Deeply Devoted, a book in The Blue Willow Brides Series, written by Maggie Brendan, tells the story of Catharine Olsen. Catharine is a mail order bride who leaves her home country to Holland and travels to the state of Wyoming with her two young sisters in order to marry a man she had been in contact with through letters. Throughout the book, the relationship between Catharine and Peter Andersen develops, and as their relationship grows secrets about Catharine’s past begin to be revealed. As their relationship is tested, they must determine if they want to continue their relationship.
The characters of Catharine and Peter were very realistic, and I liked seeing their relationship develop. They truly had feelings for one another which developed originally through their correspondence and then as they began to spend time together. Also, I liked Catharine’s devotion to her young sisters, who were under her care after the death of their parents. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I liked that it was a fast read, and also the topic of mail-order brides. Although it was the first book I have ever read dealing with this topic, I really enjoyed it and am interested in reading more books in the Blue Willow Brides series.
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