Friday, August 2, 2013

North Star Brides by Erica Vetsch

My Review of North Star Brides is all mine. I was given this ebook and enjoyed reading it.

4 stars

Abraham Kennebrae is a wealthy business man. He also has three grandsons who are single and work for his shipping line the North Star. He wants them to marry heiress and help get major contracts for his shipping yard.

This novel was interesting and gave me a lot to think about as it around 1905. I really did not think about women hiding in the middle of the night to work on woman's right to vote rally or to teach woman how to read and speak English. Or have the freedom of your own money. Go to school and be what ever you want and are willing to work for.

The four young woman were willing to take a stand to try and make their life better for them and others too. Staying strong with God's will and his plans. Of course they were all pretty woman with training to be a lady. Their families think nothing of making marriage contracts and business deals.

The Grandsons do not want their brides chosen for them. They do not want to be bought or sold. They don't want a scandal either for their fiancés or the North Star. They don't really think much about woman's right but once they start thinking or learning about their fiancés choices they don't mind either.

Abraham makes the deals with the girl's fathers and they get the announcing of their engagements out of the blue. Abraham is hiding secrets. He is worried about going back on his word but he does not see anything wrong with lying to his grandsons or blackmailing them.

This is a Christian novel but it all fits into the story lines well. A few scriptures, church meeting, prayer and talk of finding what God's plans are for each person. Some of the people went to church just to be seen and others rely on prayer to get them through hard times. It is also a clean read.

The settings on the Great Lakes make me want to visit but not during winter season. Hard to imagine lakes that big when you live in a dry state like Utah.

I like that the three stories of the three brothers is in one volume so it really just one book to find out what each brothers choices are. I hate waiting for next story and hope I remember the first story before the third one comes out.

I will be willing to read more stories from Erica in the future. It is easy to get lost in her stories.
I was given this ebook to read for a honest review by Netgalley.
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc. (August 1, 2013) 368 pages ISBN-10: 1624162568

Description below is taken off of Netgalley.

Minnesota tycoon Abraham Kennebrae is in the business of love when he plans to marry his grandsons to the wealthiest heiresses in town. The trouble is the brothers and their future brides aren’t happy about the prospect. Jonathan desperately wants to keep his fortune while Melissa wants to protect her deepest secret and her heart. Noah flees to the safety of Sutton Island where he unexpectedly meets his would-be bride, Anastasia. Eli is betrothed to marry Clarice Zahn, yet it is her younger sister, Josie, who truly has eyes for the groom. Can true love result from mismatched matchmaking?

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