What a delightfully light and entertaining quadruplet of story, filled with love, laughter and unexpected blessings. Was there a favorite? It would have to be Katie Pearl and Treb Rayburn; both of them stubborn to the core, but "A Cowboy for Katie" was what God had planned all along. Couched within a clever prologue and epilogue, these tales of Western romance actually tell the stories of five weddings and many, many kisses!
Four Weddings and A Kiss is a set of four novellas written by Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, and Debra Clopton. It's a Western collection, and each story is "told" by a different preacher. All of them were well done and interesting. I love collections like this because on the days when you really want to read, but you don't have a lot of time, you can read a story in one sitting.
"Spitfire Sweetheart" by Mary Connealy was my favorite. It was pretty funny. Maizy MacGregor's mother died when she was really young so she's only had her dad to raise her. She grew up learning how to be a cowgirl instead of a lady. Rylan Carstens was distracted by Maizy so he forbid her to go on his land, but Maizy goes anyway which ends up causing all sorts of trouble to ensue.
"Love Letter to the Editor" by Robin Lee Hatcher was my second favorite story. Molly Everton has helped out at her father's newspaper for years and has always expected to become the next editor. But then her father hires a stranger to do her job! Determined to get Jack Ludgrove to quit, Molly tries everything she can think of to dissuade him from this job.
"A Cowboy for Katie" by Debra Clopton is about "crazy" Katie Pearl. She survived a tornado, but being alone under the house for three days has made her afraid of people and the dark. When she finds a cowboy looking for a work, she is desperate enough to hire him. Treb Rayburn gets past her prickly nature to find the real woman beneath the fear.
"Courting Trouble" by Margaret Brownley is about lawyer, Brock Daniels, who left back East after a troubling case. Now he only does things like wills. But when a twelve year old boy comes begging him to help defend his mother, Grace Davenport, from a murder charge, he reluctantly agrees to talk to her. Once he hears her story he is compelled to take her case.
These are fun, lighthearted, historical romances with in depth characters and interesting storylines. Order it today! You won't regret it. :-)
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Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy tells the tale of feisty Maizy MacGregor who has no desire to be told what to do, and certainly not by Rylan Carstens. Just because he told her to stay off his property doesn't mean she hadn't any intention on obeying him. But when her foolish deeds put the man in jeopardy, she feels she must somehow make restitution.
A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher weaves the story of Molly Everton who is infuriated to learn her father has hired someone to take over as the new editor for her town's newspaper, especially when she clearly is qualified to take the position herself. She immediately begins plotting on how to encourage Jack Ludgrove to move elsewhere.
A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton is a delightful adventure of Katie Pearl who needs someone to help restore her ranch after its demolition by a tornado, so she hires Treb Rayburn. He only agrees to come to her aid because he'll get a horse out of the deal. Katie is one odd character that soon becomes endeared to the reader.
Courting Trouble by Margaret Bronwley shares the story of Grace Davenport who is in jail for the murder of her late husband. After her son's plea, attorney Brock Daniels agrees to represent her case. What will he do if the journey finds her guilty?
What a delight to read another group of stories from these four talented ladies. Prepare to be swept back in history to the era of the Old West. You won't be disappointed.
This book was provided free for review by Thomas Nelson.
I'm a sucker for a good western story. I love them! I mean really, how can you beat a story with some fantastic cowboys. In my mind you can't. And with Four Weddings and a Kiss, you don't just get one handsome, hero cowboy, but four.
I enjoyed how this story started off, it brought the stories together well and offered a fun prologue to tie them up nicely for you, since each story is set in a different location, there was a fun connecting factor.
Since this is a book of novellas, I don't want to give too much away since the stories are short, but I will say that each story was set up well and offered a unique place for each story. None of the stories were rushed and each offered an interesting back story to bring the couples in the stories together.
This book really is fun, light book for summer. It offers adventure, some mystery, and sweet romances with a dash of comedy. I've enjoyed books by several of the authors, and introduced to a new one through this collection. I look forward to discovering more of her stories.
If you love these authors, they don't disappoint.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.