Lenore Fulcher isn’t pretentious despite her spoiled upbringing. Her deepest desire at the age of twenty is to find true love. However, her father believes she’s wasted enough time searching for a suitable husband, and he wants to marry her off to one of his business partners–thirty-seven-year-old James Rybus. But the idea of marriage to a man so much older is out of the question for Lenore.
Kolbein Booth, a lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Sick with worry, he storms the Madison Bridal School, demanding to see his sister, only to learn she isn’t there. But Lenore Fulcher is, and something about her captures his attention.
Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out…
While Steadfast Heart wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, it was easy and quick to read. I can’t say that I loved the book because the pov constantly changed among more than two people, making it hard to really get to know the characters all that well. This book from the description was supposed to be about Lenore and Kolbein, but instead it mainly seemed to be about a woman named Abrianna and her shenanigans and charity work. And there was also a certain part of the story with Mr. Welby that didn’t go anywhere. There were a few loose ends with little to no explanation.
Lenore and Kolbein’s relationship never really had a chance to convince me of their love. They didn’t know each other and suddenly they’re in love. There was no building up to lead to a relationship or their marriage. I didn’t care for either of them, but maybe I would have if they had this book to themselves, without all the other povs.
Abrianna should have had another book dedicated to her story in just her pov. Her character was good, much more interesting than Lenore. I would love to see her with Wade. They were just friends in this book, but the romantic potential was there. They obviously would be perfect together. I didn’t feel the same about Lenore and Kolbein because nothing much was there in ways of just really knowing one another.
This is book one of the Brides of Seattle series, so I’m wondering if the issues in Steadfast Heart will be resolved in the next book.