Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
The American Mail-Order Brides is a collection of fifty books by forty-five authors. This is the thirty-sixth book and as far as this reviewer is concerned, I can’t wait to read all the others.
Twenty-five year old Genevieve “Genny” Copeland lives and works in Massachusetts. She works at a factory where she puts in fifteen hours a day for the grand sum of $7.00. When the factory burned down she found herself with no job, no prospects for one, and no money. She and her two roommates decided to become mail-order brides. The man she is to marry, Stuart MacDonnell, was also blessed with two children, a three year old boy Billy, and a six month old baby girl, Lucy, everything Genny could want for now. It has been six months since Stuart lost his wife during childbirth.
Genny and Stuart were married as soon as she met him. She longed for a family, something she never had since she grew up in an orphanage. Now she already has a husband, two children, and the prospect of more. Unfortunately, Stuart forgot to mention to her that he wanted a wife to care for his children. He has no intention of loving another woman and definitely doesn’t want any more children. Genny is determined to change his mind.
The children love Genny almost as much as she loves them, but Stuart is a different story. He stays away from her as much as possible except when they are in bed together, where they do nothing but sleep. Genny is a very strong woman and is not afraid to say what she feels. Se is constantly reminding Stuart that she wants a real marriage with children. The thing is, Stuart is falling for Genny but the mere thought of her getting pregnant and dying is something he can’t face.
In spite of being strong, Genny knows that she won’t be able to take being ignored by her husband much longer. Can she convince Stuart he has to forget the past and start over? Can Genny finally have the life she always dreamed of?