The Courageous Brides Collection
This is light entertainment that can nearly be read in a single sitting. I think there is potential to develop this story into something with more substance.
The Doctor's Woman by Michelle Griep ***** It Was Amazing
This author is a master storyteller; every one of her books that I've read has been great. The heroine of this book's title is delightfully feisty... the hero, naturally, cannot help but fall for her and he has what it takes to w ...more
Most of the stories are great, there was only one that was too ...more
Having read and appreciated books by Johnnie Alexander and Michelle Griep, their contributions to this volume, "The Healing Promise" and "The Doctor's Woman"proved to ...more
They each have a different story to tell about their lives is their beautiful historical settings in the 1800s. Being as they are novellas and not full length, it was nice to be able to read an enjoyable story of a shorter length when time was a bit limited.
Each woman show ...more
The Healing Promise by Johnnie Alexander
The Doctor’s Woman by Michelle Griep
An Everlasting Promise by Eileen Key
Love on the Run by Debby Lee
Hidden Courage by Rose Allen McCauley
The Encumbered Bride by Donita Kathleen Paul
Mountain Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik
Letters from Lucy by Jenness Walker
The Battlefield Bride by Renee Yancy
Almost every one of these authors I hae never read before or even heard of and I am def ...more
1. The Healing Promise ~~ Johnnie Alexander
Nebraska May 22, 1877 Marcy has a gentle heart. She is new to the frontier life. She hasn't gotten used to it yet and wonders if she ever will. Joel is a farmer who takes care of his little sister. Joel comes for Marcy one day and asked her to help out the Ponca's. He's not sure if she will since her beau ...more
The Healing Promise by Johnnie Alexander – 4 stars
Marcy and Joel set out to help a Ponca child who is sick when most of their town is prejudice against the natives. I felt this story is a little too bare ...more
I have listed the stories according to how well I liked them—not how they are listed in the book.
The best of books will have me laughing out loud as well as tearing up. If an author can do that with a novella, that is really something. That was the case of The Battlefield Bride by Renee Yancy. This seriously could h ...more
These stories grab your interest and hold it throughout. The characters, story line and settings are nicely developed for short stories. I loved each story enough that I kept wishing each one could be expanded to a full length novel. These...more
A book filled with adventure after adventure. I admit, I wanted this book because Michelle Griep had a story in it....but I found that it's filled with other great stories by talented authors. I love reading stories that focus on strong women, especially from times past. Strength, courage, faith, love....you will find them all and much more. I highly recommend that you saddle up and read it for yourself!
I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley in return for my honest review.
Although it's a novella, the characters are well developed and the story is satisfying. As usual, the imagery is fantastic.
The Healing Promise by Johnnie Alexander, The Doctor’s Woman by Michelle Griep, An Everlasting Promise by Eileen Key, Love on the Run by Debby Lee, Hidden Courage by Rose Allen McCauley, The Encumbered Bride by Donita Kathleen Paul, Mountain Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik, Letters from Lucy by Jenness Walker and The Battlefield Bride by Renee Yancy.
I enjoy ...more
I enjoyed this collection of novellas because I was able to find new authors too follow. I chose this collection because I want to read all of Michelle Griep's books and not only did I get to read hers but found several other authors to check out their other books as well.
If you enjoy historical fiction set in the American West, this is a great collection. If you enjoy stories that incl ...more
*I was provided with a copy of this book by Net Galley in exchange for my review.
Her award-winning debut novel, Where Treasure Hides (Tyndale), made the CBA bestseller list. Her contemporary romance novels include Where She Belongs, When Hope Arrives, and What Hope Remembers.
She currently writes cozy mysteries and contemporaries for Annie's Fiction and historical novellas for Barbour. ...more