• Title: Bittersweet Bride
  • Author: Denise Hunter
  • ISBN: 9780786292479
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bittersweet Bride The one suitor Mara Lawton cannot add to her collection is the one she wants most Clay Stedman Clay has just arrived in Cedar Springs to work the Stedman ranch His widowed aunt is leaving to visit fam
    The one suitor Mara Lawton cannot add to her collection is the one she wants most Clay Stedman Clay has just arrived in Cedar Springs to work the Stedman ranch His widowed aunt is leaving to visit family back East, and Clay must find someone to care for his little sister and perform the household chores like cooking for fourteen cowboys, doing the laundry, and feeding thThe one suitor Mara Lawton cannot add to her collection is the one she wants most Clay Stedman Clay has just arrived in Cedar Springs to work the Stedman ranch His widowed aunt is leaving to visit family back East, and Clay must find someone to care for his little sister and perform the household chores like cooking for fourteen cowboys, doing the laundry, and feeding the hogs Mara offers Clay her services, despite having never cooked a meal, washed a garment, or gone near a hog in her life Clay is taken with Mara s looks, but a recent heartbreak makes him wary that and the fact she doesn t share his faith in God For Mara, whose self worth is based on her family s wealth and royal lineage, obstacles and reverses create a terrible inner turmoil Will she cling to her own ways or allow God to move in her life

    One Reply to “Bittersweet Bride”

    1. 3.5 starsUntil now I've only read Denise Hunter's contemporary novels, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I found this to be an engaging story and a quick read. At first I was put off by Mara's attitude, but once she started getting to know Clay and his darling sister Beth, the story picked up.I really appreciated that the romance wasn't sensual at all, and I loved how heroically Clay resisted kissing Mara until he knew she was a fellow believer. You don't see that much in Christian fiction. Also, [...]

    2. The most amazing results come to past with belief and faith in God, which was pictured perfectly in this tale.

    3. 3.7 starsBittersweet Bride was a good book, an improvement definitely on the previous ones. I loved the setting and plot line, as well as the characters (even if some were a little too shallow). Mara, at first I hated and I could not sympathize with at all and then she became likable by falling in love and doing the stupidest things ever. I suffered a lot of second hand embarrassment from her, but also a lot of laughs. This book was definitely more adventurous and extreme in an awesome way than [...]

    4. My feelings about this book are all over the place. The characters development could've used a little more work, especially on the secondary characters. They just didn't feel genuine to me. I really disliked Mara during the first half of the book, finding her very self-centered, arrogant and shallow. Then I felt sorry for her when she got a good look in the mirror - courtesy of the town gossips - leaving her isolated and friendless. What goes around comes around, but this was pretty brutal. Wome [...]

    5. Had to borrow thru interlibrary loan .but just wasn't into the time era right now. maybe someday.

    6. Denise Hunter is among my favorite authors. I'm still discovering titles I've missed along the way. Bittersweet Bride is a quick read with a powerful Christian witness.

    7. What a wonderful (and clean) love story! I loved the action near the end of the book that kept me on the edge of my seat, and of course the ending was beautiful.

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