Publisher Description

West For Love

A Mail Order Romance Novel



Shamed for not birthing a child with her wealthy husband, Anna Stewbren can no longer face her family and the disappointment that they wear on their faces daily.  After her husband forces her into divorce, Anna travels to town and reads a heartbreaking letter from a wet nurse in Kansas, seeking a mail order bride for the widower she works for. She instantly knows it is the answer to her prayers...


*


Josephine has a God given gift to nurture the infants of widowers and the wealthy who would rather not feed their own children.  Never before has she met a man like Thomas who so deserves a second chance at love.  When she pens a letter to a newspaper in Massachusetts, she does so without permission...


*


Thomas Calhor is a hardworking man, generous to those around him, and a loving father.  However, he is broken and lost without his wife, who did not survive childbirth.  His reaction to Josephine's letter even surprises himself and begins a journey that will forever change many lives…


*


Arriving in Kansas brings Anna more challenges than she ever expected to find, but through love, honor, marriage, and a shocking secret that will forever keep her with Thomas proves that in romance, anything can happen…

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2014
November 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
183
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hundred to Home Publishing LLC
SELLER
Hundred to Home Publishing, LLC
SIZE
299.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Jeanne Donahue ,

West for Love

This is a warm story of love, broken dreams, newer realized dreams, and most of all hope. It is a very uplifting novel showing that if Anna can find happiness, a mere mortal such as myself can dare hope. Thank you!

Musick6 ,

West for Love

I enjoyed the story but there were too many errors.

Quill & Ink ,

Too modern for the timeline

The story was good. Sweet, but the writing was too modern for the 1800s. It felt as though the author hadn't done enough research on the time period.

*spoiler alerts - description of various parts of the book below*

Words like T-shirt's (long sleeves rolled up maybe but not a tshirt), pregnancy (should have used "with child"), divorce were not accurate for the time period this story was supposed to be written for.

Instead it felt like a 1940-50s story that had elements of the 1800s era.

It was a nice read, one I gladly finished but there were moments it was too unrealistic for the time period. And Thomas' character was too...everywhere. He was too emotional, not emotional enough, did not act as men were raised and taught to act (regarding emotions/feelings) in the 1800s. - not always a bad thing to break from, but the inconsistency in his characters reactions made it hard to really love his character. I just tolerated him.

Anna's own hurts seemed to be forgotten by Thomas and it became all about him, his pain. His hurt. His loss.

Divorce wasn't really common practice in the 1800s. Once you married, you stayed married until someone died...not get a divorce because someone didn't get pregnant.

And the author was VERY committed to the nursing/breastfeeding topic. Wet nurses would NOT have nurses so publicly as they did in this story. Breast, in regards to nursing, even for a husband and wife were taboo and the wife would not breast feed in front of her husband. This part of the storyline began to feel rediculous because of the amount of attention the author gave it. The same with how open Anna was with sharing the intimate moments of her marriage with Mary in the letters she sent. That would have been unheard of and unacceptable for her reputation.

While a good book, the inconsistencies made it so I could only give it 3 stars. With a little more editing/rewriting, research of the time period this could easily become a 4-4.5 star review.