A BRIDE IN THE BARGAIN
Gist takes intriguing historical facts and creates a world of fascinating characters, lighthearted moments and timeless crises that we can still relate to today. The characters are refreshing, the setting is vivid and the plot will keep you turning the pages. A keeper!
Burdened with the guilt over the death of her parents and brother, Miss Anna Ivey vows to never let anyone get close to her. But a dangerous situation forces her to leave Massachusetts and agree to travel northwest to cook for a lumberjack, Joe Denton. The trip is treacherous, and she's disappointed by Seattle. Then she learns that Denton doesn't want a cook, but a wife, so that he can keep his land. Refusing to marry, she stays in his home as cook but soon falls for her boss. But is he wooing her for love or for land? (BETHANY HOUSE, Jun., 368 pp., $13.99)