(The Unlikely Wife) [PDF NEW] ↠ Debra Ullrick
Don Quijote The History Of That Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote De La Mancha eUnd Selina utterly delightful She is comfortable in her own skin She s a giving generous person who is highly capable of many thingsven if that list doesn t include reading and writing speaking genteelly and wearing dresses She wants to improve things about her that need improving but she doesn t want to fit into anyone s box for her She believes that God made The Haitian Revolution everyone andverything uniue and that s the way she wants to stay I like that she stands up for herself with Michael when he tries to do the bossy husband bit Like her I don t believe being a good wife means being a doormat to one s husband She s perfectly willing to honor and cherish her husband but she s not going to let him control her I loved how she inspired Michael to look at the small things one typically takes for granted the Tratados Y Sermones ever present beauty of the world around him To stop and smell the roses She continually surprised him and showed him that God knewxactly what he needed in a wife I loved Selina because she was asy to love I wanted Michael to feel the same It took him a while but ultimately he realized just what a good woman God had brought himMichael was a good man I didn t like some of his tendencies to be narrow minded about what he thought his life and his wife should be I liked that he was a man of faith who truly wanted to do what was right He was afraid that he couldn t love his wife but his actions showed love in that he treated her with respect took care of her stood up for her and opened his life to Selina He honored his vows and he showed what he didn t believe he could feel Love is about what you do not what you say And I could see love in Michael s actions towards Selina long before he owned up or acknowledged itI am so glad that I read this book because I njoyed the story and the messages about the Christian walk in it Along with a beautiful romance it made for a very fulfilling read I liked that Celebrating The Great Mother A Handbook Of Earth Honoring Activities For Parents And Children even though this is a clean romance Ms Ullrick did a good job of conveying the chemistry between Selina and Michael through their thoughts their interactions and their kisses both gentle and passionate There s no uestion that they have a true love matchThe only reason I didn t give this five stars is because Michael s fixation on not being able to love Selina and herfforts to change herself to make herself worthy of his life along with the aspects about God giving him the power to love her seemed a bit unromantic I do believe God shows us what love is and I think that a Christian marriage should definitely involve God in the process of relating to one s spouse but I wanted Michael to realize that he loves Selina out of his own heart He did come to this conclusion ventually and realized class="ddad2e9355d388c2ffbcaae287dab5f2" style="color: #003333; 23px;">HOW HE WASN T DOING RIGHT BY SELINA TRYING he wasn t doing right by Selina trying
MAKE HER SOMETHING SHE WASN T her something she wasn t that was goodThat issue aside this was an infectiously readable wonderful book I would recommend The Unlikely Wife to any historical romance readers open to a book with an obvious Christian message I will be reading by this authorOverall rating 4550 stars The Unlikely Wife is the second book in the Bowen series I ve previously read the third book and loved it so I was looking forward to this one I didn t like the MC She seemed too stubborn and really irritated me at times I did like how the book started out in an interesting way All in all The Unlikely Wife was okayDisclosure of Material Connection I received one or of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mentionreview it on my blog I was not reuired to give a positive review only my honest opinion which I ve done All thoughts and opinions xpressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising A good message about not judging a book by its cover Sweet light read The cover and title as well as the blurb on the back cover of THE UNLIKELY WIFE by DEBRA ULLRICK intrigued me I m a sucker for historicals and love the mail order bride concept This was my first read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised Right away I was swept away by the well thought out characters and the predicament they were placed in When Michael Bowen s wife by proxy arrives by train he s than a little set off To say the least she s nothing like the woman Selina Farleigh Bowen s letters suggested she was Wearing a pair of men s trousers Selina is instantly looked upon as an outcastincluding from the man she married sight unseen It becomes increasingly obvious he s in love with another womanthe woman who wrote Selina s letter to Michael her best friend Aimee A stubborn woman who s comfortable in her own skin Selina refused to change for no man That is until worry over losing the man she loves threatens to consume her Will Michael ver learn to love a woman that didn t fit his image of the perfect wife and learn the true meaning of love In reading THE UNLIKELY WIFE I was introduced to Haydon and Raniee Bowman Both characters stories spiked my interest I ll be placing an order in the future for THE UNEXPECTED BRIDE to unravel their tal. That friend left things out like Michael's dream of a wife who was nothing like her Selina won't change who she is not ven for the man she loves Yet time might show Michael the true value of his unlikely wif.
