Mail Order Millie

Mail Order Millie George has a hard time dealing with his farm and his four children after the death of his wife When the ladies at his church raise money for a mail order bride for him he doesn t argue with them He n

  • Title: Mail Order Millie
  • Author: Katie Crabapple
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • George has a hard time dealing with his farm and his four children after the death of his wife When the ladies at his church raise money for a mail order bride for him, he doesn t argue with them He needs a caretaker for his family Millie has a short time to find her own way in the world before she is kicked out of the orphanage where she was raised George s letter aboGeorge has a hard time dealing with his farm and his four children after the death of his wife When the ladies at his church raise money for a mail order bride for him, he doesn t argue with them He needs a caretaker for his family Millie has a short time to find her own way in the world before she is kicked out of the orphanage where she was raised George s letter about his requirements for a bride fit in all ways but one Will her lie keep them apart even after they re married

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    1. Mail Order Millie is one of those stories with an immense possibility, and the skeleton of those possibilities is all laid out, but unfortunately, what the reader gets sounds more like a 10th grade book report of the story than the story itself.It's too preachy, without enough of the reasoning behind the preaching, so it comes across as a bad tale of wifely subservience rather than Christian faith.With all of that, you can't help but LIKE the characters, but it's like they were all killed in a f [...]

    2. One minute, the baby's name is Grace, then they're getting off the wagon and she's called Hope. The oldest daughter's name is Patience. Then, they're washing dishes in Chapter Two, and she's Grace. What the heck?! I really, really wanted to like this book. With the guidance of a good editor, it could probably be readable, but simple errors like getting your characters' names wrong is just more than I can take.

    3. 1.5 - To be honest, I thought this was a little cheesy. Not a lot of meat to it, not a lot of character development. I didn't believe the chemistry between them at all. I thought George was rude, and Millie let him walk all over her. And then poof, they are in love. Didn't buy it. Very little romanceinly a book about what Millie decided to cook for her new family.

    4. This was the first book by Crabapple I have read. It was an short read about a widow with four children who was pushed into placing an ad for a mail order bride. I typically enjoy reading Mail Order Bride romances and did enjoy this one. Millie being an orphan gave it a unique spin.That said, I found Crabapple's writing to be one of two things. One, it was targeted for a young teen audience or two, she did not have confidence in her writing or her audience as she repeated or over explained munda [...]

    5. I really like historical romances unless they don't stick true to the time period.George is very judgmental and Millie is very young.I was confused by her upset to not being able to buy dresses for the girls when she had cloth in her bag the whole time. Also she should have used the older kids clothes to make something for the younger kids. Seemed the author has a shaky impression on the time period.Also showing her age, Millie has some mighty misguided ideas about mail order brides and moving w [...]

    6. This book was okay. I didn't love it or hate it. There were a lot of inconsistencies throughout the novel. I also found a lot of things weren't historically accurate. But the main problem I had was that a majority of the book was spent discussing Millie taking care of the children and doing household chores. This is a large part of being a wife at the time, but I felt the author could have added more excitement. Hoping the stew is edible is about as exciting as this novel gets. Also, I got this [...]

    7. I've always enjoyed the occasional Christian romance, the comfortable stories and the sweet Christian message, but this book was a bit extreme. Instead of being a sweet romance with a Christian background, it was mire like a sermon on how a woman needs to put the needs of a man first and foremost, even when she hardly knows him. This book was full of flat characters with an overly preachy backdrop. I personally did not care for it, but I can see it being desirable for extremely strict Christians [...]

    8. This was a cute story. The way Millie remained so upbeat and positive about everything was refreshing and if it wasn't for some of her thoughts and one point where she felt hurt and anger, I would have thought her to be too perfect.Beautiful message about having a relationship with God vs just going to Church.

    9. Parable or no?I honestly didn't like or dislike the book. it's kind of like reading a parable, not exciting, but a good way to get a lesson across. as far as Christian fiction goes, this was one of the not so great ones. I'm my opinion the author failed to develop the characters. I kept waiting to see personality and got a few glimpses but basically it is a bland book.

    10. Mail Order Millie was a cute story, but it felt a little lacking to me. It was hard to pin point exactly what was missing. Certain things in the story felt rushed and shallow. The story has potential, but needs to be developed a little deeper. It was a quick read and certainly not a waste of my afternoon! :)

    11. Not a romanceit's a good enough story but somehow winds up being about God and a good Christian which I am just not all that interested in. not bad/not good it was kind of just blah.

