Thursday, January 8, 2015

Steadfast Heart (Brides of Seattle by Tracie Peterson

Book Description:  Despite her spoiled upbringing, twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious. She simply believes a marriage should be built on true love. Her father, however, thinks she's wasted enough time searching for the perfect husband. He wants to marry her off to one of his business partners--who is seventeen years her senior--an idea that is out of the question for Lenore.
Kolbein Booth, a young lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister, who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Sick with worry, he storms into the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister, only to learn she isn't there. But Lenore Fulcher is, and something about her captures his attention.
Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out...

My Thoughts:  I enjoy books penned by Tracie Peterson.
In Steadfast Heart, the first book in the Brides of Seattle, the reader is transported to another time, another place...the late 1800's ~ when women didn't have the rights that they do in our modern time.
Lenore has been given everything.  Her family is rich but Lenore is not a snob nor is she spoiled.  
Her father wants her married!  After all she is 20!  But Lenore doesn't want to marry any ole man, she wants to marry for love.
This is is a quite an interesting book...loved the ladies at the Bridal School.  Abrianna and Lenore make for quite a team.  Their friendship is strong.
And then there is Kolbein!  Ah!  He is quite the man!
The easy way Tracie Peterson writes a fun romance makes for a wonderful winter eve's read!
And I must say I love the cover of this book...actually the necklace stood out more than anything else.  The picture of the necklace "spoke" influence to me and I loved reading about Lenore's life.

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

  • Series: Brides of Seattle (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764210610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764210617

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