(Brides of Seattle Series, book 1)
By: Tracie Peterson
Bethany House Publishing
1888 Seattle Washington:
Although Lenore Fulcher had a spoiled upbringing she believed marriage should be between two people who truly loved each other. At twenty-one, she was still willing to wait for true love at the risk of becoming an old maid. Her father wanted to see her settled and agreed to let one of his widower employees who was 17 years her senior come calling, making Lenore unhappy and desperate to find a husband.
Abrianna, Lenore’s best friend certainly doesn’t care what people think of her. She is determined to help those who are destitute in the worst part of town, in spite of the danger.
Kolbein Booth, a lawyer from Chicago comes to Seattle looking for his sister, thinking she answered a mail-order-bride ad. He bursts into the bridal school where Abrianna was raised, thinking it was possibly a brothel only to find she is not there, but…Lenore and Abrianna….were.
I found this storyline somewhat hard to follow making this review difficult to write. I realize since this is the first book in a new series many characters are being developed along with their storyline. However at first I thought the book was going to be about Lenore and Kolbein but quickly Abrianna became the focal character or so it seemed to me. Hopefully as the series unfolds the characters and storyline will have more depth. I have read several books by Ms. Peterson and am confident by the next book she will have pulled it all together. I am looking forward to the next in the series to see how these characters unfold.
This is truly and entertaining historical romance. If you are a fan of Ms. Peterson, it is really worth reading.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Bethany House, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.