Well, that was a hoot and a half! I just read Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry and will be anxiously awaiting the rest of this series, partly so I can have more Junebug.
See, Junebug McBride is tired of having to do all of the cooking and cleaning for her four brothers and decides what she needs is a wife. She settles on her brother Kit as the groom, only he doesn’t know a thing about it and then there’s a bit of confusion that sees Maddy Moony stuck with the blacksmith (and some of his family) in a snowstorm…and this journey to their happily ever after kept me grinning and chuckling.
If you enjoy a mail order bride Western Historical Romance with humor, and don’t mind a fair bit of cussing and some intimacy on the page, then this just may be your cup of tea.
This review refers to an e-book that I voluntarily read and reviewed through my library’s Overdrive service.
About the Book
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, Maddy 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 she’s the wife he never knew he needed.
Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Amy Barry | Berkley, August 2022 | ebook, 351 pages