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Seven Brides for Seven Texans

(Barbour Bride Collections)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Meet the seven Hart brothers of the 7-Heart ranch in central Texas. Each man is content in his independent life, without the responsibilities of a wife and children—until their father decides 1874 will be the year his grown sons finally marry, or they will be cut from his will. How will each man who values his freedom respond to the ultimatum? Can love develop on a timelin ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Barbour Books
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Deanne Patterson
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I stayed up late several nights in a row reading this because it was just that great!
Widower, George Washington Hart has seven sons. None of these sons are married. After a scare at the doctor's office he is not sure how much longer he will be around. He tells all of his sons they have to marry within a years time or forfeit their inheritance and land on his vast acreage to build a home.
I had such a fun time reading this collection of stories by different authors. I loved every story in this
Karen R
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
George Washington Hart, the family patriarch, is getting impatient waiting for his sons to find wives and settle down. He issues an ultimatum: marry by the end of the year or lose the land they were set to inherit. Let the fun begin!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the seven Hart brothers set in 1874 Texas! All named after famous Texans, their unique personalities gave each story a distinct flavor of its own; from the charming Hays, the youngest brother and first to get married, to the olde
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed my attention and held tightly onto it from the very beginning with author Erica Vetsch setting the scene around the dining room table in the Prologue, through each authors story of one a Hart brothers looking or not looking for a wife, to the very end with Erica Vetsch's Epilogue. To say that I LOVED this book would be an understatement. I began reading it one afternoon, stayed up all night to finish it and have since read it again. This collection by seven authors reads like o ...more
Cindy Nipper
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Prologue ©2016 by Erica Vetsch
First Comes Love ©2016 by Gabrielle Meyer
The Heart of Texas ©2016 by Lorna Seilstad
The Truest Heart ©2016 by Amanda Barratt
A Love Returned ©2016 by Keli Gwyn
For Love or Money ©2016 by Susan Page Davis
Mail-Order Mayhem ©2016 by Vickie McDonough
Love at Last ©2016 by Erica Vetsch
Epilogue ©2016 by Erica Vetsch

First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer

A wonderful story about the first of the Hart boys to marry, (according to their fathers stipulations) and receive his po
Julie Graves
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads, christian
The Setup:

GW Hart gives his 7 sons the ultimatum of marry within the year or lose your inheritance. Each brothers story is written by a different author.

FIRST COMES LOVE by Gabrielle Meyer:

Hays Hart is the youngest of the Hart brothers and he is determined to be the first to wed following his fathers ultimatum. Hays decides that he will put up posters asking for women to apply to be his wife. When Emma Longley the new school teacher catches him hanging one of his posters outside of the church sh
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seven Brides for Seven Texans is a top-notch collection, with each novella perfectly complimenting the next! From their famous names to their strong personalities, each of the seven Hart brothers boasts an undeniable charm, as does their father, GW. I absolutely delighted in the dashing heroes, the lovely heroines, and their unique love stories!

These dynamic Texans lassoed my heart, and I loved spending time with them on the 7-Heart Ranch. The Seven Brides for Seven Texans Collection is one of m
Yvette (bookworlder)
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
While most of the novella collections I’ve read from Barbour Books have a central theme to link the five to nine stories, with occasional cross-over of characters, this collection features the seven Hart brothers of Texas. Ordered by their father (in the prologue by Erica Vetsch) to marry within the year 1874, each Hart brother must find a bride to inherit their share of the family’s vast spread.

School teacher Emma is quick pull down the posters youngest son, Hays Hart, posts to advertise his br
Laurie Lucking
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a very fun novella collection! I loved how the story line, setting, and characters connected through all the stories, while still allowing the authors' individual voices to shine through. Every story was well written and I became fond of each Hart brother by the end, but I did have a few favorites :) First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer was the most romantic, Mail-Order Mayhem by Vickie McDonough kept me guessing the most, and Love at Last by Erica Vetsch really tugged at my heartstrings ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the most enjoyable novella collections I have ever read. Each story compliments the others and there's a great flow between them all. And I loved the prologue and epilogue which neatly bookends the collection of stories. And the play on the movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is so much fun. Only here we have cowboys on a matrimonial deadline -- let the games begin!

First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer : There's something about a brash, determined cowboy with marriage on his mind. Thud.
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
What a great collection of connected novellas!

