A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson ~ Litfuse Blog Tour & Review

A Sensible Arrangement (Lone Star Brides, #1)

Lucie's Review:

When Jacob Wythe is appointed as manager of the Morgan Bank he thinks he has made it. The job comes with a mansion, fully staffed with servants, yet there is one stipulation: He must get married. Jacob insinuates that he already has a fiancé, so he needs a bride quick!

Marty answers his ad for a bride, because she wants to leave behind the memories of her late husband and the dangers of the ranch that killed him.

Can these two find love that is more than A Sensible Arrangement?

One of my favorite relationships was actually between Mr. Brighton and Mrs. Landry, Mr. Brighton is a butler who was trained in England and has very specific ideas of a butler's duties. However, in Denver the housekeeper runs the household, and Mrs. Landry doesn't let him forget it!

Marty and Jacob don't connect right off the bat, and it takes a while before they start communicating, but Alice, Marty's lady's maid helps Marty to feel at home, by being her friend.

For the first third of this book, there wasn't much going on, and it was mostly about changing clothes and attending various teas and parties, Marty actually mentions that this bores her as well. So I could sympathize with her there.

Overall, this wasn't really a book that I was able to get into. Jacob and Marty just didn't communicate enough for their connection to seem realistic. So while this book had a lot going for it, I learned a lot about the troubles Denver faced with the value of silver collapsed, I couldn't ever completely love it. This book left a handful of loose ends, and I am hoping that they get tied up in the next book, perhaps? So while this wasn't the romance that I expected it did tell Marty's story well and her journey back to her faith and learning to live again.

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About the book:  A Lone Star Brides book.

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.
Answering an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride," she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn't know.
Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her.
Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.
What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways . . . and dreams and secrets collide?

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/vlp1S

About the Author: Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over eighty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana. 

Learn more about Tracie at: www.traciepeterson.com
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Welcome to the campaign launch for Tracie Peterson's 100th book! A Sensible Arrangement launches Tracie's new Texas-based series, Lone Star Brides, that’s sure to please. As a special treat, devoted fans will be able to catch a glimpse of several popular characters from previous series.

Tracie is celebrating by giving away an iPad Mini and hosting a LIVE webcast event on 4/29.
  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 29th. Winner will be announced at the A Sensible Arrangement Live Webcast Event on April 29th. Connect with Tracie for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tracie will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of A Sensible Arrangement and join Tracie and friends on the evening of April 29th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!

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