DEEPLY DEVOTED

MAGGIE BRENDAN

Pub. Date: September 2011

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Series: The Blue Willow Brides  #1

ISBN-13: 9780800734626

ISBN: 0800734629

SOURCE:Received for review from the publisher

OVERVIEW

She is staking her future on a man she’s never met. Can she learn to love him?

When Catharine Olsen leaves Holland for Wyoming as a mail-order bride, she brings some extra baggage with her: two sisters, her mother’s set of Blue Willow china, and a tragic past. As she steps off the train, Peter Andersen is glad to see that she is everything her letters showed her to be. But he is a bit perturbed by her unexpected companions. How will he support them all? And what other secrets might Catharine be keeping from him?

Filled with sweet romance and vivid characters, Deeply Devoted highlights a clash of cultures as a highborn European and a simple wheat farmer learn to love one another and trust God with the past–and the future.

MY THOUGHTS:

DEEPLY DEVOTED by Maggie Brendan is an exciting inspirational historical romance set in 1887 Cheyenne Territory, Wyoming. The first in “The Blue Willow Brides” series. What an amazing story of diversity,forgiveness,healing,secrets,faith,romance, where a highborn Holland lady and a simple wheat farmer learn love,to let the past go and move forward to their future together. Catharine Olsen leaves her homeland in Holland with her two sisters to become a mail order bride in Wyoming.She leaves behind a tragic past,and sets out for a future with a wheat farmer,her two beloved sisters,her mother’s set of Blue Willow China,and her faith. Her new husband,Peter Anderson,is unaware of her companions,while a bit perturbed by this unexpected surprise,he is not disappointed to find Catharine to be everything he thought she was…until his mother has her investigated. This is a fast paced story with vivid characters and is filled with romance,and faith.A must read for any historical,romance readers.While,this is an inspirational story it is not “preachy” story,but a story of love,forgiveness,and healing. This author has done in again in “The Blue Willow Brides” series with “Deeply Devoted”as a wonderful start to a sure to be wonderful series.This story will touch your heart as two different culture comes together to find love and peace. Received for review from the pubisher.Details can be found at Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group and My Book Addiction Reviews.

RATING: 4.5

REVIEWED BY:April Renn

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