Title: Adelaide: Bride of Maryland
Author: Ciara Knight
Genre: Western Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Escaping an arranged marriage to a cruel man, Adelaide Baker flees west to marry a total stranger as a mail order bride. Only the man at the final stop didn’t place the advertisement in the Grooms Gazette.
John Rivers wishes to live in peace on his own land after he lost everyone he ever loved, but his friends have other plans. They post an announcement in the Grooms Gazette for a wife. Now, John must decide if he will protect this young woman, or himself from certain heartbreak.
I have always been a lover of any book that has a historical feel to it and this book hit that mark for me. However, this book hit on a topic that was new for me.
After a fire destroyers her place of employment in Maryland, Adelaide has only one option. She hops on a train and flees her arranged marriage to a horrible man to marry a man she knows absolutely nothing about. John is a man who never planned on getting married. However one of his ranch hands wives decides that he needs a wife. When Adelaide steps off the train everything changes for John. Can these two end up happy together or will they clash? Did Adelaide make the right choice?
I am absolutely speechless about this book. This is a 49 book series, one book for each state and written by different authors. This is the first one I have read and I will definitely be reading the rest at some point. I fell in love with the characters and the story very quickly. I felt like I was living in that time and that I was a part of this book. The author did an absolutely amazing job of making this book feel authentic to the time.
As I said I will be looking up the rest of this series. Beyond that I will also be looking up more books by this author. Thank you for such an amazing book!
5 heartfelt stars
Ciara Knight writes with a ‘Little Edge and a Lot of Heart’ with her contemporary and paranormal romance books. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts and received acclaimed reviews. Her international best-seller, Pendulum scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.