The arrival of Michael Bowen's bride, married sight unseen by proxy, sends the rancher reeling. With her trousers, cowboy hat and rifle, she looks like a female outlaw—not the genteel lady he corresponded with for months. He's been hoodwinked into marriage with the wrong woman!
Selina Farleigh Bowen loved Michael's letters, even if she couldn't read them herself. A friend read them to her, and wrote her replies—but apparently that "friend" left things out, like Michael's dream of a wife who was nothing like her. Selina won't change who she is, not even for the man she loves. Yet time might show Michael the true value of his unlikely wife.
Wow! I smiled or laughed all the way through this book!
A historical really has to pull me in, and this one did, starting with the cover. It's so cute, but the story line actually clenched my purchase. How can you not love a person who refuses to change who they are just to get somebody to like them? And you'll love Selina, dialect and all. You can't help but feel sorry for Michael initially, but when he chooses to honor his vows, you really begin to like and respect him. The plot is fun, and the romance lively!
This book isn't just fun and fluff. Ms. Ullrick weaved a subtle message in the story: that God made each person unique, and that we miss out on blessings when we judge people based on outward appearance.
This is the first book I have read by Debra Ullrick, and I wasn't sure what to expect. After reading The Unlikely Wife, I will definitely get my hands on her other books!
Disclaimer: An unbiased review, based on my purchase of this book.
Do you appreciate differences?
Do you dig deep to know the heart of a person?
Labels: Book Review, Debra Ullrick, Dora Hiers, historical Christian fiction, inspirational romance, Love Inspired Historical, The Unlikely Wife