Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley ~ 4 stars

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico
Lena Nelson Dooley
Love Finds You series
Summerside Press
About the book:
All that glitters is not gold. It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad for a mail-order bride—despite the protests of his friend Jeremiah. Hoping to escape a perilous situation back East, young Madeleine Mercer answers the ad and arrives in town under a cloud of suspicion. But just as she begins to win over Philip—and Jeremiah himself—the secrets she left behind threaten to follow her to Golden...and tarnish her character beyond redemption.

My review:
Madeline is facing a lot of changes in her life: the recent death of her father, the death of a poor friend which leaves a newborn baby in Maddy’s care, and her father’s supposed business partner, Horace, and his claims to marriage with Madeline. Not to mention the rumors surrounding her father’s death. In an attempt to escape marriage with Horace, Maddy flees to New Mexico in answer to a “bride wanted” ad in the newspaper. Imagine her surprise when she arrives to learn that the man who places the ad is actually an elderly miner! In addition to all that the miner’s best friend can’t seem to stand Madeline and treats her with utmost suspicion. With all these things added together you have a recipe for adventure.

There were some things about this book that I thought could have been better. Those were mainly really small things, though, like phrasing and stuff like that. For the most part though, this is a well written, sweet romance and I would recommend it.


Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Thank you for reviewing my book. I'm glad you liked it.

Carman said...

Thanks for sending it to me!

Cindy W. said...

I have been wanting to read this book for some time now. It's definitely on my MUST read list!

Cindy W.


Carman said...

Cindy W~ I hope that you get to read it soon!

Amanda said...

This is on my to-read list! Thanks for the review :)

holdenj said...

Nice review. I like the historical idea of the mail order bride!

Carman said...

Amanda~ Thanks for commenting! I hope you enjoy it whenever you get to read it. :)

holdenj~ Thanks! I do too. Those books are usually really interesting. :)