Until he became the guardian of four-year-old Hannah, Nathan White never took an interest in marriage, arranging a mail order wife to simply love and care for his orphaned niece. That is, he never took an interest until he laid eyes on the beautiful Elli Korpela.
After a fairytale ceremony in the gardens of the grandest estate Elli's ever seen, a place called Butterfly Palace, their peaceful beginning takes a disquieting turn as an intruder brutally attacks Elli in the middle of the night. Nathan intervenes, but the devil escapes unidentified, leaving Elli to face two chilling possibilities: either the attack was arranged by strike workers in Nathan's employ or her shadowy past followed her into the present – and across the sea.
As the danger mounts, Elli and Nathan must face their enemy together, fighting to stay alive – and fighting to stay man and wife.
My Review: Bluebonnet Bride was a cute, enjoyable novella only 58 pages long. It can easily be read it one sitting. Before I read it, I wondered how the author could fit romance along with a mystery within less than one hundred pages. But she did it quite easily, which is a testament to her skill.For the size, the characters were quite developed. The plot was fast, without feeling rushed, though sometimes a bit coincidental.
The characters, Nathan and Ellie, were enjoyable and fun to get to know. Both the mystery and the romance in the story were perfectly balanced. Both the character’s faith showed through as well. When I got to the end, I wished there had been more! This book had characters in it from Colleen Coble’s book Butterfly Palace. Hearing about the palace in this novella made me want to read the book. It sounds intriguing.
I give Bluebonnet Bride 4 out of 5 stars.
**I received a kindle copy of this book through Booklookbloggers from the publishers for my honest review, which I have given. The opinions stated are mine and mine alone.**