Friday, 1 April 2011

Book Review: A Suitor for Jenny by Margaret Brownley

About the Book: When looking for a husband, it’s best to go where the odds are in your favor.

And that would be Rocky Creek, Texas, 1880. But Jenny Higgins's plan to find husbands for her two sisters hits a snag when enthusiastic applicants fail to meet her stringent requirements.

Rejecting her sisters' choices for mates and riding herd on her growing feelings for Marshal Rhett Armstrong, she refuses to give up.

Jenny thinks choosing a husband is not a job for the heart. It'll take one strong and handsome marshal to convince her otherwise.

My Thoughts: A light hearted historical romance with no surprises, this was an easy, yet enjoyable read.

Though fun, and downright funny at times, the author also manages to tackle some serious issues such as poverty, child abuse, alcoholism, and the difference between guilt and godly sorrow, to name just a few. This is also a story about rebuilding faith and learning to trust God with the future.

I did not like how Mary Lou's eventual husband treats her during their "courtship" - assuming she knew what she wanted and needed, and basically telling her that he was the one - and that it was supposed to be seen as romantic. He was a stand up guy in all the other areas of his life (integrity, hard worker, overcame learning disability, risks his life for another, etc), but this one thing irked me. Other than that though, it was an enjoyable read.

Though this is the 2nd book of the series, it works well as a stand alone.

Thank you to Booksneeze for providing me with my complimentary review copy of Margaret Brownley's A Suitor for Jenny.

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