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Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson
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Nov 15, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 09 to 15, 2011

This book is a really fun Christian romance with interesting and heroic female characters.

There are 16 women tricked into a trip to Nebraska with the promise of their own land to homestead. However, when they get to the town just before their destination they all find out that the plan is not for them to have a homestead, but to marry the men they will soon meet. They are not only promised as wives to the lucky man who can charm them, but their dances are sold to the men of the town before their arrival.

Six of the women on this trip decide not to let this plan become their future, and instead five of them decide to homestead around the quiet town they are stopped at. Caroline, Hettie, Ella, Zita, and Ruth.

As the women start setting up their homestead they each start to deal with their past. It is difficult as they address the emotional baggage that comes along with abusive relationships, a husband who is alcoholic, being widowed from a man truly loved and other issues. But, the people that have become friends and the men who start falling in love with them show support the women have never had before. The women also become a family as they share their homesteads and their joint home. They learn to use each other's skills to benefit the whole while they work for a goal.

As the women gain faith and love they is a good and uplifting story.

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