Book Review: A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure


a bargainedTitle: A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure 

Author: Marcia Lynn McClure

Series: None

Publisher: Distractions Ink

Released: August 18, 2013


Novella Excerpt

“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did.

Inspired kathys reviews



Seriously this is just the type of book I love to escape into.  My only wish is that it was longer but it was still completely satisfying.  (It’s a novella that I read in one sitting).  If you are looking for a quick escape with a swoon worthy hero then pick up A Bargained-For Bride.  It’s got all Marcia’s classic touches that make her books something I always look forward to reading.   In a world filled with so much heartache and evil I appreciate the honest, loving, family centered, hard-working moral characters Marcia creates.  Combined that with the guilt-free passionate romance she writes with nothing more than kissing and you’ve got a book I can love.

The author’s notes at the end are always an added bonus and made me love this book even more.

5 stars


Rating: 5 Stars – I Loved It!

Content: clean (although the word jackass was used repeatedly) for the few who have thought there was too much kissing in some recent books this one doesn’t have as much.

Source: Review Copy

Purcahse:  Amazon * Distractions Ink

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