Popular evangelical Christian novelist Gist tells a could-have-happened tale of a Seattle landowner who requires a wife to keep his acres. The Wedding Is All Planned Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride. In s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could. A Bride In The Bargain By Deeanne Gist – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels , reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Its an overused one and I don’t find it realistic in any way for two people to act that truly love each other. The gown fell to the floor. Well, if you’re looking for a wonderful book with a heap load of sexual tension, here you go. Still in mourning, his best solution is to buy one of those Mercer girls arriving from the East. Gist places her story around incidents that happened in real life, but is humble enough to admit that she couldn’t possibly know all the details behind each item.

A Bride in the Bargain

Paperbackpages. Even Red was contradictory, because he initially was encouraging Joe to woo Anna in every way he could think of, but then when it seemed that Joe would have to give up everything for her, Red did an about face and essentially said she wasn’t worth it. She backed completely against the wall. I thought that the story and research behind this book was pretty neat.


When she refuses to get married everything spins out of Joe’s control. I just could not make the story’s heroine, Anna, a sympathetic character no matter how hard I tried. The trip is treacherous, and she’s disappointed by Seattle.

Jun 12, Jennifer AlLee rated it it was amazing. I have mixed feelings about this one. He said it was okay to read ; All in all, watch out for this author liking to make romantic chemistry with everything Gistt have mentioned above.

I do want to read more from this author if her romantic writing improves. I am enjoyed the authors note at the end of the novel.

Another thing that I thought the author could have done a much better job with is the descriptive details. With only a few months left, can Joe convince Anna to be his bride? She does describe them before anything …more I laughed at this at first then realized it was serious. Joe DentonAnna Ivey. Also, it rains a lot more in Seattle than in this book. Deeanne has the rare ability to completely transport you to the location she sets her book, so immersing you in the social norms and people of the period, you will forget you are sitting in your own loungeroom!

Here is the scene in question if anyone wants to truly see how nothing at all is described. Although nothing bad truly happened, much was insinuated.

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist – FictionDB

I wanted to smack her parents, especially her dad, who really put some I was pleasantly surprised by just how much I liked this one. Would you like us to take another look at this review?


The characters are refreshing, the setting is vivid and the plot will keep you turning the pages. I’ve already discussed Joe quite a bit, and although he could have his more tender, gentle moments, they just weren’t frequent enough or long enough to suit me.

Instead the plot itself was overly convoluted and the denouement over-simplified, in my opinion. What could possibly be wrong with that? I’ve been wanting to read another Deeanne Gist book and this was pretty good. I did not finish this book.

A Bride In The Bargain

Go back to Seattle where the air is kinda the same as in The Dalles and is therefore the best air ever. This novel was very intriguing and once I began reading I couldn’t stop until it was finished, I had to take a quick tue late last night at about five in the morning, but that was only because I could no longer hold my eyes open.

Despite bargajn feelings, they’re a stubborn pair, and the road to a happy ending is fraught with missteps, some comical, some nearly tragic. As for the Christian elements, I was again pleasantly surprised with how all of that was handeld.