First Line Friday #104

The book I'm featuring today is one I absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed. If you are a lover of pioneer romances, this book is one you will not want to miss. It's The Bride Blunder by Kelly Eileen Hake. This novel has been in my to-be-read pile for a long time and I'm so glad I finally got around to reading it.

First Line:

"No." Marge Chandler shook her head, wishing it were so easy to shake away the sudden image springing to life in her mind. "No more bows, Daisy."

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My Thoughts:

Gavin Miller moved west to begin a new life but he never forgot the girl, Daisy, he left behind. When his business is up and running, and his house is standing, he decides to write to Daisy to ask for her hand in marriage. Since this is a formal proposal, he chooses to address her by her proper name: Marguerite Chandler. The problem is, he forgot that both Daisy and her cousin, Marge, are named after their grandmother.

When Gavin's letter arrives, Daisy is the first one to read it. Since she remembered having sent him an invitation to her upcoming wedding, she knew the letter must be for her cousin Marge. Unbeknownst to Daisy and Gavin, Marge has secretly had feelings for the man although she had been certain it was Daisy he had been interested in. However, Daisy soon convinces her cousin that the letter was, indeed, meant for Marge.

Can you imagine the surprise that awaits Gavin when it is Marge who exits the stagecoach instead of Daisy? And how will Marge respond when she realizes what his intentions had been? The entire situation becomes humorous when Gavin's eccentric and outspoken grandmother gets involved as well as Midge, who was the first one to befriend Marge in this new town. In the midst of all the various opinions and suggestions, Daisy suddenly arrives in town. Will Gavin end up married to Daisy or to Marge?

The characters are delightful and well developed. I enjoyed this novel from the first line to the last. It actually contains two beautiful love stories at one time. If you enjoy these types of Christian historical romances, you will not be disappointed with this one.

Your Turn:

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Anneliese Dalaba

January 19, 2022