The Bartered Bride

The Bartered Bride

by Erica Vetsch




Can true love result from a business deal?

            Jonathan Kennebrae is furious when his grandfather informs him that his future has been decided. He will marry Melissa Brooke or lose his inheritance. 

Melissa, too, is devastated when her parents make their announcement. As little more than a bargaining chip in her father’s business maneuvers, she feels her secure world slipping away. 

Can Jonathan and Melissa find a way out of this loveless marriage, or must they find a way forward together?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602605893
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves books and history, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, she’s the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, an avid museum patron, and wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul mate. Erica loves to hear from readers. You can sign up for her quarterly newsletter at
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll admit it. I was a bit sceptical at first. I thought, a "Christian romance series" would surely have some flaws. Some corny factor. I imagined something like almost laughable writing, or a flat out embarrassing plot. If it's a romance I want, I can easily clench that thirst with a moist Jane Austen Novel that I haven't yet read, or at least something actually written in the time it portrays. Bronte, Dickens, Skaekespeare. You name it. But as the series was loved and suggested by my good friend, I took her word for it and checked them out for myself. I was quite quickly proven wrong in my intuitive assumptions. And gladly too! This book was wonderfully poetic and romantic. I only had to cringe onc or twice. There were a few parts (such as the ending) that were dragged out a bit, but other huried things along nicely. The book had interesting and likable characters, a plot that kept you on your toes. It had a great message and was infused at random and apropriate places, with prayer and scriture. The book was also a nice and nearly perfect lenghth. I read it in less than one week, even with my buissy scedule. I am sure I could have had it finished in only a couple of days with the right use of time. The only thing that didn't really strike my fancy, was everything in relation with the women's sufferage rights. Now don't get me wrong. I have nothing against equal rights to women! I am certainly happy with the place we have now in American. But I do think that women have their place is society as well as do men. We should not lose sight of what men and women were created to do as individualls. There has grown less and less of a distinction between the sexes over the past century and I believe that that is due to a bit of unholy and bitter rebellion so fresh in the heart of America. Women survived the last 6,000 years with a distinctive and respected place as mistress of the home with little to no problems. How come it suddenly became unbearable any longer to have to, heaven forbid, either stay at home and raise children, or keep a WOMEN'S job. Such as the duties of being a nurse. Besides, the whole thing was unbiblical and hardly a topic you'd want to touch up on in a book in the Christian genre. But over all this was a splendid book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Started off a bit slow but well worth the time to read. Wonderfull history of ships and the great lakes. Shows how with gods help your life can work out. Not preachy just inspirational.