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Mistaken Bride (Irish Brides #2)

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When William Black's mail-order bride fails to appear at the Boston docks, he's relieved when beautiful, vibrant Bridget Murphy steps in. However, she has a surprise in store. She will be a temporary nanny to his young twins… but she will not marry without love. Faith Glen, Massachusetts, is worlds away from the poverty Bridget knew in Ireland. And William Black couldn't b ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Love Inspired
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Feb 02, 2015 LadyCalico rated it did not like it
I am so glad this one is done! This book was so dragged out and boring that merely saying that it was predictable and repetitious would be a gross understatement. Not only was the content a big nothing but the writing style was so Mickey Mouse that it seemed targeted for no one beyond a fifth-grade reading level. For me a romance just doesn't work unless the obstacles keeping the couple apart also work, by being realistic and stronger than their love. In this case the obstacles were ABSOLUTELY N ...more
Excellent book. I loved Bridget and her way of helping everyone she met. Will had originally asked her to marry him, but purely as a business arrangement. He had been betrayed before and refused to open himself up to that kind of hurt again. Bridget would not marry him, but she offered to be his children's nanny. As soon as she met them, they started to come out of their withdrawn states and act more like children. Will also found himself healing from that previous hurt. They almost lost their c ...more
Mar 04, 2017 Chanover55 rated it really liked it
Not having read book 1, I thought this was a bit slow at the beginning. William Black is looking for his mail order bride from Ireland when he comes across Bridget Murphy, fresh off the boat from Ireland. What will he do to bring his 3 yr old twins back to acting like children rather than reserved children and will Bridget be able to help?
Apr 20, 2012 Paula-O rated it really liked it
Mistaken Bride by Renee Ryan 2nd book in LIH Irish Brides series

