Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber.
On my last trip to the library I grabbed this one up, hoping that it would bring a smile to my face. Debbie Macomber is my comfort read, I love to read her books when I'm feeling a little down, her books lift me up.
Here's the blurb:
A shy Louisiana librarian, Mary Warner fears she'll always be alone—so she answers a personals ad from a rancher in Montana. Never before has she done anything so reckless, casting the only life she knows aside to travel to a strange place and marry a man she's never met. But something about this man calls to her—and she knows this may be her very last chance at happiness.
Tragedy made Travis Thompson the guardian of three orphaned children—and determination leads him to do whatever it takes to keep the kids out of foster homes. When he decides to take a long shot on a personals ad, the results are surprising, and before he knows it, he has agreed to marry a mysterious Southern woman sight unseen.
It could be the mistake of a lifetime. But Mary Warner may be exactly what this broken family needs. And with a little faith, a little trust, and a lot of love, two lonely hearts might just discover the true meaning of miracles.
Let me start off by mentioning that I'm not a fan of Mail Order Bride theme, but that didn't turn me off. I started reading this book late last night and I had to force myself to put it down, it was about 1:30 am when my husband told me (rather harshly) to turn off the light. So I was really looking forward to my alone time this afternoon to finishing the book. I was not disappointed, as usual I got the heart wrenching story (yes, hanky alert) and hoping that all would end well. I enjoyed the characters, although I had a couple complaints about Mary, she initially was portrayed as shy, but she got outspoken quite quickly, and I didn't really get her reason for accepting Travis's marriage proposal. Alright, that last point may be my whole problem with Mail Order Brides, I can understand the reasons for doing it a hundred years ago, but at the present time, I just don't get it.
Rate: 3/5, Library Book