Last Chance Wife

Last Chance Wife

by Janette Foreman

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ISBN-13: 9781335369697
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 893,888
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A former English teacher, turned stay-at-home mom, I'm passionate about God-centered romances. I'm a proud member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), ACFW Dakotas chapter secretary, and am represented by Tamela Hancock Murray at the Steve Laube Agency. I love to read, quilt, make cloth dolls, and draw. I make my home in the northern Midwest with my amazing husband, polydactyl cat, bird-hunting dog, and the most adorable baby twin boys on the planet.

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Last Chance Wife 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Last Chance Wife from the first page and stayed totally charmed by it until the very end. A story reminiscent of You’ve Got Mail in the wild west, but with its own distinct flavor? Yes, please. Winifred Sattler is ‘six times ordered, never a bride’. For one reason or another, every time she’s attempted to be a mail-order bride has failed miserably. Now she’s in a bit of a predicament, stuck in Deadwood until she can earn enough money to get back to Denver. Honestly, you can’t help but want Winnie as a friend – her bright personality despite life’s disappointments is infectious and inspiring. Coupled with Foreman’s witty and smart writing voice, Winnie quickly finds a place in your heart. Ewan Burke, at first glance, appears to be rigid and reticent and not at all compatible with someone as delightful as Winnie. But the more we get to know him (thanks to Winnie’s persistence and his letters to ‘Thoroughly Disgruntled’) the more we see him instead as someone with layers of laughter and compassion and strength that have been masked by his attempts at meeting his father’s high standards. And then suddenly you can’t see him with anyone besides Winnie, and you’re dying to shove them together at Sol’s mail counter and force a big reveal of their secret-letter identities. Yet, at the same time, watching them fall in love on paper as well as in real life is so enjoyable that you’re ultimately willing to wait and let Foreman work her magic over the natural course of the story. Their chemistry is palpable and there are some exquisite scenes between them. Bottom Line: Janette Foreman’s debut novel is richly written and endearing, with a cast of colorful and delightful characters who quickly work their way into your heart. And, while I realize that this particular imprint of Love Inspired is closing (WAIL), I’m so hoping that Foreman can revisit several of these characters in a series. People like Samuel and Delia and some of the miners need their own stories, and I would always welcome more time with Granna Cass or Sol Star. Last Chance Wife is a sweet romance with dashes of humor and a tender message of value in God’s eyes. This mail-order bride story with the author’s unique twist is a must-read for fans for the genre! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janette Foreman’s debut novel is a refreshing addition to the hundreds of already-enjoyable Love Inspired Historical books. To those who find themselves charmed by the romance of a small-town story and genteel characters who are driven by their faith, then Last Chance Wife is going to sweep you off your feet. Stranded Winifred Sattler is simply ready to get home where the familiar faces of her aunt and uncle can remedy the heartache of her sixth rejection as a mail-order bride. But not before she works alongside the deeply convicted Ewan Burke to save up enough fare for the stagecoach. Enchanted with his mysterious ways and giving heart, she begins planting roots in Deadwood, Dakota, without realizing it, while only her sudden, passionate exchange of letters with a “Mr. Businessman” remains a reminder of her failed attempts as a bride and all the reasons why it would never work between her and Ewan. In a perfect world, Winifred would run to the ends of the earth to save Ewan’s mining company, encourage his employees to believe in hope, and – oh yeah – steal his heart in the meantime. But a hidden plot of sabotage, steadily declining morale, and a series of miscommunications keep Winifred and Ewan guessing when it comes to matters of the heart. While I felt the narrative and overall tone was lacking, I came to appreciate the unique twist of the pen pal relationship in Last Chance Wife, and the minor character’s ways of shining through the lattice of Winifred’s fervent optimism and Ewan’s determined grace. I thoroughly look forward to reading Janette Foreman’s books in the future and seeing more of her creativity. Thanks to Love Inspired Historical for providing me with a review copy. A review was not required, and all opinions are my own.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
Forgiveness. Trust. Romance. Debut author Janette Foreman has it all in this book. And if you enjoy history Last Chance Wife has that, too. I learned a lot about mining; it was so interesting. The characters made me smile. The very stoic hero and vivacious heroine. I loved them, and you will too. If you’re looking for clean, historical Christian fiction I recommend this book.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Last Chance Wife By: Janette Foreman I love these mail order bride stories. This is one that I could not put down. I caught myself trying to read faster to see what was going to happen next. This author is new to me, but hopefully I will be reading more by this wonderful author. This was not your regular mail order bride story and I think that is why i liked it so much. The story was well written and the characters were well developed .I caught myself laughing several times. This story is about a six times mail order bride and things don’t go as planned. What will she do and where will she go? I liked Winifred and I think she was a very brave woman. Cant wait to read more by my new author. I was given a complimentary copy of this book , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.