Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Review: A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons by Margaret Brownley, Debora Clopton, Robin Lee Hatcher and Mary Connealy
Thomas Nelson, Janurary, 2013

It All Started with an Ad in a Mail Order Bride Catalogue…Melvin Hitchcock of the Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalog isn’t dishonest—not exactly. If he tweaks his clients’ applications a bit, it’s because he’s looking out for their best interests.
This charming bouquet of novellas introduces four Hitching Post prospects in the year 1870, each one 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 been unlucky all her life. But who would guess she’d travel halfway across the country to meet her match . . . only to find him dead! 

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?


Sometimes a short story is just what is needed. Investing in a full book complete with characters and their ups and downs can be tiring at times - not for bad reasons. For a book junkie like me, short stories provided a gentler hit, a respite if you like. Often they prep me for the longer books still calling my name.  Then along comes a book of short stories that just fills the ticket for romance without the massive emotional investment. This is a good thing for me. I was really in the mood for short, sweet romances and I got just that!

My favourite of the four stories is tied. An Ever-After Summer by Debra Clopton and Winter Wedding Bells by Mary Connealy won my heart. 

Read if you like me, need a gentle, sweet hit of historical romance, that left me wondering about the future of these lovely characters.


Jess' favourite genre is contemporary women's fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women's fiction/romance set in a small country town.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds fantastic Jess!! This book is actually very high on my Amazon wish-list - but how to get people to want to subscribe to your list is the question that is plaguing me!! ;)

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  2. Noela, I have no idea about Amazon wish-lists etc, so when you know, tell me!!

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