Popular evangelical Christian novelist Gist tells a could-have-happened tale of a Seattle landowner who requires a wife to keep his acres. The Wedding Is All Planned Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride. In s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could. A Bride In The Bargain By Deeanne Gist – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels , reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Like a spoiled child, he definitely wanted both.

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If I were Joe I would order another bride. But no one told her she was coming out west to Jo Denton runs one of the most successful redwood logging operations gargain Washington State, but his wife is dead.

Ending the kiss, he kept his forehead against hers, but his fingers trailed from her face to her neck to her shoulders to. But his choice of wording made her choke back a nervous laugh, which came out as a snort.

Oct 12, Katie W rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. I understand how the land gets into the blood of the men who work it especially back in the days when so much of the country was undeveloped, but Joe just seemed to love it almost to the exclusion of anyone or anything else. I guess he managed a few gestures during the actual courting phase that some readers may find romantic Anna certainly didbut they didn’t do a whole lot for me, at least not as written.

In desperation, Joe buys himself a Mercer bride—and eastern orphan brought into the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mer Title: I go into reading every book with a desire to not just like it, but to come away from reading it, thinking that it was fabulous.


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But how can he convince this provoking easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife? Writing style – have no problem with it although I have to admit, I just skimmed the last 20 pages or so because I grew tired of the romance between them. You know that’s right. I also liked that the author interjected a bit of the real history of Seattle into the story, as well as a couple of real personages as characters.

To ensure his rights, he reluctantly buys a Mercer bride–an eastern orphan brought out West by Asa Mercer. Oct 02, Jeannette Garcia rated it really liked it. Would you like us to take another look at this review? I think this part could have been very romantic, but it seemed to me that the author made Joe into one of those clueless alphas who barely has a romantic bone in his body.

A Bride In The Bargain — Deeanne Gist

What could possibly be wrong with that? Her excuse is her fear and then her worry that he is asking her for the wrong reasons however much his actions say otherwise so she doesn’t take the chance. Ths, I do understand the girl’s side but the man?

The trip is treacherous, and she’s disappointed by Seattle. This was my first Deeanne Gist book. I would actually give it 3. Why can’t the “heroine” ever have common sense or at least some shred of emotional stability?

I really enjoyed this story by Deeanne Gist. May 14, Julianna rated it vride it Recommends it for: Threading his fingers through her hair, he tilted her face up and gave her one of those kisses.

I am a conservative Christian – clean romance reader – Also, this book borders with ‘some details’ which almost not label it a clean romance I decided to read a certain portion to my husband, and found myself embarrassed and then blushing – while giggling, not a good sign in the “clean- romance” category.


One of the best things about this book is the small witty dialog when the author is not taking about muscles Disclaimer: Aug 18, Heather rated it it was amazing. Eyeing where he wanted the tree to fall, he adjusted his stance. One of the best deeanne about this book is the small witty dialog when the author is not taking about muscles and details that make the story charming.

A Bride in the Bargain

Deeanne Gist has a flare for characters that jump off the page, historical settings that flow as easily as modern day, and heroines with minds of their own.

Joe DentonAnna Ivey. But he tells the women a different story–very few know they’re going to Seattle to become a wife. Jun 08, Laura rated it it was amazing. Then he charges the women for passage. There’s nothing better than a big burly, and might I add handsome, lumberjack!!!! Mar 30, Courtney rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is NOT Christian fiction so reader beware.

Already 10 chapters in and the bride had barely made it to the ranch. Vist recommended to anyone who enjoys a good romantic bargaon. Yet over and over Joe had thought of this as his own. Audiobook Details Recorded Books, Inc.

Refusing to marry, she stays in his home as a cook but soon falls for her boss. Still he looked at the watch pin.

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