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A Wife for Big John by Lauri Robinson


A Wife for Big John cover art Reviewer: Trudy Smith
Title: A Wife for Big John
Author: Lauri Robinson
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN-10: 1-60154-178-3
Release Date: August 2008 (In Print)
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1893/Northern Minnesota
Overall rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: None (kissing)
Language (Profanity/Slang) Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: None
Lauri's Website: www.laurirobinson.blogspot.com

Dani Jones was an unexpected surprise when Big John Thompson got home from his lumber camp. He knew he hired a cook expecting him to be at the house when he got home, but he was a she. This canít be happening and he canít let her stay, can he?

Dani needed this job to make enough money to go to California and meet up with her fiancť who she hadnít seen in 10 years. She was an excellent cook but she knew she couldnít stay in the lumber camp. She would just have to convince Mr. Thompson that she was worth keeping.

The attraction was there from the start. Big Johnís heart opened to this little-bit of a woman and Dani also started feeling things for him. But she was engaged and planned to leave as soon as she saved enough money. She loved her fiancť or so she thought.

Dani decided she needed to find a wife for John. He needed someone to take care of him when she was gone. One by one she found something wrong with each woman on her list and soon there was no one left. John had to give Dani enough time to realize that she loved him before he could offer her marriage. Once Dani realized her love was for John how could she convince him he needed her for his wife?

Ms. Robinsonís writing kept me turning the pages. I couldnít wait to find out what Dani and John would do next. The characters are loveable and very human with real emotion. I enjoyed the subtle inspirational message that Godís plan is always the best. Ms. Robinsonís research into lumber camps of the time is well-worth noting as her explanations give just the right amount of detail to understand the occupation

A Wife for Big John is a tender, feel-good story. You donít have to concentrate to try and keep the plot straight. Just sit back, relax and transport yourself to 1893 in northern Minnesota.


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