July 2, 2014I just finished the first story, The Rambler's Bride by Linda Goodnight. I loved it. Jericho's brother died a couple months ago, and leftJuly 2, 2014I just finished the first story, The Rambler's Bride by Linda Goodnight. I loved it. Jericho's brother died a couple months ago, and left him his property in Kansas. Jericho comes to claim the land, but instead falls in love with his brother's widow, Esther. This was such a sweet story, and I can't wait to read the others.
July 8, 2014- I just read the second story, Lovebirds at the Heartbreak Cafe by Janet Tronstad, and loved it. Penny Rose has been widowed for two months. She married her deceased sister's husband, because he had lung cancer, and their six kids would be orphans once he died. She goes to the cafe looking for work as a waitress, and meets Buddy Hamilton, who is a truck driver. He soon falls in love with Penny and the kids
Her Mule Hollow Cowboy by Debra Clopton Maddie Rose was left a partial owner to a ranch , and gets injured trying to load a bull into a trailer. Cliff Masterson comes along just in time to help her. She doesn’t like needing help, and feels that she needs to prove herself to the other owners of the ranch. Cliff can’t understand why she won’t accept help. This was a really cute story.
Deadly Hunt by Margaret Daley Tess Miller is alone at her cabin in Arizona, when an injured man bursts inside, and collapses. Shane Burkhart had been shot in the leg, and fell off a cliff. Tess works for a security company, and suspects someone is trying to kill him. She agrees to be his bodyguard until they can find out who wants to hurt him. I liked this one, too.
Necessary Proof by Camy Tang Alex Villa is being framed for a cop’s murder. He goes to Jane Lawton for help in clearing his name. This was a good story. I liked seeing characters from Deadly Intent again. I didn’t realize the stories were connected until the end.
Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams Haley Carston is back in Redbud Trails after twelve years because her aunt has cancer. She meets Olivia Michaels at the bank. She is Maddox Michaels,’ niece, and the daughter of Haley’s best friend from high school. Haley offers to help Olivia open a business. This one made me cry, but I still loved it.
I thought this was a great selection of short stories. The second and last stories were my favorite, but they were all very good.
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Julia lost her daughter and husband in a car accident five years ago. While house-sitting for her aunt and uncle, she meet Roberto who ‘s daughter hasJulia lost her daughter and husband in a car accident five years ago. While house-sitting for her aunt and uncle, she meet Roberto who ‘s daughter has been missing five years. They fall on love, and Julia sets out to try to find Rosa, his daughter. Roberto is an illegal immigrant, who was captured by Border Patrol on his first journey to the US. The agents didn’t believe he had a daughter with him, and she was left there. When he was finally able to go back there, Rosa was gone. I really enjoyed this book. I was hoping for a different ending, but I knew what was coming. Still, it was a great story, and I’m glad I got to read it.
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A March Bride Susanna Truitt is an American who is engaged to King Nathaniel II of Brighton kingdom. She is afraid he has changed his mind about marryA March Bride Susanna Truitt is an American who is engaged to King Nathaniel II of Brighton kingdom. She is afraid he has changed his mind about marrying her. However, he has been trying to keep the parliament from passing a law forcing Susanna from giving up her U.S. citizenship in order to marry him. He finally tells her once the law is ratified. Susanna is upset. She has spent months learning about Nathaniel’s country and its culture. She decides to go back to Georgia to think. She doesn’t want to give up that last part of herself. After a while, Nathaniel goes after her.I liked this story. I liked that Nathaniel was trying to help her keep her citizenship, and was will to give up the kingdom for her. I felt bad for Susanna, who had to change everything about herself to get his country to accept her. I got this novella from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review....more
A January Bride When Maddie Houser’s brother-in-law is transferred to Ohio, she moves to their house in Clayburn, Kansas, because they need someone toA January Bride When Maddie Houser’s brother-in-law is transferred to Ohio, she moves to their house in Clayburn, Kansas, because they need someone to stay there while the house it being refurbished. She is a writer, and has a deadline in January. She is having trouble concentrating enough to write. She calls her eighty-four year old neighbor, Ginny Ross. Ginny has a friend, Arthur Tyler, who is a professor. She gets him to let Maddie stay at his house during the day to write while the house is being renovated. Arthur is a widower, and Maddie assumes he is an elderly man because of his friendship with Ginny. However, he is only thirty-nine. The first day she is at his house, Maddie writes him a note to thank him. Soon, they are leaving notes for each other nearly every day.I really enjoyed this novella. I liked that Maddie and Arthur got to know each other through letters before they even met. This was a cute story, and I am looking forward to the rest of the A Year of Weddings novellas. I got this novella from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review....more