Book Review-Wyoming Bride

Book Review-Wyoming BrideWyoming Bride by Joan Johnston
Also in this series: Texas Bride, Blackthorne's Bride
Series: Mail Order Brides #2
Published by Dell on January 1st 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, American West
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
ISBN: 0345527461
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The sensational second novel in Joan Johnston’s new Western historical romance series set in the world of Bitter Creek.   CAN SECRETS AND SECOND CHOICES EVER LEAD TO LOVE?  After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a widow—pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their journey west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare marry another stranger? Flint Creed has also lost someone he loved—when the woman he hoped to marry chose his younger brother instead. Now he must find a ranch wife of his own. But every female in the remote Wyoming Territory is too old, too young, or already married . . . until he discovers Hannah on the prairie. Flint doesn’t pretend to love her, but he doesn’t tell her he loves another woman, either. Hannah doesn’t pretend to love him, but she doesn’t tell him about the child she carries. Though danger surrounds them on the Wyoming frontier, the greatest threats of all are the secrets within—revelations that could destroy the new life Hannah and Flint have begun to cherish.

My Review
Hannah is a oprhan along with her other siblings, but when her older sister leaves them to marry and takes their two brothers, she and her two sisters are alone. Suffering abuse daily, she takes a risk and marries a Mr. McMurty, a stranger, herself and brings her two sisters with her, knowing it can’t get any worse. On their way out west, her husband dies from cholera, and her two sisters end up being kidnapped by indians, leaving her alone in the wilderness, only to be found by a Flint Creed, who offers her marriage. Hannah pregnant and alone, knows she doesn’t really have a choice, so she agrees. Flint, has loved his brothers fiancee for quite some time, but now that they are married, he is lost…until he finds Hannah and she is perfect to help him forget the one he really loves, only life is never that simple. Hannah making a new start for herself, starts to fall in love with handsome Flint Creed who has stolen her heart only afraid that because of his love for another woman he may never love her in return…

The Hero 
Flint Creed, is devastated when the woman he loves, chooses his brother, and ends up marrying him. Wondering how on earth he is going to live with them in the same house, until he comes across sweet Hannah, and he decides to settle for something he thinks is second best but even he can be wrong sometimes…..not knowing that even though he might love his brothers wife, his growing love for Hannah is something so precious he never wants to lose…

The Heroine 
Hannah, being alone and pregnant, missing her family, and wanting to find them at all cost and knowing Flint is her way in doing that. Only she never thought that she would fall in love with someone that obviously doesn’t love her in return, who just loves someone else. However Hannah just wants to prove what a good wife she can be to Flint….so that maybe someday he could love her too

My Thoughts 
Wyoming Bride is the second in the Johnstons Mail Order Bride series. I just loved this story and I am so glad I was able to get the ARC for it….since this is probably one of my favorite new series, and its awesome to read some historicals from this author since she usually focuses on contemporary’s. Wyoming Bride is a beautiful love story about two people who are in a need of love and someone to hold onto. From first page to last Hannah I greatly loved…she has such strength and courage and you can’t help but admire her…Flint on the other hand I had issues with….throughout most of the story he is always comparing Hannah to his brothers wife…and I just felt so much compassion for Hannah and I was totally on her side the whole way…but toward the end I started to like Flint but not love him because of the way he treats Hannah. Overall a great love story with many aspects that made it a enjoyable romance… A STORY TO REMEMBER!!!

About Joan Johnston

Joan Johnston (born Little Rock, Arkansas) is a best-selling American author of over forty contemporary and historical romance novels.

Johnston was the third of seven children born to an Air Force sergeant and his music-teacher wife. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in 1970, then earning an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1971. She received a law degree (with honors) at the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. For the next five years, Johnston worked as an attorney, serving with the Hunton & Williams firm in Richmond, Virginia, and with Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey in Miami. She has also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, and as a college professor at Southwest Texas Junior College, Barry University, and the University of Miami.

Johnston is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc., Romance Writers of America, and Florida Romance Writers. She has two children and one grandchild, and divides her time between two homes, in Colorado and Florida.

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