This book is part of The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides series in which I am totally enjoying. This is book 4 so a rundown of the series is based around a little town of Noelle, Colorado in 1876 that is hoping to get the railroad to its little community to save the life of the town. The town has a deadline from the railroad company to show that their town is growing by sixth of January, so they have twelve men commit to finding a bride. The twelve men all have a different reason for agreeing to the mail-order bride plan, but it’s when the brides arrive on Christmas Eve that all parties become unsure about the decision that they have made and the road they plan may be in jeopardy.
I have never read anything by Jacqui Nelson before this book but have since checked out her other books as I really enjoyed her story. The author's characters were delightful, sweet and very interesting with secrets and issues to overcome along the way. I very much enjoyed the Grandfather Gus; he played a very funny role in this story. This is a sweet read but does indicate more than just kissing which was totally fine with me and had a very important role in this story unveil. If you have not read any books in this series I would urge you to give them a look.
Jack Peregrine is a very busy man in town and has been married before and thought he would never go their again, until the town needs him. The family is very important to Jack and keeping tabs on his absent-minded grandfather Gus can in itself take up most of his time. So Jack asks for a wife a sturdy wife that could help with his freight business and his Grandfather. Jack lost a leg in the war and feels like he will not make a very good husband, he also wants an honest wife with no secrets.
Bernadette Bellamy is going by the name of Birdie Bell as she tries to hide herself in life, a life caused by her brothers thieving gang back in Canada. Her dream is to have her own dress shop and to be happy with no one knowing who she is. But can secrets be kept even in this small town of Noelle and from the man that catches her gaze when she first arrives in town. Birdie is small in size but she has had to learn to survive on her own, so she is emotionally strong and finds comfort in sewing.
If you have not read any books in this series I would urge you to give them a look.
The Partridge: The First Day: The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 1 by Kit Morgan http://amzn.to/2Aq8B6V
The Dove: The Second Day The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides book 2 by Shanna Hatfield http://amzn.to/2kj04i0
The Hens: The Third Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 3) by Merry Farmer http://amzn.to/2np9vh5
The Calling Birds: The Fourth Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 4)
Dec 4, 2017 by Jacqui Nelson http://amzn.to/2jEBBA0
The Gold Ring: the Fifth Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 5)
Dec 5, 2017 by Caroline Lee http://amzn.to/2jEBWTi
The Goose: The Sixth Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 6)
Dec 6, 2017 by Peggy L Henderson http://amzn.to/2BE4rJ3
The Swan: The Seventh Day: The 12 Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides Book 7
Dec 7, 2017 by Piper Huguley http://amzn.to/2nosV5Q
The Maid, The Eighth Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 8)
Dec 8, 2017 by Rachel Wesson http://amzn.to/2jafoKv
The Dancing Lady: The Ninth Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 9)
Dec 9, 2017 by Mimi Milan http://amzn.to/2jECBUM
The Lord: The Tenth Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 10)
Dec 10, 2017 by Danica Favorite http://amzn.to/2jFwUWs
The Piper: The Eleventh Day (The 12 Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 11)
Dec 11, 2017 by Amanda McIntyre http://amzn.to/2idGIa9
The Drum: The Twelfth Day (Twelve Days of Christmas Mail-Order Brides Book 12)
Dec 12, 2017 by E.E. Burke http://amzn.to/2j9Obb3