Greetings all! This is not Valerie. She’s off having adventures this week out at the coast. I’m sure she’ll fill you in later. Hopefully there will be pictures. Nope, this blog has been hijacked for the day by me, Hanna. If you don’t know me, I’m her daughter. Also, I am Deanne Gist’s biggest fan. Biggest (not saying I’m fat here). So when I found out that Mom had gotten an Advanced Reader Copy of her new novel A Bride in the Bargain I set about harrassing her until she let me take it home. However, as she hadn’t read it yet, I had to promise to post for the blog tour. And here we are. I’ll be back to post a more specific review tomorrow, but in the meantime here’s a bit about the book:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called “I Did It!Â® Productions” and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.
Since the debut of those novels, her very original, very fun romances have rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere. Add to this two consecutive Christy Awards, two RITA nominations, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and youâ€™ve got one recipe for success.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Joe Denton doesn’t have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride–one of the eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer.
Anna Ivey’s journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook–not a bride. When she’s handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife?