Abby: Mail Order Bride

Unconventional Series #1

Romance - Historical
183 Pages
Reviewed on 09/28/2012
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Author Biography

"2020 Finalist - Readers' Favorite International Contest (Paranormal Romance) for SOMEWHERE by the Sea."
"2014 Gold Medal Winner - Readers' Favorite International Contest (Historical Romance) for Abby: Mail Order Bride."

My perfect day: coffee shop; laptop; latte; characters demanding their stories be told; a plot that comes together; and hours to live in an alternate reality.

Seriously, I have always loved reading, and now I love writing. As a preteen, I devoured Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Mysteries. When I reached my teen years, the romance genre became my favorite and that has never changed. After years of procrastinating, I tried my hand at writing and I've been doing so with a passion ever since. I have written over thirty romance novels and novellas in the genres of contemporary, contemporary western, historical western, fantasy, and paranormal. Because I hate saying goodbye to characters who have lived with me for months, I usually create a series so they can be revisited from book to book. I have also written a Young Adult novella titled "Fragile Hearts" using the pen name of Colleen Clay.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Brant Samson lost his wife and needed a mom for his three children, and there certainly wasn’t anyone in the small town of Two Rivers, Texas, that he was willing to marry, much less take care of his children, so he desperately decides to place an ad for a mail order bride. Abigail Vaughn is alone now since her parents both passed away, having only the students she teaches. But being no longer tied to Philadelphia, she decides to answer an add in the paper for a mail order bride. She makes sure she is straightforward though, not wanting any secrets about what and why she is coming. And to make sure she knows what she is getting into, Brant is straightforward himself, and I love it where he tells her why the marriage and just what to expect. Which woman would come to him after what he said? I guess Abigail didn't mind.

Author Verna Clay has written an interesting and intriguing story about Brant and Abby. With unique, believable characters who develop so well, I couldn’t put this book down until the last word. I loved everything about them including the meeting of Brant and Abby, the family and Abby getting to know each other, and both the happy and difficult times. If you enjoy a good historical romance, this story of true unconditional love is the one for you. With the twists and turns in the story to keep your interest, you will not be disappointed. Just have a tissue ready because you will definitely need it as you go forward!

Verna Clay

Thank you Joy H. for your wonderful review!