Monday, February 8, 2010

Spotlight on The Substitute Bride by Hoosier Writer, Janet Dean

Today, we are spotlighting a new release by Indiana ACFW member, Janet Dean. Janet writes inspirational, historical romances for Steeple Hill. Her newest book, The Substitute Bride, releases this month. Here are a few words from Janet to describe her newest release:

The Substitute Bride was a fun story to write—with a mail-order bride, disgruntled groom and a small town filled with quirky characters. Here’s a peek:

They Struck a Bargain for Marriage
Fleeing an arranged marriage, debutante Elizabeth Manning exchanges places with a mail-order bride bound for New Harmony, Iowa. Life on the frontier can’t be worse than forced wedlock to pay her father’s gambling debts. But Ted Logan’s rustic lifestyle and rambunctious children prove to be more of a challenge than Elizabeth expects. She doesn’t know how to be a mother or a wife. She doesn’t even know how to tell Ted the truth about her past—especially as her feelings for him grow. Little does she know, Ted’s hiding secrets of his own. When their pasts collide, there’s more than one heart at stake.

Why was Ted disgruntled?

When he and Elizabeth are about to speak their vows, the bride suggests one teeny change—the name on the marriage license.  A clear sign trouble lies ahead for this couple.


  1. Congratulations, Janet, on your new book. Sounds fun--for readers, not for poor Elizabeth and Ted!

  2. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing it. Will have to check this book out:)

  3. I can't wait to read this one. I really enjoy Janet's books. The heroines are so spunky!

  4. I can't wait to read this book, Janet, as you know that I love your historical romances.

    Great stuff!

  5. Congratulations on your new release. Sounds like a good read. I can't wait to get my hands on it.