Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sixteen Brides: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:


In 1872, sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis respond to a series of meetings conducted by a land speculator who lures them west by promising "prime homesteads" in a "booming community." Unbeknownst to them, the speculator's true motive is to find an excuse to bring women to the fledging community of Plum Grove, Nebraska, in hopes they will accept marriage proposals shortly after their arrival! 

Sparks fly when these unsuspecting widows meet the men who are waiting for them. These women are going to need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances--especially when they begin to discover that none of them is exactly who she appears to be.

About The Author:

Stephanie Grace Whitson, bestselling author and two time Christy Award finalist, pursues a full-time writing and speaking career from her home studio in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her husband and blended family, her church, quilting, and Kitty--her motorcycle--all rank high on her list of "favorite things". Visit www.stephaniegracewhitson.com
 
 You can read an excerpt of Sixteen Brides here.
My Review:

This is a fantastic post-Civil War historical fiction novel that will engage you throughout the book. You will follow a wonderful group of ladies and cry with them, laugh with them and grow with them. Not only were the characters well developed and "real" but the timeline of the story was also written in such a way that I felt it was "real time". A beautifully written book that I highly recommend!

BUY IT: You can purchase Sixteen Brides online here, directly through Bethany House.


WIN IT: One (1) reader will win a copy of Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson


TO WIN: Head over to Bethany House and tell me one other book you would love to read.


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GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 10, 2010


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***Thank you to Bethany House and Graf-Martin for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of a honest & original review on this blog***

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