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Jeremy Graham made a promise to Rebecca that he would never love another woman. After her death, her sister, Jane Syas, is about to be forced into marrying a man she can’t tolerate. Out of a sense of duty to help Rebecca’s younger sister, Jeremy steps in to give her his name and home. But Jane, who has always been shy and content to hide in the shadows, begins to stir up oJeremy Graham made a promise to Rebecca that he would never love another woman. After her death, her sister, Jane Syas, is about to be forced into marrying a man she can’t tolerate. Out of a sense of duty to help Rebecca’s younger sister, Jeremy steps in to give her his name and home. But Jane, who has always been shy and content to hide in the shadows, begins to stir up old feelings—feelings Jeremy isn’t prepared for. Will a marriage that began out of obligation and necessity give a lonely widower a second chance? Or will he be bound to keep his promise to Rebecca? *This historical romance is part of the South Dakota series. It can also be read as a stand-alone novel. #1 Loving Eliza #2 Bid for a Bride #3 Bride of Second Chances...

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ISBN : 11926061
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Number of Pages : 234 Pages
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bride of second chances Reviews

  • Cheesecake
    2018-10-23 06:25

    Jeremy the Preacher and Jane his second wife. I ended up really enjoying this one. It's hard to convince the reader that the second wife is as loved as the first, especially if she is the sister of the first wife! But in this instance I was totally happy with their love. I felt that both women were quite different, although he loved Rebecca, Jane was a better fit for him on a personal level. So the story starts with Jeremy after having just married Rebecca. It's just a few pages and then we find out that Rebecca and his marriage only lasted a few months before she dies of some illness. Jane misses her sister who was one of only a few people in town who appreciated her. She is quieter by nature and more thoughtful and observant than her flamboyant older sister had been. She is stuck living with her a-hole brother and his a-hole wife. More of a servant than a family member. But when he tries to sell her to a local creep, Jeremy steps in an marries her instead. It's awkward at first, as he is still grieving, but don't worry, the story moves along without getting mired in sadness.I loved how they learned about each other throughout the story. You could feel them falling in love with each other and understanding each other's strengths and weaknesses. Not that it was all smooth sailing. They go on a journey of discovery together after some news about Jeremy comes to light that further brings them together.There's really only one sex scene that was sweet and realistic and pretty sexy.

  • Sandra
    2018-11-18 06:32

    I don't really like the idea of sisters-in-law/brothers-in-law marrying after losing a spouse.. So I am on the fence about reading this one. I do want to finish up the series and catch up with characters from the earlier books.Yeah, it was kinda icky. But a nice way to have a HEA for the series.

  • Judy
    2018-11-17 06:31

    Bride of Second Chances by Ruth Ann Nordin Book 3 in the South Dakota SeriesJane Syas lives with her brother's family. When her parents died, Will & Susie moved into the house and they allow her to stay, as long as she washes, cleans, cooks and watches the kids. Now Will has decided to that she can marry Micah, a gassy fellow she can't stand to be around. She decides to take her share of their inheritance and go live with her friend and cousin, Emily. She was going to stay at the Parsonage with Rebecca and her husband, Jeremy Graham, only Rebecca died. None of her plans are working out though.Jeremy loved Rebecca and promised never to love again. His life seemed to come to a halt when she died. Now his father is dying and his last words to Jeremy are that he was adopted and his father would like him to find his mother. Although as a prostitute, she was most likely long dead. When Jeremy hears about Will trying to marry Jane off to someone she don't want to marry, he marries her. They will only have a marriage in name but he enjoys having her company. Emily & Wilbur move to Omaha, and while visiting them, Jane pushes him to search for his mother while there and they find she now lives in South Dakota.A great finale to this series. **Sexual situations within marriage.

  • Sharon
    2018-11-07 04:29

    Hero: Jeremy (Eliza's biological son)- Heroine: JaneReading Enjoyment:4.7* - I immensely enjoyed this tender story, with a honorable and somewhat grieving hero and a beautiful in heart but plain on the outside heroine with a selfish brother. A well written story with character building that was fantastic! I love the way she showed them falling in love slowly, foreshadowing a love that will last a lifetime. Towards the end of this story was like an epilogue to the 1st 2 books which I enjoyed!! This story has a very happy and satisfying HEA for all!!

  • ohmybookreview
    2018-10-20 05:41

    Non mi aspettavo che questo romanzo fosse così carino. La cover è orribile, ma come si dice "mai giudicare un libro dalla copertina" ...Ho solo una nota negativa da fare: i momenti di passione tra i due protagonisti sono stati solo 2, troppo limitativa come scelta.La storia è stata piena di sorprese e commovente, senza scivolare nello sdolcinato.

  • Mom2boyz
    2018-11-07 08:34

    This book, while it wasn't terrible, it really wasn't that great. For the most part it was pretty boring and predictable. I really think it could have been a better story had the heroine married the poor jilted stinky, fat, and ugly suitor, but alas she got the prince.

  • Kira
    2018-10-24 00:41

    This is a heart warming story. I love the simplicity of the plot, characters and emotions you feel when reading this book.

