Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Bride for All Seasons Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway

I read A Bride for All Seasons, in exchange for review from Litfuse. The book was written by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher. The book was published by Thomas Nelson.

About the Book: Paraphrased from the media kit. 
The book started with an ad in a mail order bride catalogue. Melvin Hitchcock, owns the Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalog. Hitchins sometimes is a little dishonest when editing ads. The book takes place in 1870. The book presents four novellas from Brownley, Clopton, Connealy, and Hatcher. 

And Then Came Spring by Margaret Brownley (copied from media kit)

Mary-Jo travels across the country to find love, but he ends up dead. 

An ever-after summer by Debra Clopton

Ellie wasn't what her husband expected. She was a Christian. She is willing to prove to her husband she is the right one for him.

Autumn's Angel by Robin Lee Hatcher

Clay wasn't expecting Luvena to come with kids, but he lacks funding to send Luvena and her kids back.

Winter Wedding Bells by Mary Connealy

David wants someone to take care of his boys, once he dies. Can Megan help him live, instead of dying.
About the Authors:(copied from media kit)
Margaret Brownley is aNEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and has penned more than twenty-five historical and contemporary novels. @margaretbrownley 
Robin Lee Hatcher is aChristy and RITA award-winning author. Her books often appear on bestseller lists. @robinleehatcher 
Mary Connealy is a Carol Award winner, an a RITA, Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. @MaryConnealy 
Debra Clopton is an award winning author of sweet, heartfelt, western romance that face life with a smile. With over 2 million books in print, Debra has her first book coming as a movie starring LeAnn Rimes. @debraclopton

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My Review:
I liked the book, especially Autumn's Angel by Robin Hatcher. Clay Birch requested a mail order bride, who can help him in business. He did not want widows or children. Luvena never been married, but she came with three kids--her sister's kids. The kids were never mentioned in the letters sent to him and Luvena assumed he knew from the letters he sent to her, but as I said before--Hitchens did some editing work in the letters. 

All the stories in the book flowed well. It was easy to get lost in the book. I started the book with Autumn's Summer and was halfway through before I knew it. I definitely sympathized with both Clay and Luvena. On one hand, I used to be a Clay. I did not want to date men with kids. I did not like children. I was the one, who never wanted kids, but got two beautiful children now. On the other hand, I understand Luvena. She is unmarried, but has three kids to raise. The kids parents died, while at sea, and Luvena was the only relative left to support them. She has limited income and was hoping marriage would provide a place to stay and a good life for the kids. It was a beautiful story.  Giveaway:

Four novellas, four brides, and four stories to fall in love with. 

Enter the world of mail-order brides with four of your favorite authors: Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton, and Margaret Brownley. In A Bride for All Seasons (Thomas Nelson) each of the prospective brides is hopeful for a second chance at love—and that second chance always seems to come in an unexpected package.

 The authors are celebrating with a fun 12 Days of Unexpected Packages Giveaway! Between July 12-23 visit the authors’ Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on July 23rd! Such fun!

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