02 June 2017

Giveaway & Andrea Stephens Reviews My Heart Belongs in Ruby City


My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca's Plight
(Barbour Publishing, May 2017)
By Susanne Dietze

Five Stars *****

Review by Andrea Stephens

Andrea has graciously agreed to be Overcoming With God Blog's Guest Reviewer for the My Heart Belongs series from Barbour Publishing!

Here's Andrea's lovely review:
Oh, my! On her way to Ruby City, Idaho to become the mail-order bride of Theodore Fordham. Rebecca Rice's stagecoach is held up by a gang of robbers. At least she wasn't killed in the process. How much more can go wrong? Lots! 

What follows is a well-written comedy of mistaken identities, a town full of interesting characters and drama as the "Gang of Four" causes more trouble. Not to mention the drama of the main characters. One of my favorite scenes was in near the beginning of the book. ~As she arrived into town she saw him. She didn't need a picture, "she knew it was him by the way her heart battered her chest like a wild bird was caught inside her ribcage." It is only after a short walk with her groom and a rushed wedding that Rebecca learns she has married the wrong man!~ Engaged to one cousin, married to the other, Rebecca and the men must wait for at least a month before the judge comes to town to get an annulment. After getting to know both cousins, who will Rebecca give her heart to?

I loved everything about this book! There is drama, comedy, romance and reconciliation. I loved the character, Ulysses every town needs an old coot and he fits the bill perfectly.  T
his was not the first book I've read from author Susanne Dietze and it will not be my last. 
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes clean, westerns with a bit of romance.

*I thank the publisher for the opportunity to read this book through NetGalley. The opinion expressed is entirely my own.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this post to get a second entry for a giveaway of this novel (leave a comment on Carrie's review for a second chance.) 

40 comments:

  1. Oh my how funny this sounds. Would love a copy.

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    1. It was a fun book to read.
      Good luck in the giveaway Robin!

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  3. Great review Andrea!
    Gotta love Christian mail-order bride stories...add a little mix up, even better. Plus some comedy with romance and you have a wonderful story.

    Oh, I love those Rice men ;-) ...couldn't resist being married to my Rice man all these years!

    Susie Dietze's books are so good & fun & this one sounds delightful. I have this book on by ever so loooong TBR list.

    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thank you, Tina. This book was a delight.
      Blessings!

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful review, Andrea! It made my day--I am so glad you enjoyed the book! Sending hugs!

    Hope your week has been great. It's the last day of school here!

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    1. You are welcome Susie. Sending hugs back to you.

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  5. Thank you for a great review, Andrea. This book sounds like a must read andI would love to do just that! Thank you for the opportunity. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you. I think it's a must read book!
      Good luck in the giveaway Melanie!

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  6. I can't wait to read this! How shocking and possibly frightening it must have been for Rebecca to realize that she married the wrong man! I'm excited to see how it plays out.

    mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I think you will like how it plays out Karen.
      Good luck in the giveaway!
      Blessings

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  7. Sounds like a great read.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. It was a fun book to read.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Good luck in the giveaway.

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  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win this interesting book.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. You are welcome.
      Good luck in the giveaway.
      Blessings!

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  9. What an interesting book.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]co

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I loved the book.
      Good luck!

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  10. What a fun and compelling review! Mail order bride stories usually have such possibilities for funny situations. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you Cathy! This book has several funny situations.
      I like your email address.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  11. Sounds like a good book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks for coming by Wendy.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  12. This sounds like my kind of read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. From the books I've read so far, this My Heart Belongs series is going to be great.
      Thanks for stopping by Mary.
      Blessings!

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  13. Nice review! It makes me really want to read this book!
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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    1. Thank you. I hope you get a chance to read it.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  14. Sounds like this books would have me laughing and keep me interested. I like mail order bride books.

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    1. I liked the twist in this mail order bride story. I'm sure it will keep you interested.
      Thanks for coming by!

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  15. I would read this book based on the cover alone. The covers of books these days are much better than they were years ago. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The whole My Heart Belongs Series have beautiful covers. The stories inside are great too.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  16. I can't even imagine what it would have taken to even become a mail order bride, then to marry the wrong man on top of that!! Wow!! This sounds great! Thanks for sharing with us! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. I could not imagine what it would be like to become a mail order bride either. This is a fun book! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  17. Wonderful review, Andrea! I'm excited to read Susie's newest release!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Caryl. I'm sure you will love Susie's book.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. Love your review. Sounds like a wonderful book, especially with comedy in it! Putting it on my TBR list. lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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    1. There's a little bit of everything in this book, I'm sure you will love it Becky!
      Good luck in the giveaway.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Thank you for your nice review of My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho. I've read several reviews that causes me to want to read this book. Its' going on my never ending list of TBR books. marilynridgway78 at)gmail dot)com

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  21. Great review, Andrea - and a story line that will offer numerous fun, interesting elements. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it!! Thank you!!

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful twist on the mail order bride story!Thanks for this review and giveaway! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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