Thursday, June 3, 2010

Book Giveaway ~ Sixteen Brides

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With high hopes and promises of a better future, sixteen widows boarded a train in 1872, heading west in hopes of establishing their own homesteads. The women trusted the head of the Ladies Emigration Society ~ not for one moment suspecting that he had promised men in the community the opportunity for brides.

Sparks fly when the women discover the real reason they were escorted West, but many of them take a step of faith and determine to stay in Plum Grove instead of returning home. They pool their resources and build a homestead together ~ while at the same time building hope and relationships with each other.

My Thoughts

The cover alone on Sixteen Brides made me want to read it immediately. :) I did and absolutely loved it. While some of the plot/relationships might be a bit predictable, the overall storyline is incredibly sweet and one that I enjoyed. Trying to imagine what it would have been like in that time era without all of the modern conveniences that we have today just boggles my mind. It was truly hard work all around for anyone, women included. The fact that these women were headed West on their own to build their own homestead is just amazing ~ and while this story is not a true story, there were many women who did just what these women set out to do.

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The Giveaway

Would you like to win a copy of Sixteen Brides? I have one copy to mail to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this post ~ be sure there is a way for me to contact you. The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, June 9th at 8pm.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

31 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun read. I love historical novels.

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  2. Would love to read it - love reads like that!

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  3. I have some of her other books and enjoyed them thorougly! I hope this one is no exception.

    valeriejwheat@yahoo.com

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  4. I love the cover, too! And I love stories about the West~always interesting to me.

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  5. I love historical fiction!! That looks really good!! =)

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  6. this looks wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  7. I love historical fiction especially when it deals with a woman's role.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. okay! I totally think I would like this book!

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  9. Looks very interesting and would love to win! vvperesk@gmail.com

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  10. The cover is great!! I would love to read this book!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. It'd be nice to read a book that I don't have to blog about . . . and I have a vacation coming up . . . sign me up! Thanks!

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  12. definitely sounds like a book I'd enjoy
    thanks for the chance
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  13. Same thing happened to me, as soon as I saw the cover I wanted to read it. Also makes me wonder how many great books are passed up because of a dull cover.


    CarolNWong@aol.com

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  14. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

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  15. I like historical fiction so this seems like a great summer read for me.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  16. This books seems great. It sounds like the perfect book for me! Thanks for offering something so great! :) I love books, never can get enough of them.

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  17. When I can't find a book to read I definitly judge them by their covers. This is one I would pick based on the cover! Thanks for the chance.

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  18. This sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

    mattandjen[at]gmail.com

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  19. Looks like a good book, would love to read.

    fly2kids@yahoo.com

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  20. Sounds like a great book, not only that i would love but that my teen girls would love (assuming it is appropriate) - love to expose them to stories of women of strength and dignity!

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  21. I would enjoy this. It sounds a bit like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (aw, memories from my childhood; who could forget Bobby Sherman as one of the brothers?)
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Sounds good.
    13greenducks at gmail dot com

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  23. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  24. Sounds like a good read!
    hjpuppino@sbcglobal.net

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  25. I love reading books like that! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    californiagirl_98@yahoo.com

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  26. This sounds awesome...I love these kind of books! Just fun!

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  27. I'd love a chance to read this, sounds great!
    Thanks bunches~
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  28. I'd love a chance to read this, sounds great!
    Thanks bunches~
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  29. Sounds like a good read!
    hjpuppino@sbcglobal.net

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  30. Sounds like a fun read. I love historical novels.

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