Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brides of the West



Josie's Wedding Dress by Victoria Bylin

Desperate for someone to help her save her ranch, Josie Bright makes a deal with Ty Donner. Now the man who'd left her waiting at the altar is making her hope for things she had long stopped wishing for.

Last Minute Bride by Janet Dean

Elise Langley was stung to the quick when her would-be suitor suddenly left town. But when David Wellman returns and they are thrown together organizing their friends' wedding, can she open her heart again?

Her Ideal Husband by Pamela Nissen

As a girl, Lydia Townsend hoped to marry Jebediah Gentry—until his rejection spoiled her dreams. When family duty brings her home, it's Jeb's chance to show Lydia that now is the time for her wedding dreams to come true.

My Review:

This is one of the best novella collections I've ever read. Each story is well-written, filled with engaging characters and a heart-stopping plot. They may be shorter than the usual romance novel, but they still pack the same punch! That takes infinite talent to accomplish.

Most novellas I have read overlap characters and setting, each story feeding into the next one but the stories in Brides of the West aren't connected in any way, other than the recurring theme of a second chance at love in the West. It works really well, and I enjoyed the uniqueness of each story. And -- bonus for Janet Dean fans (of which I am one) because Last Minute Bride is a continuation of her Love Inspired historical novel, Wanted: a Family.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Brides of the West, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  Please make sure to put the title in the subject line so your entry is easy to spot. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 13 2012. Offer open to international readers.


  1. I haven't read any romances set in the west so I would love to have this be my first glance at it.



  2. A great choice for a first glance, Melissa! Good luck!

  3. I would really enjoy this book. Thanks!

  4. I love to read western romances... I mean, what's not to like about a cowboy??



  5. Exactly! What's not to like about a cowboy?! LOL Good luck rubynreba and pwnmom!

  6. I haven't read any books by these authors before so would love the chance to read this book.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw...

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  7. Oh, Shaz, it's a great trio. Good luck!