What can one say when they are reading a great book and the plot line is awesome? It ended too quickly. Don’t get me wrong. It had a good beginning, middle, and end but I was disappointed that Bluebonnet Bride by Colleen Coble was so short. I love a good book and Colleen Coble never disappoints. The details, the description, it’s all there.
Colleen Coble always has a beautiful storyline and Bluebonnet Bride is no exception. We meet Elli, a somewhat typical mail order bride for this genre era. She embarks from Finland to America on a journey that many would deem crazy but perhaps she is just desperate. In it all she has faith, believing this is the journey God has prepared for her. Because of this she takes a huge leap of blind faith, not knowing what the outcome will be. All she knows is that she is in danger and needs to find a way out. A ship headed to a far off destination, with an unknown man waiting to give her a home, seems the only way out.
Meanwhile, Nathan is in America, waiting for a practical solution to the problem in his life – unexpectedly raising a small child. Believing Elli could be the solution, he doesn’t realize she could also bring danger and trouble to his town and home. When he discovers this, will he stand by and protect her or will he ask her to leave? Can he find love with this woman?
Bluebonnet Bride is a sweet short story with a healthy dose of suspense, which I love. I believe that while the story is a good one, it has so much potential to have been developed into a larger story that would be even more satisfying to the reader. Due to its shortness it feels like all the loose ends were wrapped up too quickly without a true in-depth conflict-resolution.
I give Bluebonnet Bride 4 Stars because it is a great read and storyline but could be a little longer to really do this storyline justice.
Bluebonnet Bride: A Butterfly Palace Short Story is available on Amazon.
**I received a free copy of Bluebonnet Bride in ebook format. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. **
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