Monday, February 26, 2018

Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection

GIVEAWAY
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN TEXAS RANGERS ROMANCE COLLECTION
VETSCH, ERICA
BARRATT, AMANDA
DAVIS, SUSAN PAGE
MCDONOUGH, VICKIE
MEYER, GABRIELLE
SEILSTAD, LORNA
Y'BARBO, KATHLEEN

7 Rangers Find Love and Justice on the Texas Frontier
No one is too tough to be loved...

Seven Texas Rangers -- tough, smart, and ready for danger -- are totally unprepared when love sneaks in and makes off with their hearts. Aided by their commanding officer and his matchmaking wife, each one is paired with a seemingly unsuitable bride and in the end, each man may be more than willing to be found guilty of love.

But first, they will need to face the Cass Markham Gang as it makes its way through eastern Texas, stealing and kidnapping as they go. Will romance be a distraction or just the thing to inspire each Ranger to courageous feats?

My Review:

Another stellar novella collection from Barbour. Love the theme of this one because, really, who doesn't swoon just a teensy bit at the mention of a Texas Ranger?! And there's a great prologue and epilogue that anchor these stories in a very satisfying way. These Rangers are under the direction of Captain Sterling who oversees their work routines but it is the captain's wife, Etta, who has the final say on 'her boys' personal lives. And that means these Rangers are about to meet their matrimonial matches! This is just reading goodness all 'round.

The Ranger's Reward by Gabrielle Meyer --  A routine check on an isolated widow turns into anything but for Texas Ranger Griffin Sommer when the Markham gang show up at the ranch. Griff suddenly finds himself undercover. playing the role of husband to Evelyn and pa to young Harrison . Cue toe-curling kisses as tensions rise and danger threatens. Woot! A heart-pounding read-in-one-sitting kind of novella.

More Precious Than Rubies by Lorna Seilstad --  Hearts collide when schoolyard sweethearts Violet Tatienne and Texas Ranger Whit Murray reconnect on the train during a robbery. He's sworn to bring the robbers to justice but Violet has a vested interest in hunting the villains down too -- they stole the gems she was transporting to her father's jewelry store. Cue the fireworks as this exasperated ranger  tries to curtail Violet's inexperienced sleuthing while doing his own. Great blend of humour and danger and sweet romance.

Jesse's Sparrow by Amanda Barratt -- Sara Byrne has escaped a life of prostitution and has finally saved up enough money to rescue the girls she left behind in captivity...until she becomes the victim of a stagecoach robbery. Left stranded and penniless, Sara has no choice but to accept the help of Texas Ranger Jesse Rawlings. Her past has made her wary of men and trust for the ranger doesn't come easily. Luckily Jesse has a compassionate heart and the patience of Job. This story has a more serious nature than the others and the author has included a heartfelt note appealing to readers to take a stand against human trafficking in all its evil forms.

The Countess and the Cowboy by Kathleen Y'barbo -- Classic star-crossed lovers with nefarious villains thrown in. Ava Becker and Texas Ranger Ezra Creed were an item once upon a time. Now they are thrown together again when a horse thief connected to the notorious Markham gang pays a visit to the Becker ranch. Heated emotions unmask a deeper yearning as these two set out to find justice...and lost love.

Simple Interest by Susan Page Davis -- Ranger O'Neal Brewster has a thing for pretty bank teller Augusta Ferris. He flirts and she deflects but O'Neal is sure she's destined to be in his future...until the bank is held up and Augusta is taken hostage. Now it's up to the intrepid Ranger to track the Markham gang and rescue his damsel in distress. Only there's a whole lot of feisty buried beneath the bank teller's prim exterior and O'Neal is in for some surprises. Humour and action make this a super fun read.

Partners in Crime by Vickie McDonough -- Micah McCullough is working undercover as a member of the notorious Markham gang. The Texas Ranger has a plan that runs to ground when the gang kidnaps a young woman who they believe can create counterfeit money plates. But though Laurel Underwood is a prize winning silversmith she knows she will be unable to deliver on the Markham's demands. Suddenly Micah's mission switches from information gathering to rescuing the lady hostage. Tension and fear heighten emotions and Laurel and Micah soon discover that escaping to freedom holds untold promises if they can spend it together.

Guard Your Heart by Erica Vetsch -- Branch Kilborn is the last bachelor Texas Ranger in Hartville and he aims to keep it that way. And then Constance Spanner witnesses a murder and he's tasked with keeping her safe until she can testify. Tough ol' rough-around-the-edges Branch is suddenly intrigued, But he finds that Constance is a guarded woman whose grit and determination are more than enough to keep him at bay. Which, oddly enough irks him to no end. Subtle humour add to this action-packed conclusion to the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection.

My thanks to author Lorna Seilstad for providing me with a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like the chance to win a copy of Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title and the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 4 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

58 comments:

  1. I just started reading this one too. Looking forward to all the "reading goodness" you describe to come. I like how Barbour uses a prologue and an epilogue to tie these collections together.

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    1. Yes -- and Erica Vetsch did a fantastic job of setting the scene, didn't she? Happy reading, Tracey!

