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The New Year's Bride

(Holiday Mail Order Brides #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  958 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Kit Morgan delivers yet another fun romp through the old west! Enjoy this sweet, mail order bride story!

Sheriff Spencer Riley and his mother recently ordered his big brother Clayton a mail order bride for Christmas! (The Christmas Mail Order Bride, Holiday Mail Order Brides, Book One). Too bad neither one of them bothered to tell Clayton, so imagine his surprise, and Spe
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by Angel Creek Press (first published December 1st 2013)
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Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
The last read book in 2020! Three hourse before the new year.

I think this one was a little better than the first book. It was so lovely to hear also about main characters from the first book. I hope the third will also mentioned those people- it's great to hear what happened with all them, how their life go on!

Third book is happening around Valentine's Day!
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read in this series... seems I could be getting hooked On Kit Morgan's Holiday Mail Order Brides series. The great challenge Elle, an 18 year old woman ... "coming of age" at an orphanage. Luckily, Elle is headed to the small town of Nowhere. The suspense events had me on pins and needles, the humour had me laughing out loud and chuckling, the reality of being an orphan had me teary eyed and tugged at my heart strings and joyful at the kindred spirits watching over ...more
Lori D
I could not wait to hear this one after book one with Clayton and Summer. Now it is Spencer, Clayton brothers turn! SInce all went so well with Summer, his mother decided to set Spencer up with his own!
Elle Barstow had just turned eighteen and it was time for her to leave the orphanage in New Orleans. But it was ending up just like Summer, with that awful man Mr Spenser trying to nab the girls and put them in a brothel or worse! So she had to quickly leave to become a mail order bride and get o
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another okay book. I still don't care for some of the phrases used but that's just my preference.
I can see there is a bit of suspense thread building in this series. The narrator is somewhat overly dramatic, almost to the point of making me laugh in places where I shouldn't.
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
Another fun, heartwarming Mail Order bride book by Kit Morgan. This is my second book by Kit and I'll be keeping my out for more of her books! ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
the second book in this series was better than the first one...
am i going to continue the series? i don't know yet, but the characters are starting to grow on me and i kind of want to know what happens to the bad guys (as i said in earlier reviews...i NEED justice/a good revenge/adequate punishment/retribution !!!)
maybe i'll just wait with the next book in he series
His Forever Valentine
until february ;O)
Deanie Diver
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good Read

A real page turner. Can't wait to read the next in this series. Got see that Slade gets what he has coming to him
Carole Rae
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 2! I couldn't stop myself from starting right away. I wanted that brother of Clayton's to get his just dessert!

The story follows the new sheriff, Spencer, and his bride-to-be Elle. After helping Mama Riley get a mail order bride for his brother, Clayton, it is now his turn to be married off. Elle grew up an orphan at the same orphanage as Summer from the previous book. However, on her way to Nowhere, something terrible happens and she has to defend herself. She is haunted by the fact that s
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Did not disappoint!

I had just finished book 1, The Christmas Bride. I read the preview for this book at the end of that story and had to have it. I bought it, started reading it and finished it at four in the morning. There went my good night's sleep. It was well worth it. The characters are well rounded and the story line is compelling. (I found myself talkng to my book as I read...don't ask.) I would highly recommend this series of to force myself to hold off on picking up the next
Jul 26, 2020 rated it liked it
This was an average read for me. I wanted to follow up on Spencer's story after the last book and that was the motivation for me to read this book. (view spoiler) Plot didn't have any significant twists and the one criminalistic thread that runs through all the books is annoying, since it doesn't quite tie the lo ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clean-romance
Book two continues with Clayton & Spencer’s mom getting a mail-order bride for her younger son Spencer. Elle is a friend of Clayton’s wife Summer. Both are from a New Orleans orphanage. However, Elle is hiding a secret. Something that occurred on the way to the train in New Orleans. Then a “US Marshall” shows up just as Elle and Spencer are about to get married. Want to know the book. On to Book Three!
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just the book for a cold winter day.

