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"Each story brings together an engaging couple; some who experience love at first sight, while others' love blossoms after years of interaction. The characters are vibrant, likeable and swoon-worthy. Each story is unique in its own right, but as a collection they are cohesive and engaging." --DESERET NEWS, Rebecca Irvine
"The variety and spark in each [novella] will cause the reader to at least smile through most, and fall in love with at least one or two before they are finished, and begin to look for the next in this delightful series of collections!" --IND'TALE MAGAZINE, Sarah E. Bradley
About the Author
I started writing Regencies because of interest in the Napoleonic Wars. I like writing about warfare at sea and ordinary people of the British Isles, rather than lords and ladies. In my spare time I like to read British crime fiction and history, particularly the U.S. Indian Wars. I currently live in Utah. I'm a former park ranger, and double Rita Award and Spur Award winner. I have five interesting children and four grands. Favorite authors include Robert Crais and Richard Woodman.
I look forward to reading these romance anthologys. This one has been as good as the others. I loved the western theme. The stories are short so you can fit in a quick read which is one of my favorite thing about these books. I like o read at night and I am not kept up all night reading. Sometimes with novellas I feel like to keep it short the author has jump into the middle of the story and I am left wondering what happened before and not always satisfied with the ending. I did not feel this way with these stories. I was given enough back ground information and left with satisfying endings. I can't wait for the Summer in New York one to come out.
How lucky can I get? Six of my favorite authors have written romances set in the Old West, all bound together in one book. If I have to choose which author is my favorite—I can’t! Each short storyteller has her own wonderfully unique voice, making the stories all the more enjoyable. But I can tell you that Carla Kelly, Sarah M. Eden, Liz Adair, Heather B. Moore, Annette Lyon, and Marsha Ward have mad story-crafting skills. Each novella captured my attention from the very first page and didn’t release it before the end. I highly recommend this book for those with a few minutes to read a single novella, or who can read the whole book in one sitting. You won’t be disappointed. I wasn't.
If you like love stories with real heroes and heroines, you couldn't do much better than this pleasing collection of well-written novellas set in the American West of yesterday. Even if you don't particularly care for romance, these stories will enrich and educate, as well as entertain. Each author succeeded in capturing the flavor of the "Old West," and I was surprised at the variety in their story lines.
Some of the characters were particularly entertaining, including the "bad guys."
Personally, romance isn't usually my cup of tea, but I may change my mind after having read these stories. Marsha Ward has a gift for the Western vernacular, and I knew I'd enjoy Liz Adair's story based on how much I loved her "Counting the Cost." As for Carla Kelly, she's unmatched for wry, tongue in cheek humor set in situations fully fleshed out historically. So I was interested to see what kind of Old West tales the others would come up with. They did not disappoint!
The stories in this anthology are fresh and intriguing, each in its own way. If you don't like the first one you read, try another. They run the gambit from true cowboy romance to love stories on the verge of the modern era. The characters are true to life and fully developed. I found myself thinking of them later in the day as I would a friend I had heard some news about. The heroines are spunky females but true to the time period they represent. Each author demonstrates her care to stay true to the era without introducing more modern turns of phrase and inventions. I must admit I had to look up when paper bags were invented and found they did indeed exist in the late 1800's. Read all these stories, and you'll be entertained and educated.
I don't usually read western themed stories, but this set of novellas was fun to read and very likeable. The stories are short but developed, and the characters are fresh and enticing. Highly recommend, especially to those who like novellas, western settings, and love stories with great beginnings.
Yes, it's true. I literally went begging for a review copy of this book. I'm not ashamed to say it. I love these ongoing Timeless Romance Anthology books. They provide the perfect romantic getaway for me. I can read them one at a time for a quick inbetween snack or go all out and read them all in one sitting. Either way it is good for me.
This collection revolves around the Old West. A little bit western is awesome. I enjoyed reading all these books. They are quick, easy reads. Nothing serious. Some I liked better than others- The Soldier's Heart, Hidden Spring and The Silver Mine Bachelor top the list for me.
I feel like I just can't go wrong when I pick up these anthology collections. Different authors and different writing styles make it so each story feels fresh and new. They are clean romances so I know I won't get anything that will make me feel uncomfortable. There were a few instances of mild swearing found scattered throughout which I could have done without. I didn't think they were necessary, but that is my own personal preference.
I love this kind of anthology. I like that I can sit down and finish a story without feeling guilty for taking time away from my family! That said, this wasn't my favorite of the anthologies. The stories by Sarah Eden and Heather Moore were my favorites! I can definitely see myself rereading them. Of the six stories in the anthology, 4 of the stories were really good and I would have liked to read more of them. As for the other tow,this is a case of it's not you, it's me: I love old western stories, but recently found out that I don't like them as well when they are more contemporary. Electricity, cars & indoor plumbing just take away from the "cowboy mystique" that I love about westerns.
3.5 stars to all of these sweet little novellas!! I was so excited to read more stories from some of my favorite authors!!! These ladies are the queens of clean romances! I guess my only complaint is they weren't longer! Yes, yes, I know that this is the definition of a NOVELLA but come on...I can still want more! ;D