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A bride in storeA Bride in Store is the first novel I have read by new author, Melissa Jagears. Judging by this novel, I would be interested in reading her debut novel. This particular story is slow in parts, but still enjoyable. There is even an unexpected and exciting twist I did not see coming. I struggle in rating this book because while it was interesting and well written, I found myself a little bored. However, if you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction with Romance and a little drama, you will likely be satisfied with A Bride in Store.

What I loved about this book is the strong female character author Melissa Jagears created in Eliza. By the way, I adore the name Eliza! Eliza doesn’t back down easy and shows determination not often written into the character of a mail order bride! In A Bride in Store, Eliza Cantrell is headed out west to meet her fiance and get acquainted with his store for which she has big ideas. When she arrives early, and Axel isn’t in town, Eliza meets William Stanton and an unplanned friendship and love interest begins.

This is a lovely story, it just isn’t my favorite this year. I did like it enough to look forward to other titles by Melissa Jagears. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.