NightOwlReviews.com sent a free print copy of “Texas Mail Order Bride” by Linda Broday in return for my honest review of the book; and NetGalley.com furnished a free Kindle copy of this book in return for my honest review.
I’ve always enjoyed westerns with a bit of romance and this book is no exception. Delta Dandridge has been duped into coming to Battle Creek, Texas to marry a rancher. She answered an ad in a newspaper and began a correspondence with Cooper Thorne, or so she thought. She was desperate to leave her hometown and thought this would be a good way to start a new life. Since she really wanted to marry and have a family, this was the way to go. However, she didn’t count on Cooper being a member of the Bachelors’ Club, swearing never to marry. She also found out that those letters that he supposedly wrote to her were actually not from him at all. Since she was penniless, she got a job at the mercantile and began to make good friends of the townspeople.
Cooper, meanwhile, is entrenched in a battle with an unknown assailant who is determined to put him out of business. He doesn’t have time, or so he thought, to romance any woman. His two blood-brothers have his back and the three of them are busy keeping each other safe and protecting Cooper’s ranch.
I enjoyed this book very much. I enjoyed the interaction among the main characters and the sub-plots that kept the book interesting.