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The Bride Blunder (Prairie Promises Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Kelly Eileen Hake
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Book Description

Come visit Buttonwood for a marriage mistake like no other in the third novel of Kelly Eileen Hake’s Prairie Promises series. In the Nebraskan Territory of 1859, Gavin Miller writes home to request the hand of Miss Marguerite Chandler.  Unfortunately, while he never forgot Marguerite was the French word for Daisy, he’d failed to recall that the two cousins shared their grandmother’s name, and Marge was the nickname of the wrong Miss Marguerite Chandler! When his surprise bride comes to Buttonwood, unexpectedly followed by the very cousin he’d meant to marry, will Gavin be able to solve The Bride Blunder?

Editorial Reviews


The superb final book in the Prairie Promises series has romance, adventure and characters with hearts of gold putting themselves in hilarious situations-- with results they did not see coming. Hake has a gift for storytelling.
(Patsy Glans Romantic Times 20100120)

The Bride Blunder is a wonderfully written story that captures your attention from the beginning. Not only do you get Marge and Gavin’s story but you also get a bonus romance with Amos and Midge as well. Exceptional characters bring forth a heartwarming story of faith, love and survival in a tough time. I enjoyed Ms. Hake''s book and am looking forward to sampling her other works.
(Matilda Coffee Time Romance )

I simply love Kelly Eileen Hake! What a talent and breath of fresh air! This takes place when the West was being developed and still wild. However, these female characters are tough as nails and dare to stand up to the men. They prove to be as brave as they are brazen. This is a Christian romance. One of the characters wrestles with her anger toward God. After all, if He is so mighty and great, why do bad things happen to good people? Have we all not wondered that before? She does learn of grace, mercy, and faith. This is an awesome book! I stayed up late to finish it. I just could not put it down. Put this on your reading list!

(Stephanie Rollins Book Reviews R Us )

Book Description

Visit Buttonwood as Gavin Miller writes a proposal to Marguerite Chandler. They say that the devil is in the details, and Gavin forgot an important one: Marguerite’s cousin shares the same name! When his surprise bride arrives, will Gavin swallow his pride and admit to his blunder?

Prairie Promises Series:
Book 1 - The Bride Bargain
Book 2 - The Bride Backfire

Product Details

  • File Size: 440 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1602601771
  • Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story - Fun Setting May 8, 2010
The Bride Blunder took a clichéd premise (switched brides) and turned the story into something interesting and believable. The characters are fresh and three dimensional and the situations they find themselves in don't appear to be contrived. I love the setting, which takes place right before The Civil War in the Nebraska Territory.

The hero Gavin sends back home for a bride, Marguerite Chandler, only there are two cousins, named after their grandmother who live together and share the name Marguerite Chandler. The Marguerite whose hand Gavin actually wanted is engaged to another man, so the wrong Marguerite arrives in town.

I'm first to admit that this premise sounds corny, but the switched bride's story-line is actually handled well. Gavin's reactions and the way he totally fumbles in handling the situation is so typically male that even though I wanted to choke him, I felt his actions/reactions were written superbly. I admired Marg's strength and the fact that she refused to be considered a second-class citizen when compared to her more beautiful, out-going cousin.

What drove me crazy about The Bride Blunder was the lack of focus on the hero and heroine's relationship. The subplots overwhelmed the story. I found it hard to focus my attention on Marg's and Gavin's developing relationship. I mean it was real bad, to the point where when Marg steps off the stage coach and Gavin realizes he sent for the wrong Marguerite and it's told from a secondary character's point of view. It's not until pages later do we get Marg or Gavin's perspective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story, I loved this series! January 5, 2014
Gavin Miller is now ready to ask Miss Marguerite Chandler to come to Buttonwood, Nebraska and marry him so he sends his proposal to her. Gavin Miller forgot that there are two Marguerite Chandlers though, they are cousins and both childhood friends of Gavin's, so when the proposal is received and "Daisy" has sent him an invitation to her wedding of course she knows the proposal is for "Marge". See, they are both named after their grandmother and Marge was raised by Daisy's parents because her parents have passed on.

