The Book Worm: Review: In Want of a Wife

Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: In Want of a Wife

Book Review: In Want of a Wife, by Jo Goodman


Jane Middlebourne needs a way out. In 1891, life in New York is unforgiving for a young woman with no prospects, especially when her family wants nothing to do with her. So when Jane discovers an ad for a mail-order bride needed in Bitter Springs, Wyoming, she responds with a hopeful heart.
Rancher Morgan Longstreet is in want of a wife who will be his partner at Morning Star, someone who will work beside him and stand by him. His first impression of the fair and fragile Jane is that she is not that woman. But when she sets out to prove him wrong, the secrets he cannot share put into jeopardy every happiness they hope to find….

Genre: historical romance

Publishing date: May 2014

Mature content: yes

Review: In Want of a Wife is book two in the Bitter Springs series by Jo Goodman and it may just be my favorite. I loved it from page one right until the very last word, and I'm sorry to see it end. Just like book one (The Last Renegade) and book two (True to the Law), it has a great plot, good suspense and a lovely romance. Although most of the characters in the little town of Bitter Springs have shown up in the previous books, In Want of a Wife can be perfectly read as a stand alone book. 

If you enjoy romance novels in general and historical romance in particular, this is a book you should not miss. In addition to the love story, it has the right dose of suspense to keep you up late at night. Totally recommended.

Happy readings,

the book worm, book blog


  1. I just added this book to my wish list, thank you

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and thank you for stopping by!

  2. I love mail-order bride stories! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week! Always a pleasure to have you!

    1. Thank you Tina, for hosting and for stopping by!


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