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Hand Me Down Bride

        “Rich in detail and set in the charm of Pennsylvania Dutch country, HAND ME DOWN BRIDE is a tender love story. Set among family rivalries and powerful enemies, this one grabs you by the heart and does not let go.”
~ Jacqueline Lepore, author of “A Handful Of Dust”

        “Juliet Waldron's gentle romance is set in post-Civil-War Pennsylvania Dutch country. Sophie is a mail-order bride and a long way from home. Married one day and widowed the next, she attempts to survive in a strange country with an unfamiliar language while dealing against family rivalries. Along the way, she finds herself attracted to Karl, a man still haunted by the Civil War. Hand-Me-Down Bride is a charming blend of a little known era of history and the pitfalls of a heartfelt romance.”
~ Kim Murphy, author of
“The Dreaming: Walks Through Mist” and “Whispers Through Time”

        “From the first page of Juliet Waldron’s tender romance, the reader will be rooting for beautiful, mail-order bride, Sophie. Far from home, newly married and even more newly widowed, she is left virtually penniless and adrift in post Civil-War Pennsylvania in a country where she is unfamiliar with the language, and resented by her dead husband’s family. The last thing she expects is to be is attracted to another member of the haughty Wildbach tribe. Karl Joseph is still trying to forget his wartime experiences, and the painful relationship he had with his late father. The author has a way of blending all the special elements which make an engaging romance, from the old time country setting to the twists and turns of the love story, as Karl and Sophie rebuild their lives and discover a surprising new love.”
~ Barbara Workinger
Author of The Amish Country Mysteries

        While this isn’t my favorite period for romance, Ms. Waldron has made me love it! I was very pleased Sophie wasn’t a German version of Scarlett O'Hara and Karl a German version of Rhett Butler. While I liked those movie characters, I love these characters! I enjoyed the fact that Ms. Waldron kept a good pace throughout the story and gave us (Sophie, Karl and I) time to really fall in love. Having grown up with Spanish as a second language, it was very interesting to see the country from the view of a German with English as her second language. I had a few moments of being on the edge with tornadoes, tom cats, and sick children, but this is an excellent, historical romance and I couldn’t stop smiling when I finished it.
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Overall rating: 4 1/2 hearts logo (4 1/2 stars out of 5)
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual
Reviewer: Teresa T.
October 3, 2012

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Butterfly Bride

        “Elfie flits like a butterfly from one handsome beau to another in her search for romance, but she knows she doesn’t want to marry a farmer and be condemned to a life of drudgery, even if she doesn’t know what she does want.
        I enjoyed Waldron’s novel, which captures times past and shows the changes time brings about in Elfie, the butterfly. This is the first book I have read by this author but definitely not the last. ”
~ Author Rosemary Morris
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        “LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!” ~ An Amazon Reader

        “As a historical writer myself, I found this book well-researched and a much enjoyable read.”
~ Author Joan Donaldson-Yarmey on GoodReads