A Bride's Choice in Central City by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer ~ Book Review

February 25, 2021


Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Series: Frontier Legacy Brides, Book 3
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Publisher: DKD Books
Release Date: March 14, 2021
Pages: 229

She’s not who she thought she was…
…And he can’t keep a promise
Will they only disappoint each other?

Annabelle Singleton, a Southern socialite on her way to spinsterhood has her world broken when she discovers her life is a lie. While Annabelle searches for her place in society Thaddeus offers her a glimpse of what things could become. His young daughter grows attracted to Annabelle, but is she ready to be a mother when she isn’t sure who hers was?

Despite his intentions, investor Thaddeus Kincaid continues to break promises to his young daughter and late wife. The only way to keep his word is to spend less time managing his company or find a wife. Neither option is viable. Until he meets Annabelle. But she has a secret, and until he finds out what it is, he can’t consider a future with her.

In the end, does the truth make you who you are?

Annabelle will have to decide.

You will root for Annabelle in A Bride’s Choice because everyone understands making a decision for love.


I really enjoyed this story. This is book 3 on the Frontier Legacy Brides series and I recommend you pick up the first two in order to follow the characters and understand them a little better.  Once again we were transported into Colorado territory and this time I was reunited with some previous lovable characters and introduced to some new ones. I really enjoyed Anabelle and Thaddeus story. 

Anabelle has recently lost her father and has found out that she has been adopted. Her aunt kicks her out angry that she has inherited everything and is not really a Singleton. I felt for Anabelle all she wants to know is where she belongs and who she is. Thaddeus is single father, trying to balance home and work life and doing a poor job about it. His father-in-law sure does extend him some grace. At times I felt like Thaddeus took a little advantage of that situation instead of prioritizing between work and life. 

The love story between them is sweet and comes very naturally which I thought worked perfectly! In the midst of their story we see our previous characters Nora and Raymond finally complete their journey and love story! I was glad of the way that all worked itself out. I also enjoyed seeing Jake and Cornelia once more and seeing how it all ended up with them. 

I am not sure if this is the end of this series. It very well could be but I am left wondering what happened to Sadie and if  she made it to her destination safely. (I tend to get too invested in characters! Haha!) 

Overall I thought it was a great story of grace, forgiveness and new beginnings. The author did an excellent job and I can't wait to read more from her. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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When I was small, I discovered a blanket tossed over the top of my desk made a great hiding spot and I began scribbling stories in a notebook. Still to this day no one can read my handwriting. If I hadn’t been given an old Royal typewriter I might never have had a book published.

My first stories were so bad they would bring tears to your eyes if you read them today. After much writing, re-writing and reading I've learned the best way to tell a story is from the heart and then let the mind edit it so others can read it.

I have studied with The Children’s Institute of Literature, Margie Lawson and a plethora of writing classes. I have taken so many classes I have been advised by my writing friends to stop, and start writing.

I will admit to a love of learning followed by a desire to procrastinate.

Currently, I and my husband live in Southern Illinois with one cats. We have 3 sons who have moved out of the nest, married and are now parents. Grandchildren are the best thing on earth. I was unaware of the power the little ones had until they placed the first one in my arms. That’s all it took. Overnight, I became the annoying grandmother with photos on my phone.

CBA and ECPA best-selling Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. She writes fiction about women choosing to challenge their fears to become the strong women God intended them to be.

Author of, Mind of Her Own, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee, We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families, and Hearts on the Road.

Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.

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