This series was written by different authors yet the story seems to effortlessly move along..Book #2 is the story of Bridget Murphy.
Bridget and her sisters came to America by ship "The Annie McGee". she is now on the docks waiting for her sisters to embark when she spys a rugged but handsome young man searching the docks and she watches him wondering what or whom he is looking for. He introduces himself to her -William Black- and he
Apr 03, 2013 Jena rated it really liked it
Dare I say it, but the hero **almost** reminded me of a Kleypas hero (if he wasn't a total rake/rogue thinking about SEX). I really don't read that many Inspys - really I don't - I've only read 4. But I really did like this one. There is no sex/intimacy - but the passion and caring/pining is there! It was sweet and heartwarming - nothing offensive (also nothing overly preachy). The characters are all unique and dynamic (fun to read) and the plot flowed perfectly. This one was set in the Irish im ...more
Mar 15, 2012 Dawn rated it really liked it
The second book in the Irish Brides series picks up where Wedding Journey left off. This time it's Bridget's story. She's mistaken on the Boston docks as a mail-order bride. When she and her sister Nora arrive in Faith Glen, Bridget didn't know that she'd keep encountering William Black, the man who mistook her for his mail-order bride. He needs help with his young twins and she agrees to become their nanny. Will he be able to love her the way she wants and will she allow herself a chance to be ...more
Jun 24, 2012 Nellie rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Great read, clean and good enough for my teen daughter. From the book: When William Black's mail-order bride fails to appear at the Boston docks, he's relieved when beautiful, vibrant Bridget Murphy steps in. However, she has a surprise in store. She will be a temporary nanny to his young twins...but she will not marry without love. Faith Glen, Massachusetts, is worlds away from the poverty Bridget knew in Ireland. And William Black couldn't be more different from her faithles ...more
Nov 16, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. The plot was very typical of the Love Inspired Historicals for most of the book. Not complaining, that's why I keep reading them. The twist at the end was pretty good, but I think the plot would have been better serviced if the twist was more towards the middle of the book and the book more focused on the characters' reactions and adjustments to the twist, I think that would have made a more unique novel. I will look for the other 2 books in the series about the other two sisters.
Jan 29, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-inspired, 2012
I liked this book almost as much as the first one. This books was a pretty typical romance. You knew that the two should be together and it was just a matter of time. I liked the twist at the end. I didn't see that coming. Almost wished it happened sooner. In the first book, I loved meeting all of the characters on the ship who do make an appearance in this book as well. I would have enjoyed meeting some interesting characters in Faith Glen too.
Apr 27, 2013 Beck rated it really liked it
so I won this book as a goodreads giveaway quite a while ago and just found it again. I thought it was a really sweet story,and well written as well. it was nice to be able to learn about Irish history in an unconventional way, through the story. I found the characters well-developed and found myself sympathizing and understanding almost alkl of them. I hope to read the second book soon :)
Feb 24, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
A great book!! I usually read Christian romances because I like that they are clean, but sometimes I get more scripture quoting and trials of faith than actual romance. That was not the case with this book! It was a lovely sweet romance that I will enjoy reading again and again!
Karen Kirst
Jun 20, 2012 Karen Kirst rated it really liked it
This is a sweet story. Ms. Ryan does an excellent job bringing history to life with details of the hero's chocolate factory business. Her characters are likeable, the romance believable and intriguing. Great read!
May 27, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
I really did like this one, actually changes my mind from 3 stars to 4. I do like these clean historical novels. I loved the twins! I can't wait to read about sister #3 when her book comes out next week!
Lisa at Farm Fresh Adventures
It was okay. Too much of the "love at first sight". I mean, it was like I totally knew how it was going to end. The "twist" at the end wasn't a twist. Too frothy, not enough substance.
Mandi Morgan
Jul 26, 2015 Mandi Morgan rated it really liked it
Sweet story. Two broken souls who heal each other. Nice!
Rachel Williams
Dec 07, 2014 Rachel Williams rated it really liked it
I read this book a few summers ago, and I enjoyed the romantic longing and excitement for a certain ending.
May 29, 2013 Fedora rated it really liked it
The second in the Irish Brides trilogy, this story focuses on Bridget, the middle sister. Well written and plotted--I enjoyed this addition to the trio.
Laurel Murphy
Jan 07, 2015 Laurel Murphy rated it it was amazing
I loved it. It incorporated love and passion without compromising on their purity. The inner turmoil of the characters is really well portrayed.
Marvy Herrera
Ohh this is the kinda of books i wish there be another star!..Just the perfect balance.. Romance, drama, funny situations.. And a wonderful end.. I was kinda sorry when i finish the book.. :)
Cheryl Mclaws
Jul 07, 2012 Cheryl Mclaws rated it really liked it
Cute story, but I felt a little lost in places. Then I realized this was the second in a series. LOL! So I guess it was my fault I was lost! :)
4 stars. A really enjoyable story. Review to follow.
Sep 07, 2012 Kelsey rated it liked it
it was a fine story and I enjoyed th characters, it was just a little overdone with some of the fluffiness of the language.
Scott Roberts
Nov 23, 2014 Scott Roberts rated it it was amazing
The book cover looks nice.
Sep 10, 2014 Dakota rated it liked it

It was ok but forgettable. I dont know if it's the style but I didnt really root for the characters so much as the first book in the series
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 17, 2014 04:27PM  
  • The Wedding Journey (Irish Brides, # 1)
  • A Baby Between Them (Irish Brides, #3)
  • The Bridal Swap (Smoky Mountain Matches, #2)
  • The Doctor Takes a Wife (Brides of Simpson Creek, #2)
  • The Homesteader's Sweetheart
  • The Baron's Governess Bride (Glass Slipper Brides, #2)
  • An Honorable Gentleman
  • The Outlaw's Return (The Women of Swan's Nest, #3)
  • The Substitute Bride
  • Love on the Range
  • Unlawfully Wedded Bride
  • The Cowboy Tutor (Three Brides for Three Cowboys, #1)
  • Engaging the Earl
  • The Unlikely Wife (Bowen, #2)
  • Yukon Wedding (Alaskan Brides, #1)
  • The Protector
  • The Marshal's Promise
  • Mail-Order Christmas Brides: Her Christmas Family\Christmas Stars for Dry Creek
Renee Ryan grew up in a small Florida beach town. Surfing didn’t work for her, but that didn’t keep her from watching others tackle the waves. To entertain herself during those countless hours of “laying-out”, she read many of the classics. It wasn’t until the summer between her sophomore and junior years at Florida State University that she read her first romance novel. Hooked from page one, she ...more
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Irish Brides (3 books)
  • The Wedding Journey (Irish Brides, # 1)
  • A Baby Between Them (Irish Brides, #3)

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