Bride by Arrangement

Bride by Arrangement

by Karen Kirst

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Mail-Order Matchmaking 

Newly minted Cowboy Creek sheriff Noah Burgess doesn't want a wife—despite his friends insisting that he needs one. So when they send for a big-city single mother to be his mail-order bride, he's fit to be tied. Even if vivacious Grace Longstreet might just be the only person who can see past Noah's scars…and help him heal. 

Grace needs a husband to keep her and her twin daughters out of her brother-in-law's grasp. And she'll do anything—including taking on her cousin's identity—to find one. But as the attraction between Grace and the lawman sparks higher, she begins hoping for a real marriage. So she needs to tell the truth…or a mail-order match that's meant to be could crumble.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488007897
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Series: Cowboy Creek
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 124,966
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

An East Tennessee native, Karen Kirst attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she received a B.A. in Speech Communication. She divides her time between being a wife, homeschooling mom, and romance writer. She and her husband, along with their three sons, recently said goodbye to military life and are thrilled to be back home in Tennessee. Her favorite pasttimes are reading, visiting tearooms, and watching romantic comedies.

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Bride by Arrangement 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story and hero.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
While this may seem like your typical mail-order bride story, it's the extra layers in the plot and characters that give it added depth and interest. Grace isn't just a socialite on the run from her brother-in-law, she's a devoted mother with a history of working hard to raise herself from poverty. Noah isn't just a grumpy sheriff, he's a former soldier with physical and emotional battle scars that affect his choices and future happiness. The town isn't just a friendly community of ranchers and cowboys, it is fighting outlaws and corruption as it grows with the railroad and potential to become the county seat. I loved the gruff kindness of Noah as he can't help falling for Grace and becoming endeared to her children. He sure puts up a good fight against his feelings and I can't blame Grace for her uncertainty about him. They have a romantic chemistry full of sparks and I loved the scenes when they let their guard down and be vulnerable with each other. There is a great cast of secondary characters from the first two books in the series and I'm looking forward to going back and reading their love stories. (I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher; all opinions in this review are my own)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not really like this book. I could not connect to the characters. I found the two main characters to be annoying. I could not wait to be finished with this book.
AnnieMarch26 More than 1 year ago
According to his friends, Noah will be happy with a Mail-Order Bride so they ordered one for him without his knowledge. You can imagine Noah's surprise when he returns home to find his surprise bride and her twin daughters. Noah believes that his scars from the war, both physical and emotional, make him unworthy of love from anyone other that his two best friends and his pet dog, Wolf. Fortunately, the life he settled for wasn't in God's plans for Noah. The way that he interacted with Grace and the children showed his true heart. It was lovely to watch these characters become a family. This book was an incredible ending to the series. Not only were the three books filled with love, there was a touch of intrigue because of the trouble that was plaguing the citizens of the town. I had an idea who the trouble makers were and I had my suspicions as to why they were stirring up trouble. I really enjoyed how the answers were finally revealed. I hope that one day the three authors decide to write more about Cowboy Creek because I would love to revisit it and find out how the other characters are doing.
mustlovetoread More than 1 year ago
I loved this story by Karen Kirst. The third story in the Cowboy Creek stories, this is Noah Burgess' story. Will and Daniel, Noah's friends, surprise him with a mail-order bride. They found love and happiness and want him to have the same experience, even though he is perfectly content alone. He feels his physical scars and the ones nobody can see have damaged him too much to find love. But he's never met someone as determined as Grace. Grace Longstreet needs to get away from Chicago with her two little girls. Her husband has died and her brother-in-law is making unwanted advances and threatening her. She plans it with her cousin to go in her place and marry Noah. Can Grace convince Noah to marry her even though she has lied about who she is and he doesn't want a wife? Will Noah realize he has fallen in love with Grace before he forces her to leave or marry someone else? Between figuring out who has forged the deeds, poisoned the cattle, and deterred the town's growth, the action keeps you turning the page. The romance between Grace and Noah will make you think about this story long after you finish the last page. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.