Multi-author collections are always a bit tricky to review because there’s generally one or two stand-out stories, a couple of good ones, a couple not-so-good ones, and the rest are just “okay”. Not so with Seven Brides for Seven Texans. I truly enjoyed each and every novella in this collection – and, really, when you look at the author list, you can see why. Seven top-notch authors in Christian historical fiction coming together to write basically a
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
And, no, this is not about the movie/play of the same name. This is about Seven Brides for Seven Texans published by Barbour Publishing.

Seven critically acclaimed authors collaborated to bring together seven Hart brothers and their brides. George Washington Hart has written his will and added a codicil that would shake even the mightiest of men. He has declared that each son will receive a part of the 7 Heart Ranch (which by the descriptions in the various novellas is HUGE) as soon as they are
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yesterday I read about the youngest brother of seven who now have been told they must find and marry a woman to be able to inherit their plot of land at the 7 Heart ranch.
George Washington Hart has found out he has a bad heart and wants this all settled while he is still here.
Hays is smitten as soon as he meets the new teacher and though she tells him she is leaving in a couple of months, he continues to befriend her in hopes that she will change her mind.
The only problem I can see with this boo
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN TEXANS Romance Collection - 4.25 stars overall

Nice collection of clean, fun, Christian, short stories that all flowed together quite well. Love the Hart family - seven hunky men of God searching for wives due to their father's ultimatum. (I wish they could have saved one of the seven for me!!?! I did have a favorite .... but, seriously, any of the seven would have been perfectly fine for me!) Almost each story had some bit of silly romance melodrama, which had me rolling m
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a great collection of novellas with a wonderful prologue and epilogue written by Erica Vetsch that ties it all together. Erica also writes the concluding brother, Bowie, who is my favorite. Each author has their own style that is perfect for the brother they are writing about. I enjoyed each story and how it tied in to the previous one. Each one flowed into the other like ripples on the river. You will laugh and get teary eyed, cheer and say what were you thinking. Most important is the the ...more
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Outstanding" is an adjective that would accurately describe this endearing collection of Texas romances. Each and every story was well plotted, capitalized on extraordinary characterizations, and blended seamlessly among its counterparts, reading as if written by one author, rather than seven.

If I had to choose a favorite(and I would rather not), it would be Bowie and Elise; their rediscovery of each other, their sweet realization of true love, and their deep struggle to express it, was both h
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seven Brides for Seven Texans Romance Collection: The Hart Brothers Must Marry or Lose Their Inheritance is a collection of seven historical stories. Which include:
Prologue by Erica Vetsch
First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer
The Heart of Texas by Lorna Seilstad
The Truest Heart by Amanda Barratt
A Love Returned by Keli Gwyn
For Love or Money by Susan Page Davis
Mail-Order Mayhem by Vickie McDonough
Love at Last by Erica Vetsch
Epilogue by Erica Vetsch
This is one if my favorite Barbour collections yet.
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-challenge
SPECTACULAR! With hearts as big as Texas, these seven Hart brothers will sweep you off your feet. The sights, sounds and smells will carry you away to the heart of Texas. I adored all the characters. Each story in this collection is beautifully written. Swoon worthy moments and sizzling kisses will have you fanning for relief. Love and redemption are strong elements in these stories. I highly recommend this collection.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

“Epilogue” by Erica Vetsch
Erica starts us out by setting the scene of all five boys (two are not there) and George Washington Hart around their dining room table. GW gives each boys an edict....they each have to find a wife by the end of the year in order to receive their land and inheritance! They are shocked!

“First Comes Love” by Gabrielle Meyer
I loved this story of Hays and Emma! Emma has arrived in Texas with her parents and siblings, she is the new s
Edward Arrington
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am not normally a huge fan of novella collections but was pleasantly surprised. They are typically a selection of shorter books with the only common thread being the general theme. I realized as soon as I finished the first story in this collection and started the second that this was different. The prologue set the stage as George Washington (GW) Hart, father of seven sons and owner of the 7 Hearts Ranch, calls his sons together on New Year’s Day, 1874 and has his lawyer read a codicil of his ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seven authors pull together to bring us tales of seven brothers gettin’ hitched in Texas set in 1874. Come meet the Hart brothers, each one different as night and day, but all of them in the same predicament when their father G.W. orders them to marry within the year or lose their portion of the families 7 Heart Ranch. Can these rugged men find true love in such a short time? Find out between the pages of this novella collection!

