Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
"In 1885 five western preachers sit around a campfire talking about unlikely couples they've seen God bring together.
Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy
Maizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.
Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher
Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper's owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He’s resolved to change Molly's mind about him—as an editor and as a man.
A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton
Katie Pearl is uninterested in men and love. But she needs help on her ranch and hires Treb Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Treb change Katie’s mind?
Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley
Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive—or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn't interested in the case—until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace."
My review: If you have never read books by some of these authors, these novellas are a great way to find out what you think of them. The beginning gives a bit of an introduction to the stories that will follow, and I thought it very appropriate and engaging. I loved Maizy in Spitfire Sweetheart. She kept me laughing and guessing what would happen to her next. In Love Letter to the Editor, I appreciated Jack and his attitude toward Molly. A Cowboy for Katie was my favorite. Debra Clopton did an excellent job making Katie weak and strong at the same time. Katie's physical issues were portrayed in such a way that the reader understood what she was going through. Courting Trouble I have to say was my least favorite. I think because the story-line just didn't ring true to me. It was fun to read, but it just wasn't real. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.