She was on her way to the convent. How did she wind up married instead?
Raised in an orphanage, Lucinda never felt she truly had the calling to be a nun, secretly longing for her own family. Like a miracle, her prayers are answered when confusion at the train station leads her to the marriage altar instead of the convent.
Riley’s sweet young mail-order bride is nothing like she sounded in her letters, but is enthusiastic about his niece and nephew joining their ready-made family. He enjoys getting to know her as a strike looms at a nearby mine he owns.
Complications ensue when a different woman arrives, claiming to be Riley’s intended and threatening to sue him for breach of contract. One look at his wife’s face reveals the truth. He was misled. Tricked into marriage with the wrong woman. Riley grows cold, ignoring his heart’s insistence that Lucinda truly is the right one for him.
Lucinda is devastated by loss of her husband’s trust and affection. When the trouble-causing newcomer joins forces with Riley’s no-good brother-in-law, the pair kidnap the couple’s young wards just as strike action escalates and the entire town is under siege. Unwilling to sit on the sidelines, Lucinda risks everything to save those she loves, and Riley learns the most important lesson of his life.
I loved it! Right from the very beginning you could sense that Lucinda was not expecting to end up married and a mother instead of becoming a nun. Rather interesting how that all came to happen and of course when the original mail order bride finds out that someone else already took her spot…well, she is out for revenge!
What a plot! Great characters make this a must-read.
Orphaned Lucinda has always longed for a family of her own, never feeling the call to be a nun as the orphanage wanted for her. A misunderstanding at the rail station leads her to Riley, who’s expecting his mail order bride and thrilled when he thinks it’s Lucinda. She doesn’t quite match what he was expecting, but she’s happy about joining his ready made family. Then disaster strikes in the form of his ‘actual’ intended, and Riley is stunned to find out he’s been misled. Devastated, Riley withdraws into worrying about the strike looming at his mine. As the town works to overcome their escalating problems, their children become a pawn and Lucinda will have to risk everything to save them.
Lucinda has travelled to Butte where she’s met by Riley, who only asks if she’s Lucinda and is she ok with children, she says yes to both and is driven to the church where they get married. She’s very surprised as she thought she was going to be a nun!
Lucinda thought she was on her way to take orders as a nun when she ends up married to Riley to help him care for his orphaned niece and nephew. His true mail order bride and the children’s father were both over the top bad characters, but there was some suspense because of them. Riley was a bit controlling and quick to temper, but he didn’t hit anyone just shut them out. I liked Vicky and Kenny who weren’t sure of their new aunt at first, but she finds a way to connect with them through a shared love of learning.
What a plot! This is a must-read by the author. Lucinda and Riley make a wonderful couple. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.
This was such a sweet story. Riley could be a bit controlling but not in a mean way. He rushed Lucinda to the church and married her so quick that she didn’t have time to let him know she wasn’t the bride he had been communicating with. Lucinda and Riley worked things out by the end. There is so much more to the story and I highly recommend. I just wish it had an epilogue but I always want an epilogue.
The fourth book in the Mistaken Identity Mail Order Brides series a well written very short story with a very good storyline, the story flowed smoothly across the pages. I enjoyed reading Lucinda and Riley’s story of a case of mistaken identity that leads these two to love, with a lot of ups and downs thrown in.
This was such a good story on so many levels! Lucinda, raised in an orphanage, had always wanted a family of her own. But she was not given a choice as she was to become a nun. Perhaps her prayers were being answered when Riley needs a wife to help him take care of his deceased sister’s children. He writes for a mail-order bride, but a problem at the train station redirects Lucinda into a marriage with Riley rather than taking her vows as a nun. Riley was delighted with his new bride who was not at all like she was in her letters, and the children loved her.
But when his actual mail-order bride, Lucy, who had delayed her own arrival by stopping elsewhere to have a good time, now finds out that someone claimed her husband-to-be, she is furious. Riley feels he was betrayed by Lucinda whom he felt deliberately misled him. But when danger arises, Lucinda will do everything she can to save and protect the people she loves. Will Riley realize how much she loves her new family? Will he abandon his wife? Does he realize he could never have tolerated the deceitful Lucy?
Riley has made arrangements for a mail order bride since he needs someone to help care for his deceased sister’s children. Lucinda has spent her life in an orphanage and she has been sent west to join a convent. She doesn’t wish to be a nun but she doesn’t realise that she is marrying Riley until the ceremony is concluded. It turns out the woman he was expecting had decided to stop off in an earlier town and have some fun before she arrived. What is going to happen when Riley discovers he hasn’t married the woman he was expecting?
Lucinda had been on her way to becoming a nun now she did ask God if perhaps there was another plan possible and guess what another plan was in the works. Riley thinking Lucinda was his mail-order bride whisked her to the church to get married. It is a quick faith-based story and I enjoyed it. Perhaps a bit more about the villain’s back story but they were villains and fate took care of them. I enjoyed the characters and I loved the children. This is a book I am happy to recommend. I did receive a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
Orphaned Lucinda has always longed for a family of her own, never feeling the call to be a nun as the orphanage wanted for her. A misunderstanding at the rail station leads her to Riley, who’s expecting his mail order bride and thrilled when he thinks it’s Lucinda. She doesn’t quite match what he was expecting, but she’s happy about joining his ready made family. Then disaster strikes in the form of his ‘actual’ intended, and Riley is stunned to find out he’s been misled. Devastated, Riley withdraws into worrying about the strike looming at his mine. As the town works to overcome their escalating problems, the children become a pawn and Lucinda will have to risk everything to save them.
Oh my! I literally sat on the edge of my seat afraid to put the book down!!! It was that good! The characters were so real, and the action was intense!