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Romance: Then Came You: A Small Town Sweet Historical Romance (Second Chance Brides, #2)
     

Romance: Then Came You: A Small Town Sweet Historical Romance (Second Chance Brides, #2)

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by Wendy Lindstrom
 

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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom brings us an emotional and heartwarming small town romance. Then Came You is the sweet edition of The Longing, book 2 in her award-winning and bestselling historical romance series.

A Marriage Of Convenience—And Unexpected Romance

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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom brings us an emotional and heartwarming small town romance. Then Came You is the sweet edition of The Longing, book 2 in her award-winning and bestselling historical romance series.

A Marriage Of Convenience—And Unexpected Romance

When her beloved father dies, Amelia Drake is forced to marry her father’s competitor, Kyle Grayson. The last thing Amelia wants is a marriage of convenience to the man who rejected her youthful flirtation—especially when she’s still smitten with him. But Kyle is her only option and she’s determined to make a real marriage with her handsome husband. Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible? 

“This author’s talent shines through on every page!” ~Detra Fitch 

“An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story... impossible to put down.” ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub 

“Deeply emotional, quietly captivating” ~John Charles, American Library Association. 

Read the rest of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Second Chance Brides series:

Book One: Meet Evelyn Tucker in RITA Award-winning TWICE LOVED (the SWEET edition of SHADES OF HONOR). She planned to marry her best friend—then his brother returned home and complicated everything. 

Book Two: Continue the series with Amelia Drake in THEN CAME YOU—a Romantic Times 4 1/2 star Top Pick! A marriage of convenience...and unexpected romance. Can she break through her husband’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible? 

Book Three: Meet Claire Ashier in ONLY YOU. He was everything she didn’t want—but was everything she needed. Is the risk too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again? 

Book Four: MY HEART’S DESIRE. Faith Wilkins is a woman in danger with a hidden past. Sheriff Grayson is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most. 

Book Five: A CHRISTMAS PROMISE is a heartwarming novella about Adam and Rebecca Grayson. A boy learns about love, the spirit of giving, and what it means to become a man of integrity. (Prequel to MY FOREVER LOVE) 

Book Six: MY FOREVER LOVE. How could she have forgotten Adam Dearborn, the boy she has loved since her teens? After a tragic accident that steals her memory, Rebecca wonders if she can find her way back to the boy who promised her forever. 

Book Seven: ALWAYS AND FOREVER is Hal and Nancy Grayson’s love story. Find out how the Grayson legacy began in this story of love, forgiveness and second chances.

Book Eight: CHANCES ARE Nancy Grayson has never stopped loving her deceased husband Hal. A chance encounter with the reclusive millionaire, Dawson Crane reawakens her spirit and her need for love. Can the heartbroken widow forget her past and embrace a second chance at love?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940152670394
Publisher:
Rustic Studio Publishing
Publication date:
10/03/2015
Series:
Second Chance Brides , #2
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,044
File size:
4 MB

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Romance: Then Came You: A Small Town Sweet Historical Romance 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of overcoming rough beginnings, silly misunderstandings and poor communication. Clean
Anonymous 10 days ago
Loved the book. Great read.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Good story. Believable characters. A bit of mystery and passion.
Kitty_Katz More than 1 year ago
A heartwarming story of family, forgiveness and second chances.
allromancereader More than 1 year ago
Then Came You is such a fitting title for the second book in the "Second Chance Brides" series (the sweet versions of the Grayson brothers). Both Kyle and Amelia are living in the aftermath of lost futures with who they believed to be their "happily ever after". Kyle is still grieving his broken engagement with Evelyn and nursing his feelings of hurt and loneliness. While Kyle knows that Evelyn and Radford belong together, it doesn't hurt him any less that she is no longer with him. Amelia is living the life she believes she is "due" because of her previous relationship with Richard, and lives in her own state of loneliness and regret. For Amelia, the shame she feels regarding her previous relationship drives so many of her actions. Each is lost and don't realize that what they need to make them whole again is each other. Through the scenes at the beginning of the book, the author paints a story of sadness, regret, and loneliness for each of them that is so compelling that the reader feels these emotions right along with the characters. What neither character realizes at the time is that the events of their lives were leading them towards who they were meant to be with - for each of them. Societal rules of the time form the foundation of the story and play an influential role in what happens between Kyle and Amelia. Kyle's guilt over his role in Amelia's father's death leads him to support Amelia and her mother through buying their mill. Propriety about interactions between men and women of the time drives Kyle and Amelia to get married. Propriety about the purity of women upon marriage fuels Amelia's guilt over her previous relationship. Kyle's honor means that he honors his wife and their marriage, sacrificing his relationship with another woman. It's an interesting look into the societal rules of the time and how they influence the behaviors and actions of men and women. As a strong, independent woman myself, I found it an interesting perspective of a time where women's roles in society differed greatly from modern times. I would say that the rules and traditions of the times almost serve as more than the "setting" for the book, they serve as another character, influencing the lives and actions of the characters. Having read The Longing (the sensual edition of Then Came You), I do have to say that there was one point in the book where it was clear the sensual scene was removed. A scene was progressing that was leading to the consummation of Amelia and Kyle's marriage, and then the scene ended abruptly. As a reader, I found myself having to "catch up" with what was missing and what happened during that scene. In this case, I believe the author could have left some of that scene in, keeping the story "sweet" but enabling the reader to discover Amelia's secret along with Kyle, instead of having to piece the clues together as the story moves forward. Other than that one scene, I felt the story flowed well and wove an emotional story of loneliness, guilt, regret, hope, and ultimately love. After mourning along with Kyle and his loss of Evelyn in "Twice Loved", I was looking forward to seeing Kyle move forward and get his own "happily ever after" and I wasn't disappointed. What happens to Kyle and Amelia when they reach the depths of their loneliness and regret? Then Came You ... and love.