This was a sweet story, filled with cute humor and pleasant characters. It’s obvious that Kelly Hake did her homework, because the historical aspects were nice. It took a while for me to ‘get into’ the story and then it ended rather abruptly, with an almost sudden change in the characters’ circumstances and relationships, that it kind of surprised me. The premise was good, though predictable, but a pleasant read.
Set down upon the wild American plains during the 1850. Clara is desperate for a home and a future for herself and her aunt. When Clara Fields and her aunt are kicked off their wagon train, a store owner in Buttonwood offers a chance at redemption. If Clara is able to wed his grandson off to any of the local girls within a month, he’ll sign over his two-story house. Desperate to provide for the woman who raised her, Clara agrees to find a bride for the man’s son–a stalwart bachelor. How hard can it be to find a bride for one handsome Doctor? Apparently more difficult than she imagined when Saul Reed seems determined to ramain single.Will Clara’s faith and wits help her wrangle a resolution to The Bride Bargain. Striking a bargain with a lonely trader to fool a head-strong doctor could lead Clara to an unexpected avenue of romance.