Anna: Bride of Alabama by Lily Graison
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
Spice Level: 💋💋
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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.
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*