Title: The Substitute Bride
Author: Janet Dean
Series: Love Inspired Historical
~ MY REVIEW ~
I don’t always really enjoy these short novellas, but The Substitute Bride was a lovely, refreshing story. I enjoyed the prairie/farmer life and the connections I found to the LOVE COMES SOFTLY series by Janette Oke.
A widower with two small children and a black past. A desperate young woman fleeing an arranged marriage who switches places with a mail-ordered-bride. Gambling that ruins lives. Debts that threaten lives. A call from God. A beautiful love story written by God.
A cute, enjoyable story to be sure. There was some important lessons and deep themes as well, that made The Substitute Bride into more than just a fluffy romance.
There were a few things that weren’t settling so well with me. –Like little Anna’s snotty, disrespectful attitude; and the women of the town acting like their home life is such a drudge! But overall, those things worked out smoothly and satisfying.
A sweet, faith-filled romance overall. The Substitute Bride was a charming, short read for me.