Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries

Modern Mail Order Brides

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
339 Pages
Reviewed on 12/19/2021
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Author Biography

Olivia is a USA Today Best Selling, Emma Award, and multiple award-winning author who loves a good laugh coupled with some steam, mixed in with a man and woman finding their way past the words of "I love you." An author of contemporary romances, she writes heartwarming stories of blossoming relationships filled with heart and humor. The Technicians, The Blakemore Files, and the Modern Mail Order Brides, are one clicks for thousands of readers.

When Olivia is not writing, she enjoys quilting, playing Scrabble online against other word lovers and spending time with her family. She is an avid world traveler who writes many of the locations into her stories. Most of the time she can be found sitting quietly with pen and paper plotting more adventures in love.

Olivia lives in Hephzibah, Georgia with her husband, son, grandson and snotty evil cat, Katness Evermean.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries is another installment from Olivia Gaines' best-selling romantic comedy collection, Modern Mail Order Brides. Lakota Simjak, a thirty-nine-year-old Native American attorney, feels it's time to settle down and have a family. In his quest for a soulmate, he approaches a matchmaker service based in New York City. After three incompatible matches, Lakota finally finds his Perfect Match in Melody Willis, an international pop star seeking a life away from public scrutiny and fame. Feeling an instant mutual attraction, Lakota and Melody tie the knot and begin a contented life in the wilderness of Maine. However, their journey has just begun as they have yet to meet each other's families from vastly different backgrounds. Will they live happily ever after?

Author Olivia Gaines tells an intoxicating tale of star-crossed lovers filled with romance and humor. Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries follows Melody and Lakota's lives as a married couple from two different worlds. Melody, a pop star from a musical family with an impulsive sister, gives up a life lived in the limelight to share it with Lakota, a humble and reserved man brought up in the ways of the wild in Native American traditions. The juxtaposition between their two environments forms the bedrock of the narrative. Both of their visits to their respective families make for plenty of dramatic moments and provide some genuinely laugh-out-loud scenes. Apart from Lakota and Melody, I also enjoyed the colorful characters of Symphony, Elizah, and Lorelei. If you love to read romantic comedies, don't miss out on Lobsters, Bisques, and Berries.