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  2. And who wouldn't want to read this lovely collection of cowboys and pretty ladies. Thanks for the opportunity! ksucindy(at)excite(dot)com

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    1. I know -- great collection of authors. Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. I adore these kinds of collections. They always have a fun selection of stories to give you a good sampling for weekend reading. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes -- and each one can be read in an hour. Love getting that kind of instant satisfaction. Good luck, Susan.

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  4. Eeee! YAY!! I LOVE these Barbour collections! Been really looking forward to this one!

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    1. Barbour seems to have found a niche with these novella collections. And the books are so beautiful -- real keepers. Good luck, Elly.

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  5. The Barbour Collections are always good, and this has several excellent authors as well as one or two I haven't read. And I always enjoy books set in the Texas frontier days, since my family came here in the 1840's. I have learned a great deal from my genealogy/history research, plus most of the Christian historical fiction authors do an excellent job with research and imparting that in a fun way with their stories. Thanks!

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    1. This will definitely give you a feel for your ancestors, CC. I practically feel like a fourth generation Texan after all the western reading I've done. lol Except I would never survive the snakes or the scorpians so I'm not about to set foot in your state...no offense. I'm just a chicken. Good luck, CC.

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    2. I am laughing...I don't like snakes, either! Interestingly, we are the home for several popular Christian fiction authors, plus many others set books here. East Texas is more like the South, with more abundant rainfall, hence more lush vegetation and softly rolling hills and pastures. West Texas is more the stereotypical "west", a different soil type, with drier conditions, scrubby vegetation, etc.

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    3. So which has more snakes??? Maybe if I had a hero like one of these rangers to protect me, I might contemplate a quick visit. :-)

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    4. Excellent question . I thought about that yesterday and also went online to TX Parks and Wildlife Dept., A& M University, and other resources. Basically we have 4 poisonous snakes who make their home here, as well as other states, too. Some like the dry and others are found more around lakes, streams, etc. So, I think it is more of a toss up on the snake question, but scorpions are definitely more west Texas! If you ever had the opportunity, I think you would enjoy visiting! See all those book settings in person....

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    5. Hmmm...maybe if I could stay on the top floor of a high rise -- well away from the critters. And then I'd have to design a suit of armor to protect me from said critters. Only if I even saw one I'd faint straight away and then they could crawl all over me....ewwwwwwwwwww!

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  6. I love collections! This one sounds like a winner. Thank you, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You can't go wrong with these authors. Good luck, Melanie.

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  7. I love these collections! The short stories are perfect for a quick fix at the end of a long day ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes -- novellas have a sweet place in a bibliophile's library. Good luck, Heidi.

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  8. Some good authors in this book. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Incredible lineup for sure. Good luck, Kim.

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  9. thanks for your review. I love to read about Texas rangers. some wonderful authors.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. It's a great collection. Good luck, Lori.

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  10. Oh, it sounds so good! I loved Seven Brides for Seven Texans and this novella collection sounds like it’ll be as good!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. And you'll run into some of the Hart brothers in these stories too. Good luck, Mindy.

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  11. Looks like a great collection of stories
    Thanks for sharing it with us and Thanks for the chance to win a copy
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  12. A great collection of authors! Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance! Becky lelandandbecky [AT] reagan [DOT] com

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  13. I love these novella collections especially when some of my favorite authors are included. Thanks for the review and the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. High caliber authors all -- good luck, Pam.

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  14. This reminds me of the Seven Brides for Seven Texans novella collection, which I really enjoyed. Some of the authors are the same so I'm guessing it will be just as good. Thanks for the chance to win.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes -- all but one are the same authors from Seven Brides for Seven Texans collection -- and the Hart brothers make appearances in these novellas as well. Good luck, Pam.

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  15. This sounds like a really fun read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! 😍

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    2. It's awesomesauce, VanG. Good luck.

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  16. It's so nice to have novella collections like this -- they're great for busy days!

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  17. Loved reading about "SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN TEXAS RANGERS ROMANCE COLLECTION". It definitely sounds like a book that I'd love to read. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy of the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  18. I'll be getting a copy of this from Gabrielle Meyer and am just waiting for it to arrive in my mail. I'm so excited about this collection as I thoroughly enjoyed Seven Brides for Seven Texans :-)

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    1. It's definitely worth being excited about, Trixi. Hope you get to read it soon.

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  19. My favorite style book! Love anthologies! I’ll be watching out for this one.

    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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  20. Sounds like some good western fun! =)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It certainly is! Good luck, Nicole.

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  21. I love these Barbour Collections. So pretty.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. They are beautifully presented. Good luck, Lucy.

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  22. I’m collecting these beautiful Barbour collections! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Definitely destined for the keeper shelf. Good luck, Paula.

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  23. Susan Page Davis is one of my favorite western/historical/Christian authors. Would love to read her novella along with the others!


    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. All the novellas are awesome -- the whole collection is so well done. Good luck, Patty.

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  24. This is a great group of authors! :)
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Thank you for the review. I love these romance collection books from Barbour. Lots of stories in one book! This one sounds really good, too. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
    kmgervais54(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sometimes a novella collection is just what the reader ordered. :-) Good luck, Karen.

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  26. I love westerns, always looking for another to read. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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