Want Ad Wedding

Want Ad Wedding

by Cheryl St. John

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488007811
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Cowboy Creek
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 109,143
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Cheryl's first book, RAIN SHADOW was nominated for RWA’s RITA for Best First Book, by Romantic Times for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then her stories have continued to receive awards and high acclaim. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.

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Want Ad Wedding 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Once again I made the mistake of reading the books in a series out of order. I read the third book in the Cowboy Creek series first, so I already had the background information that this book spends a lot of time providing. It does a thorough job of establishing the setting of the growing town and introducing all the main players, which detracted a bit from the focus on Daniel and Leah's relationship. The plot fell a little flat for me since there isn't much tension, chemistry, or obstacles in their romance (though I really liked the characters), and the altercations in the town don't get resolved since those plot lines are meant to last through the entire series. I'm still excited to read the middle book to see how Will ends up with someone so different from what he planned. (I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher; all opinions in this review are my own)
wfnren More than 1 year ago
I love Leah's story as told by Cheryl. Cheryl is just one of my favorite authors and she did not fail me with this book. I thoroughly enjoyed Leah's story and the way Cheryl tells it. I am really looking forward to the books to follow in this series both written by a couple of my favorite authors. The second is "Special Delivery Baby" by Sherri Shackelford (which I already have by the way) and "Bride by Arrangement" by Karen Kirst due out June 7, 2016. You can't lose my reading this book/series!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Heartwarming and inspiring story, with an intriguing history of how the Kansas town got started, mixed with life as it was after the war, at 1868, dangers of small town during that time, about love that can win over many obstacles, and about faith, that seems to be able to move the mountains. Usually a romance book has a 'theme' friends to lovers, second chance, etc. This story had adopted most of them, it has childhood friends, cowboy and baby mom (who is best friend's ex), gets a second chance by forming a marriage of convenience, that turns to love, living with the dangers of the wild west. But it was all well built into the story, that had a nice flow to it, and was able to capture my mind and thoughts completely, so that I finished the book in one sitting. The development of the town was fascinating, and was touched on several occasions. The people of the town, and the town itself, was very well thought out and developed, and I believe this will be an interesting, and noteworthy series, for sure. I enjoyed Leah and Daniel together. They had great chemistry, and Daniel is the most tender, loving, kind man towards her. It was lovely to see their relationship develop, as they grew closer together. The war had left scars on both of them, but the honesty, Daniel had, about everything, made Leah trust him, and open up about the past, and start healing. As always in the Love Inspired stories, the faith in God is at the center of the story. Leah's faith of God guiding her to home, is refreshing. As the danger comes too close to home in that small Kansas development, the whole town comes together, and pray for protection and guidance in the turbulent situation. Some of the issues and events that took place in town, didn't come to completion, and hopefully will be revealed in the future books of the series. Sometimes we a granted a second chance, of what should have been in the first place, as it is shown in Leah and Daniel's tender and gentle story ~ Four Spoons
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Cowboy Creek collection. It will leave you wanting to learn so much more about the characters in this book. I can't wait for the next book in this series. Even though I feel they will all be stand alone novels, the beginning is a great place to start. Cheryl St. John does a great job developing her characters and dialogue. Daniel Gardner is a leader among this newly developed town. He is a handsome, wealthy, loving and caring man. When the last person he expected to see arrives on the 'bride' train, he only wants what is best for her. Will he ever be enough or is what is best be someone else. Leah is trying to find a new start and feels she is out of options except to answer the call for a bride train. When she arrives and finds her two best friends from childhood she is overwhelmed with joy. Will she continue to make poor choices or will she finally be able to open her heart and have a happy marriage. I was given a copy of this novel from net galley for my honest opinion.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
What a sweet and intriguing novel! St. John brings the old west and the concept of mail order brides to life in an enchanting manner. St. John introduces readers to this small town, creating a fantastic backdrop not only for this novel, but for the series as a whole. The plot was well thought out and the setting was historically accurate. St. John’s descriptions brought them all to life in a very fun manner. I enjoyed the clean romance that developed between the characters, even if it didn’t necessarily go seamlessly. And St. John not only developed the main characters, but also the rest of the characters as well. I enjoyed getting to know everyone. I can’t wait to read everyone else’s stories as well. St. John has created a fun, clean romance full of sweetness and the harshness of the west. It is a great start to this new series. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Want Ad Wedding is set in Cowboy Creek, Kansas April 1868 Three friends after the civil war decide to start a town in Kansas. The Texas trail herds are coming up to their town for the railroad. Daniel Gardner convinced the town to send away for mail order brides. Lots of single men come out to meet the first four woman. Leah Swann is a widow and with child. She has lost her whole family. She hopes to find a good husband. She is surprised to find two childhood friends Daniel and Will behind the town. In fact she was engaged to Will at start of war but they broke up. Both Daniel and Will are glad to see Leah again. Leah when she sees them does not feel so alone in the world anymore. There is plenty of drama, mystery and it is fun to see them build their town. Someone is trying to Sabotage the town. I want to comeback and read more books in the Cowboy Creek series. I was given this ebook to read for free from NetGalley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give a honest review of Want Ad Wedding.
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to love this book. I love historicals, cowboys and the whole idea of mail-order brides but felt that this story was a bit lacking in details. I wanted more history and more of the bride train. I think it would have benefited more if you could have seen the trip on the train to the new Kansas town. This was a good clean romance and I do so enjoy seeing people get a second chance at love. In this case, for both of them.
AnnieMarch26 More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely story about second chances and reunions. I was immediately hooked by the thought of three friends trying to build a town after surviving a brutal war. The townspeople are very endearing for the most part. Which is perfect because a few miserable people add flavor. The mystery behind the plot to hurt the town held my attention. I look forward to future stories in this series.