Book Review: To Catch a Bride (Montana Brides #1.5) by Gina Welborn and Becca Whitham (three stars)
‘Once she returned home, she’d clean her messes and not let anything distract her. Definitely this time.’
A fun, light-weight Christian romance set in 1860s Montana territory. Bridges The Promise Bride and The Kitchen Marriage. Well-conceived series about various women who find themselves in early Montana territory with matrimony as a possibility.
“I bet you’re getting a migraine. Ma has them often.” “You got it.”
Modern vocabulary and attitudes knock the reader out of the story, though they are consistent with current values. How jarring they will depend on whether the reader is interested in historical fiction or Hallmark-type romance.
“Mr. [redacted], you can kiss your bride after she [redacted].”
Sadly, this kind of book waves a distant hello to history and makes it palatable (and useless) to modern readers with little historical background.