Thursday, December 29, 2016


The Borrowed Bride by [Lane, Elizabeth]
"We're going to have a child. You need to come home so we can get married."
So wrote Hannah Gustavson to her childhood sweetheart, the father of her baby. But with no response, she was forced to marry another man…her lover's brother.
Tall, handsome and honorable, Judd Seavers could make any woman's heart race. Hannah was no exception, and she was awed by the ex-soldier who gave her his name.
A forbidden love as grand as the Rockies crested between them. But a shadow loomed. Would the baby's father come home? And if he did, would Judd return his borrowed bride?  AMAZON 4 stars

I liked this emotional story. Hannah was so close to her dirt poor, hardworking family.  She had such a loving, giving heart even in the tough times.  She had a lot of responsibility fall on her shoulders before she got pregnant, when she was pregnant and after she married Judd.  It was tough for everyone at first when Quint took off on his great adventure.  He was the Golden Boy of the Seavers family, he was handsome, fun, charming and immature.  His mother spoiled him.  He had his good moments and good points but he was basically selfish. Judd the undervalued son of the house stepped up to the plate.  Even early in the book I began to feel so bad for Judd, he was so unloved and in the shadow so often of his younger brother.  Judd loved his brother dearly though even though Quint was his mother's favorite son.  It hurt to see that she didn't even try to hide it; it was like he came in second all of the time.  He was a hard worker though and the townspeople who knew him had nothing but good things to say about him.  Over time even Hannah came to see how much of a man of his word he is; no matter the cost.  The search for Quint went on for quite a while,  Where in the world was Quint?  Is he even still alive? Those questions will be answered but of course, it's going to cause problems even when it finally does get answered. 

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