The Innocent Wife by Cici Cordelia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Both The Substitute Wife and The Dance Hall Wife gripped me, but the Brides of Little Creede character I most wanted to read about was Joshua Lang. Thus, I was eager to dive into The Innocent Wife to finally get Joshua’s story. As you can imagine, I devoured this one.
With The Innocent Wife, we have another great addition to the Brides of Little Creede series. It’s both a wonderful standalone romance, and a great continuation of the storyline we’ve been introduced to in the prior books. Although you can read this as a standalone novel, I do recommend reading the prior books in the series first to get the best impact. Each book brings a wee bit more to the table, and it was a great conclusion to the storyline that has carried throughout the series.
Before starting The Innocent Wife, I believed I knew how this story was going to play out. We got a little bit of an insight into the romance between Joshua and Vivian in The Dance Hall Wife, and I created all kinds of ideas in my head. It turns out, I was completely wrong. This one surprised me in the best of ways, the story playing out in a completely unexpected manner. I love it when a book manages to surprise me, and this one certainly did. In fact, my enjoyment of the book was more than I’d anticipated because it did not play out the way I had expected it to.
In many ways, this is one of those stories where I wish to write out a huge list of all the little elements I adored. From my love of the romance between Joshua and Vivian to my love of the side stories that played out, there were plenty of things with this one that I adored. Instead of listing them out, however, I’m going to simply state this is a story with countless enjoyable elements. I could list them, but I have no wish to spoil the fun to be had.
Without a doubt, The Innocent Wife was a fabulous addition to the Brides of Little Creede series.
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