STEPHANIE GRACE WHITSON
- Pub. Date: April 2010
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- ISBN-13: 9780764205132
- ISBN: 0764205137
From the Publisher
Sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis respond to a series of meetings conducted by a land speculator who lures them west by promising “prime homesteads” in a “booming community.” Unbeknownst to them, the speculator’s true motive is to find an excuse to bring women to the fledging community of Plum Grove, Nebraska, in hopes they will accept marriage proposals shortly after their arrival!Sparks fly when these unsuspecting widows meet the men who are waiting for them. These women are going to need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances—especially when they begin to discover that none of them is exactly who she appears to be.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER:
SIXTEEN BRIDES by Stephanie Grace Whitson is a wonderful, delightful Inspirational Historical Fiction set in 1871 Plum Grove, Nebraska. It is well written with depth and detail. It has betrayal, courage, dreams, faith, widows,guilt, forgiveness,finding new love and renewing old relationships. This story is about sixteen brides, who are all widows except maybe one. They where promised a chance to own property in Plum Grove, but they found out after they have embarked on their journey, they where deceived. Eight of these widows decide to stay in Plum Grove instead of continuing on to Cayote, which was supposed to be their destination. The eight women who stay in Plum Grove decide to make a go at owning their own homestead. Together six of them make it work and along the way two find love and marriage proposals. One finds forgiveness with her not so dead husband, who she realizes she still loves. It is at times light hearted and others dramatic. I think this story is a wonderful story of struggles to survive and learning to let go of the past and look to the future. I would recommend this book. This book was received for review and details can be found at Bethany House Publishers.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn