Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Twice Promised

Maggie Brendan

336 pages
Pub Date: October 2012

About the book . . . 

Two beautiful brides. One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.

Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she’s come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she’s not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.

Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess’s affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station—and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?

Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.

About the author . . .          

Maggie Brendan is the author of the Heart of the West series and Deeply Devoted, which was a 2012 ICRA Award finalist. A member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, and Georgia Romance Writers, Maggie lives in Georgia. Visit her at


Reader Review . . . 

After the death of her fiance Bryan, Greta answered an ad for a mail-order bride in Central City, Colorado.  As if she wasn't surprised enough to learn that co-passenger Cora Johnson is arriving in answer to the same ad, both young ladies are surprised to learn that the intended groom, Jess Gifford, knows nothing of the ad.  Confusion, friendship, and even amusing misunderstandings develop as they try to sort out the future, but will love develop for any of the characters involved?

Any fan of pioneer/frontier romances will enjoy Maggie Brendan's second installment in her The Blue Willow  Brides series.  Set in late 19th century Colorado, Ms. Brendan has included historic landmarks to add realism to the story.  A nice, decent romance novel with an enjoyable plot.

4 stars

“Available October 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



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