Thursday 28 April 2016

Book Review Mail Order Surprise by Lucy Thompson

By Jenny Blake

Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications (April 19, 2016)

Colorado, 1881. Lydia Walsh is on the run. The quiet rancher she marries and expected to find safety and protection with turns out to have three siblings, next to nothing to live on, and is a crack shot who may or may not be one of the states best cattle rustlers.
Beau Harding wants to keep his family together and do the right thing by them. His mail order bride comes with her own set of baggage: two more mouths to feed and empty hearts begging him to fill. The job he took for some quick money gets him thrown in jail for rustling, and then to clear his name he takes on another job--and learns that his wife may have been the one plotting his family’s downfall all along.

Firstly thanks to Lucy for my copy for an honest review.

I have to say wow what a great debut novel by Australian writer Lucy Thompson. I was hooked from the beginning. We start with Lydia and her two children running for a train trying to avoid someone following her. She is off to become a mail order bride in the hopes of safety and a new life. What happens when she arrives is interesting. She finds Beau has left a few things out of the letters he wrote her like siblings.

I love the different twist and turns in the book. I really felt for Lydia I could feel her pain and wanted to know what was going to happen as I was reading. There were times I just needed to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. Lucy had me on the edge of my seat several times. This is an excellent debut noveI and if you like Mary Coneally's books you will enjoy this story. I eagerly await the next book in the series.


  1. Great review, Jenny. And congratulations once again, Lucy, on your release.

  2. Thanks for the review Jenny. Another book for my to-read pile :)

  3. Thanks for the review, Jenny. I'm looking forward to reading this (thanks, Lucy, for my review copy!).

  4. Congratulations Lucy! I've downloaded your book. Great review, Jenny :)

  5. Thanks all, This really is a good debut book. I can't wait for book 2. Most of you know how I am not reading as much as I use to but this book had me hooked.

  6. I am about a quarter through and enjoying the humour, together with the underlying threat of something sinister. You wouldn't know Lucy hadn't spent half her life in Colorado. She has the lingo and customs down pat.

  7. Jenny, great review! Congrats to Lucy on the release of her debut novel. I'm looking forward to reading it :)


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