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Sunday, January 08, 2012

New giveaway! Now I'm giving away The Unlikely Wife by Debra Ullrick! (with bonus review)

About the book:


The arrival of Michael Bowen's bride, married sight unseen by proxy, sends the rancher reeling. With her trousers, cowboy hat and rifle, she looks like a female outlaw—not the genteel lady he corresponded with for months. He's been hoodwinked into marriage with the wrong woman!

Selina Farleigh Bowen loved Michael's letters, even if she couldn't read them herself. A friend read them to her, and wrote her replies—but apparently that "friend" left things out, like Michael's dream of a wife who was nothing like her. Selina won't change who she is, not even for the man she loves. Yet time might show Michael the true value of his unlikely wife.

My review:

Well, I've found my first "favorite" book for 2012! This story was fantastic! It warmed my heart and thrilled that emotional part of me that enjoys a smoking romance. I love mail-order-bride types of stories anyway, but this one was better than most. There were so many heart-warming moments that I lost count. There were also great references to the scriptures and to what marriage should be like. I felt inspiration for my own marriage, and that doesn't happen with Love Inspired novels (sorry, but it's true.) I tend to love historical fiction, but not LI fiction, yet this story made me want to read more in this genre. In fact, I think this is my favorite LI novel ever. The plot and pacing were excellent, the story was full of great tension and believable emotion, and the hero and heroine shared the yummiest kisses I've ever read in a LI book. My heart melted every time they kissed. I felt the love and was inspired by it. Seriously!

Bottom line...Debra Ullrick outdid herself on this one. And I loved the fact that I also got to see Rainee and Haydon again from the first book, The Unexpected Bride. I enjoyed that story, too, but I absolutely adored this one. Selena was the most unique and lovable heroine that I've read in a long time. I fell in love with Michael as he fell in love with Selena. I really can't believe how good this book was... but then again, I can. Debra is a talented writer and this story should be on everyone's must-read list for 2012. If you love heart-warming historical romances that contain strong spiritual threads and great romantic tension (and if you don't mind shedding a tear or two, or three or four) then you'll love this book. I guarantee it!

The Unlikely Wife was published by Love Inspired and was released in January 2012.

28 comments:

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

Sounds like a fun read!

Tamara Cooper said...

I would LOVE this book...the heroine reminds me of ME! That's exactly how I would dress, comfortable, with my cowboy hat and boots on instead of a flowing, gorgeous dress (although flowing/gorgeous dresses are so awesome, too!). Thanks for offering this book by Deb Ullrick.

by Pegg Thomas said...

Yes, it is a great cover! Good idea for a story too... I'd like to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.
twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

dingo4mum said...

Hi! I'd love to win a copy. I lovooove mail order brides/wives (singular, that is!). :)
Looking forward to your full review.

Blessings,
Lucy

dingo4mum@clubtelco.com

Christina B said...

Oooh, this looks like a fun read-perfect for a cold winter day. I haven't read anything by this author, but she-and her book-sound fabulous! Would love to win a copy. Thanks and God bless! :)

Melissa Jagears said...

Wow, what a review! And I'm all for mail-order bride stories.

rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

Hi this sounds like a great book. Very interested. Thanks for the giveaway.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Aizess said...

This book seems really interesting! Thank you for the chance to win- please enter me!

yecenia@optonline.net

Vickie McDonough said...

This sounds like a fun story. Deb, I thoroughly enjoyed The Unexpected Bride and look forward to reading your new book. Congratulations on its release.

Paula said...

The review of this book really makes me want to read it. I love historical romances. Thanks for the chance to win.
pj4824(at)yahoo(dot)com

dianelouw said...

This is just my type of book. Hope i can win this giveaway then i can share it with others in the little library that i established at our church... Blessings from South Africa....

Rebecca said...

Oh this sounds like an amazing book. I would love to read this. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jo said...

This sounds like such a fun read! I enjoy reading mail order bride stories. Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to win this book.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

SarcasticMuse said...

Sounds interesting!
dreamingevermore(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie Adair said...

Sounds like a great book!!! angadair@nwcable.net

Deborah M said...

I've heard so much about Debra's books. I'd love for this to be the first one I've read.
Deborah M
debbiejeanm at gmail dot com

Andrea said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

andrea2russia@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

You know I love mail-order bride stories - I wrote one. Yes, I'd love to read Debra Ullrick's - especially if you're recommending it!

KATHLEEN.B said...

You make this book sound super exciting. I would love to read it, better to win it.
kathleen.bianchi@gmail.com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Debra Ullrick said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by! I'm so glad my books sounds like something you all would like to read.

Thanks for the fabulous review, Michelle.

Vicki, thanks for the congrats, and I can't wait to see what you think of, The Unikely Wife. If you do read it, let me know, okay?

DeborahM, You hav piqued my interest wondering what you have heard. *smiling*

I wish I could comment on everyone's post, but I have a tight deadline, so I'd best get to it.

Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Debra Ullrick

Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

apple blossom said...

love to be entered in this giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] mail [dot] com

Debbie Clark said...

Oh wow! Sounds like a fun book to read. I love all of the mail order bride books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie Clark
debbiemcla(at)msn(dot)com

Martha A. said...

It sounds like a page turner!!! martha(At)lclink(dot)com

gammawfox said...

Oh boy!! A "cowboy" book and I do love the "mail-order" bride books too! Please enter me. Thanks!

Lela Fox

bubbysgammaw(at)peoplepc(dot)com

windycindy said...

I can always use a good cry...
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Jo!


ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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