Saturday, February 1, 2014

A January Bride by Deborah Raney

Book Description:  What will happen when novelist Madeleine Houser's 'pen pal' friendship with a lonely widower takes an unexpected turn?
Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. Maddie's never met the innkeeper - but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie's alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn's owner - a man who's likely many years her senior - and who she's never even met.
Arthur Tyler is a college professor who lost his young wife to cancer. Together they ran the bed and breakfast where Art lives, but without his wife, the house is missing warmth and cheer. He jumps at the chance to have author Madeleine Houser use the space that was once filled with guests. He, too, begins to enjoy the daily exchanges with Maddie, but a series of misunderstandings lead him to believe she's far from being a prospective date---even if he were ready to date again, which he's not.
When Maddie and Art finally meet and discover one another's identity, sparks fly. Even so, they each have obstacles to overcome in order for this winter romance to blossom.
My Thoughts:  It's THAT time of the year where the sweet romantic reads are readily available for us forever romantics.  I love novellas.  Not only are they short and sweet but I can read one while waiting in the dentist office.  
Now in A January Bride by Deborah Raney, Maddie is a novelist who strikes up a pen pal relationship with a bachelor, Arthur.  Arthur is widower and is not really seeking love just "kinda" lonely. As you may know, when a person writes, feelings can come to paper better than soft butter on toast. 
There's a "soft" mystery in this read.  A fun, light read!  I really liked this novella and hope you will, too!  This read comes in Kindle version and is only $3.63 at Amazon!  Buy Book HERE!
*This ebook was provided for review by BookSneeze*
  • File Size: 1554 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English

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