Today I am reviewing Christmas Blessing, part of the Christmas Mail Order Brides series by Martha Rogers.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Annelle Pugh is the daughter caretaker of her retired sea captain father who is in poor health.
As she approaches age thirty, he smothers any of her attempts at a social life, and Nelle becomes discouraged and fearful she’ll never have a home of her own.
While her aunt is visiting and taking care of the Captain, Nelle grabs the chance to go west and become one of the Mail Order Angels requested by a group of men in Wyoming.
Riley Thornton is a rancher mourning the death of his wife and desperately needs someone to care for his three children. After several nanny attempts fail, Riley signs up for one of the Angel Brides who consented to come to Wyoming.
Riley almost backs out when he sees how petite Nelle is and doubts she’ll be able to handle two growing daughters and a barely walking son as well as take care of the cooking and cleaning.
Despite her doubts, Nelle begins to love Riley, but at every turn her fear of being sent back East keeps her from letting her feelings be known. As they work together, Riley comes to realize Nelle is special and truly his blessing from God at Christmas.
I LOVED IT!
Christmas Mail Order Bride…
I’m not sure I have the words to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this wonderful Christmas story! It touched my heart much more than I expected . . .
Annelle Pugh has been a good and faithful daughter, yet her father demands she stay at home, while criticizing her for neglecting her duties. His sister, her Aunt Aleanor, isn’t much better. Annelle knows the only future she has – outside her father’s home – is to accept Riley Thornton’s offer to become his mail order bride.
Martha Rogers writes a superb story of hope and love. I literally couldn’t put the story down until it was finished. The characters are so life-like, I could smell the cooking and see little Katie, with her missing tooth!
Don’t miss this excellent Christmas read . . . it will warm your heart and make your holiday soar.
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt
I received a digital copy of this book from the Singing Librarian Books in exchange for an honest review.