Book Review

by Stephanie Mittman

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Montana, 1800's

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As deputy sheriff of Granite, Montana, Gideon Forbes sees his share of good and bad people. Hes strong and fair and not used to showing his feelings—especially toward his childhood friend Arliss Mallard. But when Arliss is jilted at the alter, Gideon steps forward to marry Arliss and claim her unborn child.

Arliss believes she loves Slick Waynick and that he loves her until he abandons her on their wedding day. She has little choice but to accept her dear friend Gideons proposal, knowing theirs will be a marriage of convenience. But it is Gideon she begins to dream of, Gideon she wants to please and, most of all, Gideons touch she begins to crave.

But what about Slick? Torn between an old passion and a friendship that has grown into desire, Arliss learns the meaning of true love, sacrifice and devotion.

Stephanie Mittman continues to deliver what Americana romance readers want: a tender, beautiful and strong story with a hometown setting peopled with characters so real they jump off the pages. Ms. Mittman evokes the readers emotions, gifting us with a feel good read. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Dell

Published: November 1998

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A Kiss to Dream On

Submitted by Robin in PA on January 3, 2011 - 9:41pm.

Arliss Mallard was abandoned at the altar by her fiance, Slick Waynick. When Gideon Forbes told her that Slick had left town, he was shocked to find out that Arliss was also pregnant. So, he offered to marry her right now and let everyone believe that the baby was his. Gideon had loved Lissie since she was 13 years old. He knew that she still loved Slick, but he was determined to be the man she loved best.

This was a very good marriage of convenience story. I loved how shy Gideon was with Arliss at the beginning of the book. And Arliss felt so bad about getting him pulled into the mess her life had become. As usual with Mittman's books, there was a major event in the middle of the story which really shakes things up for the characters. My only problem with the book is the fact that it took so long for Arliss to come around and believe that Gideon loves her. My rating: 4 Stars.