Debra Ullrick Ô 2 DownloadThis started out promising but lost me along the way To be honest I just didn t like Selina I really wanted to and I tried but she just annoyed me I was hoping to see character growth with both Selina and Michael but there was none I didn t like how Selina was clinging to her old ways so fiercely and I got tired of how she would act like putting on a dress would somehow fundamentally change her personality I wish she would have seen that she could be herself in pants or a dress I hated how she would force her views on Michael and not show respect for his feelings like continually bringing animals in the house or making him weird food I didn t like the message that his feelings were not as important as hers I support her wanting to help animals but show respect for your husband and your new house and work out a compromise with him She is adverse to any change although she does desire to learn to read and I wish she would have approached her new life with a better attitude Learning to read speak well dress well would only Chess Tactics And Strategies enhance her personality not make her worse I think its always good to try and better ourselves and not settle I felt like she was settling I appreciate the characters who liked her as she was but I also thought that mentality was holding her back About halfway through when I saw that neither was really growing and things started feeling repetitive I lost interest and just skimmed the rest I liked the plot I love mail order bride stories In this case Selina s best friend fibbed in the letters and portrayed Selina as something totally different than she was Marrying sight unseen Michael is stunned when he picked her up at the train station I liked the idea of these two people coming together from totally different backgrounds and lifexperiences The Integrating Landscape Ecology Into Natural Resource Management execution for me just feel flat in this one I know othersnjoyed it so maybe it was just me ContentRomance Clean Handful of kissing and a lot of thinking about wanting a real marriageReligious Heavy My first favorite book for 2012Well I ve found my first favorite book for 2012 This story was fantastic It warmed my heart and thrilled that Mmoires D Un Gentilhomme Corsaire emotional part of me thatnjoys a smoking romance I love mail order bride types of stories anyway but this one was better than most There were so many heart warming moments that I lost count There were also great references to the scriptures and to what marriage should be like I felt inspiration for my own marriage and that doesn t happen with Love Inspired novels sorry but it s true I tend to love historical fiction but not LI fiction yet this story made me want to read in this genre In fact I think this is my favorite LI novel Theory Of Relativity ever The plot and pacing werexcellent the story was full of great tension and believable motion and the hero and heroine shared the yummiest kisses I ve ver read in *a LI book My heart melted very time they kissed I felt the love and *LI book My heart melted very time they kissed I felt the love and inspired by it SeriouslyBottom lineDebra Ullrick outdid herself on this one And I loved the fact that I also got to see Rainee and Haydon again from the first book The Unexpected Bride I njoyed that story too but I absolutely adored this one Selena was the most uniue and lovable heroine that I ve read in a long time I fell in love with Michael as he fell in love with Selena I really can t believe how good this book was but then again I can Debra is a talented writer and this story should be on veryone s must read list for 2012 If you love heart warming historical romances that contain strong spiritual threads and great romantic tension and if you don t mind shedding a tear or two or three or four then you ll love this book I guarantee it It was time for a Western and I happened to have a Luv Inspired Actually I wanted a fell in love thru letters book This wasn t what I was hoping This was a mail Order Annie Oakley bookMichael is a prissy rich rancher boy who wants a lady for a wife Selena is an Annie Oakley type who can t read or write fixes crawdad tails snake and possum stew for supper Her ladylike friend corresponded on her behalf and painted a very WRONG picture of Selena for Michael They married by proxy and when she showed up after wellI didn t care for the book First the cliches were over the top Second Michael s godliness was a major turn off very My way than God s way while Selena s was non
existent the whole book she s ither aThe whole book she s ither a of the Kentucky backwoods hick or she s trying to change herself to make Michael happy Both grated on meI wasn t fond of any part of this Selina the hillbilly Cinderelly from Kentucky and Michael the Prince Charming with his head up his arse Selina cannot read or write as she was too busy helping her pa and siblings after her mother died So she gets her friend Aimee to correspond with the farmer who is looking for a mail order bride from the South Only Aimee Eluard embellishes uite a bit and leaves other stuff out Like how Selina in no way resembles outwardly the kind of bride Michael has in mind Someonexactly like his sister in law RaineeOnce Selina shows up in trousers slinging a rifle things get off to a rocky start Selina is a straight shooter and Michael is a basically nice guy so they decide to make the best of it But Michael is a little slow on the uptak. The arrival of Michael Bowen's bride married sight unseen by proxy sends the rancher reeling With her trousers cowboy hat and rifle she looks like a female outlaw not the genteel lady he corresponded with for. ,
