Twice Promised is a funny, joyous story of two young women, strangers who met on a train, and who discovered how they were both answering to a request from the same man for a mail-order bride! Furious at first, they were too far into their adventure to immediately turn back, and decided to play along and find out what would happen. This story takes place in the 1880’s in a town in the Colorado Rockies, and is full of some amazing surprises.
While mail-order brides were becoming common-place in these rural western communities, the fact that the intended groom knew nothing about these women coming to meet him poses a significant problem. It is actually the “groom’s” brother who instigated the letters to both women, inviting them to come so that the brother would have a chance to “look them over” and eventually choose one.
When both brothers become attracted to the women, the adventure really takes a turn; they all sort out their feelings and try to make things come out right. It is a huge challenge to make it work; the men are hooked but have a lot of things to work out in their own lives.
There are a number of important characters in this story, in addition to the two women (Greta and Cora) and the brothers (Jess and Zach). The townspeople, Granny, and Caleb, a one-time robber who becomes quite conformed to civilized living by the four main characters, and a little dog, Rascal, all contribute to making this a delightful and meaningful story. All the personalities have an important part to play and make the reading of this novel delightful. Naturally, there are some tragedies and disappointments along the way, but the best is saved for last!
Twice Promised is available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller - from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received one copy of Twice Promised in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided.
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