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She May Be His Last Chance
Miranda Wentworth never imagined becoming a mail-order bride. Now marriage to a stranger is her only hope of finding a home where she and her two younger brothers can escape the brutality of the Chicago orphanage where they live. With any luck, she can even start a family of her own, once the three of them are settled at Jacob Creed’s Texas ranch. But Miranda has one gigantic concern: Her husband-to-be knows nothing about the brothers she’s bringing along. What if he calls off the deal when he discovers the trick she’s played on him?
Jake Creed is hanging on to his Texas ranch by his fingernails. His nemesis, Alexander Blackthorne, is determined to ruin him. Jake will never give up, but he’s in desperate trouble. His wife died six months ago in childbirth, along with their stillborn son, and his two-year-old daughter needs a mother. The advertisement Jake wrote never mentioned his daughter—or the fact that he has no intention of consummating his marriage. He’s determined never to subject another wife to the burden of pregnancy. But Jake doesn't count on finding his bride so desirable. He doesn't count on aching with need when she joins him in bed. And he never suspected his bride would have plans of her own to seduce him.
|Title||:||Texas Bride (Mail-Order Brides #1)|
|Format Type||:||Mass Market Paperback|
|Number of Pages||:||358 pages|
August 25, 2017
DNF @ 70 pages
I'm so pissed off, I can't even fucking stand it. I wish I had NEVER picked this book up and I will NEVER read anything by this author ever again.
When I started this story, I knew the main character, Jake, was a descendant of the Creed family, a family featured in two of Johnston's...
July 12, 2017
3.5 extra baggage Stars
Texas Bride is my first book by Joan Johnston and I enjoyed it. This book gave me mixed feelings as I liked a lot about it but it had some things in it that I didn't like. I love mail order bride books and this one is written well. The main thing I didn't like abou...
July 21, 2017
Well, my dearies, if this book doesn't trigger you, I don't know what will. We have everything you need to be driven into a homicidal rage:
I have an idea: maybe let's try NOT torturing children in books.
Widower who constantly compares the heroine to his dead wife
With that haircut?...
July 25, 2016
What a nice series!
I love the mail order bride trope and here it was done really well!
Miranda was a sheltered rich banker's daughter who, with her 5 siblings, were orphaned during the Great Chicago fire and put by a jealous uncle in an orphanage where the vel caretaker was abusing all of them.
December 12, 2012
Texas Bride is the first book in the Mail Order Brides series by Joan Johnston. When a book deals with the topic of mail order brides it has to have all of the right elements to be easily accepted. Let’s face it, what are the chances of a mail order bride showing up and everything is so perfect a...
March 31, 2013
Miranda, with her five brothers and sister after losing their parents, have been stuck in a orphanage, under horrid conditions and so when they find a ad in the newspaper for a mail order bride, Miranda knows this is her way out to save her siblings, now that she is eighteen and about to be kicke...
March 22, 2012
If anyone can charm the pants off rancher Jacob Creed, it has to be Miranda Wentworth, the oldest of six orphans who survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Requesting a mail-order bride is a bit desperate, but she seems willing enough to fast-track herself to be his wife. That should have been...
December 17, 2015
Excellent read for fans of Western historical romance. Great series.
April 17, 2016
July 06, 2017
Joan Johnston's Bitter Creek Series has always been on of my favorites. I've read the modern day series twice and the 3 "Sisters of the Lone Star Trilogy"- Frontier Woman, Comanche Woman, & Texas Woman series, once. I was so glad to get the chance to read the Mail-Order Bride series.