Abigail is a matchmaker's worst nightmare. She's been sent back more than once for being too hoity-toity. Helena Bingham has one more plan for this girl though. Helena plans to take Abigail out West to help instruct a town full of prospective grooms who need the rough edges sanded....a lot. Mack Cleveland is about the only man in town who didn't send off for one of the mail-order brides. His plans really get changed around though when Abigail Grant shows up with her sweet freckled nose stuck in the air. Helena sees a good match coming, and it may just happen beneath a prairie moon.
(Full disclosure: I did not read the back of this book before signing up. I simply saw the author and flipped out! I was pretty excited.) Anywho, the review... This book, well, let's just say that I've never felt this way about one of Kim's leading ladies. I was actually shocked that I didn't fall instantly in love with Abigail. In fact, it was a good 150 or 200 pages before I even liked the girl! Helena was my favorite though. I loved Mack and Bill, but I enjoyed Helena's POV the best. This was a great book. And the plot was very unique. It was a very interesting concept. Yes, a mail-order bride isn't that unusual for a storyline, but I think this one was taken in a whole new direction which added both intrigue and humor. So many eye-roll worthy moments. And somehow, Kim Vogel Sawyer always knows exactly how I want her books to end, and with one exception (I've been saving that review... it's a bit rant-ish) she has delivered every time. This book had the best ending I could ask for. And those last hundred pages or so... I was in shock basically. It was not a twist I had prepared for and I loved it! Did I mention yet that I love the ending??? ;P I would absolutely recommend this book for its dynamic characters, original plot, and brilliant writing. Just sayin', but there at the end I was alternating between giggling my head off and screeching. It's a good thing my brother wears headphones. He'd probably think I had lost all sense. I'm giving this book 5 stars.
I received this book through the Blogging for Books program.