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His Brother's Wife

(Willow Creek #5)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  316 ratings  ·  22 reviews
When Grace Kingston accepts a wedding proposal through a mail-order bride agency and travels across country to be married, she has no idea her bridegroom is a fourteen-year-old boy. There’s no way she can accept his offer but with depleted funds, and winter coming on, Grace has little choice but to stay. Things go from bad to worse when she meets Jesse’s older brother, Raf ...more
Published May 27th 2013 (first published May 25th 2013)
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Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Grace Kingston sells everything she owns and embarks on a journey to a new land where she agrees to be a mail-order bride. Upon arrival in Willow Creek, she cannot fathom why everyone appears to be laughing behind her back. The joke is on her however when she learns that her betrothed is a 14-year old boy.

The love triangle between Grace, Rafe and Jesse (the 14-year old) was definitely unique. Despite the age difference, Jesse was determined to see this marriage through, if only to spite Rafe. M
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Predictable and at the same time a little odd. Jesse needs a spanking and Grace needed her head examined for putting up with Rafe's mood swings. A disappointing read. 2.5 stars
Jane Wildfire
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read

If you have been fortunate enough to read just one of the Willow Creek books, you will surely find yourself in love with the citizens there especially the Avery family. This book brings the citizens of Willow Creek and the Avery's together and the writing talent of Lily Graison, makes this book impossible to put down. I loved every single page.
Barbara R. Cady
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, emotions

5th in the series, it was in no way a let down! Lots of emotions for all the characters and the reader too! Well done Lily!! Enjoyable!!!!
Jumi Ramirez
Ok for a time pass. The ending felt rushed...
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

Don't be fooled by the title of the book. No cheating here, just a twist of assumptions. This was a great read. I had a hard time putting the book down.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
His Brother’s Wife by Lily Graison
Willow Creek Series Book 5
Rafe Samuels finds out his brother has ordered a mail-order bride. The problem? Jesse is only fourteen and his reasoning for a wife is that more of a young boys thinking than a mans. And the woman that arrives is definitely a beauty for a man, not a boy. Rafe has to remind himself that he has a past that shows love isn’t meant for his life and that this is suppose to be his brother’s future wife.

Grace Kingston left Boston to marry the m
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
His Brother's Wife is another fantastic book by Lily Graison. Still in love with the people of Willow Creek.

Grace Kingston is a mail-order bride but she didn't expect her new bridegroom Jesse to be a fourteen year old boy. She has traveled across the country and has no way of returning home. She depleted her funds to just get to Willow Creek. Winter is coming and Grace has little choice but to stay. Grace's day goes from bad to worse when she meets Jesse's older brother, Rafe. He makes her pulse
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good read. Very quick read. Another well written book. The story starts out slow but then just grabs your attention. The story line between Grace, Rafe and Jesse is so very interesting and not what you expect. Girl sells everything she has to move away and marry a man she never met, only to find out he is not what she was expecting... Jesse all of 14 years old has decided he is a man and needs a wife... Shy redheaded child that he was decribed himself to be something that he was not, being ...more
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
While this is #5 in the Willow Creek series it is the first one that I've read. It most definitely works as a stand alone story.
Though at various times I wanted to smack Rafe and Grace they were still likable enough that I only put it down once. I had to see how their saga would turn out and was not disappointed in the end.

I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys sweet historical romances with ladies who know when not be a too ladylike. ;-) Though Grace was a lady of her times she was in no w
Melissa Vasquez
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A delightful and entertaining read. :-)
I started the book and stayed up late into the night. I was not wanting to put it down. I needed to know what happened. Sadly I had to. But as soon as I was off work the next day I picked it back up. I did not put it back down until I finished the book.

Lily will pull you into this story right from the start. She will keep you on the edge, even at the end she does not really let you go. She left room for more. And I love more. Which I am hoping is true and
Janice Hougland
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the final hit of the series! Well, I finished my last book in this series and I’m sad. Wah! I really, really, loved this entire series. In this story, the heroine (Grace) irritated me somewhat because she was a little too honorable in her original intentions to marry Jesse, the younger brother. I kept wanting her to just be blunt and tell him the truth and then openly go after the older brother, Rafe. And I also got impatient with Rafe in his own honorable way of staying away from Grace ...more
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rafe may kill Jesse. after their parents died, Rafe comes home to help save the ranch. his 14 yr old brother is "a man" and don't need no help! Jesse has a plan. all he needs is a wife to cook, clean, and do his mending. so he orders one. as Rafe drives his brother into town to pick up his dowdy bride, expecting to teach Jesse a lesson, he meets Grace, the bride, and is in shock. jesse's plain little bride is a beautiful woman, who comes from money and stands out in willow creek.

when grace meet
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, cowboy
So Jesse, yeah, he was around in other books and will be an interesting young man once he matures. Grace is a realistic young women in her times and knows what she needs to survive in the world and what she wants. These two made the book, whether together or apart, they kept things moving along

Rafe is whiny and it is no wonder he has ended up where he is in life, even after he seems to making progress from his bitching, he reverts again. He is where the book lacks

The heat levels and attraction b
Apr 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
nice! i like how the author showed us the funny side of things though Grace was in a terrible situation! she realised early on dat Jesse was looking for a mother figure and she enjoyed mothering him. strange, coming from the background she had, she was ready to settle for so less! I was actually looking for Jesse and Alex Avery's story as it promised lots of angst! but i guess the author has not yet written it. Rafe was very much the tortured hero who found his HEA and i was very glad about dat, ...more
Lesia Chambliss
Wonderful story! Almost heartbreaking at times, and so very romantic at others. I love how the author brings together previous books in this series into the story. I feel as if I'm right there, I can feel Rafe's pain as he struggles to deal with his little brother and come to terms with his past struggles.
I really enjoyed reading Rafe and Grace's story. Lily Graison you did not disappoint, and I'm waiting for more from this wonderful little town of Willow Creek.
April Brookshire
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
The best part about this book was the 14 year old kid who kept referring to the 28 year old heroine as his wife.

I never understood how the heroine could be so attractive and from a large city (with lots of men) and make it to the age of 28 unmarried.

The hero felt sorry for himself most of the book, which was unattractive, but he finally put on his big boy Wranglers and manned-up.
I won this book on Goodreads.
It is a well written and easily read western about a mail order bride. the main character grew nicely as the story went along and I was pleased with the ending. I nice quick read on a cold winter's night.
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Now im not normaly one for historical book unless a clasic but the blurb for this book draged me in and god im glad i had trouble putting it down so much for sleep well now im going back to read the lot so much enjoyed thank you Lily
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
As the last entry to this series, have to say it was a great story. I can't wait now to read Alex and Jesse's story.
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Good adventure and romance some language too long for my tastes I think Alex and Jesse did o need the I r own book
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Bestselling Western Romance Author Lily Graison
Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. Her Willow Creek Series introduced readers to a small Montana town where the west is wild and the cowboys are wilder. Lily also dabbles in contemporary and paranormal romance when the mood strikes and all of her stories range from sweet to spicy with strong female leads and

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