Mail-Order Husband by DiAnn Mills
Nebraska Legacy Series, Book 1
Publisher: Barbour Books (August 2013)
176 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $1.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: White Heart
With no good prospects in town and work piling up on the farm, the death of her husband leads Lena to advertise for a mail-order husband, and Gabe responds looking forward to a chance to have a family he wouldn't get a chance to have otherwise and a chance to take on a new adventure and make a new life. Lena quickly finds out Gabe is woefully unqualified to be a farmer, but he was such a sweet man and wanted so badly to learn and work hard, that I really liked him from the start. Lena had her boisterous moments, but she made things interesting. The only things I didn't care for was Lena getting on Gabe about his excellent vocabulary (a virtue, not a fault), and some of the dialogue was overly religious for my taste. If you are uncomfortable with unapologetic religious zeal, the way this story is written may bother you, but aside from that, the way in which the characters work through jealousy, anger, and insecurity was really great, and I liked the focus on trying not to worry about things. Good Read!