Take one mail-order bride who’s afraid she murdered someone; a reluctant groom who’s also the sheriff; and a town full of other characters. What do you get; a charming romance with enough twists and turns to keep you wondering. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Dana Dobias
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exciting and Well Done

This is the story of Elnora/Elle and Spencer. Since most of the background information was laid out in the first book, this book has more time to develop the secondary characters. The author keeps the storyline moving along with humor and excitement. Plus she sets up at least two more storylines.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I listened to this book on Audible— the narration was enjoyable so that added to my enjoyment of the book!
This book was a fun Holiday mail order bride romance with a few twists and turns. I’m sure they will continue in the next books. I enjoyed the story and the characters although sometimes the writing seemed juvenile. I will continue this series as I get to each holiday!
Linda Adams
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series is wonderful

The two books that I have read are good books they read smoothly good storyline some laughter and you just love the brothers they are awesome this is a feel good book once you finish it you feel real good they just don’t make men like this anymore, can’t wait to get onto the next book.
Barbara R. Cady
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book!

I love Kit's books. They are fun and romantic with action thrown in. Written for those who prefer less graphic sex, it doesn't deter from the stories at all. I will continue to read her books every chance I get!
Sweet with suspense thrown in.

I still find the orphaned heroines in this series a little too unworldly give they grew up in Civil War era New Orleans, but overall a sweet romance series with beginnings of suspense side plots added.
Lori Meehan
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This was a fun and romantic second book in the series. As in the first book there's a suspense side to the story. Looking forward to reading the next book. ...more
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read!!! I couldn't put it down. I'm happy with the turn of events and hopefully Ms Davies gets better and gets hitched after all her terrible attitude. ...more
C Nicole
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked the heroine better than the first in the series in some ways. Her insecurities weren't as belabored. All in all, a pleasant quick read. ...more
Cissie Breland
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A little suspense is a good thing

Kit Morgan always delivers a good read. A little suspense was nice and especially adding such fun characters makes a great story.
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, christmas, kindle
I got this for cheap or free. I got tired of it, but got through it.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I’ve read in this series. I will definitely be reading more, I couldn’t put the book down.
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Light, cute read. Good for busy holiday season. Liked first book in series better.
Wanda L. Braud
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

This second book of the series was wonderful. Loved reading about Elle and Spencer and still keeping Summer and Clayton and Mrs Rylie in the story too.
Audible Romance Package

AUDIOBOOK: Read Decmber 30th 2018 & January 1st 2019
5hrs 14min

Narrator: Michael Rahhaldoes a good job.
Good story fast read. The characters are are fun. Like the interaction between mother and sons and daughters in law.
Going to see if there's a third book, want to know what Mom is up to.
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kit just writes fun stories. This one is about Spence and El. She is the mail order bride. Fun and enjoyable read
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

First an attempted kidnapping, shooting and long travel to meet her future husband. Then miscommunications galore. Wonderful characters, but do they get their HEA?
Mary Schenk
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it

I think this book deserves three and a half stars, there was not alot of suspense with this book. There was no depth to the main characters in fact the male character seemed rather shallow. The best part was the last thirty pages, there was actually some action. This is an okay short novel to read in between more intense reads. It's light hearted and easy to read!
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The New Year's Bride by Kit Morgan
Holiday Mail-Order Brides Series Book Two
There is an unusual type of matchmaking going on in Nowhere, Washington Territory. It seems one Mrs. Leona Riley is behind it. Sending telegraphs off to Mrs. Ridgley in New Orleans, who in turn is rescuing newly turned eighteen-year-old women from the local orphanage and offering them the chance to become a mail-order bride. They have few choices in life, so they accept.

No scarf and mittens for Sheriff Spencer Riley this
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Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, has been writing for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet and clean stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. 'His Prairie Princess' is the first of the Prairie Brides books and the first in th ...more

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