Review of Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble

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Bluebonnet Bride is a short story from a best selling Christian historical fiction/romance writer. I've read and enjoyed many of Colleen Coble's stories.

It's set in the early 1900s in Texas. Elli comes from Finland as a mail order bride, fleeing a potential predator and without any finances due to the unexpected death of her father. She marries Nathan to care for his young niece, but as the story progresses and Elli is in danger, she and Nathan may develop a real relationship.

This is a very short story, and, like some short stories, it jumps rather quickly from event to event, making it a little disjointed at times.

I still enjoyed it, however. Elli and Nathan both make very good characters, and Colleen does a good job balancing action with sharing the character's feelings and personality with the reader, so that we can get to know them. The romance in the story is sweet. And the suspenseful story line- although somewhat choppy because of the short length- kept me interested.

I give Bluebonnet Bride 4 stars and a G for content.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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