Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Blog Tour: A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure

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A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella)


“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did.

Marcia McClure's books are always fun to read and this was no exception! I love that it's a novella so it didn't take long to read. Jilly is an orphan and in love with Jack (yes, there is a reference made to the nursery rhyme). She's being raised by her grandparents and they don't have a high opinion of Jack. Her grandfather makes an arrangement for her to marry someone else. She's not happy about it but is allowed to tell Jack so he can make an offer for her instead. Will she and Jack have their happily ever after or is there someone else for Jilly? The characters are entertaining and I found myself laughing at some of the things that happened. And, of course, there's some clean kissing involved! This is a great story to read when you want to unwind and enjoy a good, clean romance!

Another thing I love are the Author's Notes she always includes at the end. She explains Christmas oranges (I was curious about that myself) and the background for using that in her story. It's always fun to get some inside information on her process. She also discusses the early days of ebooks. I remember when it seemed amazing to get a book you could read right away, without leaving home or waiting for it to show up at your door, and hers were some of the first I purchased. We've come a long way in a very short period of time. And I have become a fan of ebooks and still find it incredible that I can take lots of books with me wherever I go and they don't take up much room at all.

My Rating=4 Stars
Content: Mild swearing and clean kissing.

Author Marcia Lynn McClure

Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”
Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

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