Thursday, March 2, 2017

Blog Tour: Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship by Kristin Holt

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Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship by Kristin Holt

Book Description:

Union Pacific Station Agent Chadwick Hughes has everything in a state of readiness to welcome his mail order bride…everything but the bride. The woman he’s corresponded with for a year didn’t change her mind or miss her train in Omaha—she never existed. Chadwick’s mortified to discover he’s been swindled by a fraudulent matrimonial agency in Chicago. He needs a lawyer if he’ll ever recover a dime of the fortune he spent on worthless membership fees and the nonexistent bride’s transportation west.

Sophia Sorensen, Attorney at Law, is a spinster on the edge of propriety. The good people of Wyoming Territory are open to a lot of things, including Lady’s Privilege during Leap Years, but some aren’t fond of her day-to-day behavior. Why, the woman rides her bicycle hither and yon, showing her petticoat ruffle and ankles. She might be the least ladylike specimen beneath Wyoming skies, but it’s entertaining to watch her court the U.P. Station Agent, Chadwick Hughes, the most-eligible bachelor in the county.


Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship is a very enjoyable story! I loved Sophia's out of the ordinary character, and really felt for her. The local paper kept writing about her (almost always negative and stretched truth or downright lies). The story didn't touch much on the attitude of the people in town, but if the newspaper articles were even close to how others felt, it couldn't have been easy for Sophia to keep trying to have her business (a female lawyer in that time period was very unusual), or to even show her face in town.

The mail order spouse service was also such an interesting aspect to the story. It is so hard to imagine a reality where that wasn't uncommon.

I liked the sweet romance and enjoyed the ending. The gift at the end was so thoughtful. It was a clean, fast read. I could see myself reading it again, and would definitely read more by Kristin Holt.

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About the Author:

Kristin Holt, USA Today Bestselling Author writes Sweet Victorian Romance set in the American West. She writes frequent articles about the nineteenth century American west--every subject of possible interest to readers and amateur historians. She contributes monthly to Sweet Romance Reads, Sweet Americana Sweethearts, and Romancing the Genres. 

Title: Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship
Author: Kristen Holt
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: February 2017

Source: I received an eCopy from the tour host in exchange for an honest review.

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