A Wife by Christmas

This is a short story that tells a pretty good tale. I liked Ellie and I liked Max and so I was ready to read about their intertwined lives. I read the story of Ellie's Aunt Tori and Uncle Jesse and enjoyed it. I think I liked this one even better. I emjoyed Ellie's spunk and revelled in the fact that Max's plan to marry her off did not come to fruition. He obviously was the right man for her and it was a bit comical to read about their "sort-of" courtship. I recommend this book.

Book Blurb for A Wife by Christmas

Guthrie, Oklahoma, 1906

History teacher Ellie Henderson, has been a thorn in High School Principal Max Colbert’s side ever since he took over three months ago. When she’s not flying by his office, late for her class, with books and papers jumbled in her arms, she’s attending Suffragettes meetings against his orders.

Because of her family connections, Max can’t fire her, but he can certainly find someone to marry her, and keep her busy in the kitchen--and far away from his school. Max soon finds that what seemed like a good idea can turn into disaster when Miss Ellie Henderson is involved. The woman is a master at getting into trouble.

With the Christmas season in full swing, he has many opportunities to introduce her to prospective husbands. However, he gets the uncomfortable feeling that no one is worthy of the minx...

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 3.50