Two mail-order brides, one groom and a few misunderstandings collide in the second Blue Willow Brides book. Brendan’s characters are witty, charming and fun to be around, and she brings her trademark writing style to the Wild West.

In 1888 Black Hawk, Colo., Greta Olson is determined to be happy as a mail-order bride to Jess Gifford. Then she learns that another woman, Cora Johnson, has answered the same ad. She is certain Jess didn’t place the ad. Jess knows that his brother, Zach, placed the ad and he’s furious. Zach and Jess will have to decide which woman each wants to marry — but surprises await them when the women have their own opinions! (REVELL, Oct., 336 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans