Hanna here again. I said I’d post yesterday but I am apparently a liar. Do not fear, I haven’t forgotten you guys. Here’s what I think of A Bride in the Bargain by Deanne Gist.
To start with, I don’t read Christian Historical Romance. Just thinking about the genre makes me a bit sleepy. I can’t remember why I started reading Deanne Gist’s books. Maybe my mom told me to. Maybe I was distracted by the pretty covers (because all her books have beautiful covers, and this one is no exception). Anyway, I’m so glad I did. Her books are so amusing, the characters are great, the romance has good tension and makes you happy by the end. Oh and she writes Christian books, with well thought out little messages in them that are never preachy or contrived.
The Measure of a Lady might still be my favourite but A Bride in the Bargain is a close second. Her descriptions are great. The setting (1860’s Seattle) is interesting and I felt like I could really see the damp redwood forests that our lumberjack hero lives in. I love how she works in as many true historical events and people as possible. I really feel like I understand the time period better after reading the book.
Also, seriously, lumberjack romance? Fun.
Go read it when it comes out.