by Cynthia Woolf


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Sophia by Cynthia Woolf

Working long hours in a New York City bakery is not at all what Sophia Hayes had planned for her life. When her fiancé breaks their engagement her to marry her thinner, blonder, more beautiful sister, Sophia knows it is time to do something drastic, something completely unexpected. All she's ever wanted is to have a husband and family of her own. Agreeing to be a mail-order bride seems the perfect answer.

Robert Langley has been a sailor his entire life. As Captain of the Sapphire of India, his last cargo made him a very wealthy man, but his time at sea cost him much. His wife was killed in an accident while running away with another man leaving him a widower with four young children who barely recognize their own father. A mail-order bride seems to be the ideal solution. He simply needs a willing woman to warm his bed and a compassionate woman to raise his children. Love is not an option.

Sophia's sister is not content to leave well enough alone. When her husband dies unexpectedly, she makes her way to San Francisco to do what she has always done...take what she wants. And the moment she sets eyes on her sister's new family, what she wants is Robert Langley.

Sophia has always believed her stunning, talented sister deserved the best in life. But this time Sophia is in love, and she's not going to surrender without a fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938887789
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2016
Series: Brides of San Francisco Series , #4
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.54(d)

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Sophia 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good... Good.... PJ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong female character. The story built and then finished in a bit of a rush.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
This is book 4 in the San Francisco in which Sophia escapes from her sister and fiancée to meet Robert and his children to find a home and build a life. Enjoyed seeing Sophia interact with the children and Robert coming closer to his family and new spouse. Received author's copy of ebook.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
'Sophia' Cynthia Woolf is book four in the "The Brides of San Francisco ". This is the story of Robert Langley and Sophia Hayes. I have not yet read the other book in this series so for me this was a standalone book. They did mention and have the other characters from the previous book in this one but it was not an issue at all. Sophia had been engaged to be married and did have one night with her fiancé which didn't leave her feeling very close to him (This all happened off scene). Sophia sister ended up marring him, her former fiancé. Which cause a bigger issue to Sophia and her sister trouble relationship. So Sophia decided to become a mail order bride and move away from her home. Sophia was matched with Robert who had four children. Sophia has always wanted a husband and kids so the instant family was a major plus. Robert and Sophia were attracted to each other at first site and married pretty much the next day. But a rush to marriage will they find that they haven't built enough foundation to withstand some issues headed their way? I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
What is there not to love about this new book from the talented Ms. Woolf? You have excitement, a little drama, a little suspense all wrapped up in a delightful mail order bride story that touches your heart. Sophia is a surprise being raised with 7 brothers and sisters and is most likely the less favorite of her parent’s children that she turned out so sweet and caring. Her twin younger sister sure didn’t. This is a story of the heartbreak of everything Sophia has ever had or wanted her sister took away. Being a mail order bride has finally given Sophia her heart’s desire or has it? You just never know with a family like hers what this group might be up to. I really like Sophia as a character she is kind, an easy push over, and always walks away giving in to her sister. She is so graceful and giving with a sister like hers it really is hard to believe she can be so forgiving. On marrying Robert Sophia finds she has something to fight for that she will not give up easy. It was a pleasure seeing her grow and blossom before your eyes learning to not back down. There is some touch and go scenes that you have to wonder just what she will do. You might be surprised just what this lady can do when she is pushed. Robert is a normal man who just wants a warm bed with a woman in it and someone to take care of his kids. He really doesn’t care much for anything else. At the beginning of their marriage it does seem he does and has a hard time getting over it. As times goes on he enjoys his wife’s company but there is no love, there will never be any love. This is one man who will be in for a few surprises as Sophia takes over his home, life and world. It is really easy to like Robert even if you do not care for how he is or is regards on how things should be with one set of rules for him and another for you. He does love his children and will not let anyone hurt his wife. It is a delight to watch him at work cutting down those who think they are better than others. The plot is full of sable rivalry at its finest, plots, emotional distress, and doubts. They say sticks and stone may break your bones but words will never hurt me has never had to deal with Sophia sister. Words cut like a knife, belittle you and cause so much pain. They can weaken your mind making you think you are not good enough. I really felt for Sophia and could relate to her. You really do not need to be a size two to find a man who truly loves you as Sophia will find some men love women with some curves to her. I really loved the plot and how it was written pulling you in to a story as the author makes you feel the hurt and pain of angst, sibling rivalry, deceit, threats, emotional sabotage, and doubts. This was well written with wonderful characters and a wonderful addition to this series.
Bigedsgirl1 More than 1 year ago
This is the latest addition to Ms. Woolf's "The Brides of San Francisco" series and having read and loved the first 3 books, I was excited to receive this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Sophia and Robert's story was filled with laughter and love, as well as betrayal and tears. It is a story which shows that nothing worth having, ever comes easy, but is always worth fighting for. Each heroine of the first 3 Brides of San Francisco stories makes an appearance in Sophia's story and it was wonderful to get updates on them and their families. I strongly recommend this series to all lovers of historical western romance, but each story can be read as a stand alone story with no cliffhangers.
MariaRose More than 1 year ago
This Brides of San Francisco book 4 in the series. I totally enjoyed the book it was a touching romance between Sophia and Robert who was a widow. He needed a mother for his 4 children she needed to leave home after her spoiled sisters betrayal. Everything was going just perfect until Angeline decides she wants to visit Sophia, with lots of misgiving she welcomes her sister in her home. As soon as Angeline sees the grandeur of Sophia's home she's determined to get Robert for herself, the way she took Martin Sophia's fiancé . There's lots of twists in this book which make a real fast paced read and totally enjoyable . I received this eBook from the author for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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