December 15, 2013
Jacob is not getting any younger and he’ll be hanged if he dies before he gets himself a grandbaby.
I can’t decide who I like more or who I am not sure I like in Caleb’s Mail Order Bride. Two of the Morgan men know more about Sissy Drake’s family then she does. I am very certain they meant her no harm or they wouldn’t have arranged for the marriage to the third Morgan in the equation. Even with my concern for the motivations of the Morgan’s I still really liked Jacob, I wish more people were like him, he had a good heart and a smart mind. Sissy is shy and quiet with a loving heart that is the complete opposite of her family. Caleb seems to be a man set in his ways who even though he comes off as not really wanting a bride, he really just wants to be who he is wants his bride to love him for the man he is without changing him. I have to say I am not crazy about to given name of the youngest Morgan brother even if I do like the character.
What I didn’t like was the lack of action that went into this story that the blurb promised with the introduction of the brother. This has a lot of potential but needs more of the action to add to the drama. Then there are the multiple edits that are significant enough to almost ruin an almost decent story and take a three-star rating and drop down to a one-star rating.
Book Cover Rating
I just love this cover and how authentic it looks.
Sweet, western short story.
Caleb Morgan couldn’t believe he had a mail order bride. She was beautiful and quiet too. He just hoped she would be happy with him. He was his own man and wouldn’t let any woman disrupt his life, but his Pa wasn’t in good health and wanted a grandchild. He felt it his duty to make his Pa as happy as he could for what time he had left. Little did Caleb realize that Sissy Drake would rope his heart on their wedding night despite his reservations.
Sissy Drake had no choice but to become a mail order bride. Her Pa was dead for a year when her aunt passed too, taking away her home with no other options available to her. When she met Caleb, she found him to be domineering and gruff, but she was determined to tame him and be the wife he needed.
Little did both of them know that her brother, Lawson, followed Sissy to Caleb’s ranch determined to find the stagecoach money their Pa hid. He had an old score to settle with Caleb too and wouldn’t let anything stand in his way.
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