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Friday, January 16, 2015

Steadfast Heart

Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious despite her spoiled upbringing.

Her deepest desire at the age of twenty is to find true love. However, her father believes she's wasted enough time searching for a suitable husband, and he wants to marry her off to one of his business partners--thirty-seven-year-old James Rybus. But the idea of marriage to a man so much older is out of the question for Lenore.

Kolbein Booth, a 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 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...

Cafe Lily's Review:

I thought this book was interesting though I had a hard time with the character names.  They were so unusual they distracted me a bit.  I felt a little frustrated with waiting and waiting and waiting...........and WAITING for Lenore and Kolbein to finally meet back up. 

Much of this book has them in different locations and a mutual friend as a go between. 

It was a very unusual relationship because there's no real communication between Kolbein and Lenore. It's not your standard long distance courtship.  Abrianna has more interaction with him as their mutual friend and it was perplexing as a reader. I couldn't quite figure out where the story was going.

I loved the ladies who ran the bridal school.  Some of their comments and actions reminded me of the Baldwin sisters from "The Waltons" TV series. They were my favorite characters in this story.

Not my favorite Tracie Peterson book, but it won't discourage me from reading her books again.


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