My Review – The Dancing Bride (Central City Brides #1) by Cynthia Woolf

Title The Dancing Bride

Author Cynthia Woolf

Genre  Historical Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Book Description:

From the day she was born, Rita Baxter’s mother encouraged her to follow her heart. Filled with innocent dreams and faith that her hard work training to be a Prima Ballerina on New York’s bright stage will lead to fortune and fame, Rita is crushed when she loses her mother and must take a job dancing in a burlesque chorus line to keep a roof over her head. Witnessing a brutal murder is the last straw. The police promise to keep her safe, but Rita has learned to be a realist. Determined to escape the Irish gang that wants her dead and start a new life for herself, Rita heads to Colorado Territory as a mail-order bride.

Jack Colton struck gold in his Central City mine, but the dark recesses of the mine mirror the lonely, dark places in his heart. He longs for a wife and family, but the only women in town interested in a hard former soldier like him aren’t really interested in him at all. Tired of being pursued for his newfound wealth, Jack decides to take a chance on a mail-order bride from New York. She’s supposed to be petite and beautiful, a dancer who will bring color and warmth into his cold life.

Sparks fly when they meet, both hopeful for a bright future. But murder is a poison and it followed Rita all the way from New York. Jack thought his killing days were over, but when an assassin arrives to destroy everything Jack will stop at nothing to protect his new wife…no matter the cost.

My Review:

Are you bored with slow-moving story lines?

A turtle which surely wins the race, but can’t help the pace it moves!

It happens so many times that the concept is great but exhausted with excessive narration.

If you would like a storyline which moves at a good pace & one which doesn’t beat around the bush. Then this one is for you.

The plot revolves around a “mail-order bride”. A good travel read.

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My Review- The MacKinnon’s Bride (The Highland Brides #1) by Tanya Anne Crosby

Title  The MacKinnon’s Bride

Author  Tanya Anne Crosby

Genre  Medieval, Historical Fiction, Romance

My Rating   ★ ★ ★  ☆ ☆

Book Description:

Descended of the legendary sons of MacAlpin, Iain MacKinnon refuses to bow to the English. When his young son is captured by a minion of the English king, the fierce Scottish chieftain vows to stop at nothing to secure the lad’s return. Retaliating in kind, he captures the daughter of his enemy, planning to bargain with the devil.

FitzSimon’s daughter has lived her entire life in the shadow of the man she called father–yet never would she have imagined he would forsake his only daughter. Even as Page blames her captor for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth. But the shadows hold secrets … now only the love of her reluctant champion can save the MacKinnon’s Bride.

My Review:

Just finished this book last night. It was a good read, to me it felt more like short story stretched into a novel with lots of narration.

I liked the fact that this story reveals the kinder side of barbarians, as we know them to be brutal, cruel, warlike, and insensitive person. The protagonists were good-natured which is the sole reason that drives the story. 

I liked how author introduced humour into serious and dull situations to lift them up. Overall a good story if you need distraction from daily life and need something to read in your spare time.