A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONSThe Mail Order Bride Collectionauthors Brownley, Clopton, Connealy, Hatcher*
*published by Thomas Nelson June 18.13*
“And Then Came Spring”—Margaret Brownley
Sheriff Tom Garrett wants vengeance on his brother’s murderers, but he must think of his orphaned nephew. Then Mary-Jo shows up, swearing she married Tom’s brother by proxy and he’d neglected to mention a son.
“An Ever-After Summer”—Debra Clopton
Widower Matt McConnell wrote his ad with no room for misunderstanding—Bible believers need not apply. But Bible-thumping Ellie shows up on his doorstep. Matt’s so desperate for her help that he accepts.
“Autumn’s Angel”—Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena Abbott is a singing sensation in New York. But as guardian to her brother’s children, she has few options to provide a home. Clay Birch won an abandoned theater in a poker game. The Hitching Post editor thinks they’ll make a perfect match.
“Winter Wedding Bells”—Mary Connealy
David Laramie is looking for a woman to care for his children. In exchange he’ll make her financially comfortable for life. But no woman wants to marry a dying man. Then Megan responds to his ad. It seems his “edited” letter contained no mention of him dying.” – Goodreads
The Hitching Post magazine owner and publisher takes his editorial responsibilities a wee bit too far. Determining whether the requests and replies will garner adequate responses, Melvin tweaks them accordingly. Unfortunately, he’s never in attendance for the shocking consequences…
Our four prospective grooms and brides-to-be are each as intriguing as their tales of woe. I loved the tensions created and the journeys to creative resolutions. The authors are adept at their craft. Well able to keep my attention throughcharacterization, dialogue, description, and creative plotting.*