Handcarved Christmas (2020)

Handcarved Christmas Laura Worth answers an advertisement for a bride and leaves Missouri to meet her groom in Montana When she gets there she realizes her husband to be Ben Cooper has no knowledge of having sent for h
  • Title: Handcarved Christmas
  • Author: Cynthia Hickey
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Laura Worth answers an advertisement for a bride and leaves Missouri to meet her groom in Montana When she gets there, she realizes her husband to be, Ben Cooper, has no knowledge of having sent for her She is devastated, even so when she breaks a precious heirloom Ben s heart goes out to the beautiful woman and he marries her in answer to his mother s dying wish.Laura Worth answers an advertisement for a bride and leaves Missouri to meet her groom in Montana When she gets there, she realizes her husband to be, Ben Cooper, has no knowledge of having sent for her She is devastated, even so when she breaks a precious heirloom Ben s heart goes out to the beautiful woman and he marries her in answer to his mother s dying wish As Christmas approaches, the two wonder whether their marriage will hold the love and intimacy God intended it to have Will Ben win the heart of his unexpected gift
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    1. Handcarved Christmas is a truly endearing Christmas novella I read it in one sitting on a long drive back from visiting my daughters I love snow and the fact that there is snow and a precious romance makes it even better Ben and Laura are two extremely likable characters I love historical romances and this one addresses a time when mail order brides were the norm Laura is a character full of bravery to move from Missouri to Montana to marry a man sight unseen I rate this novella 5 stars and high [...]

    2. Laura Worth has traveled all the way from Missouri to Montana to meet the man she intends to marry, Benjamin Cooper The only thing is, she s never met him, except through his letters Laura s excitement grows until the moment she arrives at his ranch and he opens the door only to find that he knows nothing about her Deciding that she can t make the long trip back to Missouri, Benjamin agrees to marry her But it s going to take both of them a little time and a little getting used to being married [...]

    3. This is a short historical novella about a mail order bride coming to Montana at Christmas to marry her groom Laura was a spunky heroine, and while the I love you s came a little too quickly for my taste, and with very little build up, I did like how she wasn t afraid of hard work or the hardships found in Montana at the time I didn t care for Sam s deception and Ben s reluctance wound up being hurtful than anything else While it was a quick way to pass a December evening, I m not sure I would [...]

    4. Handcarved Christmas, a Christmas Traditions Novella by Cynthia HickeyLaura Worth lived in a small town in Missouri with her parents and is the oldest of their 10 children An advertisement in the town paper catches her eye for young single women to be brides for eligible men in Montana With nothing to keep her in Missouri this seems like an answer to her prayers so she starts up a correspondence with a perspective groom, Benjamin Cooper, or Ben After some time and prayer she concludes that she i [...]

    5. It s 1880 in Montana and mail order bride, Laura Worth, arrives looking for her intended Ben Cooper Except that Ben never sent for a bride His brother sent for a wife for him, as a Christmas present And Laura arrives at their home looking prettier than any gift he s ever received Lot s of romantic tension in this wonderful Christian novella, part of the Christmas Traditions series Ben s brother, Sam, leaves the couple alone for a few days, for privacy s sake, but Ben is thoughtfully attempting t [...]

    6. Things I look for in a good book are characters that come to life and settings I can see I found both in this book I also have a soft spot for tales set in the 1800 s Laura is a mail order bride, brought there by the brother of the groom, without his knowledge As soon as Ben found out what Sam did, he was grateful for the Christmas gift of this beautiful girl A girl who fulfilled the wish of his dying mother and also wanted to be a part of their ranch and his life in Montana Both unsure of how t [...]

    7. Ben s pristine snowed in Montana ranch with vistas of the mountains is in need of one important thing a wife New to both Montana and to being a wife, Laura has a lot to learn about being a prairie wife how to communicate with her new husband, Ben, how to not get lost in a blizzard between the cabin and the barn and the biggest of all, how to get Ben whose eyes widen in pleasure in looking at her, to consummate their marriage Laura and Ben, strangers a few weeks before Christmas, make handmade gi [...]

    8. Handcarved Christmas A Christmas Traditions NovellaBy Cynthia HickeyI loved this short story The characters you will fall in love with Laura Worth is going to meet her husband to be from a advertisement She gets to Montana only to have Ben Cooper answer the door and has no clue what she is talking about He never ordered a mail order bride What will she do now Who could of sent for her if not Ben Great story get the book Your in for a surprise Another great book written by Cynthia Hickey.

    9. Cynthia Hickey has done it again This Christmas novella is about a mail order bride, but the groom doesn t know he sent for her Ben finds her to be the greatest Christmas gift his brother has gotten him They fall in love after their marriage Why does Ben marry her when he didn t send for her A must read I was given a copy for an honest review A good read for any time of the year.

    10. Who would have thought receiving a wife for Christmas would turn out so well For Laura and Ben it did They just needed a little prodding from Ben s scheming brother This is one sweet Christmas love story you don t want to miss Cynthia, should have a sequel for the brother Would love to hear his story

    11. Handcarved Christmas is a part of the boxed set, Christmas Traditions I will be reviewing each novella separate and as a set So far this is my favorite one Mail order bride, Christmas in the country, and all the good clean romance of a good story I give it four stars and can recommend for teens and up I will be looking for by this author.

    12. Handcarved Christmas is a beautiful tale, brimming with love Cynthia Hickey deftly expresses the emotions of her characters when an unexpected gift becomes a great blessing Touching and tender, this enchanting story stirred my emotions and stole my heart I loved Handcarved Christmas and highly recommend this novella

    13. A mail order Christmas Bride Great combination in this story I was drawn in from the beginning It was as though I had a front row seat in this developing relationship and I found it a very exciting read Well written and I loved what we were able to learn about the characters Highly recommend this book.

    14. This is a short story about mail order bride and christmas.Short and easy read,well written its a page turner,did not want to put it down, story has nice flow to it.I enjoyed it and will therefore explore of Cynthia Hickey s books.

    15. Such a sweet, tender Christmas story I will want to read over and over Even though this is a Christmas story I want to find out what happens in their lives next I fell in love with the characters It was very well written I did not want to put it down.

    16. Laura arrives in the midst of what might be a blizzard, only to find out that her intended groom has not shown upA lovely story of a unexpected mail order bride, an heirloom nativity and Montana snow A very special gift for Christmas wrapped with love

    17. Cynthia s latest book is an absolute delight Laura Worth is a feisty heroine in a difficult situation, and her mail order husband Ben is every woman s dream Read to see how these two strangers fell in love after they were married.

    18. Handcarved ChristmasA great christmas story A mail order bride, a groom who isnt expecting her, a hasty marriageand a neat story about how it all turned outGod bless all of youI was given this book by the author for my honest reviewChris Granville

    19. I really enjoyed this short historical romance, another one from Christmas Traditions Set It really left me feeling good after it finished Starts out with a mail order bride and winds up really nice A nice story to read before going to sleep.

    20. This was a great mail order bride Christmas novella Ben didn t order a bride, but when Laura arrived, he found she was everything he wanted.

    21. A really cute novella that takes place near and on Christmas First thing I read by this author, I will look for by her This was good I was sad to see it end.

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