The Last Chance Bride Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jacob Stone's wife died in childbirth. His daughter Emma has convinced him to send for a mail order bride. Once Libby Hodges gets off the train he decides he can not go through with the marriage.
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Libby has her own secret. She is pregnant or thinks she may be. It is too early to tell. When she meets Jacob, they discuss their situations and after he tells her he cannot go through with the marriage, she tells him of her baby.

They are likable people, the only problem I had with this book was Jabob's stubburness in telling Libby he loved her. He was afraid to love again after his wife died. Women died in childbirth. He saied that over and over again. It became repetetive. Libby had her own annoying habits. She kept referring to the cabin as snug and sound. It was fine for the first visit to the cabin, but she said it numerous times and it became annoying.

The review of this Book prepared by Lisa Stepan

Chapter Analysis of The Last Chance Bride

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   American "wild west" era Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant Phone/email/mail relationship    -   Yes Kind of relationship:    -   mail order bride

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   farmer Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   waitress Effect of sexing    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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