Jillian Hart has done it again with another winner!
Don't know what the other reviewer is talking about by saying it is for a younger crowd or a teen book club. I'm a long ways off from being a teen, and I loved every bit of this story. In fact, I highly recommend, Patchwork Bride.
The romantic tension between the heroine, Meredith, and the hero, Shane, was sweet, sweet, sweet. And poor Meredith tries so hard to be proper and do what her mother says by avoiding the hired hand.
And Shane, well, he had enough of high society women back home and did his best to not be attracted to the lovely Meredith. The very one he had rescued from a slushy, mud hole. But, against their wills, something stronger than a giant magnet kept pulling them together.
Will Meredith get to live her dream and will Shane be a part of that dream. Or will Mother keep her from both?
You have to read, Patchwork Bride, to find out. You won't be disappointed. I highly recommend it.
Wonderful book about a girl with wealthy parents and a cowboy who fell in love with her while assisting her on the road with her buggy. Her mother wanted ger girls to marry into wealth and be like her but Meredith wanted to be a teacher and have love in her life, too, with Shane, who turned out to be more than they expected.
I loved the romance between Shane, an apprenticed horse trainer, and Meredith, a wealthy, sweet, country girl. It is love at first sight for both, even though neither wants to admit it. She is 18, he is 20--so they are young and in love. The author writes so that you know what each character is thinking. The dialogue is fun, youthful, and romantic. The sisters and friends of Meredith all become a big part of the dialogue, reminding me of similar dialogues in "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. I really enjoyed this book and the loving characters throughout it. Shane and Meredith's interactions include settings in school, in the hayloft, in church, in a tree, and several in a horse-drawn carriage. The book has very little kissing but lots of thinking and gazing.