A Bride for Donnigan

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A new look for this Janette Oke novel. Responding to an advertisement, Kathleen O'Malley crosses the ocean to America to become a new bride.Responding to an Advertisement, She Crossed an Ocean to Meet a Total Stranger and Became a Mail-Order Bride ... Kathleen O'Malley stood on the eck of the Barreth Lily and watched the land she 'd called home for more than a ozen years slip from her iew. She had thought she would be lad to see the last of it, but she was not. Emotions in turmoil, her whole being yearned to slip from the ship and return to what she knew. Even though Kathleen had not been happy with her predicamen, it was all she had ever known. As the shoreline faded into the morning mist, her only certainty was that she was bound for America to marry a man whose name she did not even know and whose face she had never seen.On the other side of the tlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen 's arrival on a prairie farm far from her port of arrival in Boston. He has known the wonder of a dream fulfilled -- a snug frame cabin, the sturdy log barn and outbuildings, a fine herd of livestock, and crops in the field that made his eyes sparkle. Yet Donnigan felt a loneliness on the estern frontier that pierced his very soul. With so limited opportunities for finding a ife, the notions of ordering a wife that once seemed unthinkable had come to make some sense. Now that the time has come, Donnigan feels like a small boy waiting for Christmas.But Donnigan 's anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertainties -- What have I done?
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Published 1993 by Bethany House Publishers
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The irst section, where the two halves of the couple choose to participate in a mail-order bride program& meet& have to learn to work out their differences was great.

I do n't think the firs half of the ook worked, so by the time they " figure out " how to get saved, I do n't even care.I was surprised how much the author glossed over all the seriously emotional bits.

A few year later, he worries that she could get pregnant but he thinks she 's too small and frail to carry a pregnancy.

So…he admits he thinks she could be as young as 15 but he actively consummates their marriage anyway, all the while worrying that she should n't get pregnant?

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Then they suddenly have a bunch of kids in a time covering ten years over just a couple of chapters.

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That is all I have to say, goodbye.No really, I absolutely hate this ook.

the storylines are awfu.

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Characterisatio is developed to the point that you can feel the nervousness both of the main haracters ( Donnigan and Kathleen) experience as they made the decision to sign up and follow through with the concept of the mail order bride.

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It was still an interesting essa and things were happening but then Donnigan, the farmer, started asking around about God and religion.

The tory that the ook started with just ended and it became all about the family looking for Religion.

Very strange.Overall, this is not one of the better books from author, Janette Oke. I usually like her and although she is a Christian author she does n't harp on things and she includes it in the story so that the protagonist have depth and I understand them.

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