July 28, 2017
Amelia C. Adams
I am not sure why I decided to pick RNWMP: Bride for Joel. Maybe it was the promise of a moose, who knows but it turned out to be a pretty good choice even if it was a bit tame compared to what I usually read. I had a really good laugh thanks to the kooky characters, especially Mr. and Mrs Timmons, whom I am sure could hear very well when they chose too. I understand Evelyn’s position but I also got Joel’s (I really wanted to nickname him Dudley Do-Right) position but it was a pity they couldn’t stop talking around each other long enough to talk to each other and actually hear what the other was saying; but it was hilarious.
I have thought really hard about what I didn’t like about this story and there really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about RNWMP: Bride for Joel. The characters were heartwarming, funny and sweet as well as easy to connect with. It was truly well worth my time and energy to read the awesome story and it really deserves the five-star rating I am giving it. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.
Book Cover Rating
The cover looks to be time frame accurate and the young woman on the cover does appear to look like Evelyn. I have never been to Canada but have seen pictures but am taking a leap of faith that it is also accurate.
Book Blurb Rating
The blurb really hooked me in because I really wanted to know about the moose who by the way really added something special to the story line.
Evelyn Murray, daughter of Inspector Harold Murray and sister of four constables, has always known that she would never marry anyone but a Mountie. No other man could possibly compare to those tall, strong, noble men in red serge. When matchmaker Hazel Hughes approaches her about traveling to a tiny place called Squirrel Ridge Junction to marry Corporal Joel Clark, she leaps at the chance, believing that he’ll be the man of her dreams.
Joel Clark never thought much about marriage until his friend Theodore Hughes found himself a bride . . . er, until a bride was found for him. Suddenly, he realizes that a wife might make his life a little sweeter, and he agrees to be matched up with a young lady Miss Hazel finds suitable. When Evelyn Murray arrives on the scene, however, he knows he’s bitten off more than he can chew.
It’s going to take one wily old lady and one slow old moose to bring these two to their senses before that train heads back to Ottawa …
Mail-Order Mounties is a multi-author series set in Canada during the early 1900s. Join authors Kirsten Osbourne, Kay P. Dawson, Cassie Hayes, and Amelia Adams as they bring you stories of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the mail-order brides who love them.
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