I have long-enjoyed novella collections. Sometimes, these collections of quick reads are just right for a cozy afternoon read or a vacation.
A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection proved to be a delightful, historical romance read. The thread tying the novellas together is a rather interesting character named Melvin, publisher of "The Hitching Post" catalog for mail-order brides (a practice that became popular after the Civil War). Melvin has a habit of "improving" applicant's letters to a dramatic effect...and his interference has great implications for all of our heroines and heroes!
"And Then Came
Spring" is by Margaret Brownley. "An Ever-After Summer" is Debra
Clopton's contribution, while Robin Lee Hatcher wrote "Autumn's Angel". The final novella in the collection is "Winter Wedding Bells" by Mary Connealy. They're all strong, multi-published authors (and all are represented by the same agent, as evidenced by their dedications to her).
Each story is inspy-clean, sweet, and well-crafted. Each of the novellas are available as individual e-books on Amazon, too.
Fans of novellas or mail-order bride stories are sure to get a kick out of this collection.
I received this book in exchange for my honest reivew. A positive review was neither expected nor promised.