Short Read for a Lazy Afternoon

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Sometimes I just want something quick to read for an afternoon. I don’t want to start a full-length book and get sucked in for the next two days. This is the reason I love that there are so many novellas out right now (the Year of Weddings series is perfect for this). But Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble was almost too short of a read. It is only fifty-eight pages long and took about ninety minutes to finish.

Ellie Korpela has accepted an offer of marriage to a man she has never met. She flees her home in Sweden. When she meets Nathan White and his young niece, Hannah, in Texas, she is instantly drawn to them. They are married that day and the first night in their new home Ellie is attacked. Has the evil man she was running from caught up to her or does the attack have something to do with the new job Nathan has taken? Can Nathan protect her, and even more pressing, will their marriage ever be more than an arrangement for Hannah’s sake?

With a book this short, it’s really difficult to have well-developed characters. The story was fast-moving and you wanted to solve the mystery of what was happening with the attacks, but I would have loved to see more of a relationship for between Ellie and the other characters in the story—her neighbor, her husband, and little Hannah.

****BookLook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishing provided me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for either a positive or a negative review.


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