Bitter Creek (9) Mail Order Brides (1)
Published April 2012
Western Historical Romance
Miranda, with her five brothers and sister after losing their parents, have been stuck in a orphanage, under horrid conditions and so when they find a ad in the newspaper for a mail order bride, Miranda knows this is her way out to save her siblings, now that she is eighteen and about to be kicked out, and does the only sensible choice and goes all the way to Texas with her two brothers, only her future husband has no idea about her situation or the brothers she is bringing along with her. Jake, having lost his wife and their child in childbirth, he knows he will never love another like his late wife, but he is desperate for a wife and a mother to his daughter, and so he puts an ad in the paper for a wife, and now that he is married he is shocked to find out that she is not only very beautiful….but has brought along her two younger brothers with her, and even though he is determined to never make love to her, she fills his senses like none other and soon he craves her touch and doesn’t know how long he can stand not touching her especially when Miranda is so determined to consumate their marriage, he has no real chance and he finds a real passion in her arms…..
The Hero (Jake Creed)
Jake, desperate to save himself from getting ruined from his nemesis Blackthorne, he also must find a wife and a mother for his young daughter, so when he puts an ad in the paper, he never though he would get such a quick response, or that he would find her so desirable, but he knows he must stand his ground. He made a promise to himself that after he lost his first wife to childbirth he would never subject another woman to the same fate, but he never thought he would fall in love with Miranda and he never though he would let go of his promise just to spend one night in her arms….
The Heroine (Miranda Wentworth)
After Miranda lost both of her parents in a house fire, she being badly injured herself, ended up in the Chicago Orphanage with her two brothers and three sisters, and now that she is eighteen, she is about to be kicked out and seperated from her siblings, so they hatch a plan to get them all out of this place, however nothing ever goes as planned, but she finds that Jake is what she never expected in different ways but she is determined to seduce him if necessary to make him see the light.
Texas Bride is the ninth installment in the Bitter Creek series, but unlike the other books in the series, it is set in the 1800’s, and having read most of the books in this series, I was very excited to read this one, and especially when I read the blurb, I couldn’t wait to buy this one. Texas Bride, was a astounding read….and I just fell in love with both Miranda and Jake, both were the kind of characters that become deeply rooted. Both Jake and Miranda have gone through hardship in their lives, and only when they trust and love in each other are they able to heal and learn what it means to love. I just loved the conflict in the story on both sides, and it kept me on the edge of my seat most of the time, but at the same time I was just soaking up all the juicy details and Joan Johnston has become my favorite author again….one of my favorite things about this book would be the story line and the intimate connection that develops pretty quickly between Jake and Miranda….Definitely worth buying and reading!!!! A Treasure Of A Read!!!
My Grade On This Book
Other Books In The Series
The Next Mrs. Blackthorne
A Strangers Game
Wyoming Bride (Coming Soon)
Montana Bride (Coming Soon)