Pony Express Christmas Bride by Rhonda Gibson ~ Review

Pony Express Christmas Bride (Saddles and Spurs)Lucie's Review:

Josephine Dooly cuts her hair and takes a job with the Pony Express as "Jo," in order to escape the arranged marriage that her uncle is trying to force her into. She rides with the Express until she arrives at Young's Pony Express Station, where she is to meet the man that she has agreed to marry by answering and ad for a mail-order bride.

Thomas and Philip Young run a station not far from their adoptive mother's, and ride for the Express as well. Philip is there to meet Jo and bring her to Thomas, who has no idea that she is coming to marry him.

Hazel Gorman is there when she arrives and she offers to let her stay with her while she and Thomas are figuring things out. I liked how she was there to give good advice to Thomas and Josephine while they are getting to know each other.

Josephine fits easily in with the brothers, and she quickly proves herself to be a hard worker cleaning the house from top to bottom and finding ways to make delicious and diverse meals. She is determined to make the best out of this situation, and adapts quickly to life in the country. I liked the dialog between Josephine and Thomas as they get to know each other as strangers to friends.

Thomas is completely surprised by Josephine, she is that last thing that he was expecting to show up, but she might just be what he needs. I liked how Thomas took the time to get to know Josephine and he went out of his way to do things for her.  Thomas is very protective of Josephine and he is a man of honor and integrity and honor who stands by his word.

This is a delightful read, full of surprises and great interaction between the characters. One of my favorite things was the friendship and camaraderie between Thomas and his brother Philip. A very enjoyable read.

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