Monday, June 01, 2015

Review & Giveaway: The Marriage Season by Linda Lael Miller (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

Title: The Marriage Season    
Author: Linda Lael Miller    
Series: The Brides of Bliss County, #3     
Published: May 2015, HQN Books  
Format: ARC E-book, 304 pages   
Source: Netgalley via Little Bird Publicity  

Will the marriage pact be fulfilled? Return to Mustang Creek, Wyoming, with #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller for more Brides of Bliss County!

Since Hadleigh, Melody and Bex—the best of best friends—entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn't think she'll be as fortunate as the others. Her own first love died years ago in a faraway war, and Bex has lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. She concentrates on her business, a successful chain of fitness clubs, instead.

Then, when single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek with his two sons in tow, who befriend Bex's eight-year-old nephew, she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. But is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?

My thoughts: This is the latest installment of Linda Lael Miller's The Brides of Bliss County series and I have absolutely adored these books. Each one has been charming and fun, with a sweet romance. I think this one, though, has been my favorite so far. 

This time around we get Bex and Tate's story. Right from the beginning of the series, I knew Bex's story would be a special one and I was right. She had her heart broken when the love of her life was killed in action while serving his country and she's never really gotten over that. She's never found another guy worth taking a chance on, until Tate comes along. Tate is a widower who moves with his two boys to Mustang Creek and can't help but notice Bex. Circumstances put them in each other's paths quite a few times and thus starts their connection. 

What I loved about this story is that both Bex and Tate don't jump into their relationship lightly. They each have their own baggage to deal with and they are pretty up front with it. They also have other issues to deal with - Bex is suddenly saddled with her nephew while her sister is going through her own marriage issues and Tate is in the middle of building his new house and business and has new partners that he's trying to keep control of. 

I loved the premise of this whole series - three women wanting to get married, but not wanting to settle. The charms that they wear on their bracelets end up having such significance and I just love the idea of these charms. I think something like this would be such a great gift idea for my sisters or even my nieces when they get older. 

I had thought this series was just going to be a trilogy, but was excited to see that there was an excerpt for the next installment at the end of this book. I'm not sure just how it will be tied in to this series, other than that it is set in Mustang Creek, but I'm still looking forward to reading it!

Books in this series:

  1. The Marriage Pact
  2. The Marriage Charm
  3. The Marriage Season


Thanks to Katie at Little Bird Publicity, one reader can win a copy of The Marriage Season by Linda Lael Miller. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form by June 8th.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends June 8th. 

Good Luck!!!


  1. I enjoyed the first two book and look forward to Bec's story. Glad there are more to come. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. I'll be reading it soon so I'm glad you liked it.


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