Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Bride for Keeps
Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
by
Melissa Jagears


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word From The Author:

I am a stay at home mother on a tiny little farm with a fixer-upper house. As much as I love writing and reading about homesteaders, I am so glad I’m a homesteader during an era with modern grocery stores to take up for my slack. I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher by trade, and I still work occasionally in that field along with being my church’s financial secretary and writing novels.

My husband and I have been married since 2001 and have a daughter and two little boys. My husband shares my fascination with traditional living except for being more hands on. He loves blacksmithing, knife smithing, traditional archery, hunting, etc. Generally whatever a mountain man does, he does it or has or wants to attempt it. He comes in handy for research! And of course, the rest of the family gets involved. I have my own blackpowder rifle, named Calvin, that my husband made for me. And I’m pretty sure my daughter is probably one of very few her age who can instruct adults how to shoot a longbow properly. The boy digs random holes in my yard to make “cement” with dirt and water making our yard a tripping hazard. The baby does what babies do.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Tender Tale of Love on the Prairie Perfect for CBA Readers!

Although Everett Cline can hardly keep up with the demands of his homestead, he won't humiliate himself by looking for a helpmate ever again--not after being jilted by three mail-order brides. When a well-meaning neighbor goes behind his back to bring yet another mail-order bride to town, he has good reason to doubt it will work, especially after getting a glimpse at the woman in question. She's the prettiest woman he's ever seen, and it's just not possible she's there to marry a simple homesteader like him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. Having finally worked up the courage to leave her life in Massachusetts, she's determined to find a place where people will value her for more than her looks. Having run out of all other options, Julia resorts to a mail-order marriage in far-away Kansas.

Everett is skeptical a cultured woman like Julia could be happy in a life on the plains, while Julia, deeply wounded by a past relationship, is skittish at the idea of marriage at all. When, despite their hesitations, they agree to a marriage in name only, neither one is prepared for the feelings that soon arise to complicate their arrangement. Can two people accustomed to keeping their distance let the barricades around their hearts down long enough to fall in love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Bride for Keeps, go HERE.

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41 comments:

Rulan said...

http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Cheryl said...

http://cherylschristianbookconnection.blogspot.com/2013/10/cfba-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Cindy W. said...

Published with review.

http://cindywoolard.blogspot.com/2013/09/christian-fiction-blog-alliance-review_28.html

Jasmine said...

Posted @ http://jassgreatreads.blogspot.com/2013/10/this-week-christian-fiction-blog_16.html

Lori said...

http://smilinginthebackground.blogspot.ca/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Michelle said...

http://www.ihopeyoudanceinlife.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-book-review.html

Leah Courtney said...

http://leahsgoodreads.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html#.Ul6V91A7h7s

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Post and review here: http://www.acookingbookworm.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html. Sweet mail-order bride story!

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun book! Scheduled for Friday here:
http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html

Jalynn Patterson said...

http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/10/cfba-review-bride-for-keeps-bymelissa.html

dwolters said...

http://dwolters.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears-book-reivew/

Michelle said...

http://michelletuck.com/blog/a-bride-for-keeps/

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Preview posted with mention of the free ebook prequel. http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2013/10/16/a-bride-for-keeps/

Tori Theriot said...

http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2013/10/book-review-bride-for-keeps.html
Great book!!

Tori Theriot said...

http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2013/10/book-review-bride-for-keeps.html
Great book!!

Heart2Heart said...

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html

Absolutely LOVED this one! Can't wait for more!!! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing tour.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

jsparrow747 said...

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CWAHM said...

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Caitlyn Santi said...

http://justyouraveragereviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa.html?m=1

Brittanie said...

http://abookloverforever.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

April Erwin said...

mine's up at http://projectinga.blogspot.com/2013/10/cfba-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html

Erin Slocum said...

http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Faye said...

http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Abbi Hart said...

Loved this book! Review here: http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

vicjbr said...

http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/10/my-review-bride-for-keeps-is-that-shows.html

vicjbr said...

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Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html

splashesofjoy said...

http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5242&action=edit&message=9

splashesofjoy said...

Sorry the previous post I left has the incorrect link. Here is the correct link. Review to follow shortly!

http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/cfba-presents-a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears/

Hobbies on a Budget said...

http://hobbiesonabudget.com/2013/10/18/bride-keeps/

Melissa said...

http://kaufmanscottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/book-review-bride-for-keeps.html

JoyAnne said...

http://joyanne-decomyheart.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html

jenmom said...

Post is up:
http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html

Mommy T said...

http://hopintomyworld.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Great book! Thanks so much.

Lynn P said...

http://ladybug-chronicles.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

aimymichelle said...

http://aimymichelle.blogspot.com/2013/10/cfba-blog-tour-bride-for-keeps-by.html

Pam said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=15892

Posted with review.

apple blossom said...

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps-by-melissa-jagears.html

Lauri M said...

http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/10/cfba-bride-for-keeps.html

Deanna said...

http://ldgermany.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-bride-for-keeps.html (Never received this book.)