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A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection Paperback – June 25, 2013
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New York Times best-selling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than twenty-five historical and contemporary novels. Her books have won numerous awards, including Reader's Choice. She has published the Rocky Creek series, and A Lady like Sarah was a Romance Writers of America RITA (C) finalist. Happily married to her real life hero, Margaret and her husband have three grown children and live in Southern California.
Award winning novelist Debra Clopton is the popular Mule Hollow series--the town readers wish was real. She has written 23 books since 2004 and writes books that give God the glory and helps you meet life with a smile. Her books are thought provoking, fun entertainment. Debra's awards include: Inspirational Readers Choice Award, Book Sellers Best, RT Book of the year and others. Her nominations include the prestigious Golden Heart, The Carol, The Holt among others.
Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the RT Career Achievement Award, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 65 novels.
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AND THEN CAME SPRING, by MARGARET BROWNLEY
Having only read two other books by MARGARET BROWNLEY, I was excited to read AND THEN CAME SPRING. The story began with a strong beginning, drawing me right in, just as MS BROWNLY has done in previous books I've read by her.
MARY-JO PARKER crossed many miles to meet the man she was to marry; just to discover he was the subject of the town funeral. If it wasn't bad enough that the man she was to marry passed away, she discovered someone had tampered with the letters they'd shared, deceiving both parties involved.
TOM GARRETT wasn't sure what MS PARKER was up too, but he intended to find out. He not only took on the responsibility of his brothers kid when he passes away, he now had to figure out what to do with his mail order bride.
AN EVER AFTER SUMMER, by DEBRA CLOPTON
As a huge fan of DEBRA CLOPTON, I snatch up any book with her name on it. The fact that I had read and loved a couple of MARGARET BROWNLEY'S books, and I wanted to read a book by ROBIN LEE HATCHER and MARY CONNEALY, only added to my decision.
I admit I haven't read many novellas, but what I've read, I've come to the conclusion that few can pull it off. If you've never attempted to write a short story, you can't begin to understand the difficulties in producing a well written story in so few words. I have to say I was impressed with MS CLOPTON'S ability to do so.
AN EVER AFTER SUMMER, if I'm not mistaken, is MS CLOPTON'S first novella, as well as her first historical. MS CLOPTON delivered in both areas. It's the best novella to date that I've read. Up until now, her stories have been contemporary. I wouldn't mind seeing more historical from her in the future. As so typical of MS CLOPTON'S writing, AN EVER AFTER SUMMER captured me from the first to the last page. I can't wait for her next story to be published.
The nerve of that man! ELLIE SMITH had never considered herself a "Bible thumper". Just because MR MCCONNELL was misinformed of her faith by someone who took it upon themselves to alter their letters, didn't mean she tried to hide her faith from him.
MATTHEW MCCONNELL took one look at the woman holding a Bible in her hand and realized he'd been misinformed. As far as he's concerned, she can turn her pretty self around and head back where she came from.
AUTUM'S ANGEL by ROBIN LEE HATCHER
I was pleasantly surprised by WINTER WEDDING BELLS by ROBIN LEE HATCHER. It's well writing, with a wonderful plot. That novellas are harder to write then novels, leaves me to believe I'll be in for a real treat in reading one of MS HATCHER'S full length novels.
I've been looking forward to reading one of MS HATCHER'S books for some time. I hadn't expected to be introduced to her writing through a novella in a collection of stories that included one of my favorite authors, DEBRA CLOPTON. MS HATCHER now has a new fan.
LUVENA ABBOTT hadn't traveled for days just to turn back around. No, just because CLAY BIRCH wasn't expecting her arrival to included children, didn't mean she had the means to head back where she'd just come from.
MISS ABBOTT was every bit as pretty as her picture, but CLAY had made it perfectly clear he wanted no part of a widow with children. He needed someone strong and courageous. One that could handle the land. The small mining town he called home, wasn't suited for kids.
WINTER WEDDING BELLS, by MARY CONNEALY
Some years ago I read a book by a popular author with a heroin that was from Ireland. Throughout the entire book, the character spoke with a heavy Irish dialect. To date it's the most exhausting fiction I've read. What I appreciated about MARY CONNEALY'S, WINTER WEDDING BELLS, is the mention of the heroines Irish decent, giving the readers just a touch of the dialect. The right amount to let the reader know she has an accent, without bogging down the story.
DAVID LARAMIE has been told he doesn't have long to live. He placed an ad for a wife who is strong enough to take care of his farm, as well as his children.
MEGAN MCBRIDE knew from MR LARAMIE'S letters that he was sick, but she never imagined he didn't have long to live, as David professes. Megan plans to not only prove to David that she will be a good mother to his children, but that he'll be around for many years to come.
But not without a few bumps…
And Then Came Spring
Mary-Jo Parker arrives prepared to be wed but instead attends her fiancé’s funeral. If that isn’t bad enough, she finds that his wasn’t quite as honest with her as he should have been – he didn’t need a wife, he needed a mother to his unruly eight-year-old son.
Given the choice of returning to an unhappy household or starting fresh with the wayward child, Mary-Jo can’t help but think she’s needed here. Even if the boy’s uncle keeps getting in her way.
Review: I LOVED this! Mary-Jo is amazing! I couldn’t help but to want to be there & was terribly sad when my journey was over.
Author: Margaret Brownley
An Ever-After Summer
Melvina is looking for her happily ever after when she responds to the mail-order-bride catalogue. After spending her life known as a murderess, because her parents and uncle died shortly after her birth Melvina is ready to start over! She changes her name to Ellie on the stagecoach ride to her new home and the family that desperately needs her.
Except she arrives only to find that her husband to be wasn’t hoping for a real marriage – just someone to take care of his baby. It’s his job to protect Ellie and childbirth kills so he’s not planning to fall in love and go through that ever again!
Review: Oh my! This was the absolute sweetest book! My heart just broke for Ellie and I loved watching the two of them at odds. They are hilarious!
Author: Debra Clopton
Luvena Abbott arrives with her nieces and nephews to become family to Clay Birch. She’s so happy to get them away from the shame that they’d been living under. Now they can start anew.
But Clay wasn’t expecting a family. He wanted a wife – most specifically with no children – but that silly Hitching Post got it wrong! Clay’s only recourse is to get rid of them – because this isn’t a place to raise a family & he’s not a good enough man to be a father.
Review: Oh, I SO loved Luvena! She’s a strong and true woman and has such a huge heart. Watching her trust in God daily was so heart-warming and sweet. This one is a MUST READ!
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Winter Wedding Bells
The Hitching Post can’t believe David Laramie would be so arrogant as to know what God will so, when Megan McBride receives his letter it’s missing an entire page explaining that he’s dying and really just wants a mother for his children.
It’s not until after they’re married that Megan learns that David believes he’s dying… and David learns how stubborn Megan can be!
Review: WOW! I LOVED this!! This was absolutely the greatest & I’d have spent the $ buying just this novella that I did on the whole book (trust me – that’s high praise!). I’ll be reading this again many times!
Author: Mary Connealy
I’m so sorry that I waited to read this book! This is one of the best books I’ve read this year! It’s a must keep book – and the only thing I didn’t like about it was the cover, that made it seem, to me, that the book was going to be depressing for some reason.
Source: I’d forgotten that I’d gotten A Bride for All Seasons from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley & purchased it for my kindle on 12/20/2013 for $1.99.
Overall Grade: A+