12 July 2014

The Preacher's Wife by Brandi Boddie

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Can this small-town girl trade her tarnished past for a respectable life?

During the hot, windy summer of 1870 in the burgeoning prairie town of Assurance, Kansas, Marissa Pierce is fed up with her abusive boss. She longs to start a new life and is growing weary of convincing townsfolk that she is most certainly not a prostitute.

Civil War veteran and preacher Rowe Winford arrives in town intent on leaving the tragic memories of his deceased family behind. Although Rowe has no plans to fall in love anytime soon, the plans of God rarely match those of man.

Faced with adversity and rejection from the town and Rowe’s family, can Marissa overcome her past, renew her faith, and experience the life of love that God has planned for her?

Brandi Boddie’s The Preacher’s Wife is a sweet romance. The characters are charming, though stubborn, and their predicaments are a bit perplexing. With both the hero and heroine towing heavy burdens of the past, arriving at a happily-ever-after ending proves to be quite a trek. Admittedly, the concept behind the plot is not anything particularly new and I easily guessed at the ending – but I am not complaining at all. Boddie’s novel is an enjoyable venture across the plains of Kansas and I am happy to have read it. Perfect for a bit of light afternoon reading, I recommend it to those who enjoy historical, inspirational romance, and I cannot wait to pick up the second book in the Brides of Assurance series when it comes out this fall.

Thanks to Booketeria, I received a copy of this novel and the opportunity to review it honestly. I was not required to provide a positive review, and all the opinions expressed are my own.  

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