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Bride by Arrangement

(Cowboy Creek #3)

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Mail-Order Matchmaking  

Newly minted Cowboy Creek sheriff Noah Burgess doesn't want a wife—despite his friends insisting that he needs one. So when they send for a big-city single mother to be his mail-order bride, he's fit to be tied. Even if vivacious Grace Longstreet might just be the only person who can see past Noah's scars…and help him heal. 

Grace needs a husband
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by Love Inspired
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Hannah
A light read, but an interesting one. It's third in a series, but each previous occurrence was alluded to quickly and concisely so I wasn't lost for facts.

I enjoyed a heroine who shows spunk without being abrasive, and pluck without being completely stupid. Some of the plot points moved a bit hastily toward the end, but the ending still took time to be satisfying. A good read for when you're looking for something lighter.
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
While this may seem like your typical mail-order bride story, it's the extra layers in the plot and characters that give it added depth and interest. Grace isn't just a socialite on the run from her brother-in-law, she's a devoted mother with a history of working hard to raise herself from poverty. Noah isn't just a grumpy sheriff, he's a former soldier with physical and emotional battle scars that affect his choices and future happiness. The town isn't just a friendly community of ranchers and ...more
HappyRuth
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Kathy Heare Watts
THERE IS AS SPECIAL SOMEONE OUT THERE FOR EVEN YOU

I enjoyed this third installment in the Cowboy Creek series, each written by a different author but they all blend together beautifully. Noah Burgess was the original founder of Cowboy Creek and due to disfiguring scarring during the war, would rather live as a recluse. After the death of the town's sheriff, he has been appointed the job. After the war, he was joined by Union soldiers and friends Will and Daniel; the town has been thriving. But j
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Kav
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Cowboy Creek continuity series. I haven't read the first two and had no problem picking up the story in this one. Fans of the series will be happy to become reacquainted with the heroes and heroines as well as some reoccurring secondary characters from the other books. There's a host of eligible bachelors in this town so I'm hoping there are more books in the series. However, I searched high and low and couldn't find that information so if anyone knows I'd love it i ...more
Amanda
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book pulled me in from the start and I found myself reading long past when I should have gone to bed. I simply couldn’t put it down. Out of all 3 Cowboy Creek books, I would say this one is my favorite. There was enough going on outside of the growing relationship between the two main characters that the story didn’t drag on and I found myself falling in love with the characters. I loved how the pace of the story allowed for the characters traits and personalities to really shine through an ...more
Veronica
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I thought the book was unnecessarily dramatic in bringing the 2 characters together.
Sally
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story by Karen Kirst. The third story in the Cowboy Creek stories, this is Noah Burgess' story. Will and Daniel, Noah's friends, surprise him with a mail-order bride. They found love and happiness and want him to have the same experience, even though he is perfectly content alone. He feels his physical scars and the ones nobody can see have damaged him too much to find love. But he's never met someone as determined as Grace.

Grace Longstreet needs to get away from Chicago with her t
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Annie
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
According to his friends, Noah will be happy with a Mail-Order Bride so they ordered one for him without his knowledge. You can imagine Noah's surprise when he returns home to find his surprise bride and her twin daughters. Noah believes that his scars from the war, both physical and emotional, make him unworthy of love from anyone other that his two best friends and his pet dog, Wolf. Fortunately, the life he settled for wasn't in God's plans for Noah. The way that he interacted with Grace and ...more
Bonnie
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bride By Arrangement a Cowboy Creek book number 3 series by Karen Kirst.
Grace Longstreet uses her cousins name and goes to Cowboy Creek as a mail order bride. Grace and her twin daughter are trying to get away from her brother in law who wants to marry her when her husband died. Grace goes in place of her cousin. New Cowboy Creek sheriff Noah Burgess is who she is suppose to marry. Noah didn't know his friends invited Grace for him. Noah has scares on his face and neck and chest. He feels sorry
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Hazel Robinson
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

Love this series, hope this is not the last visit to Cowboy Creek. Noah think because of his actions in the war and his disfigurement he does not deserve love. He is wrong, there is someone out there for everyone. Noah thought he liked his solitude but when Constance and her twins show up and start cracking the wall he built around his heart he realized he did want a wife and children. I love books about mail order brides,and historical romances. This book has secrets, fake land deeds, r
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Janis Kay
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-fic
I'm stoked that there will be a Christmas novella duo as a follow up to this awesome series. This was quite a page-turner! I really enjoyed "watching" the breakdown of Noah's defenses and Grace's ease (basically) at doing it lol. So good!
Sheri Jesse
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Quick, easy read. I've read other books where well-meaning friends send off for a mail order bride and while this has similar plot lines it does have a twist. I was quite invested in finding out what was going to happen to Grace and her twins and thoroughly enjoyed the journey to find out.
Val
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
good. I love a story were someone is not perfect (cause lets face it not everyone is) gets their happy ever after.
Bobbie Sue
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

This series never lacks for excitement and romance. I have loved getting to know the people in this little town. I couldn't put this book down.
Jamie Harrington
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love Karen Kirst books, she can do no wrong! I haven't read the first two books in the Cowboy Creek series, but after this one, I want to check them out.
Alisha Grant
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
great story to finish cowboy creek series
Renee
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great summer reading~

Romance with a good plot, engaging characters. A well spent, relaxing afternoon reading and enjoying this book!
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Karen Kirst was born and raised in East Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains. A lifelong lover of books, it wasn't until after college that she had the grand idea to write one herself. The pursuit of her dream would take longer than she first anticipated...years, in fact. In the fall of 2010, she got the happy news that Harlequin Love Inspired Historical wanted to publish her manuscript-a true ...more

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