Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Bride For All Seasons {Mail-Order Bride Collection} Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy & Robin Lee Hatcher

Book Description:  It all started with an ad in a mail-order bride catalogue . . .
This charming bouquet of novellas introduces you to four Hitching Post Mail-Order Bride Catalogue prospects in the year 1870, all eager for second chances . . . and hungry for happiness. Year in, year out, they'll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages.
"And then Came Spring" by Margaret Brownley
Mary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral. Returning home seems like her only option until her would-be brother-in-law proposes a more daring idea.
"An Ever After Summer" by Debra Clopton
Ellie had no idea she's not what Matthew ordered. And what's wrong with being a "Bible thumper" anyway? She's determined to show him she's tougher than she looks-and just the girl he needs.
"Autumn's Angel" by Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn't come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. ­ The trouble is, there's no money to send them back . . .
"Winter Wedding Bells" by Mary Connealy
David's convinced he's not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he's gone-nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?
My Thoughts:  This a book with four novellas or short novels.  I picked this read because these four ladies write great romantic novels.  Not the mushy, yucky kind but the fun, faith filled kind.  
That mail order catalogue started this whole thing.  You know where men are working and there aren't any women to marry.  So they advertise for a bride.  It seems like a good idea at the time and then, well, "things don't always go as planned.  God always has our best interest at heart and these stories show that God is in control even when a mail-order catalogue seems like the only answer.
This mail-order bride thing seems so funny to me.  But I didn't live in the 1800's!  A lot of history is included in these reads.
I like all the novellas but I love Debra Clopton's story.  Debra is hilarious, to me.  All the stories are well written, short stories of love on the line!
If you enjoy faith filled love stories then you'll love these!
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze*
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401688535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401688530

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