November 24, 2010

A Wife for Big John by Lauri Robinson

A Wife For Big JohnAfter seeing to her sisters' happiness for ten years, Dani Jones decides it's time to strike out on her own and finally make her way to California, to be reunited with the man she promise to marry all those years ago.

However, the first stop in her route to California is the house of Big John Thompson. John runs a wood mill and hired 'Daniel Jones' to cook for his lumberjack camp. Great was his surprise when - upon returning from a river drive - he found Daniel was really Danielle and that she was currently in his home taking ownership of his kitchen, quite enamored of his stove.

At first, John doesn't want her to stay, but her delicious cooking and sunny disposition soon have him wishing she would never leave.

I found A Wife for Big John a quick, funny read. It's a sweet story and I loved both Dani and John. Dani is sweet and caring, and she spends most of her time cooking and you can tell that she loves it and loves that other people like her food. John is a big man with an even bigger heart, who reluctantly falls in love.

The book is set in Minnesota in 1893, and I liked seeing little glimpses at what life was in those days. And I loved each time Dani spoke of how much she loved the 'modern' kitchen, she was just adorable. The story, over all, it's a lovely read and very nice for Christmas time.

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