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Prize Winning Story - Clean Romance!

It was to be the big day for Eli. His fiancée, Molly, was coming in on a ship. Two years earlier, unable to find work in England, he had headed for America. His ship was caught in a storm, and he ended up, not in Pennsylvania as he planned, but in Newfoundland.
But that was all behind him now. He had written to Molly every day for the t
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Paperback, 150 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Publishing Inspiration (first published February 23rd 2013)
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Aurora
Jun 18, 2013 Aurora rated it liked it
Shelves: the-g-series
Name of Book: The Mail-Order Bride

Author: Daris Howard

ISBN: 9781480200388

Publisher: Publishing Inspiration

Type of book: christian, Canada, mail order bride, friendship, romance, marriage, love, christian messages and themes

Year it was published: 2013

Summary:

It was to be the big day for Eli. His fiancée, Molly, was coming in on a ship. Two years earlier, unable to find work in England, he had headed for America. His ship was caught in a storm, and he ended up, not in Pennsylvania as he planned,
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Jane Geddis
Jun 01, 2013 Jane Geddis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
The more things change the more they stay the same. So exchanged for a plot from contemporary times this would play out that a guy gets a date with a girl who he is really really attracted to, but who is a little out of his league, and a little narcissistic. She says yes but brings a less attractive friend to dinner. Leaving halfway through, guy gets stuck with girl's friend. Finds out it's not all about looks and falls in love with the substitute date original girl brought to dinner. This all ...more
Claire
Apr 18, 2013 Claire rated it it was ok
I got this free from Amazon.

This book was quite long. I found that I started skimming when I got about half way through the book. The author is most descriptive about the layout of the land, which I usually skim over with every book. She also added in some back story with some characters.
The character development was pretty good. I found that I was able to understand and know the main characters well. I'm glad the reader was able to get to know Jim and I found his character to be very likable.
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R. Dewitt
Jul 11, 2014 R. Dewitt rated it really liked it
I love that the book was a "Clean Read". The story line focused on learning to love and forgiving those around you. There are no sex scenes or heavy touching. There may be one or two sweet kisses, but that is all. This is a "find your own worth" book. Eli wants to prove to Anya that she is worth more than one dollar. It is worth a read and the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the time period. In the very first few pages we learn that it is based in the 1920's, but I think ...more
Faith
Throughout the entire book, I was clueless about what time period this book was in. Sometimes it felt like it was set in the late 1800s, and sometimes it was much too modern for that. No, there were no cars, but some of the dialogue seemed like it was possibly set in the mid to late 1900s. Finally about 3/4ths of the way through, I found out it is probably set in the 1920s or so. This problem and other plot holes left me feeling bereft of a great story.
Betty
Apr 21, 2013 Betty rated it it was amazing
I love the idea of 'mail order brides' and had to get this book for title alone. I was expecting the normal mail order book format but was pleasantly surprised that this one was different. There is a depth to the writing and it has a very moral message to share with the reader. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable read.
Emmeline
Apr 04, 2013 Emmeline rated it it was ok
Well, good and bad (did they use the word 'dating' in this time period?), but overall never really felt attached to the characters, like I think I liked Old Jim better than the two main characters. Fun story idea, though.
Jennifer
Apr 16, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
It was a slow read, very clean romance though that was appreciated. I thought it would have been better if it hadn't taken so long for the marriage, and gave some insight in to their new lives together.
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Jun 11, 2013 Brooke -Brooke's Books rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I got this as a free e-book. I really enjoyed it. I liked the characters. I liked the backdrop. I liked the tenderness in the relationships. This is a sweet, clean read.
Shelly
Mar 28, 2013 Shelly rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
The setting and differences between the characters were interesting. I was put off by the style somewhat.
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Daris Howard, an award winning author and playwright, grew up on an Idaho farm. He was a state champion athlete, competed in college athletics, and lived for a time in New York.
He has worked as a cowboy, a mechanic, in farming, and in the timber industry. He is now a college professor. He has also been a scoutmaster, having up to 18 boys in his scout troop at a time. In his wide range of experi
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