Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Delightful Collection -- A Bride for All Seasons

A Bride for All Seasons is a collection of delightful stories of mail-order brides from years gone by.  The adventures -- and sometimes misadventures -- of these young ladies and their intended husbands provide short snippets of interesting reading and escape from the present day for a short time.

I've always thought the concept of mail-order brides was intriguing.  I guess there were numerous things that would motivate a young lady to leave everyone and everything she knew to travel across country and marry a man she had never met.  These authors present quite a variety of those reasons and very different scenarios that play out once the ladies reach their destinations.  The connection between the stories is the "help" (or is it "interference") by the editor of the Hitching Post Mail-Order Bride Catalogue that throws some unexpected twists in the match-making experiences.

I would recommend this book for one or more sessions of light reading pleasure.

Thanks to BookSneeze for providing a free copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book

It all started with an ad in a mail-order bride catalogue . . .

This charming bouquet of novellas introduces you to four Hitching Post Mail-Order Bride Catalogue prospects in the year 1870, all eager for second chances . . . and hungry for happiness. Year in, year out, they'll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages.

"And then Came Spring" by Margaret Brownley
Mary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral. Returning home seems like her only option until her would-be brother-in-law proposes a more daring idea.

"An Ever After Summer" by Debra Clopton
Ellie had no idea she's not what Matthew ordered. And what's wrong with being a "Bible thumper" anyway? She's determined to show him she's tougher than she looks-and just the girl he needs.
"Autumn's Angel" by Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn't come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. ­ The trouble is, there's no money to send them back . . .

"Winter Wedding Bells" by Mary Connealy
David's convinced he's not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he's gone-nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?

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