Saturday, October 25, 2014
Yuletide Bride by Michelle Ule
It is a story set in the pioneer times of a young man Ewan who loved to play the fiddle and he also loved Kate MacDougall.
However, Kate's father had different plans for her, that she marry Josiah Finch, the son of a well-to-do banker. He was not in favor of having Ewan being the husband of his daughter. Ewan did not have a promising occupation, nor money or a fitting home in which to properly provide for Kate.
Kate's father told Ewan in order to have him change his mind, it would be necessary for Ewan to earn $70.00 by the time of Kate's 18th birthday on Dec. 25th. At this time in history, this was a large amount and definitely would be a big undertaking, but Ewan loved Kate and was determined to win her hand and the approval of her father.
The other suitor, Josiah, seemed also not to be Kate's choice for a husband and a forced or arranged marriage was not something she wanted either. Will Ewan be able to change the mind of Kate's father or will she find herself married to Josiah against her wishes?
This was a really sweet story and I liked it alot. I am really enjoying reading this series of books and was happy to see that the author, Michelle Ule was also a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. My favorite book series as I grew up in my small Minnesota town!
I received a free ebook copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given.