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  • Reanne Powell

Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry

This book was delightful. It had me smiling from the first page to the last!

Junebug Mcbride is tired of cooking and cleaning for her four older brothers, so she takes out an ad in the matrimonial pages to find her brother Kit a wife. Maddy Mooney is an Irish immigrant who gets dragged to the Montana frontier when her eccentric employer decides to answer the ad.

The result is a story that is part western, part historical fiction, part romance, and all fun! Amy Barry pulls off such a fresh, unique twist on the “mail order bride” trope. If you're looking for a comedy to get you through the long winter months, go buy a copy of this book.

A wonderful start to this series.

Content: Closed door romance and mild language

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Canada: Paperback - Kindle

From the back cover:

The four McBride brothers have their worlds turned upside down when their precocious younger sister secretly places an advertisement for a mail-order bride.

Kit McBride knows that Buck's Creek, Montana, is no place to find a wife. Between him and his three brothers--plus little Junebug--they manage all right on their own, thank you very much. But unbeknownst to Kit, his sister is sick to death of cleaning, cooking, and mending for her big brothers, so she places an ad in The Matrimonial News to get them hitched.

After Maddy Mooney emigrated from Ireland, she found employment with an eccentric but poor widow. When her mistress decides to answer an ad for a mail-order bride, Madd​y is dragged along for the ride to Montana. But en route to the West, Maddy is suddenly abandoned and left to assume the widow's name, position, and matrimonial prospects....

With no other recourse in the wilderness, Maddy must convince Kit not only is she who she says she is, but she's the wife he never knew he needed.


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