The Second Chance Bride Collection by Lauralee Bliss, Angela Breidenbach, Ramona K. Cecil, Pamela Griffin, Pam Hillman, Laura V. Hilton, Grace Hitchcock, Tiffany Amber Stockton, Liz Tolzma ~ Review

The Second Chance Brides Collection: Nine Historical Romances Offer New Hope for Love
Lucie's Review:

I love this collection of novellas, it covers a vast amount of different time periods over the nine stories where people get a second chance at love.

Love in the Crossfire 
Gretchen cares for a man that she finds in the barn. Jacob is a scout for George Washington, as they get to know each other they find that they have a lot in common.

Fanned Embers
Lukas is a foreman at the mine, he is a hard worker of integrity. He promises to keep his men from bothering the newly widowed Juliana. She is hoping to leave as soon as she has the money to leave. But will Lukas change her mind? An action packed ending!

Daughter of Orion
Matilda signs on as a cabin boy on a whaling vessel, she shares her faith with Tom and he admires her faith, thinking her to be a young boy. However her secret cannot stay a secret forever...

The Substitute Husband and the Unexpected Bride
Cecily and Garret marry for convenience. He has a son, and she a  younger sister that she watches over. She fears that she doesn't measure up to Garret's first wife. For his part he respects her space and gives her time to warm to him. This is a really sweet story, I liked how they came to trust each other and commit to their marriage.

The Widow of St Charles Ave.
Colette wants to do more with her life than attend parties and wear pretty dresses, so she volunteers at an orphanage, and opens a school in her home, with the help of her friend Malcom. But when a flame from the past returns wanting to reignite the spark she has a choice to make.

The Prickly Pear Bride
This one was one of my favorites. Cole is looking for a good place to put down roots with a ranch of his own, and he meets a sheepherder that he can't forget. Evelyn has been watching the sheep since her grandfather broke his leg, Cole is worried about Evelyn and he does what he can to help them out, delivering supplies, which gives him time to get to know Evelyn.

Married by Mistake
Bessie wants to be married, but she doesn't like the traditional courtship rituals. Thomas really likes Bessie, but he doesn't think he will ever marry because the mistakes of his past. So his friend Archies takes it into his mind to help them out!

Love in Disguise
Anna is one of my favorite characters, she has made a life for herself in Colorado and has found a way to help the local Natives by selling their goods in her store. But when a face from her past walks through her front door, as Trevor gets to know Anna better he admires the woman that has become and her independence.

What the Heart Sees
Miriam recognizes a prisoner of war that she met before the start of WWII in Germany. Paul is a man of faith, and he works hard to prove himself. Miriam's father disapproves and wants her to marry their neighbor. But Paul and Miriam get their second chance?

I loved how all of these stories had a theme of second chances and love and faith in various situations.

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