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The Bridal Swap (Smoky Mountain Matches #2)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  242 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
The heiress Josh O'Malley has courted by mail is on her way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to become his wife. His dreams are coming true, and together, they'll create the family he's always wanted. But when the stagecoach arrives, it's not his intended who exits, but her sister, Kate!She came to end her sister's engagement, but with her duty completed, Kate Morgan is in no hur ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2012)
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3 1/2 stars, really, but I'll mark it at 4.
I really liked the story and how it turned out. There were some things, though, -- mostly dialogue, I think -- that just felt misplaced in a historical book.
Jan 29, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-inspired, 2012
Although not as suspenseful as The Reluctant Outlaw, I think that I enjoyed this book even more. I liked Josh and Kate and seeing their personal struggles. I liked the beautiful descriptions of Gatlinburg and meeting all of Josh's family.
Janis Kay
Feb 18, 2012 Janis Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, christian-fic
Not as good as it's predecessor, still a nice story with main characters trying to put their past behind them.
Feb 05, 2012 Lynsay rated it it was amazing
Amazing. I never wanted to put it down. I felt I was right there with the characters and feeling what they feel.
Oct 04, 2016 Val rated it it was amazing
"im not the bride you initially picked out". that line is at the end of the book and it says it all. Kate went to tell Josh her sister wasn't marring him because she wed another and she fell in love herself. I loved this book but be aware that you will go on a emotional journey that you might not be aware of.
May 31, 2012 Lori rated it really liked it
This is a sweet, clean romance. Kate Morgan travels from New York City to Tennessee to inform her sister's fiance that she is already wed to someone else. Of course, love blossoms between Kate and Josh, the jilted fiance. I liked that Kate had made mistakes, errors of judgement in her past. She felt unworthy of a good, upright man. She sought forgiveness from God and then had to become courageous enough to tell her secret and put the outcome in the Lord's hands. The book isn't preachy, but the c ...more
Wendy Sparkes
Loved this 2nd book in the Smoky Mountain Matches Series.

#1 The Reluctant Outlaw by Karen Kirst
#3 The Gift of Family Merry Christmas, Cowboy\Smoky Mountain Christmas by Linda Ford
#4 His Mountain Miss by Karen Kirst
Feb 15, 2012 Cristina rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

This was my first Harlequin and pure romance novel. It was okay... A little too instant love for me, but I did finish it in two days.

I did like that both people had issues and eventually fall in love because I'm cheesy like that, but this isn't a story I would've picked out myself. 2.5 to 3 stars.
Not a bad story, but I had some serious misgivings about the heroine's need for forgiveness. I wanted a much more definitive message that she had NOTHING to be ashamed of.
Nov 20, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
Apr 17, 2013 Angelyn rated it it was ok
Not well written and very predictable
Melissa T
Aug 13, 2012 Melissa T rated it liked it
Maybe 3.5, taking into account the genre. It's probably one I'll pick up again on an afternoon when I don't have another book.
Dec 10, 2013 Shawn rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book from Ms. Kirst. Love these characters and the way they pull you into their stories.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
May 14, 2012 Miss Pippi the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: faith-fiction
Time Period: 1880
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the orning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. ~ Isaiah 44:22
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Smoky Mountain Matches
Category: Inspirational Romance
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I mostly liked this, but at times it was excessively "preachy".
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Really cute story - engaging characters I really cared about. Well written and enjoyable read.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jan 17, 2015 03:07PM  
  • Mistaken Bride (Irish Brides, #2)
  • A Baby Between Them (Irish Brides, #3)
  • The Wedding Journey (Irish Brides, # 1)
  • The Baron's Governess Bride (Glass Slipper Brides, #2)
  • Highland Hearts
  • Brides of the West: Josie's Wedding Dress\Last Minute Bride\Her Ideal Husband
  • Unlawfully Wedded Bride
  • Engaging the Earl
  • The Cowboy Tutor (Three Brides for Three Cowboys, #1)
  • The Unlikely Wife (Bowen, #2)
  • The Marshal's Promise
  • Love on the Range
  • Mail-Order Holiday Brides: Home for Christmas/Snowflakes for Dry Creek
  • An Inconvenient Match
  • Mail Order Cowboy (Brides of Simpson Creek, #1)
  • The Aristocrat's Lady
  • An Honorable Gentleman
  • Marrying Miss Marshal
Karen Kirst was born and raised in East Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains. A lifelong lover of books, it wasn't until after college that she had the grand idea to write one herself. The pursuit of her dream would take longer than she first anticipated...years, in fact. In the fall of 2010, she got the happy news that Harlequin Love Inspired Historical wanted to publish her manuscript-a true ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Smoky Mountain Matches (10 books)
  • The Reluctant Outlaw (Smoky Mountain Matches, #1)
  • His Mountain Miss (Smoky Mountain Matches, #3)
  • The Husband Hunt (Smoky Mountain Matches, #4)
  • Married by Christmas (Smoky Mountain Matches, #5)
  • From Boss to Bridegroom (Smoky Mountain Matches, #6)
  • The Bachelor's Homecoming (Smoky Mountain Matches, #7)
  • Reclaiming His Past (Smoky Mountain Matches, #8)
  • The Sheriff's Christmas Twins (Smoky Mountain Matches #9)
  • Wed by Necessity (Smoky Mountain Matches #10)

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