Popular evangelical Christian novelist Gist tells a could-have-happened tale of a Seattle landowner who requires a wife to keep his acres. The Wedding Is All Planned Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride. In s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could. A Bride In The Bargain By Deeanne Gist – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels , reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Asa Mercer decides to leave the West and head East to bring brides back by ship for all the lonely fellows out West. Then she learns that Denton doesn’t want a cook, but a wife, so that he can keep his land.

If a book doesn’t focus on it I’m usually fine because as deeanne reading these books it doesn’t bother us to read about curves or whatever, but in my opinion this particular book was way too focused on it and things git are private for a reason,which really, really disappointed me.

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There is an attempted rape, which is stopped early on and there was nothing too discriptive. Sure, he gave up everything he loves for the girl but honestly, based on his attitude, I don’t think that’s possible. The romance between the bt was believable and when Joe put his mind to wooing Anna, extremely romantic.

The trembling in her legs spread to every place his gaze touched.

Well, if you’re looking for a wonderful book with a heap load of sexual tension, here you go. She is new author to me, but I was quiet please with the change of pace and her writing techniques. And this is where we meet Anna who desperately needs a new start and thinks she is hride to Seattle to be Joe Denten’s cook and has bridd idea that Joe already has the wedding planned because without a bride he will lose half his land.


Characters – I especially like the heroine in this because of all the characters, she’s the one with the character development. Deeanne lives in South Carolina with her husband.

Its an overused one and I don’t find it realistic in any way for two people to act that truly love each other. She knew it was. Today was not that day. The narrative is a treat, the tempo impeccable.

Joe must convince Anna to marry him before it’s too late, and Anna must convince Joe only love will induce her to marriage. Set to lose half his timberland unless kn finds a wife soon, widower Joe Denton places an order for a bride who can cook.

Please review your cart. I found it enjoyable and stayed up late to finish it. I would actually give it 3. With the watch pin on her gown.

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist – FictionDB

Also, I found bartain dialog was sometimes stilted, with them seeming to say only what was necessary, rather than their words having the more poetic quality of many other romances I’ve read. Aug 02, Em Chainey Bookowski rated it liked it Shelves: I wanted to smack her parents, especially her dad, who really put some stupid ideas into her head.

This audiobook can be listened to on: I thought she was definitely a good contrast to his I enjoyed this book Jun 08, Laura rated it it was amazing.


Anna Ivey’s journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. While character driven, the setting is detailed and beautifully described and I could almost feel myself dwarfed by the giant Redwood trees Joe so loved.

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This story is about a man who moved out northwest to make his fortune in lumber. But, think about it, Anna absolutely refuses to marry Joe even though she is in love with him and he has been incredibly kind, patient and generous to her and obviously cares a great deal about her. While that may be a good thing for some Jun 10, Kellyn Roth rated it liked it Shelves: And deeabne true stubborn woman fashion, she refuses I really enjoyed this story by Deeanne Gist.

After all, Anna is terrified of someone who’d been abusive, so it would have been nice to see ceeanne how she realized this guy wasn’t the abusive type a 3. Mar 12, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: 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?

In every case, their thr were much more severe than his.