Mail order bride

B+
The Bride Test

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions - like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better, that his autism means he just processes emotions differ ...

B+
To See the Sun

I don't read many sci-fi romances - which is odd considering to generally like sci-fi movies and TV shows - but I was prompted to pick up To See the Sun becasue I really enjoyed Kelly Jensen's recent This Time Forever series, a trilogy of novels in which a group of men in their late forties finally ...

B-
The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride

Ex-outlaw Clay Colby is having a bad week, one he hopes the arrival of his new mail-order bride will help improve. Fighting with Montana Black over the development of the town of Devil’s Crossing is just one of the reasons why he’s having a hard time of it. Black has resisted Colby’s building ...

B-
The Matrimonial Advertisement

Author Mimi Matthews has been on my radar ever since the release of her début novel, The Lost Letter in 2017, but this is the first time I’ve read one of her books.  The Matrimonial Advertisement is the first in her Parish Orphans of Devon series, and as the title suggests, the story is a variat ...

C
The Endearment

In LaVyrle Spencer’s The Endearment, newly-orphaned Anna Reardon arrives in Minnesota to marry a farmer called Karl Lindstrom. She saw his advertisement for a wife, and they’ve been corresponding since then. But Karl is in for a number of nasty surprises, and as a reader, I was cringing on his b ...

B
A Taste of Heaven

AAR started posting reviews online in January of 1996! This is one of the very first reviews we ran on January 1, 1996.    A Taste of Heaven is a wonderful mail-order bride romance, set in the fictional town of Heaven, Montana, in the 1880's. Our lovely heroine, the widowed and destitute ...

A
Tempest

Who hasn't read a Beverly Jenkins book? Her stories are as memorable as the author herself, and I am delighted to have this opportunity to review one of her novels. Tempest is a western mail-order bride story, and I'm in awe of the heroine's willingness to start a new life in a new land all by herse ...

B-
Sheikh's Mail Order Bride

Today, AAR reviewers Maggie Boyd and Caz Owens discuss The Sheikh’s Mail Order Bride, the second book in Marguerite Kaye’s Hot Arabian Nights series. Here is Maggie’s summary of the novel: Constance Montgomery is a dutiful daughter. When her family encounters severe financial trouble, sh ...

C-
Texas Destiny

Texas Destiny received an A at AAR a while back and was selected for the NPR Top 100 Romances list, which I'm reading my way through. I had high hopes for it, but ultimately, it let me down. The hero wallowed in bitter self-loathing, and the heroine’s mix of genteel martyrdom and ability to save t ...

B-
Undercover Bride

I’m typically not much for Western Romances but several Inspirational writers have recently lured me into this market. Ms. Brownley is one of them. Her books tend to have light, fun plots with a sweet love story that just puts a smile on my face. This one was no exception. Maggie Car ...