Friday, November 16, 2012
Book Beginnings on Friday November 16, 2012
Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
My book beginning this week is from Unclaimed Bride by Lauri Robinson.
The bitter wind that whipped the leather curtains covering the stage windows and snuck beneath the buffalo robe now piled on the hard seat could easily have stolen her breath away, but Constance Jennings's first glimpse of her destination already had her lungs locked tight."
This is a historical romance. I loved the Quinter Brides series by the same author. I am about finished with Unclaimed Bride. For me it bogged down some in the middle but is picking up again as I near the end. I do love the characters, especially the young daughter, Angel. Here is the Goodreads summary:
Running from the past she bumps into her future! Mail-order bride Constance Jennings steps off the stage in Cottonwood, Wyoming, and waits for her husband-to-be. But he never shows up, and instead several other men are vying to take his place!
Single father Ellis Clayton must be the only man in town not looking for a bride. But his young daughter's habit of rescuing wounded critters means he ends up offering Constance a temporary shelter.
Having a woman around the house again is all too easy—especially seeing her bond with his daughter—but Ellis can't seem to let go of the past. Problem is, neither can Constance. And hers is about to catch up with her .