I liked this story. Maddie thought she was stuck with an ornery mountain man until the spring thaw, only she didn't plan on falling in love with him and his sister's 5 orphaned children.
THE BRIDE QUILT is a delightful book that chronicles the growth of Madeline Preston, a 19-year old spinster who flees an arranged marriage to be a frontiersman's mail order bride. Unfortunately, Maddie is plagued by bad decisions (both her own and the guide leading her party out west), and finds herself stranded in the Rocky Mountain wilderness in the middle of winter with a snowstorm on the way. She stumbles across an isolated cabin occupied by a huge bear of a mountain man and his five newly orphaned nieces and nephews.
Maggie knows nothing about being a pioneer woman, but she's willing to learn, and learn she does. Along the way she falls in love with the children and their uncle, who lost his wife and unborn child nine years previously and now shys away from permanent relationships. Their romance provides a touching and heartwarming story.
I so loved this book. Read it in one afternoon. Now I need to find the sequel. The quilt has been handed down to the granddaughter and the story of the quilt continues....I need this book!