Popular evangelical Christian novelist Gist tells a could-have-happened tale of a Seattle landowner who requires a wife to keep his acres. The Wedding Is All Planned Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride. In s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could. A Bride In The Bargain By Deeanne Gist – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels , reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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She z no intentions of marrying. He encircled her waist, drew her to him, and kissed her again. Here is the scene in question if anyone wants to truly see how nothing at all is described. But he tells the women a different story–very few know they’re going to Seattle to become a wife.

As for the Christian aspect of this? But because of his wife’s untimely death, Joe Denton finds himself about to lose half of his claim. But when they land, she’s handed to Joe Denton and the two find themselves in a knotty situation. Although nothing bad truly happened, much was insinuated. Least of all Joe. There were times in the book when it felt like my heart skipped a beat December tist, Imprint: This was such a nice story. The story has just the right amount of historical charm, a beautiful and spunky heroine, a ridiculously good-looking and perfect hero and enough kissing scenes to make it really feel like a romance without being at all dirty.

Gist places her story around incidents that happened in real life, but is humble enough to admit that she couldn’t possibly know all the details behind each item. Anyhow, it is a well-written book for its genre, and it has earned a place on my favorites’ list.

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

If a book doesn’t focus on it I’m usually fine because as girls reading these books it doesn’t bother us to read about curves or whatever, but in my opinion this particular book wa I really liked the funny way the author wrote,as well as how she could keep it interesting with characters you really like,but i could only give it 2 stars because the romance was just so focused on attraction and the physical attributes of the main couple,especially describing too much about curves,undergarments,etc.


Mercer signs up a bunch of men looking for a wife and heads back East to find war Civil deenane widows and orphans. She tracked its flight as it landed on the quilted cover. I really loved the characters of this book. It’s not that I disliked him, but he probably would be the type of guy who would drive me bargaiin in real life.

The plot was like straight out of some KDrama or bargaiin. I especially loved their date on top of a Redwood stump. I would actually give it 3. I realize that a husband and father going off to war can be exceedingly stressful, but there are plenty of families who manage without falling to pieces like this.

The setting was breathtaking if you like trees and I found the details of the setting balanced the dialog in the book, neither one was too heavy. Its the story of a woman running from an emotionally abusive family.

A Bride in the Bargain

Read this in 1 day if that’ll give you and idea as to how much I loved it. Sadly, this was not so with A Bride in the Bargain. Now, the male protagonist do I kind of not like.

I’m giving the book a 3 out of 5 because it did manage to make me want to move to the redwoods and eat potatoes and hotcakes every day, whatever a hotcake is. A Bride in the Bargain sounded like a really fascinating story, and based on the synopsis, I thought I would thoroughly enjoy it. Seattle, WashingtonUnited States. One of the complaints I hear most often about Christian romances is that they are no real emotion, no sparks. I also enjoyed the bit of history the author used about Mercer and what he did to create her story.

I really enjoyed the characters and the story, but I found some issues with the details Anna thinks she is going to be a cook for a brixe camp in Seattle but in reality, the man who agreed to pay her passage to Seattle from Massachusetts, has signed her up as a mail order bride.

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Please review your cart. Even though I had several frustrations with the book, I was never bored with it, which is always a positive. Deep in the Heart of Trouble. A Bride in the Bargain by: Through a series of misunderstandings, the chick deeanns is brought to I did not finish this book. I also liked that the author interjected a bit of the real history of Seattle into the story, as well as a couple of real personages as characters.

Joe is too docile for z lumberjack. I enjoyed this book Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May 14, Julianna rated it liked it Recommends it for: But his choice of wording made her choke back a nervous laugh, which came out as a snort.

Do give Gist a try, just pass on this one. First, Anna is adamantly against marriage, because she feels that she was responsible for the deaths of her entire family father, mother, and younger brotherand doesn’t believe that she is capable of handling the responsibilities of a wife without causing bad things to happen to anyone she loves.

Noise resounded through the copse. Anna Ivey’s journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War.

See 1 question about A Bride in the Bargain…. It made me feel guilty to read the book. View all 5 comments. To think that there were people like Mercer and Doc Maynard in this book who actually existed was a cool surprise at the end. It was way to slow to get to the heart of the story.

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