Memorable Monday #68


Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.

This week, I am featuring:

A Bride for Keeps

Unexpected Brides #1

by Melissa Jagears



Bride for Keeps is a good debut novel. I thought that, overall, it does a good job of setting up the series. I did find parts of the story a bit slow, but overall a good story. My favorite aspect is the friendships created between the various female characters. If you are in the mood for a sweet romance with a historical setting, this is definitely a book to consider.

About the Book

Everett Cline will never humiliate himself by seeking a mail-order bride. Not again. He’s already been jilted by three mail-order brides and figures a wife just isn’t in his future. However, a well-meaning neighbor hasn’t given up on seeing him settled, so she goes behind his back to bring yet another woman to town for him.

Julia Lockwood has never been anything more than a pretty pawn for her father or a business acquisition for her former fiance. A mail-order marriage in faraway Kansas is a last resort, but she’ll do anything to leave her life in Massachusetts and the heartbreak she’s experienced there.

Although Everett doesn’t see how a beautiful, cultured woman like Julia could be happy sharing his simple life, he could really use a helpmate on his homestead. Determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face, Julia agrees to a marriage in name only. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the prairie and hesitant to explore the tentative feelings growing between them, can Everett and Julia ever let each other in long enough to fall in love?


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6 thoughts on “Memorable Monday #68

  1. Thanks for the review, I have a friend that had recommended this one so I was looking into it so I might give it a closer look. I love a good series so I assume #1 means there will be more? I am currently reading Choices by Jacquelyn Lynn, it’s the first in her Joyful Cup Story series, absolutely in love with it so far, I recommend it for sure! is her site. She has written a number of books, I have enjoyed lots of them!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, and welcome to my blog! Yes, this book starts a series. There is actually a prequel that can be read standalone or before you even read book #1. I hope you do enjoy this series. I loved the series overall!


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