A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears! This is the first of Melissa's books that I've read, but it definitely won't be the last. In fact, I plan on going back and reading the other books in this series. Check out the book and giveaway info as well and my full review below...

A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3)A Bride at Last
(Unexpected Brides #4)
by Melissa Jagears
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, 336 Pages
July 7th 2015 by Bethany House Publishers      

Summary

Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

     

My Review

The beginning of A Bride at Last where readers meet sweet Anthony, feisty Kate, and an unsure Silas was a great start to this story. It pulled me in immediately with its full characters, heart-wrenching story, sweet inspirational moments that weaved seamlessly through the story, a boy whose life had been nothing but rough, and a romance with plenty of sparks. Needless to say my interest continued all the way through to the end.

Kate was such a fun, strong, and lovely character. The love she had for Anthony was great as was the love that began to grow for Silas. I loved her spunk and her need to run. Silas had his struggles, but I love the honorable and trustworthy man he was and how he cared for both Anthony and Kate. Anthony added to the story, although I would have loved a little more from his character. There were other characters that I liked as well mostly in Silas's hometown, who cared for both Silas and Kate. Some of the characters were from prior books in the series and have my interest piqued. 

There were plenty of twists and turns in the story, which kept it interesting and moving along. Some of them surprised me and I loved how the conflict was resolved, especially one involving a crate and an old bottle of wine. The romance was sweet and swoon-worthy and the inspiration felt completely natural, which is just how I like it.

I'd highly recommend A Bride at Last to those who enjoy reading Christian historical romance. It was an enjoyable read and I'll be going back to read the rest of the series as well as whatever Jagears writes next.


Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank Bethany House and Litfuse for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears, an ESL teacher by trade and the author of "A Bride for Keeps" and "A Bride in Store," is a stay-at-home mother on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. She's a member of ACFW and CROWN fiction marketing, and her passion is to help Christian believers mature in their faith and judge rightly.


Tour-Wide Giveaway

Can Silas and Kate overcome their rocky start and experience healing—and possibly love? Discover the answer in Melissa Jagears' new book, A Bride at LastNeither Kate nor Silas is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light as they attempt to prove nine-year-old Anthony's paternity to the court. Can their wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

Celebrate the release of A Bride at Last by entering to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVPing to Melissa's August 4th author chat party!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 gift card to Netflix (for a family movie night), Shutterfly (to create a family memory book), or TablePlayGames (for a family game night)
  • One copy of A Bride at Last
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4. The winner will be announced at Melissa's 8/4 A Bride at Last Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Melissa and fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!

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