E and gosh darned if Selina don t jabber on like a Hillbilly Ain t I wonderin iffin the whole darn state of Kentuckee be writin this here fool author bout hows they think shes dun full of possum Sht So I have to say although it s a decent play at the lower class gal teaching the upper class guy a thing or two about moral values and truth in love it got tiresome Between her talking like a reject from the Beverley Hillbillies and all the preachy faith in God rather than using logic to come to your own decision in ANYthing Well I guess I skimmed uite a bit She isn t what he xpects but might she be what he needsThe Unlikely Wife is a real gem I loved Selina heart and soul She is a woman who has grown up in xtreme poverty with almost no ducation and yet finds the joy in things and people most others can t or won t She has a heart of gold I ached for her when Michael initially rebuffed her I cried along with her when he broke her heart I still don t think he deserved herThe moral of this story is twofold and spoke to my own heart that outward appearances are only a part of a person and that God answers our prayers ven when He doesn t answer our prayers the way we think He should have His ways and plans are unfailing Kloakkturen Med Svein Og Rotta even if we cannot understand them 45 stars simply because I didn t feel Michael didnough to deserve this wonderful woman The idea intrigued me Das Dunkle Schweigen enough I was willing to read itven though I knew it would have some preachy bits in it because it s Love Inspired However it didn t take long to see that though both Michael and Selina have preconceived notions about others Selina uickly learns not all rich people are snobs and soon makes friends in her new community while Michael can t see beyond her outer appearance the way she talks and her cultureHe wants it his way He s the husband so what he says goes insert Warum Ttest Du Zaid eye roll This is frustrating for Selina who hasssentially been the parentcaretakeradult in her family for over a decade She is suddenly being treated like a child and being told she must change who she is She already feels inferior when she discovers her friend Aimee who helped write the letters to Michael did than stretch the truth about her I like Selina and she is strong and smart in so many ways she knows how to doctor people and deliver babies She however is in love with Michael having fallen in love with him through his letters so she wants to please and works hard to do so ven as she stands her ground in some ways reminding him she s perfect just the way God made her same as she tells their nieces she begins to wear dresses and only wears pants when doing chores Multiples times she stays up all night to take care of the sick do chores fix Michael his breakfast then
start on the next days chores but Michael still has little accommodation for her Heon the next days chores but Michael still has little accommodation for her He constantly insulting her in small snide remarks ven if he says them with a laugh or the food she cooks that to her is perfectly normal he is disgusted by instead of being thankful she cooked him dinner She ven says to him at one point did you think that maybe I like it That I miss it and he admits to himself that no he didn tThat s the constant through the book He is always focused on himself his past what he wanted in a wife and
Not What Her Expectations WereToowhat her xpectations wereToo and judgmental for my taste not to mention no growth for our heroThe dialogue most of the time sounded like it was written by a twelve year old and not a professional author as well It was severely lacking I wouldn t recommend itPS the constantly referring to the matriarch as Mother is straight out of a horror movie Can we say Flowers in The Attic We often have ideas of what we want in life but they aren t necessarily what we need Such was the case with Michael Bowen He asked the Lord to send him a bride a genteel Rome The Second Time 15 Itineraries That Don T Go To The Coliseum elegant Southern lady The Lord sent him Selina instead Of course he took one look at the rough and tumble trouser wearing but very beautiful young woman and thought he d been cheated It turns out that Selina had her friend write those letters unaware of thembellishments her friends had made Nevertheless Michael was a man who took his vows seriously and he d married her ven if she wasn t the woman he d fallen in love with via the letters they had xchanged He would make the best of this marriage but he didn t believe he d Batman Dark Allegiances ever love her He was afraid to love the wrong kind of woman after what hisldest brother went through with his first wifeSelina fell in love with Michael via the letters he d sent her She came to Idaho from Kentucky in good faith determined to be a good wife to her new husband She was perfectly happy with him with his good looks and his honorable personality and she was happy to have a safe home and plenty of food and an accepting family of in laws However it was heart breaking knowing that she wasn t The Abandonment Of Agricultural Land In Gaspe Quebec The Causes And Impacts On Land Use enough for her husband what he wanted That he didn t love her for who she was Regardless she too had made vows and she d keep them They both prayed that God would make the best of their marriage and give them the hearts for being a good husband and wife toach otherDebra Ullrick charmed me with this novel Her writing is crisp and lively Her prose nicely descriptive and full of imagery I fo. Months He's been hoodwinked into marriage with the wrong womanSelina Farleigh Bowen loved Michael's letters ven if she couldn't read them herself A friend read them to her and wrote her replies but apparently. ,