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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bluebonnet Bride: Love across the Sea Novel by Colleen Coble



Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble is about Elli, a woman from Finland who leaves her home to come to American as a mail order bride. When Elli's father died suspiciously she felt the need to escape to keep from her neighbor from stealing her inheritance.
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As she steps off the train in Texas, Elli’s first glimpses of her future husband and his young niece suggest the safe future she sought, yet with an unexpected limitation. Nathan White only requested a bride to love and care for his niece, four-year-old Hannah. For the sake of security, Elli adjusts to the demands of the situation. Soon, a series of brutal attacks and intruders threatens the perceived security of the budding marriage, Elli and Nathan draw together to face their enemy, fighting to stay alive and for the chance to love one another.

Other reviews imply Bluebonnet Bride continues from previous book Butterfly Palace which explains information lacking. The title states that this story is a novel, but at 68 pages it is a short novella and some of those pages have questions at the end for discussion. I kept looking back to see if I missed something. I have enjoyed other of Coble’s books. If this story were longer (about 50 pages or more) I would have liked it better. I liked the story and the characters were interesting, but solutions were gained too quickly.  I hesitate to say more of the story for fear of giving it away. If you have read the  Butterfly Palace you probably will enjoy Bluebonnet Bride.

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