Book Review: The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake

March 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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I had the privilege of interviewing Kelly Eileen Hake, on our radio show “Kingdom Highlights”, for her new book, “The Bride Backfire”, Book Two in her, “Prairie Promises” series published by Barbour.  Within these pages Ms. Hake takes us back to Buttonwood, Nebraska and continues the adventures begun in the first book.  This is a stand alone story so you do not need to read the first one but you will be depriving yourself of the fun if you do.

The Specks and the Grogans, two families of Buttonwood have been feuding for so long they have forgotten the cause of the feud but, yet, they maintain it.  Opal Speck is in love with Adam Grogan but neither can admit it, to themselves or to their families.  When Adam Grogan, in an attempt to stop bloodshed, enters Speck land he is caught and about to be shot when Opal comes to his rescue.  The only way she can save his life is by saying he is the father of her unborn child.  In what is literally a shotgun wedding the parson is called and the two are married.  However that is just the start of the problems.

This is the story of honoring one parents and at the same time leaving the family and cleaving to the wife and honoring the husband.  It is a story of unhealed trauma and how that causes bitterness and it is a story of romance and how love will overcome all obstacles that come before it.

The Bride Blunder is a deeply moving story of how God wants to cleanse us of all our wounded emotions and restore us to Himself and to each other.  Ms. Hake has done an excellent job.

If you missed the interview for “The Bride Blunder” and would like to listen to it and/or would like to hear the previous interviews where we discussed the first and third books please go to where they are available On Demand.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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