Review: Lucie: Bride of Tennessee (American Mail-Order Brides #16) by Heidi Vanlandingham

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Lucie: Bride of Tennessee by Heidi Vanlandingham

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

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Blurb

Overwhelmed with responsibilities… Struggling for a decent life after the death of her parents, Lucie Croft takes a drastic step in order to provide for her twelve-year-old brother. Accepting a mail order bride contract, Lucie and Alex catch a train to Chattanooga, Tennessee. She arrives only to discover her intended groom has died. Left with little choice, Lucie does whatever is necessary to survive. Overwhelmed with fatherhood… Sebastian McCord owns a profitable hotel but has no idea how to be a father to his little girl. When his mother appears with the bedraggled Crofts in tow, his interest is piqued far more than it should be. Finally convinced he needs help raising his daughter, Sebastian agrees to marry Lucie. Two people overwhelmed by life… Will they find love and create a family where there was none, or will life conspire to keep them apart?

My Review

I loved that this one was set in Tennessee. They were definitely two people that needed each other even though they said they didn’t. From the start, they are both drawn to each other but try to forget about it. I was not expecting the twist with her boss but loved how Sebastian took care of things. I loved his mother and boy was his daughter a handful but when she came around it was not like I expected.

Lucie was determined to take care of her brother no matter what. I loved her spirit and that she was honest about everything. She is someone that everyone instantly loves and wants to help. I loved how she was with her brother and Stella.

Sebastian swore he would never marry again, but he doesn’t know what to do with his daughter. He came off as tough, but he really was the nicest guy and would help anyone. I loved how he was with his mother and the sheriff. When he was protecting someone look out.

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Throwback Review: Anna: Bride of Alabama (American Mail-Order Brides #22) by Lily Graison

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 Anna: Bride of Alabama by Lily Graison

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

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Blurb

Anna: Bride of Alabama is book 22 in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.

After a warehouse fire changes her life, Anna Davis makes a desperate decision. Along with the other single women she worked alongside, she places her fate into the hands of a random stranger she found in a mail order bride catalog, the Grooms’ Gazette. But little does she know, the man she thought placed the ad has no idea he promised to marry her.

Gabriel Montgomery has more problems than any one man needs. A neglected cotton plantation, a home in desperate need of repair and Julia, his twelve year old daughter who is more mature than she needs to be. Her antics try his patience on a daily basis but nothing prepares him for her latest scheme.

When Anna shows up on his door with an infectious smile and a promise to love, honor and cherish him, he knows Julia is behind this latest development. He has no desire to marry again, even if the sweet natured Anna is proving to be exactly the kind of woman he needs. He just has to convince Julia that she doesn’t need a new mother and himself that he doesn’t want a new wife. A task that proves almost impossible, especially when Anna reminds him that every day should be savored like its your last.

My Review

Even though it’s a short story I really liked it. Julia was my absolute favorite because she acted like a kid, but also was like an adult at times and didn’t really seem spoiled to me because she wasn’t just thinking about herself. Anna and Gabriel were perfect for each other because they seemed in sync with each other somehow. I was shocked by what happened at the party and the stuff about his first and would have loved to have gotten to know the characters better with a longer book. I needed more about his first wife to full understand everything, but it was still a great book.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*