Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship by Kristin Holt, Book Review
From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line. SOPHIA'S LEAP-YEAR COURTSHIP: A brand new historical romance novella from USA Today bestselling author Kristin Holt.
Union Pacific Station Agent Chadwick Hughes has everything in a state of readiness to welcome his mail order bride…everything but the bride. The woman he’s corresponded with for a year didn’t change her mind or miss her train in Omaha—she never existed. Chadwick’s mortified to discover he’s been swindled by a fraudulent matrimonial agency in Chicago. He needs a lawyer if he’ll ever recover a dime of the fortune he spent on worthless membership fees and the nonexistent bride’s transportation west.
Sophia Sorensen, Attorney at Law, is a spinster on the edge of propriety. The good people of Wyoming Territory are open to a lot of things, including Lady’s Privilege during Leap Years, but some aren’t fond of her day-to-day behavior. Why, the woman rides her bicycle hither and yon, showing her petticoat ruffle and ankles. She might be the least ladylike specimen beneath Wyoming skies, but it’s entertaining to watch her court the U.P. Station Agent, Chadwick Hughes, the most-eligible bachelor in the county.
This is a fun twist on a mail order bride book! I really liked Sophia; she was a confident and capable woman, who had no problem running her own law practice even when there were those who opposed her. Sweet Chadwick who got swindled by a fraudulent mail order bride company, he meets up with Sophia because he needs her representation. The two begin a tenuous friendship and with help from their mutual friends, perhaps they can become more. I really enjoyed the leap-year aspect to the book, I never knew of the tradition of women being able to pursue men during leap-year. It was a fun and unique part of the book that I have never read in any other. This is a wonderful clean romance that I enjoyed and it was a quick and easy read!
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
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