Mail Order Bride: A Timeless Romance Anthology

Mail Order Bride is the newest release in A Timeless Romance Anthology. Authors Stacy Henrie, Kristin Holt, Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, and Sian Ann Bessey have created a captivating and eclectic collection of six historical romance novellas to entertain us.

Focusing on the plight and often flight of mail order brides, these award-winning authors have written stories that both delight and bring to life a historical period where love sometimes comes second to finding a wife. Using creative plots and strong, authentic characters the authors show us a variety of compelling motives behind placing an advertisement for a mail order bride for the men, and for answering a mail order bride advertisement for the women.

While reading these genuine stories, I enjoyed learning about the mail order bride period in US history, and how people found happiness amid unknown outcomes and less than ideal circumstances. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of Mail Order Bride for my candid review.

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Risen by Angela Hunt

The novel Risen tells the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ or Yeshua from the perspective of a Roman soldier Clavius. Well written and poignant in its description of the events surrounding the Resurrection, author Angela Hunt creates a story of passion and fear much like it must have been for the true believers who witnessed Yeshua’s resurrection and surrounding events first hand.

A hardened soldier, Clavius finds himself drawn to a young Jewish widow Rachel. Clavius and Rachel both meet believers in the resurrected Lord and find themselves drawn to understand more about Yeshua and his small band of devoted followers. Rachel feels compelled to join with the believers as they teach her that the prophecies of Isaiah she believed as child have found fulfillment in Yeshua’s teachings, death, and resurrection. Clavius, on the other hand, is compelled to seek out the believers because of his direct command from the prefect Pilot to find the missing body to prevent political upheaval. Both Clavius and Rachel are authentic and approachable as they share their stories.

Riveting in its historical detail and poignant in its emotional portrayal of the varied people who witnessed Yeshua’s resurrection, Risen tells again in touching and vivid details the story surrounding the most profound event in the history of this world. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Risen by Angela Hunt for my candid review.