Wednesday, June 6, 2012
On My Nightstand - A Bride's Sweet Surprise by Ramona K. Cecil
Regina's two older sisters married for love, but her father wants a German son-in-law. She's shocked when he announces he's arranged a marriage for her with someone from the old country, a man she's never met. She devises a plan to make herself unappealing to him, but she didn't count on one thing: falling in love.
Diedrich is in a no-win situation. He either gets conscripted into the Prussian army or marries a woman in America. What if his bride-to-be is ugly? He hopes to avoid the marriage and become rich in California's gold fields. He changes his mind when Regina captures his heart.
When everything seems to be headed toward the great Happily-Ever-After Ending, a startling secret threatens to unravel their lives.
Ramona K. Cecil did a wonderful job with this story. She showed the difficulties of making tough decisions and the turmoil of these young people. I'm looking forward to her future books.
Writers: Much has been written about the theme/moral of a story. Do you decide ahead of time what underlying spiritual thread will run through your book or does it happen organically?
Readers: Have any of the books you read impacted your own life decisions? Please share.
Disclaimer: I won this novel in a blog giveaway. Neither the author nor the publisher asked for a review. I did not receive any remuneration for giving my opinion.