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Love by the Letter – Melissa Jagears

Book blurb

Dex Stanton has never had much time for book learning. He’s been too busy helping to provide for his family. Now that he’s heading west, Dex is hoping to start a family of his own. However, his attempt to acquire a mail-order bride fails miserably when the lady writes back ridiculing his terrible spelling. Rachel Oliver may be the last person he wants to know what a dunce he is, but she’s also the smartest woman in town–and it’s clear he needs her help.

Rachel Oliver has lingered in town for three years secretly mooning over Dex Stanton, but now she’s done. If the fool wants to write to a mail-order bride company, so be it. Once she begins giving Dex lessons, however, Rachel realizes she may not be prepared to give up just yet.

As their time together runs short, can two of the most stubborn people in town set aside their pride long enough to find love?

Love by the Letter is a companion novella to A Bride for Keeps, Melissa Jagears’s full-length debut novel available fall 2013. Includes an extended sneak peek at A Bride for Keeps.

My thoughts

After reading A Bride for Keeps, this little novella telling Dex and Rachel’s story completes the circle.

Very sweet, well written and OMG Dex is beyond adorable. I guess we all have a thing for flawed men.

And when Dex gets nervous, his flustered state is hilarious:

“This is a rather hard thing for me to ask, but I don’t have any other choice.” He cleared his throat. “Or rather, you’r my only choice.”

Well, if this was a marriage proposal, Dex was about to give Mr. Darcy a lesson on how to thoroughly offend and insult a woman while asking for her hand.

I don’t want to say much about the plot, but right from A Bride for Keeps I liked Dex and Rachel. They are both fantastic characters, balanced, light and fun, and this novella rounded up everything else I needed to know about them. They’re perfect for each other.

My rating: 4star


Love by the Letter is FREE on Amazon Kindle right now!!




I read, review, flail and swoon.

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