Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Charming Collection! ~ A Match Made in Texas ~ Review

Just by the author names on the front cover, a savvy reader is going to know they are in for a spectacular treat with this sweet collection of love stories. And for the not-yet-familiar reader, they are sure to discover their new favorite historical romance authors.
          
  Each novella in this four book collection takes place in the quaint little town of Dry Gulch, Texas. One would not think love would be prone to blossom in such a place, but one matchmaker is not about to let love slip these heroes and heroines by.
           
Each story is unique and special to the author’s talents and voice. For fans of the Archers from previous full length fiction, readers get the chance to read Neill’s love story. His and Clara’s was definitely my favorite and I could have easily read an entire length book about these two.
            
One of the things I’ve never been in love with about novellas is the story line feels rushed or put-on because of the story word count. But I loved this collection. Each story did justice to their characters and covered a good bit of ground for having so little to work with. And there is a fun little “twist” to the last story as we finally meet who has been setting all our characters up.
         
   From beginning to end, a pleasurable collection of stories that will warm and soothe the most romantic of hearts.
          
  This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

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More about the title...


In Dry Gulch, Texas, 1893, a young woman with a tender heart that longs to help those in need takes it upon herself to meddle in the affairs of three acquaintances who are in dire straits. Wanting to stay anonymous, she relies on unusual methods to hire men and women of good character who she thinks can solve the problems facing her “targets.” How was she to know that her meddling would turn into a cupid’s arrow? And what will she do when her friends turn the tables on her with a matchmaking scheme of their own?

Four novellas in one volume.

11 comments:

  1. I'm reading this now, Casey, and I totally agree! I don't normally love novellas but these are amazing!

    Great review!

    Cheers,
    Sue

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    1. It's a great collection isn't it?? I'd totally go for another one from Bethany House if they are like this!

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  2. Sounds delightful, Casey, and I'd love to read "A Match Made in Texas"! Thanks for the review!

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    1. It was delightful! You'd love it. :)

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  3. I have to agree with you on being cautious with novellas because of the word count, but there's been a few really great ones like this lately. I'll add this one to my list, not only because of the Archer tie in, but because of your great review:)

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    1. Novellas have definitely come up in the world and this collection continues to prove. Regardless, though they will never be my preferred mode of reading, because just when you want more, the book ends! ;-)

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  4. Such a cute cover and I've heard the best things about this book. I'm looking forward to reading it!

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    1. You'd love it Joanne! Right up your alley!!

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  5. I just finished the book last night and had exactly the same opinion. Such a delightful read!

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    1. Wasn't it? So glad you liked it! :)

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  6. The only author I have not read in this collection is Regina Jennings. Sounds so good and I LOVE THE RED DRESS on the cover. sharon wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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