Book Review: “A Bride At Last” by Melissa Jagears

August 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Melissa Jagears in her new book, “A Bride At Last book coverA Bride At Last” Book Three in the Unexpected Brides series published by Bethany House  brings us into the lives of Kate Dawson and Silas Jonesey.

From the back cover:  Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

Melissa Jagears has put a lot into “A Bride At Last” and, considering the subject matter, you wouldn’t think the story is going to work. Well let me assure you not only does everything work but this may be Ms. Jagears best work yet. Kate, Silas and Anthony are three wounded individuals and, considering what they have gone through, rightly so. How these three are going to, not only get along, but come together as a family is an adventure that, for a little while, I thought was going to be a downer. How totally wrong I was. Ms. Jagears has given us a brilliant story of how God can restore each of us in our wounded areas and also give us the desires of our hearts. “A Bride At Last” is an exciting story filled with fun and Kate, Silas and Anthony are such wonderful characters that we fall in love with and want the very best for.  On top of all this there is a romance.  Ms. Jagears is an amazing writer and she has given us a work that is just plain enjoyable.  Well done.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House 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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