Thursday, July 3, 2014

Twice Promised ~ book review

Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she's come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she's not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.

Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess's affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station--and reveals that Jess knows nothing about anymail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?

I was very excited to read this book after enjoying its prequel. The book starts out really well with a great prologue that draws the reader into the story. However, further into the book, I wasn't as impressed.

Greta and Cora, mail-order brides, get matched up with two brothers, Zach and Jess, respectively. The problem is, Greta loves Jess and Cora loves Zach (the feelings mutual). The girls do not get jealous of each other even with these strained relationships, and even become best friends. However, the romances with each other's fiancé's continues, making the story feel like a soap opera. I still rooted for the characters to sort things out, but I got deeply frustrated with the four adults.

While this book wasn't as enjoyable as some other reads, I still like it and I'm still interested in reading the third book in the trilogy to find out what happens to the third sister (maybe she'll have more sense). However, I don't think I'll read Twice Promised again.

Alyianna's rating: 7.5 out of 10

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