Despite her spoiled upbringing, twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher isn’t pretentious. She simply believes a marriage should be built on true love. Her father, however, thinks she’s wasted enough time searching for the perfect husband. He wants to marry her off to one of his business partners–who is seventeen years her senior–an idea that is out of the question for Lenore.
Kolbein Booth, a young lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister, who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Sick with worry, he storms into the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister, only to learn she isn’t there. But Lenore Fulcher is, and something about her captures his attention.
Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out…
I am a huge fan of all of the books I have read by Tracie Peterson, and this one is no exception. It was very well written and easy to read and get to know the characters. Just the synopsis had me curious because I absolutely love Seattle! I have visited a few times and would live there in a heartbeat. Peterson did a wonderful job of painting the world of Seattle in the late 1800s and it just drew you into the lives of the young women in this story. I loved the two main characters and how they were constantly there for each other and making the other one a better person. It was a beautiful relationship that we should all strive for. This was a very refreshing read after my last couple of books, it was just so happy. There were some dark and sad parts, but overall it left me feeling good after I put it away. It is nice to read a book that you can immerse yourself in and positively affects your attitude. I actually read this book in just three days because I was truly enjoying it. If you enjoy a good historical fiction romance, I highly recommend this book and I look forward to the next one in the series.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley for my fair and honest review.