The Snowbound Bride

The Snowbound Bride

by Davalynn Spencer

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ISBN-13: 9781630584849
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: 12 Brides of Christmas , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 148,386
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Davalynn Spencer is the wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters. She writes Western romance and inspirational nonfiction and teaches writing at Pueblo Community College. She and her handsome cowboy have three children, four grandchildren, and live on Colorado’s Front Range with a Queensland heeler named Blue.

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The Snowbound Bride 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of all the Christmas novellas that came out this season, I think this one was my favorite. I enjoyed getting to know these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again a fun little novella in the 12 Brides of Christmas series. Arabella dumps into the lap of Nate on a snowy night and both their lives are changed. A neat Christmas story of how we have our plans for our lives and God has His master plan. A snowstorm keeps Arabella from continuing her plans as she had hoped and now is stuck with Nate and his family until the snow clears. Besides being a stranger in this area and family’s home, there is also a danger coming after her. It’s a perfect pairing of danger in the background while people get to know each other and sort out the misunderstandings.  Good dialogue and story line make this a fast and fun read! I received this book for an honest review.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
The Snowbound Bride is a heartwarming story..   This is the eleventh book in the 12 Brides of Christmas series. Arabella Taube has left home to get away from the   marriage arranged by her uncle  in a business deal.  She has taken a job to be a tutor for a  Banker's family in Leadville.  She takes a train but has found herself at a train stop for all night stay. Seeing one of her uncle’s men following her and  thinking he is there  to take her back to her uncle's, she hurries to get away from him by ducking into the back of a wagon,  with a  barking dog snapping at the man she feels she is safe. When she hears the wagon owner returning to the wagon  she stays hidden hoping for a ride to the hotel safely before being found. Nick  the wagon owner is headed  back to his ranch.   When he discovers her it is snowing too hard and they are too far from town to turn around. Nick also knows the hotel is full and there would be not room to stay and wait out the snowstorm. Ara finds Nick is a man of few words, but his mother is quick  to welcome her and she finds she is welcomed warmly invited  to stay until  the storms pass. This was a warmhearted story  and I enjoyed reading how Ara coped with being snowbound with strangers at Christmas time who became more like family to her in a few weeks than the family she grew up with..  I was gifted a copy by Barbour Publishing for my honest opinion which I have given.
BookReviewerNicole More than 1 year ago
*Book Description* Arabella Taube is on a mission...one to take her safely far away from her Uncle. So it comes as a bit of a shock when she ends up in the back of an unfamiliar man's wagon bed with a dog. Even more of a shock is the bitter cold...both outside in the cold air when she's found out and in the man's stare as he contemplates what to do with her. Does the man despise her? Does she, should she care? Nathan 'Nate' Horne had one plan. Or at least he did until a tiny distraction alerted him to a not welcome but not unwelcome passenger. A woman no less. Unsure of who she is or where she comes from, Nate is understandably angry. At least until the tall, shivering, slender woman glances at him with fear in her gaze and tells him her name. Ara. Now after staying with him and his mother, can he get her to stay? Does he want her to? Lilly Horne has known from the beginning that Nate and Ara were right for each other. The problem is, with growing danger and misunderstandings, will they ever see it for themselves? *What I liked* This was a wonderfully different book...it wasn't too rushed or too slow and the characters were really sweet. I love the names the author chose and the special relationship between mother and son as well. Their little romp with the snowballs was my favorite part. A wonderful addition to the collection! *What I didn't like*  I don't even know how to explain it. I'm pretty sure it's just me but I blinked and it was like I had turned too many pages. I went from her first day being there to a week or 2 passing and it surprised me. *My Rating* I give "The Snowbound Bride"...  4 stars! *Why my rating is what it is* I give The Snowbound Bride 4 out of 5 stars because it is such a quick book...which with such a delightful series of 12 (Yes 12 books!) is to be expected. All in all it was a wonderful experience reading and reviewing for Davalynn Spencer and I won't hesitate to look for her books again!
SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
This cute Christmas novella takes place in 1885 as Arabella Taube, a young German woman, whose name means "dove",  travels to accept a position as teacher for a man in Colorado.  As she arrives she finds she is being stalked by a man who was probably hired by her Uncle Victor to return her home so that he can make a wedding arrangement for Arabella, something she was trying hard to escape from.  As she tries to elude him, she finds her belongings on a wagon and tries to retrieve it and a growling and menacing dog does his all to keep it outside her reach.  As the man nears, she hides in the wagon to avoid being caught by him.   Before she realizes what has happened, the wagon is heading out and she has no way to get off.  She later finds that the wagon driver is a very kindly and handsome man, Nate.  She ends up away from her destination and in the home of Nate and his mother.  She finds herself very happy to be in this situation and becoming quite fond of Nate, but doesn't know whether he feels the same way.  As the snow continues, she remains quite content to stay where she is.  But Nate doesn't feel that this city woman would be as happy in the country and also has no idea of Ara's feelings towards him.  It's a sweet story and a very fun Christmas read.  This is the first book that I have read from this author and enjoyed it very much. I hope I will be able to read more of her work in the future. I received an e-book from the publisher for my honest review.