The second book in The Blue Willow Brides series from Maggie Brendan, Twice Promised is the story of the second of the three Olsen sisters who have immigrated to the United States from Norway in hopes of finding love as mail-order brides.
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Two beautiful brides. One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.
Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she’s come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she’s not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.
Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess’s affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station–and reveals that Jess knows nothing about anymail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?
Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promisedis the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.
I really enjoyed reading Twice Promised by Maggie Brendan. The story starts off with an interesting conflict and resolves in a predictable manner, but the pages in between are filled with twists and turns that kept me wanting to turn the pages to see how everything worked itself out.
I felt that the characters were not only believable, but I was able to relate to them and found myself lost in their world. I loved the contrast of the characters’ personalities as they each faced the same problem but came at it with a different perspective. It made for a very enjoyable read.
I give Twice Promised five stars!