Monday, October 11, 2010

Walker's Wedding by Lori Copeland

Sarah Livingston wants nothing more than to marry, take care of her husband and have children. No one seems to understand her urgent need for these things. When she happens upon the chance to switch places with an unhappy mail-order bride, she seizes the opportunity. All she knows of Walker McKay is that he was recently injured and wants a wife only so he can produce an heir. Sarah is okay with that. Without too much thought of the future, Sarah travels to Wyoming where she marries Walker McKay and enthusiastically embraces her new life at Spring Grass. Unfortunately, she might not have told the full truth to Walker McKay before she married him. He already distrusts women and when her deception is made known, the future suddenly becomes much more unsure. Will the combination of present and past wounds keep Walker and Sarah apart forever?

I think I smiled from the first chapter of Walker's Wedding to the last. Lori Copeland uses the dialogue and actions of her characters to create humor that amuses the reader and enhances the situations of the characters. I laughed out loud when I read S.H.'s statement in the fifth paragraph of the book. “Yer pa would sit up in his grave and spit if he knew how you were avoiding the altar.” I've heard of people rolling over in their graves, but never sitting up and spitting. That's just an example of some of the amusing dialogue that Copeland uses masterfully. I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romances.

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