Is it possible to marry the wrong man? Rebecca Rice was looking forward to a quiet life and a full stomach by becoming mail-order bride to her shopkeeper intended, Mr. Fordham—until the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus, not Theodore, proceeded by the title Deputy. Rebecca would never marry a lawman like her father, so an annulment seems in order—and fast, since Rebecca’s true intended is impatient to claim her as his own. But when the legalities take longer than expected, Rebecca wonders if Tad Fordham wasn’t the right husband for her all along. . . .

My Review:

Rebecca’s Plight has action right from the beginning. From a hair-raising stagecoach hold-up to a case of mistaken identity, you won’t be disappointed by this entertaining, light-hearted adventure!

I really enjoyed reading Rebecca’s story. This is the second book in the “My Heart Belongs” collection and a delightful addition. Susanne Dietz has taken on the topic of a Mail-order bride, and breath new life into this story plot. I have read (and enjoyed) several stories of mail-order brides, but Rebecca’s Plight stands alone with a unique twist in the story where the bride marries the wrong groom.

This story has a something for anyone. Fans of Western stories will be thrilled by the action, and those looking for a light-hearted, clean christian romance will be equally delighted. I found myself cheering for Rebecca and fully engaged in her story. I’m happy to recommend this engaging, page-turning story.

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. My opinions I have expressed are my own.

Favorite Quote:

“Thank you for not holding my sin against me, Lord. Even when I can’t forget it.”


About the Author:

13657688Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she’s the author of several historical romances who’s seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and loves fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos.
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4 thoughts on “My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho (Rebecca’s Plight) By: Susanne Dietze

  1. Thank you so much for your review! I appreciate it so much: reading and reviewing takes a lot of time and energy. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story! I love mail order bride stories, and it was so much fun to write one.

    Have a wonderful week!

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