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A Glimmer of Hope (Brides of Hope Hollow Book 1)

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She’s traveling west to help her mother begin a new life as a mail-order bride. What she doesn’t know is that she is about to become a mail-order bride, too.

1881 Oregon

Melissa Eversoll Burgess’s hope of a wonderful life with her first husband went up in smoke the day she married him. Not only was his abuse difficult to take, but she also learned that he was deeply
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Kindle Edition, 127 pages
Published November 5th 2019
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Vibliophile
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(4.5 stars) - mail order bride/marriage of convenience story

Melissa's life has not been easy. She and her mother have both lost their husbands, only to discover that they had both been killed while engaged in criminal activities. The mother & daughter leave town to get away from the scandal and start over in Hope Hollow.

The story has a comfortable pace, never lagging, with a simple way of telling the story that keeps it from sounding melodramatic but instead maintains its believability all
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Shonda
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a wonderful book, with many great characters! The characters plant themselves in your heart and keep you cheering for their happiness. The romance was sweet and clean, the camaraderie between Melissa and Garret was so easy, beautiful. The relationships in this book is about love, family and loving each other through life’s curve balls. I wasn’t ready for the end of this book, I wanted this feel good story to never end!
Was given a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
Margie
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Julia Ridgmont sets an unusual scenario for this book. Recent widow, Susannah Eversoll, has travelled to Hope Hollow, Oregon, to marry David Stratton, accompanied by her widowed daughter, Melissa. Susannah has failed to let Melissa know that they have arranged a marriage for her also. This was a surprise to Melissa and to her intended groom, Garrett. This is fun story as it all gets sorted out. I always look forward to a story from Julia Ridgmont.
Tammie B
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is truly a story of God making something beautiful in the lives of two people who had terrible things beyond their control happen to them. Garrett and Melissa's story kind of reminds me of Janette Oke's "Love Comes Softly" book where the characters fall in love through showing daily patience and kindness toward each other. A very sweet love story.
Nethanja
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Melissa and her mother are both widows and when her mother decide to become a mail order bride Melissa goes with her. When she arrives she’s in for a surprise, but not a pleasant one. What will she do after her mother’s marriage?
Interesting book. Very likable characters, keeps you reading.
Earlene Click
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Garret and Melissa

This is sweet story of great sorry, the finding of new hope and love among several families. Julia Ridgmont did a great job writing this story and she put a lot of thought and love into the plot and the characters of this tale. You will enjoy this book.
Robyn Echols
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Family Affair

Interesting mail order bride story involving a mother and daughter. Good characters, some good Christian messages, and a sweet growth of a romance in a marriage that started as one of convenience.
Lara
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this very sweet story! The characters were wonderful and their love story was clean with a wonderful happy ending. I look forward to more books in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of the book. All opinions are my own and are expressed voluntarily.
ReadingWench
This was a great book. It is a great start to a series. The characters were great and the story was wonderful!
Lea & Sandra
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beginning anew!

Leaving everything behind, both bad and good, to start anew comes with many challenges. Mother and daughter show great courage.
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