    12. Not excitingif you like mail order bride books, this one will disappoint.I found it to be boring, nothing terribly fine or exciting happened, there was no under current of romance or feelings groaning was all a bit dull

    13. not a fan. the story seemed unrealistic and rushed. And there were lots of errors that the editor should have caught - calling the baby by the wrong name, referring to breakfast as lunch, etc. I didn't even like Millie.

    14. A novellaI chose a one star rating because I found the dialogue to be rather stilted and contrived.The characters were poorly developed and there was very little story. As a whole it seemed very amateurish. Crissy

    15. CheesyI just found this book incredibly cheesy and didn't like either character. I am so glad I got it for free

    16. Eh, you get what you pay for. Pretty uninspiring typical Christian romance novel. Unfortunately, the characters were pretty flat and it was short and to the point.

    17. a very simple read. more for high school age readers but it was a clean book and that's always a plus for me.

    18. Cute, clean story, but a little heavy handed on the preaching. Very short. Too much narration and not enough conversation, though.

    19. I liked this book. I was wanting it to go on longer.It is a really good christian historical romance.Millie is a mail order bride who goes to Minnesota to marry a farmer.

    20. So life likeI fell in love with this story from the start!! As a Christian that struggled in the beginning it was so easy to understand the trials and misunderstands Millie had. To "watch" Millie grow throughout the story is a true testament in how God only puts on us what He knows we can handle.❤❤

    21. Eh, it was alright. A bit preachy, especially at the end. It really bothered me that George couldn’t love her unconditionally, that she had to become a “real Christian” for him to love her. It just rubbed me the wrong way.3 stars.

    22. A little simple.It's nice sometimes to read a book without a lot of drama. But it can be dull. There wasn't much going on. No surprises. There weren't many detailed descriptions.

    23. Easy read which is good in January Millie lied about age because she had turned 18 and was being discharged from the orphanage she grew up in. She needed to find someplace to go and saw the add in the newspaper.

    24. Millie is an orphan whose turning 18. She’s going to be thrown out of the orphanage so she is given a stack of letters from men looking for a mail-order bride. George Stevens is a widower with four children. He’s been relying on the ladies of the church for meals since his wife’s death. So busybody, Agnes Sims takes it upon herself to host a bake sell and use the earnings to buy George a mail-order bride. Umm, welllllll, umm, this book had potential. The author could have done so many amaz [...]

    25. To quote Hermoine Granger, "Whot. An. Idiot!"So George has four kids, a homestead out west, and needs a new wife. He advertises for a god-fearing woman over 22 who can cook and keep house, and Millie answers. Millie answers, because she's turned 18 and the orphanage in Boston won't keep her any longer. So she lies and says she's over 22, can cook (she never has), and can keep house (she never has). She's gone to church all her life, so she figures she's god-fearing.Now let's talk reality: OF COU [...]

    26. The characters that Katie Crabapple have created in this series are amazing. They are flawed and real in a way that a lot of other authors cannot capture. Reading about a character in the old west who suffers from a germ phobia or crippling social anxiety was a revelation to me as it's difficult to even find contemporary romance books that address those issues.

    27. I chose this book for a number of reasons, one being the its synopsis, secondly, upon my mom's encouragement after she had read it I must admit -- I also liked the cover. There was something about the cover and synopsis that pulled me in. I am well aware of the quote "don't judge a book by its cover," but in this case I did and I am happy I made that decision. Millie is or will soon be 18. She has spent most of, if not all her life in the orphanage. As a former counselor, I am aware of what happ [...]

    28. Millie is in a desperate situation when the story starts in Mail Order Millie. She has grown up in a Christian orphanage but at age eighteen she has to leave to make room for other children. For an eighteen-year-old to write to an unknown man half way across the country, agree to go and marry him sight unseen, is amazing. Women did this in the 1800's to find a good husband; these were strong, determined and courageous women that faced the unknown country and a husband, sight unseen. Millie's cha [...]

    29. There was a lot of potential with this story but in the end it wasn't realized for a variety of reasons. First of all for the topic, the book was far too short. There just isn't time to fully develop the personality of either main character, much less turn their newly wedded state into a true marriage. And where in the world did the author come up with some of the things Millie thought was waiting for her at her new home? She was supposed to be educated, yet her reaction to what she expected to [...]

    30. I read a lot of the reviews before downloading this. After reading the "Most Helpful" negative review, I nearly didn't bother getting the book. After reading Mail Order Millie, I'm nearly certain Ms. Crabapple (does anyone else hear Bart Simpson in their heads when they read that name?) has revised this story from its original version, based on the negative reviews.I found Millie to be charming and eager to be a good wife and mother. I LOVE the fact that she absolutely believes she's a Christian [...]

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