Friday, November 1, 2013

A Bargained For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure

A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella)


“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did

My Review: A Bargained For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure


This was the perfect book for me to read this weekend. It is a novella that has everything you want in a story. I laughed in few places and smiled in others.

I like the characters. Jilly is a young woman who enjoys being seen with good looking man Jack. She is sure Jack will want to marry her. She lives with her great grandparents the oldest people in town.

Jack is a flirt. He enjoys stealing kisses and thinks about only himself.

Boone Ramsey is all alone after his parents died when he was a teenager. He was able to keep the farm going.
He is one of the first men anyone needs help goes too. He asks Jilly's grandfather for her hand in marriage.

This is a quick clean romance set in the wild west. Time of horses and trains.
I really enjoy how at the end of the story Marcia Lynn tells us where she got the idea for a particular scene. Why a orange in a stocking is given on Christmas. Fun facts she shares with us about herself. Like she does not have a ereader yet. (I have three that I use but also have tons of books too.)

I was given this ebook to read so I can give a honest review and be part of her blog tour.

Author Marcia Lynn McClure

Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”

Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

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