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Stranger's Bride (Kansas Brides #1)

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Nathan McClain is backed into a corner. Either he must marry, as dictated by his father's will, or he will lose the ranch that has been in his family for three generations. Angry and bitter about his choices, he seeks a woman who will join herself to him in name only. Desperate to escape her abusive stepfather, Sara Donaldson accepts a long-distance marriage proposal from ...more
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Published (first published January 1st 2014)
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Alicia
Dec 16, 2015 Alicia rated it it was ok
I've been really enjoying Denise Hunter's contemporary fiction, but at heart I'm more of a historical kind of person. So when I found out Hunter has written some Historical fiction I was excited to give it a try. I have read two of her historical fiction books now and it's convinced me that I enjoy her contemporary books more. The two books I've read in the Kansas Brides series were a lot more preachy. There were whole chapters that were made up by sermons, or insights from the scriptures. Now, ...more
Janine
Sep 27, 2014 Janine rated it really liked it
“Stranger's Bride” by Denise Hunter is the first book on her Kansas Brides series for Heartsong Presents. It is a lovely story of two people who are doing what they must out of desperation it seems. Neither know of the other reasons for their marriage of convenience, but together somehow they have to make things work for the better after all now they are married with no way out. A few truths are stretched, okay a few lies are told and when the truth comes out well other things come to light at t ...more
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Rebecca, North River patron, June 2015, 5 stars:

When Sara answers an advertisement placed by a rancher looking for a bride, she hopes that she has found a way to escape her abusive step-father. When Nathan placed the advertisement for a bride he wasn't looking for a loving wife - he only did it so that he could keep his ranch. They both get so much more than they were looking for. Great Christian Historical Fiction.
Marvy Herrera
I've read several books of Denise Hunter.. I enjoy them, when i find this book a couple weeks back i knew i had to read it.. Ohh what a wonderful story, just lovely.. I really enjoy it.
Michelle Lunsford
Mar 18, 2016 Michelle Lunsford rated it liked it
A simple read but enjoyable. It satisfied my hankering for a decent, historical-setting romance.
Jody
Oct 14, 2011 Jody rated it liked it
Kinda suprised to find I enjoyed this one.
Nathan is given the ulimatum of finding a wife or losing the family farm after his father dies (by his father's own will). Sara just wants to escape her abusive step-father. Nathan decides to put an add in the paper for a mail order bride and Sara's friend encourages her to answer.
Things just seem to get tangled mainly because of things left unsaid for so long. But slowly facts are revealed and dealt with.
Did not like Mara and would like to know if she
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May 21, 2014 Jennifer Lynn rated it did not like it
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Judie
Oct 26, 2011 Judie rated it liked it
Sweet, simple little story; a little preachy in places.
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Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of 20 novels, including Dancing with Fireflies and Convenient Groom.

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element,
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Other Books in the Series

Kansas Brides (4 books)
  • Never a Bride (Kansas Bride, #2)
  • Bittersweet Bride (Kansas Brides, #3)
  • His Brother's Bride (Kansas Brides, #4)

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