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Colonial Courtships (Romancing America)

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Head to Colonial Connecticut where unexpected adventure catches the Ingersoll brothers by surprise—and brings unexpected love into their lives. Nathaniel has his sights set on becoming a master figurehead carver, until he risks everything for a woman. Jonathan’s merchant trade and his new love are in jeopardy from a brother’s animosity. Micah expects to settle down to peac ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Barbour Books
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Lyndie Blevins
Feb 27, 2013 Lyndie Blevins rated it really liked it
Book Title Colonial Courtships
Four in one collection
Book Author Laurie Alice Eakes
Carla Olson Gade
Lisa Karon Richardson
Amber Stockton
Publisher Barbour
Pub. Year 2012
Pages 350
Genre Fiction Christian Romance
Ease of Read Very easy to read
ISBN 978-1-61626-694-3

I was attracted to this book because...
I won this book in an on-line contest. Romance is not usually my first choice in reading genre. I’m expanding my reading venues. I was intrigued by four authors writing the four stories about this
Valerie Comer
Oct 12, 2012 Valerie Comer rated it really liked it
Life is full of the unexpected, don’t you think? That seems to be the over-riding theme of this 4-in-1 collection from Barbour’s Romancing America series, where each of the characters find that life has taken one or more turns they had not seen coming. Each of these authors takes those turns and gives them an extra twist in these tales of Early Americana.

Connecticut in the 18th century provides the setting for this group of stories about the Ingersoll brothers. They live in the town of Glassenbu
Mar 11, 2015 Brandi rated it liked it
While the book wasn't bad, I found the stories to be short and the romance rushed.
It also lacked the spiritual content that I expect and enjoy in Christian fiction.
Carving A Future – Carla Olson Gade
Sweet, but oh, so short!
The story itself is really good. A young English woman forced into servitude and later rescued by a sweet American carver... sounds great, right?
I do have some complaints though...
First of all, Nathaniel was a bit too impulsive. He needs to learn to master his tongue. Though a
Anne Campbell
Oct 19, 2012 Anne Campbell rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of four novellas about four brothers and their mother who live in Glassenbury, Connecticut. Their mother had turned their large residence into the Red Griffin Inn when their father passed away in order to provide for her four sons.
In the first novella (Carving a Furture, by Carla Olson Gade), Nathaniel Ingersoll, journeyman figurehead carver, rescues a severely ill young woman (Constance) from a ship's captain, paying her indenture with all the coins he has left and his
Four brothers Nathaniel, Jonathan, Micah and Alden live in the mid 1700’s and are working to help keep the colonies going. Nathaniel is working at a carver and finds himself helping a woman who claims to be wrongly brought to the new world. Jonathan is the captain of a merchant ship and one stormy night takes refuge at an inn and finds a young woman who steals his heart. Micah is a baker and finds a child hiding in a barrel of flour. The mother claims to be on the run but can Micah find out the ...more
Deborha Mitchell
Jan 21, 2013 Deborha Mitchell rated it it was amazing
My Review of 'COLONIAL COURTSHIPS' by Laurie Alice Eakes, Carla Olson Gade, Lisa Karon Richardson and Amber Stockton:

Why did I wait so long to read this book!! Colonial Courtships is four short stories that come together to make a wonderfully written novel. Each story depicts the life of one of four brothers and their own personal search for purpose and love. These four ladies did a great job melding their stories together. Each author's unique style shows through her writing and after reading t
Feb 24, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
This collection takes place in the late 1700s, a different time period than many historicals and one I wasn’t particularly knowledgeable about (don’t forget I’m Canadian!) I found the stories interesting from that perspective. I also enjoyed cameo appearances by previous novellas’ characters, and watching their families grow and interact within the newer stories. If you enjoy this period of American history, I think you’ll like this collection.
This book has four stories that take place in the 1
Jan 25, 2013 IrenesBookReviews rated it it was amazing
This book has four stories that take place in the 1700’s. It is not a time period I often read about but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the authors described their settings. I found each story to be thoughtful and the characters likeable. I really enjoyed the male characters in these stories. They were all written to be smart and likeable.

I gave this book 5/5 stars. I liked the time period and the stories were each so different in plot! The main characters conversations were all well wri
Nov 24, 2012 Carissa rated it really liked it
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Title: Colonial Courtship
Author: Laurie Alice Eakes
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Publisher: Barbour Books
Colonial Courtships is a novella collection, which includes four stories that follow four brothers prior to the American Revolution. I enjoyed each of the stories. I especially liked the fact that each story was about someone from the same family. Colonial Courtships was a short and quick read. I didn’t want it to end.
I received a copy of Colonial Courtships from Netgall
Kathy Heare Watts
COLONIAL COURTSHIPS by authors, Carla Olson Gade, Amber Stockton, Lisa Karen Richardson and Laurie Alice Eakes. What a delightful book and so nicely complimented by each of the authors who each tied in one of the four sons into this charming tale during the 1700s, before America became it's on nation. This was a time when England ruled and the French fought for control. The book takes place in Conneticut with the Ingersoll family. Each of the four sons finds their bride. After each of the four p ...more
Sep 01, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed getting to know the Ingersoll brothers of Connecticut as they learn a trade and strike out on their own in the year 1753. Each brother has a unique story of hardship and fortune learning that God is in control. They meet their wives through extraordinary circumstances and with the help of family.
Amina Al-mu'athen
Sep 08, 2014 Amina Al-mu'athen rated it really liked it
I loved Carla Gade's and Eakes's the most...overall the four stories were amazing and I enjoyed reading it...
Carla Wells
Feb 15, 2016 Carla Wells rated it really liked it
As always one or two of the small novellas in these books, lag behind.
But overall, I liked it.
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Laurie Alice Eakes used to lie in bed as a child telling herself stories so she didn’t wake anyone else up. Sometimes she shared her stories withothers; thus, when she decided to be a writer, she surprised no one. Family Guardian, her first book, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007. In the past three years, she has sold six books to Baker/Revell, five of which are set du ...more
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