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The Substitute Bride

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Jared Callahan's mysterious bride 

Rancher Jared Callahan eagerly awaited the arrival of his mail-order bride. But instead of the kindhearted woman who wrote about escaping her constrained city life, the beauty who arrived in his remote frontier town couldn't remember anything. Not him, not their long-distance courtship, not even her own name. What is he going to d
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nov 23, 2013 LAWonder10 rated it really liked it
I love mail order bride stories! I am certain many of them did not turn out well, it still is somewhat of a romantic concept. People actually fell in love through the mail as some do now through the internet. They sometimes actually fall in love with the person and not just the image. Some of the strongest marriages I know were first built on their friendship before they fell in love. Sometimes, as it is now, it was simply to get away from an unhappy home or situation. I am sure many of those w ...more
"The Substitute Bride" by linda S. Glad is a book that I sure wasn't expecting for it being a Heartsong Presents book. I have come to expect them to an easy read with a lot of fluff and no real meat to it. Well this book had meat to it that is for sure and I really enjoyed the book.

The storyline of a young woman who has no memory whatsoever after a train accident and a rancher, Jared, who is positive the young woman is his mail order bride, Rebecca Layne. Getting to say their "I do" is a bit of
Aug 14, 2013 Madonna rated it it was amazing
The Substitute Bride was a really great rendition of the typical "mail order bride" story. The characters were well written and very believable. I enjoyed it.
Cherie Halstead
Feb 11, 2015 Cherie Halstead rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I enjoyed the storyline and the setting where it took place. I liked the characters to. I would recommend this book.
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Sep 27, 2013 Jeanie Mccarthy Pityinger rated it it was amazing
I didn't understand the title of the book at first, but caught on later to it's meaning. It was a heartwarming story - she had to be SO frightened to not know who she was, where she came from, etc. and to be thrust into an unknown world, to be told she was to be married to a man she'd never met...did nothing to relieve her anxiety. He was such a kindhearted, godly, patient man - giving her time to get back her memories before they made it a marriage in more than name only, WHICH only gave them t ...more
Aug 04, 2013 June rated it it was amazing
Jared goes to meet his mail-order-bride only to find that the train derailed and in the process she's lost her memory and wants nothing to do with him. Not knowing what to do or where to go, she finally agrees to marry him since her
only other option is to go work in the saloon. Giving each other time to figure out what they should do results in their becoming friends and taking care of each other in times of physical trial. Eventually the whole story is figured out and the ending is a nice surpr
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Aug 19, 2013 Glenda Joy rated it it was amazing
A well-written attention keeping story that teaches as well. Applicable to today's world of e-mail and on-line mingle groups as well as those who can and cannot be trusted.
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Linda, married with three grown children and three grandchildren, is a complete triple-A personality. How else would she find time to write as well as be an agent for Hartline Literary Agency? She loves any and every thing about the written word and loves when families pass stories along through the generations as her mother did with her. She was blessed to have served in the Air Force at a time w ...more
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