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Instant Prairie Family

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Will Hopkins's new housekeeper is the prettiest young woman he's ever seen--and that's the problem. Will thought Abigail Stewart would be a middle-aged matron well suited to hardscrabble prairie life. Even if his young sons are entranced by her wholesome kindness, his only option is to send Abby back east. For the sake of propriety...and his guarded heart.
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ebook, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Love Inspired Historicals (first published January 1st 2012)
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This wasn't an okay little prairie romance. However, if you want this same basic story with richer depth and texture I would read Borrowed Light by Carla Kelly. ...more
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Oct 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good old prairie survival
Shelley Chastagner
Will and Abby make for a memorable story. I found the three boys appealing and sweet. Pastor Collin is funny and precocious. Even though he's supposed to be in his mid twenties, his wisdom mixed with humor gives the feeling of a much older minister. I liked that both Will and Abby's characters had strong christian values and ethics. Abby, especially, continued to rely on God to lead her even when all seemed to by hopeless. Will believing that he was following God's will learns that it's really h ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All she wanted was to be loved for herself. All he wanted was a housekeeper and to never love again. Through the mix ups and misunderstandings, they both survive and find that life is much better together than alone. Sometimes we just have to let nature take it's course and not tell it what it's going to do.

This was a well written story and moved right along. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Looking forward to more possibly, when her nieces and nephews show up.
Jennifer Marksch
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book! I like the mail-order bride thing and this put a different view on it.
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice, quick read, at times became frustrated with main characters. Talk to each other for goodness sakes!
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