Mail-Order Marriage Promise

Mail-Order Marriage Promise

by Regina Scott

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ISBN-13: 9780373425389
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Series: Frontier Bachelors , #6
Edition description: Original
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first book was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband of over 25 years reside in southeast Washington State.

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Mail-Order Marriage Promise 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
What a delightful, refreshingly genuine, and endearing story! Last night I was just going to start the book and finish it today, but I was so engaged in the twists of the plot and the destinies of the characters I could not put it down until I reached the very satisfying ending of the tale. The story is well balanced and the plot is built cleverly. It has the perfect portion of drama and trouble, joy and sweetness, faith in God and growth as a character. All the elements are well embedded into the romance, suspense, and the everyday life at the frontier, engaging the mind of the reader, and welcoming to join the scenes. John Wallin is such a good, lovable man. He is humble, kind, helpful, generous, protective, great with kids, adults, and pets. His doubts of his own worth and input to the society showed his unpretentious nature and made me love and appreciate him even more. He is both alpha and beta, and the perfect mate to Dottie Tyrrell. I loved his relationship with the Lord. John's faith is a natural part of him, and his conversations in prayer with God are artless and sincere. Dottie's life is currently driven by the motivation to keep her son safe, and herself away from her baby's father. The fear, shame, worrying and suppressing her life, emotions, and future goals and needs are all temporary. Underneath it all is a kindhearted, capable, and lonely woman, wishing for a connection and circle of friends, even family, to belong to. The connection between John and Dottie is adorable and tangible. The danger intensifying around them increase the depth of the emotions growing between them, yet the feelings are true and real and hold the test of the drama and trouble surrounding Dottie's past. A charming, genuine, earnest tale that captivated my mind and won over my heart. ~ Four Spoon with a teaspoon on the side
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seattle Washington Territory - 1874 Dottie Tyrrell, age 23, a widow, accompanied by her infant son, Peter, has traveled from Cincinnati to be a mail order bride. Dottie’s marriage to Frank Reynolds had been unhappy but when she discovers that he is already married to another woman, she chooses to flee. John Wallin, age 28, owns land in Wallin Landing not far from Seattle. Dottie has been communicating via letter with John’s sister, Beth. However, John does not know this until Beth introduces them telling John that Dottie is to be his mail order bride. But John is adamant that he does not want a wife and Dottie is equally adamant that she will not leave without a husband. But John is a good man and kindly offers for Dottie and Peter to live in his house by themselves and the entire Wallin Landing family and community embraces and welcomes them. John is very nice to Dottie and their friendship soon grows. Can their friendship become love before Dottie’s past comes back to haunt her? This is a pleasant, clean romance. I found a lot of the story to be rather predictable and simply “vanilla." I am sure there will be other readers who will love it. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book six in the Frontier Bachelors series. This is a stand alone book, however you will miss some history of the background characters. I have only read one other book in this series and had no problem keeping up with this book, but now I want to go start at the beginning and fall in love with all the characters in this book, especially the Wallin family. John Wallin is such a humble, hard working man, yet he does not feel like he is husband material. So when his sister surprises him with a mail order bride he is not sure what to do with her. Dottie Tyrrel has nowhere to go, she will do whatever it takes to protect her baby, even if it is marriage with no love. She is afraid to come clean with the Wallin family, especially John, because she does not feel she will measure up to them. When she comes face to face with her past will she be able to trust John enough with her secret and maybe her heart too?
wfnren More than 1 year ago
WOW! A MUST read!!! WOW!!!!! That's all I can say, WOW!!! Regina did a wonderful job with this story, I didn't want to put the book down especially the last half! I have really enjoyed this series and will highly recommend it to anyone who likes/loves historical fiction, mail-order bride stories, and stories that show how a strong faith can pull you through the rough mountains of life.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Mail-Order Marriage Promise is book six from Regina Scott's Frontier Bachelors series. This book is so much fun. I just love the characters of John and Dottie. I thought they had perfect chemistry right off the bat and rooted for them throughout. I only intended to sit down to read a chapter or 2 but did not get back up until I was done with the whole book. A good, clean, and sweet romance. Highly recommended. 5+ stars. I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Mail-Order Marriage Promise by Regina Scott Frontier Bachelors Series Book Six John Wallin is content helping others. He's decided that marriage isn't for him. He's the guy that the girls consider a friend—not husband material. When his sister, Beth, introduces him to Dottie, he's shocked to find out that Beth had chose her to be his bride. Now John needs to find Dottie a job or a husband—not him—so he can go back to his life. Alone. Dorothy “Dottie” Tyrrell is in trouble. She's come all the way from Ohio just to find out the too-wonderful-to-be-true man that Beth had been writing her about, doesn't want her. She can't go back to Ohio, there's nothing but heartache back there. And with a young son to take care of, a job isn't easy to come by. I loved this story. It's some years later at Wallin Landing. A few things have changed since the previous Wallin stories and I enjoyed seeing them all again. Their families have grown and there are more buildings. Some things have stayed the same, such as; James still likes to dress well. Looking forward to Beth and Levi's stories. **Received book from the author for an honest review
