Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Bride For All Seasons

GIVEAWAY

BROWNELY, MARGARET
CLOPTON, DEBRA
CONNEALY, MARY
HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS

It All Started with an Ad in a Mail Order Bride Catalogue…

Melvin Hitchcock of the Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalogue isn’t dishonest—not exactly. If he tweaks his clients’ applications a bit, it’s because he’s looking out for their best interests.
This charming bouquet of novellas introduces four Hitching Post prospects in the year 1870, each one eager for second chances . . . and hungry for happiness. Year in, year out, they’ll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages.

“And then Came Spring” by Margaret Brownley

Mary-Jo has traveled halfway across the country to meet her match, arriving just in time for his funeral. Returning home seems like her only option until her would-be brother-in-law proposes a more daring idea.

“An Ever After Summer” by Debra Clopton

Ellie had no idea she’s not what Matthew ordered. And what’s wrong with being a “Bible thumper” anyway? She’s determined to show him she’s tougher than she looks—and just the girl he needs.

“Autumn’s Angel” by Robin Lee Hatcher

Luvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn’t come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. ­ The trouble is, there’s no money to send them back . . .

“Winter Wedding Bells” by Mary Connealy

David’s convinced he’s not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he’s gone—nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?

My Review:

What a powerhouse group of authors! So absolutely no surprise that this compilation of novellas makes for an amazing read! And what a clever twist to the mail-order-bride angle! Ol' Hitch certain plays havoc for the couples in these stories and I loved every confusing minute of it! And yes, I just noticed that every sentence so far ends in an exclamation mark, but honestly, each one is warranted. A Bride for all Seasons is an incredible read filled with humour, inspiration and romance! Therefore exclamation marks are a given. :-)

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Bride For All Seasons, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 7 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun. Count me in! :)

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  2. Consider yourself counted, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  3. I love mail-order bride stories! And these are some fantastic authors. :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Brooke @ i blog 4 books
    iblog4books AT gmail DOT com

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  4. It's definitely a great author lineup! Good luck, Brooke!

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  5. I'm not much of a novella reader, but this one sounds fun. I've read a previous novella collection by Connealy and Hatcher a christmas one and they did an excellent job, the one by connealy was as good as any book. So I'd expect this to be just as good!

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  6. Melissa, these stories read like a complete novel. There's a real knack to doing that in a short word count but each author left me feeling satisfied. Good luck!

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  7. Wow, what a great group of authors. As always another great review. Please drop my name in the hat. Hope you are feeling better.

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  8. Mail order brides hold a special attraction for me. Was able to read a little of the book on a site. Will definitely have to buy, then maybe donate to the local library if I don't win. The library is not good at purchasing Christian novellas.

    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I totally agree, what a power house!!!` :)

    Amada

    amada_chavez(AT)yahoo{DOT}com

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  10. That is certainly a wonderful author lineup. Love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. This sounds like a great book. I could have met Mary Connealy at one of my local libraries last Friday but I completely forgot about it.
    Karen G.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  12. All great authors! I would love to read this book.

    Pattymh2000(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I love ALL these authors and I love the story theme! Would love to read this book!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  14. I am so excited to read this book!!! Especially Mary Conneally's story :)

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I thought I commented on this yesterday but don't see my comment so will try again. I love books by Mary Connealy and Margaret Brownley and know Debra Clopton and Robin Lee Hatcher are good authors as well, so I'd really love to win this book. I think the premise is great, especially since the matchmaker is male (we usually think of a little old lady as matchmaker). It sounds like a wonderfully fun book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Bride for all Seasons.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  16. I'm always up for reading a mail-order bride story. It is so amazing that women actually had the courage to do this. Your enthusiasm is contagious, Kav. I would love to read this book. Thank you for offering a copy.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I've been excited to read this! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Four great authors in one book! I have been looking forward to this one :)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I listened to Trisha Goyer's interview of these 4 ladies about this book on her Toginet show. It sounds really interesting! Would love to win! :) snowflakes2hotcakes {at} gmail {dot} com

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  20. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  21. I really, really would love to read this book. Really sounds very interesting. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    prettyinpurplerose(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. Snowflakes, wasn't that interview fantastic?

    Good luck everyone!

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  23. I love reading books about mail-order brides. I would love to have a chance to win this book. Thank you.
    msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. Love to win......the stories all sound so interesting..'A Bride For All Brides'.....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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