Capital Bride (Matchmaker & Co. #1) by Cynthia Woolf
Thoughts Before Reading:
I got this book free, all I needed to do was post a review. So here we go.
Sarah Johnson finds herself a homeless, unmarried, mother. Even though she is trained as a governess no one would take a mother, let alone an unmarried one.
Her cousin William, who inherits her family’s property, offers to marry her and give her a home. But she knows that that will be the kiss of death for him in society.
She decides there is only one thing left, become a mail order bride for Mr. John Atwood.
John Atwood is a widower, who’s daughter hasn’t spoken a word since his wife was murdered. Will Susan an John work things out and will their kids get along?
The murder comes back and John has to face him and his old demons. But then something more frightening occurs, someone is after Sarah and will stop at nothing to get her. Will she be kept safe, or will she finds herself kidnapped and forced to be the bride of a psychopath.
Thoughts After Reading:
I received this book free and thought it was horrible. The characters are not from the right time period in manners, speech, culture, and the beliefs.
She also had the “racism” wrong. The East was much more racist than the West, as in the West biracialism, was popular. I felt as if this author did hardly any research into the time period she was writing about.
The plot line is boring and the characters act completely strange and unrealistic. She took things that would have made a great climax and resolved them too soon, realizing afterwards she was missing conflict and pulled out the dumbest and lamest one to use. It was also poorly written as everything just works out fine for the characters, no conflict, realism, or interesting things happen. Very dull and boring.
For more historical fiction mysteries, go to Alias Grace
For more mail order brides, go to Paper Roses
For more Westerns, go to Loose Screw
For more kidnapping mysteries, go to The Last Suppers