Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Brides of Seattle

Steadfast Heart (Brides of Seattle, #1)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
4 Stars

Tracie Peterson introduces us to her new historical series Brides of Seattle.
Here's a little bit about her new book:

Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious despite her spoiled upbringing. Her deepest desire at the age of twenty is to find true love. However, her father believes she's wasted enough time searching for a suitable husband, and he wants to marry her off to one of his business partners--thirty-seven-year-old James Rybus. But the idea of marriage to a man so much older is out of the question for Lenore.

Kolbein Booth, a lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Sick with worry, he storms the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister, only to learn she isn't there. But Lenore Fulcher is, and something about her captures his attention.

Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out...

My thoughts are that Ms. Peterson has written a wonderful, historical romance that centers around Lenore Fulcher and Abrianna Cunningham.  I liked both characters, but there were times I wanted to tell both to open their eyes and see what's in front of them.  I love Abrianna's convictions to her faith and applaud her volunteer service.  She is an example of how all Christians should act in the service to others.  Lenore reminds me of most Christians.  She will do what's expected of her by society standards, but Abrianna opens her eyes to what true Christian charity is. Lenore now questions her own motives. 
Abrianna and Lenore meet and make friends with Kolbein Booth and attorney from Chicago who's looking for his sister.  I immediately like Kolbein.  His character is one that shows fidelity to his own convictions. 
This story is about Christian service, trust, questions of faith and romance.  The wonderful imagery drew me into the story, but the characters kept me turning the page.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series. 
I obtained this book from Netgalley for a honest review without bias as stated above. 

Meet the Author:
Tracie Peterson

Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

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