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The Bride Backfire (Prairie Promises #2) [Paperback]

By Kelly Eileen Hake (Author)
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To prevent her brothers from shooting Adam Grogan as retribution in a longstanding feud between their families, Opal lies about being pregnant with his child, but they face more than they bargained for after their shotgun wedding.

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Come on down for a real family feud in this witty romance, the second novel in Kelly Eileen Hake's Prairie Promises series. In the Nebraskan Territory of 1857, the longstanding feud between their two families makes Opal Speck desperate to save the life of the Grogan who once pulled her from a burning building. Will her big white lie-that Adam is the father of her unborn child-land in enemy territory for the rest of her life? Find out how Adam and Opal deal with the repercussions of their shotgun wedding in "The Bride Backfire"

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Pages   286
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.04" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2009
Publisher   Barbour Books
Series  Prairie Promises  
Series Number  2  
ISBN  1602601763  
ISBN13  9781602601765  

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More About Kelly Eileen Hake

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kelly Eileen Hake received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since that first contract a decade ago, she's fulfilled twenty contracts ranging from short stories to novels. In her spare time, she's attained her BA in English literature and composition, earned her credential to teach English in secondary schools, and went on to complete her MA in writing popular fiction.

Writing for Barbour combines two of Kelly's great loves-history and reading. A CBA bestselling author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she's been privileged to earn numerous Heartsong Presents Reader's Choice Awards and is known for her witty, heartwarming historical romances. A newlywed, she and her gourmet-chef husband live in Southern California with their golden lab mix, Midas!

Kelly Eileen Hake has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Dangerous Darlyns
  2. Husbands for Hire
  3. Prairie Promises

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Why Can't We All Just Get Along?  Apr 8, 2010
Just like Kelly's first book in the Prairie Promises series, her second book, The Bride Backfire, did not dissapoint at all! How these two families can manage to stay sane while keeping up a hundred-year-old feud just boggles my mind! And bless their wouldn't be so bad if they could just sit down and air out all their differences.

Since that didn't happen in the book, a couple of characters from each family decided to do the next best thing--get hitched. Opal Speck and Adam Grogan have secretly had eyes for each other for awhile now, although no one knows about it...shoot, they don't even know it themselves. When Adam takes an unplanned trip over onto Speck land to retrieve a wandering cow, Opal's brothers catch him and are ready to string him up for trespassing. Thankfully, Opal steps in and says that they'll do no such thing because she's expecting a child and Adam's agreed to be the father. However, only Opal knows that this little story is no where close to being true. So, they bring in an unknowing Parson Carter, and now, we have ourselves an old-fashioned shotgun wedding. Poor Opal has her work cut out for her after the wedding because her father proceeds to disown her, and unfortunately, she's managed to inherit the worst mother-in-law in the world. Add to that a wretched new brother-in-law that makes her skin crawl, and Opal is now in a real pickle!

Just like book one, Kelly Hake has such a great imagination with her stories. I loved that she included the thoughts of the characters in some places, and not just what they said in conversation. While all the characters from book one are featured in this book (especially Midge, who I loved in book one), this book easily stands on it's own and can be read separately. But now, I'm off to read the conclusion to this wonderful series...The Bride Blunder!
Sorry; hated it.  Feb 26, 2010
I'm sorry to say that I hated this book. The only reason that I finished the book was because I kept hoping it would get better. I found it confusing and nonsensical; and the way people just kept jumping to conclusions rather than finding out the truth was frustrating.

This is the first book that I've read by this author and I was impressed by her bio, but I was definitely not impressed by the book.

Enjoyable Series!  Jan 19, 2010
Enjoyed the second book in this series by Kelly Eileen Hake. This setting and time is one of my favorites to read about. I enjoyed all the characters and seeing the characters from the previous book included. As I said in my review for The Bride Bargain, I feel like there could be more romantic tension between the lead couple. There was more in this book than the last but I was still wishing for a little more. I'm enjoying this series and have now started reading The Bride Blunder. I haven't heard if there will be another book in this series but I hope there is one that focuses on Midge and a happy ending to her story.
Loved this book!  Dec 28, 2009
The Bride Backfire was the first of Kelly Eileen Hake's books for me. It was well-written, creative, and a lot of fun to read. I'm recommending it to all of my friends, and now I am anxious to read the other books this series!
Shotgun Weddin'  Nov 12, 2009
After reading an ARC version of the first book in the Prairie Promises Series, "The Bride Bargain", I was confused at two name changes, but that happens and it is my on fault for getting distracted and forgetting that had been an advanced reader copy before final edits.

In this story once again readers are treated with descriptions of food and cooking of recipes on the prairie that bring interest and cause a mouth to water. There were more in the first book, yet this one also offered descriptions of bee-keeping that I never knew before or rather had even thought to ask. It was fascinating.

This book brought a much deeper intrigue for me than the first as I honestly had no clue what would happen in the end of of any of the twists and turns to get there. That impresses me in a novel. I enjoyed picking up on the lives of characters I had met in the first book of the series and applaud Kelly's descriptions of their inner thoughts through what could only be reference as difficult situations. Scripture lessons on life and shocking surprises are woven through the page of this novel and I look forward to the final installment of the trilogy and of more to come from author Kelly Eileen Hake in the future.

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