between "It's OK" and "Liked It"-- ~Kristin

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    It was ok

    I was a little disappointed because was not very long, but i thought that it would be a nice afternoon read. I must say there were parts i did enjoy, but over all, Elaine just got on my nerves with the constant belittling of herself. If she had nerve to travel on her own to be a bride, a woman with no confidence woule never have tried. I do have to agree that some serious proofreading has to be done with some of the books.

    I am going to try one more book by this author and see if it can earn more than 3 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2014

    This book needed proof reading!

    This book needed proof reading!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Don't waste your time.

    I really don't review books if I don't like them I put it away and move on. This has to be the worst writing I have ever experienced. My 12 year old granddaughter can write better than this. Kept trying but of 72 pages I made it to 50. Horrible.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Ok, but was disappointing

    I liked Elaine's character, but it didn't seem realistic that she would have the inner strength she showed to start overr as a mail order bride and then spend so much time doubting her worth. The male lead was unrealistically always thrilled with everything Elaine did, and the whole relationship made him seem around 16 years old. Warning: there are graphic sex scenes not for younger readers. Overall, the plot was a good idea, but weak in execution and just left me wanting more. More from the story, and more character development.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    4 4 out of 5

    very good reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    GREAT READ

    VERY ENJOYABLE. NEVER DISAPPOINTED IN HER BOOKS

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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