Sunday, October 14, 2012

Twice Promised

Twice Promised
The Blue Willow Brides #2
Maggie Brendan
ISBN: 978-0800734633
October 2012/336 pages/$14.99

Two beautiful brides. One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.

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 any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?

Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.


Maggie Brendan is the author of the Heart of the West series and Deeply Devoted, which was a 2012 ICRA Award finalist. A member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, and Georgia Romance Writers, Maggie lives in Georgia. Visit her at


I missed the first book in this series, Deeply Devoted but I'm glad I read this one! Stories of mail-order brides fascinate me; while this is fiction, I know that the practice really existed in the nineteenth century. Brendan has crafted a tale that while somewhat predictable is nevertheless enjoyable to watch unfold. Greta and Cora immediately garnered my sympathies. Jess and Zach just made me shake my head at times! Like any other town, Central City contains a variety of characters; some are easy to like while others require a bit more patience! Twice Promised celebrates love and friendship--and emphasizes the importance of clear communication in any relationship! Grab a copy today.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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