Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons
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About the Book
 A Bride for All Seasons is a four book series relating to mail order brides in the same time period.

1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many happy marriages. Here are the stories of four couples who owe their wedded bliss to creative editing by The Hitching Post publisher.

“And Then Came Spring”—Margaret Brownley

Sheriff Tom Garrett wants vengeance on his brother’s murderers, but he must think of his orphaned nephew. Then Mary-Jo shows up, swearing she married Tom’s brother by proxy and he’d neglected to mention a son.

“An Ever-After Summer”—Debra Clopton

Widower Matt McConnell wrote his ad with no room for misunderstanding—Bible believers need not apply. But Bible-thumping Ellie shows up on his doorstep. Matt’s so desperate for her help that he accepts.

“Autumn’s Angel”—Robin Lee Hatcher

Luvena Abbott is a singing sensation in New York. But as guardian to her brother’s children, she has few options to provide a home. Clay Birch won an abandoned theater in a poker game. The Hitching Post editor thinks they’ll make a perfect match.

“Winter Wedding Bells”—Mary Connealy

David Laramie is looking for a woman to care for his children. In exchange he’ll make her financially comfortable for life. But no woman wants to marry a dying man. Then Megan responds to his ad. It seems his “edited” letter contained no mention of him dying.

My Review

 Typically multiple short books in one collection is not something I want to read. There is usually a limited space for an author to actually make an interesting story. I was intrigued with this collection because I like the authors and the historical aspect. The first book And Then Came Spring by Margaret Brownley was my favorite. I felt like it offered the most solid story line, a little depth to the characters of Mary-Jo and Tom Garrett, and good setting. While all of these stories are very predictable and full of romance, they were enjoyable reads. I just wish I could find out more beyond the short romance to each story. Each of them are entirely separate from each other, the only connection is the newspaper with the mail order brides and the sneaky editor. I liked the overall flow of the collection and it was put together in a fun way. While this is not my all time favorite I give it four stars. 

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

Four novellas, four brides, and four stories to fall in love with. 
Enter the world of mail-order brides with four of your favorite authors: Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton, and Margaret Brownley. In A Bride for All Seasons (Thomas Nelson) each of the prospective brides is hopeful for a second chance at love—and that second chance always seems to come in an unexpected package.
The authors are celebrating with a fun 12 Days of Unexpected Packages Giveaway! Between July 12-23 visit the authors’ Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on July 23rd! Such fun!

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