From Russia with Love (Heartsong Presents, #417)
From Russia with Love - Heartsong Presents, #417 Author:Colleen Coble Tatiana will do anything for her little girl...She'll even agree to marry a complete stranger. Russia is not a safe place for Tatiana's daughter Irina. Irina's father was killed by the government, and now Irina goes to bed sad and hungry. Tatiana is desperate. Believing that she has to do something, she decides that marriage to an American man w... more »ill ensure her daughter's security. But when Tatiana arrives in the United States, she finds that the marriage she expected was only a cruel joke arranged by Gabe Sallinger's immature twin brother. Gabe has no interest in marrying an unknown Russian woman. Still, Gabe is a good man, and he opens his home to Tatiana and her daughter-and Tatiana can't keep herself from falling in love with him. If only she could marry him after all...As a Christian, Gabe will not marry a woman who does not believe in Christ. Tatiana, however, cannot forgive God for the loss of her husband. But if she is to stay in America, she has to marry someone...« less
Loved this book. A man's twin brother orders a bride from Russia. When he realizes the problem he is furious. He refuses her and offers to help her find another man to be the husband for her. She only wants a better life for her and her daughter.
skuzzycat reviewed From Russia with Love (Heartsong Presents, #417) on
I enjoyed the premise of this novel, even though it is a bit far-fetched--two identical twin brothers, one happy-go-lucky, one serious and responsible. The happy-go-lucky brother arranges to get a Russian mail order bride, but pretends to be his serious twin during all the transactions. He does this because he thinks his serious brother is taking too long to get into a relationship, and thinks this is a good solution! LOL!
I liked the characters and the hero's family, who embraced this young woman and her child and tried to make the best out of the whole sorry mess. And of course, the hero is attracted to the heroine, but feels conflicted. Add more stress and trauma when the woman--so determined to do whatever it takes to keep her child in the USA and avoid the poverty she faces back in Russia--looks around for another husband before she must return back home. Her selflessness and love for her daughter were touching.
It's a short and sweet read, with some touching religious elements included. I didn't feel the religion was too "preachy" or forced, but obviously this book is geared towards fans of inspirational romance.
Tatiana will do anything for her little girl ....
even marry a complete stranger to save her from harsh Russian conditions after her husband is killed
too bad the mail order "wedding" was a joke and she traveled all the way to America with her daughter only to find out her only way of providing for her daughter was only a prank gone wrong.