Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On My Nightstand - The Bartered Bride by Erica Vetsch

Life is good for Jonathan Kennebrae until his grandfather announces he'll either marry the daughter of an influential grain baron or lose his inheritance. The match would help Kennebrae Shipping gain control of the harbor.

Jonathan and his bartered bride, Melissa Brooke, are enraged. Neither one wants to marry a total stranger, and they're wounded by the betrayal of their families.

Erica Vetsch provides lots of surprises along the way and kept me turning the pages. At 170 pages, it's a quick read for historical romance lovers.

31 comments:

Katie Ganshert said...

love love love this book! And I love love love the author too!

Jody Hedlund said...

Yay for Erica!! Love that girl! And thanks, Susan, for doing such a great job promoting other writers on your blog!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

Thanks for the testimonial. I thought the author picked an interesting time in American history and wove it into an unusual love story.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jody -

You're welcome. I'm looking forward to reading your book when it comes out. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Sharon Ball said...

This book sounds like a fun romantic ride with lots of relationship tension. Just what a girl needs. :-)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Cool! Yay for Erica! Thanks for letting us know about it, Susan!

kristen said...

This sound like a very feisty book and a fun read. Thanks for the recommendation, Susan!!:)

Deborah said...

I haven't read the book, but I love the cover!

Tamara (TC) Staples said...

This was such a wonderful book! I can't wait for the next one. ;-)

Cindy said...

I love that you're always featuring such great books on your blog! I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Erica did a great job on this book. I liked both her main characters A LOT!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon -

Yeah, this is one of those books where you sigh and say, "that was SO romantic!"

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I'm looking forward to more titles by Erica.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Deborah -

I agree. The soft colors attracted me, as well as the piano. I wondered how that figured into the story.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Tamara -

I'm always glad when someone chimes in with a good word. Thanks.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

Thank you! I try to read a wide variety of genres. I only recommend books I personally enjoyed.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

I've heard this was a really good book!

destrella said...

Sounds good! :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Whoever told you - they were right!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

Hope you get an opportunity to read this romance. :)

Blessings,
Susan

quietspirit said...

Susan:
This sounds like an interesting story.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

It's a sweet historical romance. Hope you get a chance to read it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Patti Lacy said...

I'll have to check out Erica's book. Have SO enjoyed getting to know her via her blog!

Blessings!
Patti
www.pattilacy.com/blog

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I need to stop by her blog and say, "hello."

Blessings,
Susan :)

Shmologna said...

I'm going to put this is on my Amazon wishlist. Your post makes me want to read it! Good job!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shmologna -

Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I loved this book, too. Can't wait for her next one.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Susan: I've heard only great things about Erica's book. I can't wait to read it. My 35th anniversary is coming up on Feb. 14th. Hint, hint. ahahahahaahaa!!!!!

Love you oodles,
Jen
Audience of ONE

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Congratulations! Valentine's Day - how romantic!

Blessings,
Suze :)

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info on this. Sounds good! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome. :)

Blessings,
Susan