Mail Order Angel by Mandy Colton
Publisher: Cavalcade Press
Publication Date: eBook - October 8, 2016 / Paperback - October 14, 2016
Format: Paperback - 232 pages
Kindle - 3667 KB
ISBN: 978-1539006060ASIN: B01M98KA92
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a book blast event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.
Fun characters, humor, drama, and heartwarming moments…
Heartbreaking loss strikes two people living happy and carefree lives in polar opposite places of the North American map. Young and adventurous, Lance Colburn left home years ago and worked his way north to Alaska, eventually settling in Nome. After building a successful business, he’s still a very content bachelor, living in a brand new home he constructed himself. Life couldn’t get much better…until the worst news a single guy could get finds him after a family member is stricken with a fatal illness. He learns that his simple—and slightly selfish—existence is about to get flipped upside down and crowded. Worst of all, he’s going to need a specific kind of help that can’t be found in Nome.
Having lived a happy and sheltered life with her parents in Boston, Massachusetts, Angel McBride is about to become an adult and spread her wings. While taking a summer vacation in Europe with her friends before starting college, tragedy strikes at home. After returning, she is shocked to find that her life has already drastically changed and is about to get worse. She needs an escape plan—and quickly.
With little time and no other choices at hand, both Lance and Angel come up with the same ridiculous idea at the same time: Marriage to a stranger.
But neither are prepared or quite mature enough to handle the big leap. Can they overcome her deception and his wily ways to find true happiness?
My Book Review:
In Mail Order Angel, author Mandy Colton weaves an entertaining romantic tale that follows the quirky romantic trials and tribulations that ensues from the mail-order marriage arrangement between seventeen year old Angel McBride and successful Alaskan businessman Lance Colburn.
Set in the wilderness of Nome, Alaska, Mail Order Angel is an entertaining tale that easily draws the reader into Angel and Lance's story.
Angel had just graduated from high school, and while on a summer backpacking trip through Europe with friends, she receives the devastating news that her parents were killed in an auto accident back home in Boston. In a blink of an eye, Angel's carefree life and youthful innocence is taken away, and as an only child, her parents had set up a trust fund for her, but she won't have access to the funds until she turns twenty-five. Left homeless and without a guardian, Angel's only living relative, Chad Morrow, an uncle who she has never met and lives in Los Angeles, has agreed to take her in. Angel is shocked to discover that Uncle Chad is an owner of a porno studio, and he has plans to put her to work when she turns eighteen in a month, in order to pay for her upkeep. Desperate to escape from her creepy uncle, Angel signs up online to be a mail-order bride, and assumes the identity of Anna Markov from Russia.
Lance is a content bachelor and successful construction contractor from Nome, Alaska. Lance receives the devastating news that his older sister Gail has died from breast cancer, leaving him the sole guardian of her two young children. Gail's husband Dale was killed two years earlier in Afghanistan while serving in the military. Lance knew he couldn't abandon his niece Trixie and nephew Turek, but he wonders how he is going to take care of two young children in the Alaskan wilderness. When classified ads for a nanny doesn't attract anyone suitable, Lance's attorney suggests that he consider the crazy idea of looking for a mail-order bride.
In Mail Order Angel, follow along as two complete strangers make a mail-order arrangement that will change both of their lives, and provide them an unexpected chance at finding true love and happiness.
Mail Order Angel is a delightful story that had a great mixture of humor, romance, drama, and unexpected twists and turns that easily kept me engaged and turning the pages. You can't help but get drawn into Angel and Lance's story as their mail-order marriage arrangement unfolds. As they struggle to keep their relationship platonic while obviously being attracted to each other, Angel and Lance also struggle to overcome loss, deception, crazy misunderstandings, childcare challenges, and the trials and tribulations of being married to a stranger, that will ultimately test the bond of their relationship and chance at finding happiness.
With an engaging cast of characters, witty dialogue, drama, humorous antics and interactions, and a lighthearted romantic storyline that will met your heart, Mail Order Angel is a fun story that will leave you wanting more.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Mandy Colton is from Louisville, KY, and lives a very quiet life with her husband and teenage son. A fan of romance, fun adventure, drama, humor, and on occasion, sci-fi stories. Her first book, Way to Go, and the continuing series came from her years, own adventures and experiences working in the travel industry.
Although she’s a great fan of the human imagination, she is also of the opinion that there are just no better stories than those that involve a bit of true life.
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