The couple gets to know each other, struggle with communication, and get over it. The last half was more ordinary - like a lot of other romances. An intuitive matchmaker finds two people she believes will be a good match. They are not to see each other or learn anything about each other before the wedding ceremony. But I have to make something known: This is a CHRISTIAN book. unless ‘home’ is quite a liberal and feminist place and you need a good rant. Probably not as their religions are not compatible… But it goes on (same pos.): “’How long do you think you’ll need? No right to be annoyed, no right to want to give time to her. Two people wanting the same things but finding it seems to be an issue.The couple gets to know each other, struggle with communication, and get over it. The heroine is Christian and talks about going to church, but her religion/faith does not play a larger role in the story. You don’t have to take this as face value, I will prove my point: In the prologue and first chapter it is stated over and over again, that bride and groom don’t have to worry about anything as the matchmaker only offers to help Christians. but, hey, their names match (what an idea is THAT anyway? technically Jews and Muslims do, too – but a big, fat no to them. ’ he asked, trying to keep the annoyance from his voice. You don’t even have the right to question her about it! If you love mail-order brides you are going to love this modern day one with all the twist and turns of getting to know and living with someone you have never met.The premise was interesting – I could see plenty of scope for serious conflict and a slow development, but to be honest there was nothing meaty to this story – no sense of drama or development of the relationship. This is not at all the same quality of work she normally puts out.The writing was far too clunky in places: Savannah stood in the middle of the living room looking around. There was a huge flat screen television in the living room that had been mounted on one wall. And when she looks in the kitchen A microwave graced one counter. A top of the range coffee machine might ‘grace’ a counter, or a huge vase of flowers, or a gleaming copper jam pan, but - dear lord - a microwave???? There’s this sweet man who goes to our church who has been in love with her for as long as I can remember. They went from being "Christians" and that being an important part of their lives to basically dropping religion altogether and not acting like Christians at all.So she asks the matchmaker how she knows the groom. )So anyway they are off and she wants to sleep at the flight but… It felt very intimate to be using his shoulder as a pillow, but he was her husband after all.” (pos. We learn that our h really isn’t into physical contact with strangers. For Savannah the men she dates only want one thing.She tells her that he is a wonderful man, and that she knows him. They lived in the same town, went to the same school, and the same church, well, yes, she being about a decade older than him, but don’t you all know the kids 10 years your junior from back home?! She is saving herself for marriage as she finds it is hard to find a man who wants a relationship.I had to check when this novel was written – yep 2015 – so what’s with the obsession with huge flat screen tvs and microwaves? And ‘mentally challenged’ may be deemed ‘politically correct’ but it still stuck out like a boil on the end of one’s nose. As was the part when Savannah was talking about why she got married: ‘It’s just been Mom and me for a long time.’‘Is she going to be okay without you around? I think she’ll look at him with me gone.’ Part of the reason she’d wanted to leave was so her mother could start living her own life. Make her terrified that this unnamed stranger is going to make you desperately unhappy. Scott went from being a gentle sweet guy to a bumbling idiot who I was almost sure would be willing to rape his new wife if she didn't give in and have sex with him..we're supp I have been a Kristen Osbourne fan for a while, but I was very disappointed in this one.
So to the second issue: The role of the female lead and her inner workings. But what is worse, and made me stop reading the book altogether was HIS response to it (pos. He wanted her, and had planned to make love to her that night. They were married, and she was a beautiful woman after all.” WHAT DID I JUST READ? She is saving herself for marriage as she finds it is hard to find a man who wants a relationship The author puts a lovely twist from times long ago with a Modern day Mail-order Bride what a way to start a series.
Let me start with something that tells us a lot about where she’s coming from. his new bride just miiiiight be a little apprehensive to leave right away with him to parts unknown? So at ‘home’ (the diner in town, that is) she tells him she wants to wait to sleep with him. Lady, a few pages ago you wouldn’t want to touch him, and now you have feelings for him? Two people wanting the same things but finding it seems to be an issue.
Her mother doesn’t like the idea of her daughter marrying a stranger and that she’ll have to move from NY to Montana. (She wasn’t even told the name of the city she’d live in now! “’I was worried you’d insist on tonight, and I just don’t know if I can,’ she babbled. If you love mail-order brides you are going to love this modern day one with all the twist and turns of getting to know and living with someone you have never met.
So I one-clicked to see if a marriage arranged by a matchmaker, where the bride and groom never meet or get a peek at each other before joining each other at the altar to say their vows, could indeed work.
From NYC to the desolate ranchlands of Montana, this newly married couple must travel a road with some curves and bumps before final While seemingly far-fetched, the idea was certainly catchy in an old-fashioned way, and the wilds of Montana might be just the place for the plan to see fruition.