  • Sunshine
    2018-10-22 07:43

    The language was too modern for a novel based in the 1800s

  • Gretchen Fatouros
    2018-11-07 00:27

    Good stand-alone, but if you want to know Eliza's back story...This is the best order to read these in (per Ruth Ann Nordin's website 05/14):1 - Her Heart’s Desire (Nebraska Book 1) – Sally Larson’s romance2 - A Bride for Tom (Nebraska Book 2) – Tom Larson’s romance3 - A Husband for Margaret (Nebraska Book 3) – Joseph Conneally’s romance4- Eye of the Beholder (Nebraska Book 4) – Dave Larson and Mary’s first book5 - The Wrong Husband (Nebraska Book 5) – Jenny Larson’s romance6 - Shotgun Groom (Nebraska Book 6) – Joel Larson’s romance7 - To Have and To Hold (Nebraska Book 7) – Dave and Mary’s Second Book8 - His Redeeming Bride (Nebraska Book 8) – Neil Craftsman’s romance9 - Isaac’s Decision (Nebraska Book 9) – Isaac Larson and Emily Craftsman’s romanceThen into South Dakota Historicals1 - Loving Eliza 2 - Bid for a Bride3 - Bride of 2nd Chances

  • Nenya
    2018-10-25 02:43

    It's a good read (for a romance) from an author I generally like (RAN). But... the main theme is something I personally don't like- two sisters, one guy (or other way around). Even though Rebecca passed away, and Jeremy 'rescued' Jane by marrying her, I still find it icky... can't see myself giving it more than 3 stars.The reason I busted down a star rating is - (view spoiler)[ I absolutely hate, hate, hate the deceased husband/wife control the living spouse's life via letters left for them... I do not find it romantic, just creepy! (hide spoiler)]

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    2018-10-28 05:40

    I always know when I pick up one of Ruth Ann's books that I am going to get a well written, fun, sweet romance with great memorable characters. And this book was no different!Ruth Ann is a very talented writer and all of her books make you think and hope and root for the main characters to get their happily ever after.I love the subtle messages in her books about love and second chances (sometimes even first chances), forgiveness, hope, faith and redemption.If you love historical romances then you really need to pick up one of Ms. Nordin's books, you won't be disappointed!

  • Shelley Chastagner
    2018-10-27 00:26

    Marrying her widowed brother-in-law to escape being sold into a marriage has Jane stepping into her popular sisters shoes. It is more than difficult for this wallflower when no one can see her as anyone but "Rebecka's sister". The second chances are for more than Jane or even her new husband Jeremy but for Eliza as well. The 3rd book in the "Loving Eliza" series is heart warming and tender. Adult material.

  • Dianne
    2018-11-13 08:46

    This was my favourite book in the series. Jeremy & Janes story was short but sweet. I particularly liked how their relationship progressed from friendship to love. It felt real which made their story more special for me. One of the things I love about this series is how Ms Nordin made the stories come together in the end. Eliza deserved the happiness she found after what she went through. I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole.

  • Cheri
    2018-10-23 05:46

    This book is so sweet my teeth hurt. I was a little icked out by the whole dead sisters husband thing, but it was done fairly well so that it didn't come across as too weird. It needs to be listed as Christian as well. I am thinking maybe it didn't get listed as such. because of the sex, its a bit more then most Christian books but I still would put in the Christian category.

  • Connie Taylor
    2018-10-19 00:52

    This is a sweet and tender ending of the South Dakota series. The book shows the lives of the characters full circle. It gives us a glimpse of God's plan for their lives. Sometimes a person finds out why a difficulty arises in their lives and sometimes not; second chances.Ms Nordin always writes exceptional books and this one does not disappoint.

  • Judy Lavik
    2018-11-05 03:41

    This story tugged on so many heartstrings...This is a beautiful story about finding love after tragedy, dealing with one's past, and finding your own niche in the world. As with all of Ruth Ann Nordin's books, many characters from previous stories appear, but they are actually part of the story and not added as an afterthought.

  • Jody
    2018-11-08 07:47

    Good sweet slow romance. This story took awhile to get to the point but at least the people were not all of a sudden madly in love. Get to meet up with everyone from this series again. Great finish! She deserved a happy ending (Eliza)!

  • Laura's Book Addiction
    2018-11-10 01:42

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series the best out of all three books. I loved how Eliza's story came around from start to finish. Touching series that all Romance fans should read.

  • Erin
    2018-10-25 06:35

    I can already tell this will be one of my favorite Ruth Ann Nordin's. I love the characters, and Ruth Ann brings so much emotion into her books.

  • Donna
    2018-11-12 08:27

    Great book.

  • Laura
    2018-10-30 01:42

    Really enjoyed the story. Ms. Nordic didn't disappoint with this book. Looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.

  • Cheryl Addison
    2018-11-17 08:52

    Nice ending to this series.

  • Sherrie
    2018-11-18 08:38

    Another gut wrenching story. That only Ruth Ann Nordin would write. I love it.Sherrie

  • Eesh
    2018-10-30 06:30

    Loved it! A definite read if you like this genre. It couldn't have been more romantic and the story line was great!