A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

by | Jun 15, 2011 | Christian authors, Fiction Book Reviews | 3 comments

Deeanne Gist is one of my favorite historical authors. I have a top 5 group. She’s among them. Her books are funny, deep, and beautifully written with fantastic characterization and swoon-worthy romance. A Bride in the Bargain is another great fit to her ‘brides’ collection.

 Deeanne brings her historical fiction to 1860′s Seattle.  Filled with lumberjacks, misunderstandings, and romance as big as the redwoods, A Bride in the Bargain is sure to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.Joe Denton needs a wife…and any wife will do. Forced to ‘buy’ a wife from entrepreneur Asa Mercer, Joe plans to meet his new lady, marry her, and keep his hard-earned claim. Unfortunately, the bride he purchased has no intentions of becoming a bride at all.

Anna Ivey ran away from New England under the impression of becoming a cook for a lumberjack who would pay her way. With her painful history, marriage doesn’t seem to be a reasonable option for her future, but nothing could have prepared her for Joe Denton. Evidently, when this mountain of a man sets his big heart on Anna, not even the towering hurts of her past can withstand the strength in his love… or can it?  Anna’s a fighter and fear is a mighty foe.

Does Joe have the patience to chop down the wall protecting Anna’s heart?  Will he be willing to give up his dreams to win the love of a woman who might not love him back?

To find out, pick up this delightful read. Of Gist’s books, this would be third on my favorites list – Deep in the Heart of Trouble being second and Maid to Match in FIRST place. It’s definitely worth the time and the imagination.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Bride In The Bargain, go HERE


  1. Sherrinda

    I’ve read a couple of her books and have enjoyed them. I’m curious though….who are your top 5? 😉

    • Pepper

      Like you don’t know, Sherrinda.
      Two Seekers for sure.
      and I switch back and forth between two others for the 5th place 🙂

  2. candy

    Hi Pepper! I jsut found your blog and I loved your review of this book. I LOVE this book. It’s my favorite of Deeanne’s books! I’ve got both my sister-in-laws hooked on her. I like to write book reviews and did one on this book under my favorite books. Please come by and say hi on my blog it’s http://www.candysfavorites.blogspot.com. 🙂


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