The Gingerbread Bride is the sixth book in The 12 Brides of Christmas Series. This story begins on Christmas eve, 1870 in the tiny town of Calico Falls in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Madeline Joy Sinclair has had her eye on Harlan Calhoun for awhile now as the man she loves and wants to marry. Maddie feels she is not the prettiest of the two sisters in the household. Maddie thinks she needs a little help in getting Harlan to fall in love with her as her prayers are not being answered quite fast enough for her. Maddie feels maybe the Old Lady Farley can help her with making it happen faster. She barters for some herbs that are suppose to be a “Love Potion” to help Harlan fall in love with her on Christmas Eve. Harlan is invited to supper and Maddie serves him a generous portion of Gingerbread laced cookies made with Miss Farley’s “Love Potion”. When Maddies older sister Grace finds her out, she makes Maddie feel guilty about not trusting the Lord to answer her prayers and the evening is now laced with antics to keep Harlan from asking Pastor Sinclair, Maddies father, for Maddies hand in marriage. Harlan had been planning on proposing on Christmas Eve all along but Maddie now won’t believe that the “Love Potion” hasn’t tricked him into proposing. This was so fun watching how many ways Maddie and her sister tried to stop Harlan from proposing while under the influence of the potion. I really enjoyed this sweet romantic Christmas story and I think you will too.
I was gifted The Gingerbread Bride from Barbour Publishing for my honest opinion which I have given.