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The Bride Bargain (Prairie Promises Series #1) Paperback – September 1, 2008

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Book 1 of 3 in the Prairie Promises Series

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THE BRIDE BARGAIN is book one in the Prairie Promises series by Ms. Hake. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this fun new series and am looking forward to the other books in the series. There faith message is expertly woven in and isn’t preachy. I loved getting to know Cara, Doreen and Saul, and the cast of secondary characters really filled the story out. The story was laugh out loud funny at times. I loved the different twist to the wagon train story. Don’t miss THE BRIDE BARGAIN. It is a great story with a unique take. $10.97. 288 pages.



(LAURA HILTON CHRISTIAN BOOKWORM REVIEWS 2008-09-15)

A huge family feud that includes many of the townspeople, an ornery ox, a sweet young lady, and multiple storylines combine to make this a book that I couldn't put down. The historical details are accurate, down to names of hoax "medicines” available at the time, harvest activities, and social gatherings. The story was hilariously funny and serious by turns, and is a hit by Kelly Eileen Hake. I'm recommending this book to everyone who loves historical fiction.



(KIMBERLY TAYLOR ROAD TO ROMANCE 2008-10-10)

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When Clara Fields and her aunt are kicked off their wagon train, a store owner in Buttonwood offers a chance at redemption. Desperate, she agrees to find a bride for the man’s son—a stalwart bachelor. Will Clara’s faith and wits help her wrangle a resolution to The Bride Bargain?
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602601755
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602601758
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,516,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Stacey VINE VOICE on August 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
Clara and Doreen have been abandoned by the wagon train heading west to Oregon. Men have been nothing but a disappointment, and Clara is determined to never rely on one, again. She wants to dictate her own future. Josiah lives alone in Buttonwood. His son is a doctor in Baltimore, but he wants Saul to come live in the small town with him. When Josiah goes to visit his daughter during the birth of his first grandchild, he makes a bargain with Clara: If she can get Saul to take a wife and move to Buttonwood, he will give Clara his house! How difficult could that be?

"The Bride Bargain" is a wonderful freshman novel. Kelly Eileen Hake is a chip off the old block. This author is easily as talented as her mother! She has created characters in whom the reader can really invest. The plot lines are sophisticated and multi-dimensional. At times, the story seemed predictable. Then, suddenly, it would surprise me and put a smile on my face. Although I don't necessarily believe that a man would put so much thought into matchmaking, this was a wonderful story. It was almost too perfect! My only complaint is that the ending came abruptly. Still, I can't wait to see what Miss Hake does next.
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The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake is the first book in the Prairie Promises series which take place in the West in the 1850s. Clara Field and her aunt Doreen Edgerly are doing their best to make it to Oregon, but when one of their oxen wanders off, their wagon train leaves them behind. They make their way to a small town and are quickly taken in by the storekeeper Josiah Reed to work as his housekeepers until the train comes back through in the spring. But Josiah has hidden intentions: he wants his son, Dr. Saul Reed to move out west and settle down with a wife, and Josiah thinks Clara is just the woman for the job. Josiah strikes a deal with Clara: if she can get Saul to marry and stay in town, he'll give his house to the two women. This romance is a classic set-up. Clara intends to get Saul married to a woman and creates situations for him to encounter the various eligible women in town. But the eligible men keep showing up too! And there's a family feud to deal with as well. This is a very enjoyable Christian romance with a good dose of humor.
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What a delicious read! It ended too soon for me, however, I immediately purchased the next book in this series. I hope Ms. Hake will continue writing about the tiny town of Buttonwood, not to mention the people who make their home there!

We have a doctor who lives in Baltimore, two ladies making their way across the plains, with Oregon being their destination. Enter a nice but devious older man, the General Store owner in Buttonwood. He also happens to be the doctor's dad. Somehow, in surprising ways, they all meet. What transpires is too funny, sweet, and amazing! I won't spoil your read by telling you more. Just read this delightful book, and see for yourself! Blessings! 😂
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Every now and then a story comes along that simply is a pleasure to read and demands no deep thinking or serious reflection. Just a simple tale of two different people, both wanting to gain their own agenda and yet indirectly both heading in the same direction. Clara and Doreen have been abandoned by the wagon train as without a man around they have been lagging behind. Arriving in the small town of Bottonwood, they are taken in by kind hearted storekeeper Josiah, who has plans of his own. His son, a city trained doctor, has no plans to move back to his small town home and settle down but his father has other ideas. Striking a bargain with Clara, he sets her the challenge to find Saul a wife. Just what lengths will Clara have to go to to get Saul to the alter?

In a tale that is long on the laughs and gentle on the romance, Kelly Eileen Hake brings the warmth and charm of small town America and although the story is fairly predictable, the getting there is always the fun part A wonderful way to while away a few happy hours with these delightful set of characters. And with another 2 books in the series, I can't wait to enjoy more time in Buttonwood.
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This is a historical romance, which suggests to me that there should be both romance and history. The story was OK, but the violence to history was just too distracting for me.

She actually did a pretty good job on some details of thrashing grain and cooking. On the other hand, the entire setting is completely impossible. In 1855, there was no settlement in the Ft Laramie area--certainly not a fairly established town like "Buttonwood." If you want to know what the area there was like in 1855, here is a diary entry from Dr. Wilhelm Keil on the Oregon Trial that year: "In my last report, from Laramie, I stated that from there we would move toward hell. My prophecy came true. The uprising among the Sioux Indians around Laramie was enormous so that no one dared to leave the fort. But we were made without fear. We met hundreds of Indians..." (he goes on to recount how they were peaceful towards him--though not to everyone!). By treaty, this was Indian country at the time and whites could travel through, but only trappers and other frontiersmen permanently resided in the area.

The author has people casually traveling back and forth from Baltimore. However, that trip was a life-threatening journey taking months, not days. Goods at the sutler's store at Ft. Larimie were marked up to astronomical prices because it was so hard to get anything so far into the frontier (at that time, Ft. Larimie was the last regular army post until they got to Oregon). The kind of society she portrays did not come to Wyoming (which she correctly identifies as the Nebraska Territory at the time) until decades later.

Having grown up in western Nebraska, I would also comment that small details are also off.
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