What a lovely story this book was, it had a bit of everything I look for in a sweet historical romance read. I have read a few of Faith Crawford book and each one offers something to the reader. I received an ARC copy of this book and this is my voluntary and honest review that I would recommend to any historical romance reader. This is a short novella that will give you a sweet loving feeling when you finish and a hope to read more about these characters that you have gotten to know. I have read a few historical mail-order brides books and I found it unusual that the bride and groom did not get married straight away even with her residing in the same house unchaperoned to be very strange for the time. But in saying that the author never did give us a timeframe in which this story took place in and maybe the fact that he was a doctor this situation was overlooked.
Emily had a wonderful life with her parents and 3 sisters and a job that she enjoyed until one night changed it all. With no other options when her employer decides to move, she writes to a young Doctor to become his Mail Order Bride. She must do what must be done to help her sisters who need the help of their mean Aunt to give them a place to live but Emily must pay for them to be there.
Geoffrey loves being a doctor out west but it can be a lonely life and his one wish is for a family of his own so when he writes to his cousin about his problem and dreams, she returns his letter with a letter from an interested bride.
Emily finds she enjoys the life out west and the life of a Doctor’s wife as she falls for the very handsome man, but life is about to change when she receives a letter from her sisters. Their aunt is treating them badly, so when Geoffrey finds out he offers to bring the sister to town. But one good deed may cause a world of pain and heartache for the newlyweds if Emily and her sisters are not saved in time.
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