The Bride Price

Rated 4.36/5 based on 16 reviews
Sophie Ford thought she was sleeping in the arms of her beloved husband, Jamie. However, she has woken to find herself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1863, without explanation as to how she got there, or where her husband is.

She rejoices when a soldier, looking identical to Jamie, arrives.

Can she break through Jamie's barriers and bring his memory back? More
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Words: 89,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452321820
About Tracey Jane Jackson

Tracey Jane Jackson is the NY Times Bestselling author of the popular Cauld Ane Series and has over half a million books in print.

Tracey was born and raised in New Zealand and with an American father, Scottish grandmother, and Kiwi mother, it's no doubt she has a unique personality.

She has been happily married and gooey in love with her husband for over twenty years. They live in the Pacific Northwest with their two sons.


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Review by: hrhsophia on Sep. 03, 2012 :
An intriguing premise although a little confusing at times.
(review of free book)

Review by: Charlene Stallings on July 14, 2012 :
I loved this book, will definately be keeping it in my library, and purchasing more in the series. I liked the fact that this was not a love-just-beginning or a love-rediscovered story line, but a story about how love continues to work, even when life goes (very, very) crazy.
(review of free book)

Review by: EMpress Books on Aug. 09, 2011 :
When I first read the summary of this book, I thought to myself, “Okay… how’s this going to work?” Time travel, Civil War battles, spouses reunited in another era… I was fascinated by the concept, but afraid it was all a gimmick. Luckily for me, Tracey Jane Jackson’s first novel in her Cival War Brides series delivers many more punches than just a time portal.

Without revealing too much or spoiling it for potential readers, Jamie and Sophie’s story is a heart-warming tale of love overcoming challenges and even time. Their bond is strong and, although it is greatly tested in The Bride Price, it will renew your faith that love conquers all.

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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: sandy haber on July 06, 2011 :
This was interesting. I like time travel books, and those that are historical are even better. The main characters, Sophie and Jamie, end up near Gettysburg near the time of the big battle. The only weird part was the guy from the future, who was out to kill Sophie -- I'm not sure that was totally explained. But the ending was good. Will have to find more books in the series...and then find the time to read them!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: rachael kennedy on June 24, 2011 :
I loved the sound of this book .. the author had a special to try it .. but for some reason my kobo wouldnt load it outside of the kobo site so i havent been able to read it :(
but im so wanting to as it sounds awesome
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Doug Welch on May 25, 2011 :
Sophie Ford lies dying in her bed in the year 2007 from a heart condition. She succumbs to her disease only to find herself well, but lying in the snow in Pennsylvania. The year is1863 and the Civil War is in full swing. In addition, the love of her life, her husband Jamie, is nowhere to be found.
What has happened to him? How did she get here and why? Who wants to kill her? Will she be forced to marry a stranger to protect herself?
These are only a few of the questions that keep the reader turning pages in this Science-Fiction/Fantasy novel about a woman who travels back in time to the era of the war between the states. “The Bride Price” is a compelling novel that will keep you engaged until the last page. After reading this book, you will want to read more books by Ms Jackson.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Leah Banicki on May 23, 2011 :
Love this book. Great characters love the story, she keeps me guessing.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lee J on May 14, 2011 : (no rating)
Enjoyed very much! Well developed characters. Gripping story line!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Gambill on May 14, 2011 : (no rating)
Loved this book and looking for forward to the rest of the series. Love how, in many ways, love trancends time and well as healing does. Thanks for a great book! Betty in NC
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cathy Phillips on May 07, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book by Tracey. Sophie and Jamie's story is beautiful and poignant. Love time travel stories!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sheila Schwartz on May 03, 2011 :
Really enjoyed this book....I am kind hesitant with time travel stories but I really enjoyed this one, will be buying the rest of her series and looking forward to reading them!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Robin Daily on May 02, 2011 :
I enjoyed it. It was a somewhat unique "take" on the swept-back-in time story, and quite enjoyable. The characters were interesting and likeable. When they showed the modern-day Hospice worker, who was also the back-in-time dressmaker, there was some foreshadowing, but it seemed like it could have been explored a bit more. Some of the interactions between Sophie and the other "girls" in the past didn't seem quite true to the 1860s.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jean Patton on May 02, 2011 :
A wonderful story. I found I couldn't put it down once I started reading this time travel story. You find yourself really immersed in the characters ups and downs. A very enjoyable read for anyone who enjoys a love story that involves time travel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Judy Cox on April 08, 2011 :
I love time travel and romance. This is a true love story. Sara and Jamie is a wonderful story and you will enjoy all their problems and joys. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good love story, with some twists and turns along the way.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: CherubsLibrary on March 28, 2011 :
The Bride Price begins with Sara and Jamie Ford in their home in the Pacific Northwest. Sophie is seriously ill, waiting for a heart to be found for her. She wakes to find herself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1863 – without Jamie. She has no idea why or how she got there, but has full recall of her life in Portland and of Jamie. Sara is found and taken in by a doctor and his family. She is elated when a soldier, looking just like Jamie, arrives. Unfortunately, he has no recollection of being married to Sara or their life together. Will Sara be able to help Jamie recover his memory? Will they survive the Civil War? Will Sara’s heart give out? Will they return to their home in Portland?

What follows is an absolutely wonderful love story, rich in detail, with a couple of twists, and a little mystery thrown in. I loved Sara and Jamie; they were well developed characters and I found myself laughing at some of their antics.

I don’t normally read Civil War, historical, or time travel novels. I’ve been building my e-reader library and the author was offering The Bride Price for free. A great opportunity to try a different genre - and I’m so glad I did! I found it to be an easy read and I hated to put it down.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brenda Rupp on March 16, 2011 :
I absolutely love books that have some time travel in them. The characters in the book are in one place and time and something happens and wham they wake up somewhere else compltely.....

That is what happened with Sophie Ford, she is waiting for a heart transplant and is pretty sick, she is lying on her bed with the love of her life her husband Jamie and the next thing she knows she wakes up and she is in 1863 with a man named Richard, she is right in the middle of the fight between the north and south....

Her husband is transported but when he wakes up, it is in another place completely and he has no idea who he is or that he is married. He doesn't remember anything of the past or anything about the war.
Sophie was obsessed with that time period and knew everything about it, and she still remembers. What heppens when Jamie eventually makes it across her path but has no idea who she is.....

Is she able to convince him he is her husband and what does she do with the man who wants her for his own and will do anything to make sure she becomes his...

I stayed up last night reading this book and finished it today. I loved it. I'm happy to know there are more books coming out in the Civil War Bride Series...

From the back of the book: Sophie Ford thought she was sleeping in the arms of her beloved husband, Jamie. However, she has woken to find herself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1863, without explanation as to how she got there, or where her husband is. She rejoices when a soldier, looking identical to Jamie, arrives. Can she break through Jamie's barriers and bring his memory back?
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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