I really started to get involved with the characters until the book just ended suddenly. I somewhat liked the first book in the series and in this book I really started to get involved even though the plot aggravated me as a reader. Lonnie and Gideon had a horrible start in the first book and then things started getting better. I really liked them in their happy place so to say and then bam! there was a plot twist. I found myself mad at Cassie and just about everyone else in the book. It think I would like the book more if it was one giant book instead of 3 volumes. The whole book was just put on hold. I guess that means I will have to read the 3rd book though so maybe that was the writer's point. Just so much waiting!
I looked forward to this book for a long time because it is written by some of my favorite authors. I wasn't disappointed. I liked each story. Even though they were short they were well developed and independent. It was nice to sit a spell and finish a story and feel like it was complete and that you weren't cheated. I am always a sucker for a mail order bride story and this was no disappointment. None of the stories were connected in any way except by the mail order bride catalog's owner. Robin Lee Hatcher's story including characters from Heart of Gold, but they were minor characters. I think I liked David and Megan's story best, but then Mary Connealy is my favorite author. This is definitely a book I would share!
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
I was excited to read this novella because I really enjoyed the previous books by Mona Hodgson. I liked the characters. I was intrigued by them. I just wanted more. I think the storyline was good though a little predictable. I wanted there to be more to it. Maybe reading the following novellas will help, but I don't think that the story was long enough to truly get to know the characters and see a relationship develop. I like where it was going. Maren and Wooly made for an interesting match and old Elsa had more stories to tell. I can tell by reading that the sub-stories will continue, but I don't know that we will hear much more about Maren and Wooly. I enjoyed the writing, it just felt a little rushed, but then again this isn't a novel. I will read the novellas to follow because I feel the need to complete the series, but I don't know that I would recommend it. It is not a book that I desire to read again.
I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review.
This is only my second Coleen Coble book. I liked the first book in the
series and was happy to be able to read about Margaret. One of my
favorite things about this is that it is a historical/ suspenseful /
romance. There are many aspects to the book and the story line keeps
you wanting to read. I liked Daniel from the beginning and his
character was intriguing. He is mysterious and she doesn't want to trust
him. She has always been the strong one and doesn't want to depend on
anybody so she tries to take down a bank robbery, by herself. She
finally finds safety and comfort in his arms. Coble's books are always
great. I love a good series! The element of mystery to her books make
them enjoyable and easy to read!
Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the copy to review!
I loved Short Straw Bride and was so glad to know that Crockett Archer
was getting his own story! I also enjoy that this is a stand alone
book. Crockett is finally getting the chance to be a preacher to more
than his family. Joanna Robbins prays for a preacher to revive her
little church. With a little prayer, the help of her father and
something criminal, Joanna has her preacher. Crockett and Joanna form a
friendship out of an unusual circumstance. It is another wonderful
Karen Witemeyer read. I highly recommend it!
Thank you to Bethany House and NetGalley for my copy to review!
Super fun! Keeps you reading! Can't wait for the next one! This is a continuation of A Change of Fortune
with Theodore Wilder tracking down and protecting Arabella Beckett,
sister to Hamilton Beckett we met in the first book. Theodore and
Arabella are both very strong, independent characters who really have no
need for the other. They have differing views on the roll of women.
As the two continue to cross paths and need the help of the other a
peculiar relationship begins. There is an energy to the book that comes
from the mystery and romance. I really enjoyed the book and look
forward to more by Turano!
Thank you to Bethany House and NetGalley for my review copy!
This is something different. Regency era fiction is not my usual, but I
have recently become a fan of a popular TV show of set in this era so
this book intrigued me. I wasn't disappointed by any means. When you
read alot the plot of a book often seems familiar like you've read it
before, but not this book! I would think I had it figured out and then
something would change. I didn't want to put it down. Amelia was a
fabulous main character. She had spunk to say what she wanted and was a
devout loyal friend. She made true sacrifices in this book. The
character of Captain Graham was also very likeable and a sweet father! I
love the relationship that they formed out of necessity and then
becoming more. There were many other characters that I wanted to know
more about and can only assume we will learn about in the following
book. I was glad to know that this is the first in the series because I
have questions and want to read for the answers. Great job Sarah Ladd!
I am a Christ follower. I am wife to a wonderful husband. I am mom to three loving and energetic little boys. I teach music and chapel at my boy's preschool.Somewhere I find time to sew and do machine embroidery and applique. Despite all of those other things I still find time to keep my nose in a book!