A Wife for Big John by Lauri Robinson
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press (February 2008)
240 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $4.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: White Heart
Big John isn't overly pleased to find the cook he'd hired, through correspondence before leaving for a big river lumber drive, is in fact a woman, but he can't bring himself to let her go either; meanwhile Dani is struggling with her feelings about her absentee fiancé and her unsettling new boss. I really liked this story! John's never considered marrying, but he can't help noticing the intriguing ways in which Dani is unlike any woman he's ever known, and it's fun to watch it slowly dawn on him how much she means to him. Dani is stuck between an idea she's held so long it is hard to change, and a new awareness that is awakening within her. This story contains period appropriate Christian overtones, but I wouldn't describe it as preachy, and it also contains some very limited swearing, which I also thought was in keeping with the tone. This is such a sweet, innocent romance, despite John and Dani sharing a house for most of the book, and I really appreciated the slow pace of the development of their relationship. Great Read!