Friday, December 26, 2014

The Christmas Mail Order Bride by Kit Morgan

Title:  The Christmas Mail Order Bride
Series:  Holiday Mail Order Brides #1
Author:  Kit Morgan
Published:  October 13/13 by Angel Creek Press
Length:  148pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  bought
Rating: ★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he'd been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!

Summer James was young, she was beautiful and, an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, eighteen and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn't count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley's Christmas present!

My Review:

The premise of this novella definitely has potential. The synopsis itself made me giggle & I was really looking forward to reading it. I enjoyed reading it. This was a quick, sweet read, but it lacked substance. There were more than a few times where I found myself questioning things that just didn’t quite make sense to me. The story also lacked in descriptions. I felt like they literally were nowhere. I had no sense of the town or the surrounding area. I definitely laughed a lot while reading this, however. The situations that the characters were in was comical.

I found the characters in this novella to be superficial. Morgan doesn’t take the time to develop them or let her readers get to know them. The naiveté and oh poor me aura of the main character got old after a while. It was understandable, but did become tedious.

As a whole, this was an enjoyable, quick, sweet read. But it had the potential to be so much more.

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