Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands by Various Authors

Title: Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands
Authors: Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, 
Patty Smith Hall, Carrie Fancett Pagels, and Gina Welborn
Pages: 448
Year: 2017
Genre: Historial Romance Novella Collection
Publisher: Barbour Books
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

     Meet seven of Turtle Springs, Kansas, finest women who are determined to revive their small town after the War Between the States took most of its men . . . and didn’t return them. The ladies decide to advertise for husbands and devise a plan for weeding out the riff riff. But how can they make the best practical choices when their hearts cry out to be loved?

My review:

     This is a delightful novella collection!

     I thoroughly enjoyed each of the seven stories. All of the main characters are wonderful. This collection has an aspect I’d never seen before. All of them are set in one town during the same time period. That means that there are lots of crossovers of characters among the different stories. At the same time each story is definitely separate. I loved seeing how they all interacted with each other.

     I really liked the variety of situations the women were in at the beginning of their stories. There were so different and yet they all had the very same problem. There were no men of marriageable age in their town after the Civil War

     I understood the dilemma that each of the women faced and why they wanted to find a husband. Then there was the odd woman out who didn’t want to find one and found herself falling in love anyway.

     Some of the authors were new to me. Actually that’s my favorite part of reading a novella collection. I have found a lot of great authors through them. This collection is no different. My list of authors to look for has grown thanks to this book.

     This wonderful collection is getting 5 stars from me and I’m highly recommending it.

Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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