When Marge arrives Gavin is very surprised but does not tell her about the mix-up, she does find out as soon as she gets to his house though because his grandmother spills the beans almost immediately. Marge now refuses to marry him but Gavin insists she marry him because she accepted his proposal by coming to Buttonwood.

When Midge Collins observes the meeting of Marge and Gavin she knows something is amiss and doesn't take long to find out what it is. She soon gets the story out of Marge and proceeds to help her. You see Midge is an observer of people, she watches, listens, and notices, in other words she spots things people don't want others to guess at. She reads expressions, registered changes in stances or gestures and wonders about things that are none of her business.

Midge has met her match though in Amos Geer, he is also an observer and after coming to Buttonwood he sees Midge and remembers from an event four years ago, he attacked her when she tried to enter a room at Fort Bridger and now he is constantly watching and following her.

Wonderful job Kelly, I loved this book also. I enjoyed reading about both Marguerite (Marge), and Midge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Mistaken Proposal, Western Romance And Fun December 20, 2011
By VicG
I had the privilege of interviewing Kelly Eileen Hake, on our radio show "Kingdom Highlights", for her new book, "The Bride Blunder", Book Three in her, "Prairie Promises" series published by Barbour. If you haven't read the first two books you have missed getting to know the people of Buttonwood, Nebraska and you have missed a real treat. These are really nice people and, if they existed outside of Ms. Hake's fertile mind, they would be people that you would want to invite over to your house to hang out with them. My personal opinion is that this is Kelly Hakes best work and Ms. Hake has ended the series on a very high note indeed.

Gavin Miller is the miller for the town of Buttonwood and he has prospered enough to finally send for the woman he loves and marry: Marguerite Chandler. However what he forgets is that there are two Marguerite Chandlers and they are cousins. The one he sends for is engaged to be married so everyone assumes it is the other one. So she packs up everything and leaves for Buttonwood for she is in love with Gavin from her childhood. Of course she is not what Gavin expected when she got off the coach and she is terribly hurt when she figures out the error. Gavin wants to do the honorable thing and marry her but she wants to be married for love. Now the romance begins as Gavin realizes that he is in love with her but has to win her over and prove his love.

There is also the story of Midge and Amos as she works through her problems from her childhood before she was adopted. This is a book of emotional trauma and how do we go about the healing process of our emotions when we can't medicate or put bandages on them. Ms. Hake handles this theme exceptionally well and you root for the men to win over their respective women with their love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I loved the story. It was sweet and a great story. I would recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by sunflower
I really enjoyed this story. I find that I liked this series so much that I read it in book form and now on my kindle. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dorothy Hendrickson
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Published 8 months ago by bernice sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars From and by Barbara
Just got through reading the last book of the series, Prairie Promises, The Bride Blunder. Very good! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Leland Freeze
4.0 out of 5 stars Bride Blunder, Book 3
Kelly Eileen Hake has such a fun way with words and spins a fun story. Characters you never expected to like win you over and you always finish each book with a smile and a... Read more
Published 13 months ago by horton
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique, fun, romance
This book was just, plain fun. Despite all misunderstandings, the hero and heroine used their heads to realize the good traits they both had which would make them a perfect match... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Christy
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it
This book was exactly what I needed...light and happy. There was some frustration over the fact that Gavin and Marge couldn't seem to communicate with each other. Read more
Published on February 19, 2013 by Lynette
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have offered more
The Bride Blunder is the third book in the Prairie Promises collection. However, if you are like me and didn't realize that when you got it and happen to read it first, the story... Read more
Published on August 15, 2011 by Steph S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Blunder
Book Description:
In the Nebraskan Territory of 1859, Gavin Miller writes home to request the hand of Miss Marguerite Chandler. Read more
Published on December 9, 2010 by postcrdprincess
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Easy Read.
This book begins with two cousins in the mid 1800s Baltimore. They are both named Marguerite which came from their grandmother, hence the nicknames Daisy and Marge. Read more
Published on November 14, 2010 by Pins, Needles, & Hooks
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