I just finished "Marrying Minda". I thought the book was good, but it did not hold my attention the way I expected. The premise of the story was quite good, but some of the dialogue and steamy sex descriptions were a little off-putting to me. I think the book would have been better if those scenes were not so explicitly written. I thought that Minda had a soft heart and gave up most of her life to younger children, both her own sisters and then the nieces and nephew of her mistaken groom, Brix. I did not have a lot of respect for Brix's character in light of his ruse to have Minda raise his brother's children while he rode off to have adventures. I'm glad in the end that he decided to stay, but I got plenty tired of reading about how he was going to take off and see the world.
I would say that this book would be good for an afternoon sitting on the couch and reading for pure enjoyment.
Mail-order bride Minda Becker arrives in Paradise, Nebraska and eagerly marries the handsome man who meets her stagecoach. His wedding kiss melts her toes. Too bad he's the wrong bridegroom. Having honored his brother's deathbed request to marry Minda, Cowboy Brixton Haynes can't deny he'd like a wedding night with the eastern beauty. But the last thing he needs is to be saddled with a wife and the three children his brother left behind. First chance he gets, he'll be back point riding along the Goodnight. But leaving Minda proves to be harder than he expected.