What I love about this is it reads as one continuous story, each on
Audrey Grant
This was a fun book. As the title states, it is finding a bride for each of Seven Texans...
They are all brothers and Dad announces that they ALL have one year to each find and marry a wife or he will cut them out of the will! No land, nothing for all the years they worked in the family business!

Now this is the part I liked the best... Different Authors took off from there and each wrote one of the seven sons stories!!
So they have a common theme (family, home place to all come back to or wrap th
Gail Hollingsworth
Imagine a huge ranch with enough land that the father can give out parcels to each of his seven sons. But there's a stipulation. Each son must find a wife and marry before a year is up. G.W. Hart, the father, does not tell them the doctor has given him a grim report, and he wants grandchildren.
First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer
Hays is the youngest son. All of his brothers have always done everything ahead of him. This time he is determined to be the first to wed. He tacks up wanted posters all
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute story! It was impossible to put this book down. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has always been my favourite movie so I knew reading about 7 Texas Brothers looking for brides would be a good story.
Each of the brothers' stories has it's own sweetness and charm. I enjoyed all 7, but especially the last one. Just reading the cover, I knew Civil War veteran Bowie's story would be my favourite and I was not at all disappointed. Such a sweet romance.
It's really fun getting to read 7 differ
Beth Erin
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full review on Faithfully Bookish

These seven authors have created a collection of novellas that are woven together to form one big Lone Star state story. All the brothers in this tight-knit family are found working and living together throughout the book.

One of my favorite traits of this book is the fact that the authors didn't simply rely on the brothers' birth order for their matchmaking timeline. As a matter of fact, the first story belongs to the baby of the family, H
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the first page until the last. Of course, it had me at the brothers being Texans, but didn't stop there. This book is full of adventure, danger, hurts, and of course love. I was a big fan of Bowie and was rooting for him from the start. I like the underdogs. And the family tradition... I won't spoil the tradition, but I wish it was something I thought of when I had my daughter. When you go from one son to the next, you don't leave the last brother behind. I love how the st ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this while Stan & I were on vacation and it is perfect for a leisure time read. I really liked that the seven different authors had a slightly different style and were able to at least mention the other characters occasionally so there was a sense of continuity. I like the chapters within the novellas so it was easy to put down and go to dinner or do something else.
This should totally be a Hallmark Movie/Western Channel Mini-series. I loved the elements of the western that show up
Lucette Nel
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed every novella in this collection. All the characters were interesting, and well carved. Every story was remarkable. I giggled, smiled and blinked away a tear or two as I journeyed with the Hart brothers and their spouses. My favorite hero was Bowie, the wounded war veteran with a kind heart. Elise was the perfect heroine for this 'beast' and reading about their journey to a happily ever after had me smiling from ear to ear.

If you love historical romances and a touch of faith, you gotta
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seven Brides for Seven Texans

If you love historical fiction, then this book will not disappoint you. I had a lot of fun reading about the Hart family of Hartville, Texas. Each of the authors brought something new and refreshing to their part of the story, while still managing to ensure the book read like one novel.
In the story, George Washington Hart, GW for short, tells all seven of his sons on New Year’s Day, that they have until the end of the year to find a wife and get married. He wants t
Anna Field
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is difficult to find romance books that are clean without getting a recommendation from someone else. This book is a wonderful romance that is clean, pure, and downright enjoyable. As Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is my favorite movie, I hoped this book would be a different story but similar in ways- and I was not disappointed. I was given this book from my brother last Christmas and I had been putting off reading it. I wish I hadn't- but it was worth the wait!
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous collection! Not only are they 7 Texans but brothers! A whole book about one family! It's so great to see the different characters from different perspectives and see what happens to them after the I do. I love how with the 7 brothers you get to see each one from his brides perspective, his unique characteristics and personality. Often in romances, especially Christian ones, all the characters sound all alike... handsome, kind, generous, helpful with some kind of insecurity. I loved that ...more
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Even though Erica Vetsch has set aside her career teaching history to high school students in order to homeschool her own children, but her love of history hasn't faded. Erica's favorite books are historical novels and history books, and one of her greatest thrills is stumbling across some obscure historical factoid that makes her imagination leap. She’s continually amazed at how God has allowed h ...more

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