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story! I felt so sorry for Dottie and what she had been through. She showed such bravery in her move out west! I loved the interactions and growing feelings between Dottie and John. Dottie battled trust issues and John battled self-worth issues. I liked the way both of the characters grew This story can be read as a stand alone novel if you haven't read the others in the series. The previous characters from the other books do make appearances in this one. If you have read the stories you will enjoy seeing what they are all up to. Mail-Order Marriage Promise is a nice addition to the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
This book revisits the Wallin family yet again—a group I never tire of hearing more about even as the clan grows larger. This book allows John to take center stage and be the hero, a role he cannot see himself filling, even as he acknowledges that Dottie needs one. But with skill, Scott gives us his reasons, written in bits and pieces within the story itself, never insulting the reader's intelligence by stating it outright but giving us plenty of information to draw our own conclusions. More than any other story in the Frontier Bachelors series, this one made me smile. I chuckled at Peter's antics and adoration of John; John's interactions with the logging crew who also pursue Dottie made me laugh out loud as he allows Peter to scare off the competitors and show his own skills with children off to advantage. Seeing him so comfortable with a baby in his arms no doubt melted Dottie's heart right along with mine as it reminds me of my husband with our kids. This is historical fiction that will be enjoyed most by those who like mail-order bride novels, frontier stories, or those with an interest in Seattle's history. I would also recommend it for those who like historical fiction in general, as there are plenty of details about the time and place as well as an engaging story with likable characters. I received a free copy of this book from the author, but no compensation for this review. I was not required to post a positive one, and the thoughts expressed are both honest and my own.
aubreycallister More than 1 year ago
FIVE STARS!! Each story that I’ve read from Regina Scott is better than the last. She manages to take you back in time with her historical romance novels and brings the whole story to life through her words. I enjoyed this love story taking place in the late 1800’s in Seattle, Washington Territory. Dottie Tyrrell arrives with her sweet, infant son Peter after answering an ad from a "gentleman looking for a wife." She is running from a troubled past in hopes of giving her son a better life. John Wallin is surprised when he learns that Dottie has come to marry him and that it was his sister, Beth, who placed the ad! Even though John does not think he could possibly be the man for Dottie, he invites her and her son to stay with his family until she gets on her own two feet. The story continues and a sweet friendship that slowly grows into love forms between John and Dottie. It’s a story that proves everyone can overcome the hard times in their past and find true love. *I received a complimentary copy of Mail-Order Marriage Promise in exchange for my honest review
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
A unique twist on the mail-order marriage trope, I loved Dottie and John’s heartwarming tale! The relationship that develops between these two characters is tender and touching, as they both struggle to overcome the issues that plague them. The Wallins are an endearing family, and I always delight in the opportunity to spend time in their special community. Mail-Order Marriage Promise is a wonderful addition to the Frontier Bachelors series, and I look forward to reading more! I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I love a good story about a mail-order bride! This one is set in Seattle and the surrounding country that was being settled. I loved the location since I took a historical tour the last time I visited Seattle and it was fascinating. Dottie is in a hard spot because she needs employment to support herself and her son, but taking care of her son prevents her from being able to find a job. I feel like this is a situation many single moms still face these days. John is perfect husband material, but his insecurities slowly come to light as he and Dottie get to know each other. Their slow-growing romance is sweet and I loved how their friendship had time to develop, as well as trust and loyalty. It was fun to have the members of John's family from the previous books in the series as the supporting cast, and I hope his sister Beth's story will be next! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I love a good story about a mail-order bride! This one is set in Seattle and the surrounding country that was being settled. I loved the location since I took a historical tour the last time I visited Seattle and it was fascinating. Dottie is in a hard spot because she needs employment to support herself and her son, but taking care of her son prevents her from being able to find a job. I feel like this is a situation many single moms still face these days. John is perfect husband material, but his insecurities slowly come to light as he and Dottie get to know each other. Their slow-growing romance is sweet and I loved how their friendship had time to develop, as well as trust and loyalty. It was fun to have the members of John's family from the previous books in the series as the supporting cast, and I hope his sister Beth's story will be next! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)