Book Review: Marrying Christopher by Michele Paige Holmes

25292540Title: Marrying Christopher

Author: Michele Paige Holmes

Series: A Hearthfire Romance #3

Publisher: Mirror Press

Release Date: July 30, 2015


Book Summary:

Having seen both his sisters Grace and Helen happily married, Christopher Thatcher is free to pursue his dream of life in America. With adventure in his heart and mind, he boards one of the first steamships set to cross the Atlantic in the record breaking time of only twenty-five days. Within the first two of those, his resolve—to avoid women and the complications they often bring to a man’s life—falters when he meets Marsali Abbott, a young woman with a past even more troubling than his own. Whether from years of habit protecting his sisters, or simply because he feels drawn to Marsali, Christopher chooses to help her and becomes her friend. As the truth about what awaits Marsali in America becomes evident, he is faced with a more difficult choice, one that will impact their lives far beyond four weeks together at sea.

Cheryls review

Fabulous story that I couldn’t put down! Christopher is so much fun! Marsali is hardworking, spunky, and perfect for him. Neither were looking for love, just trying to build a new life in America. Their paths cross on the newly developed Steamship they both take to the new world. I loved the historical parts of this story. The characters are amazing. I just kept cheering for them. They were entertaining. I was often surprised by how the story developed. I enjoyed every minute of it. I liked seeing Christopher’s sisters from earlier stories show up occasionally in this one. The book stands alone though. You don’t need to read the other stories to love this one. Secondary characters continued to surprise me. They kept me guessing as the story progressed. The dedication that Christopher and Marsali show to each other is breathtaking. I simply loved it.

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!!!

Content: Clean

Source: ebook for review

This book can be purchased at Amazon.


  1. Thank you so much, Cheryl! I appreciate you taking the time to read and review.

  2. I love a book with good secondary characters!