7 Brides for 7 Texans is a delightful group of novellas that reminded me so much of the movie from the 1950s, '7 Brides For 7 Brothers'. The patriarch of the Hart family has a serious heart condition and decides he is going to issue an ultimatum to his 7 sons: marry in the next year or forfeit your inheritance. Thus he sets in motion a scramble for these sons of his to find a wife.
The Hart men are upstanding men, love Christ and full of integrity. We, the reader, are taken on a journey as each finds the wife he believes God would be pleased with him to ask their hands in marriage.
I especially enjoyed Erica Vetsch's offering in this one. Bowie Hart stole my heart.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley. My opinions are my own.
These seven authors have created a collection of novellas that are woven together to form one big Lone Star state story. All the brothers in this tight-knit family are found working and living together throughout the book.
One of my favorite traits of this book is the fact that the authors didn't simply rely on the brothers' birth order for their matchmaking timeline. As a matter of fact, the first story belongs to the baby of the family, Hays (brother #7).
Readers will grow to love each of the seven brothers throughout this novella collection.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this book through NetGalley and won the paperback in a giveaway. The opinions expressed are my own.
Seven Brides for Seven Texans is a top-notch collection, with each novella perfectly complimenting the next! From their famous names to their strong personalities, each of the seven Hart brothers boasts an undeniable charm, as does their father, GW. I absolutely delighted in the dashing heroes, the lovely heroines, and their unique love stories!
These dynamic Texans lassoed my heart, and I loved spending time with them on the 7-Heart Ranch. The Seven Brides for Seven Texans Collection is one of my favorites, and if you enjoy historical romance, I think youll love it too!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
This was a delightful novella collection. I particularly liked the fact that the characters were interwoven throughout the whole book. I thoroughly enjoyed each story, but Bowie Hart was my favorite. Definitely swoon worthy! I received a complimentary copy from one of the authors. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
One of the most enjoyable novella collections I have ever read. Each story compliments the others and there's a great flow between them all. And I loved the prologue and epilogue which neatly bookends the collection of stories. And the play on the movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is so much fun. Only here we have cowboys on a matrimonial deadline -- let the games begin!
First Comes Love by Gabrielle Meyer : There's something about a brash, determined cowboy with marriage on his mind. Thud. Hays is smooth, friendly and all too popular with the ladies. But he's sincere and kind and falling hard for Emma. She has marriage on the mind too --- how to avoid it. These two clash from the get-go and this light-hearted romance kept me smiling right to the end.
The Heart of Texas by Lorna Seilstad : I do so love a lawman with dimples. Swoon. And Chisholm has an easy-going nature and plenty of reasons to flash those dimples -- especially in Caro's direction. But she's too busy plotting against him to notice...much. The more put out Caro acts, the more Chisholm is amused. Love me some laughter with my romance. And a bit of suspense gives this story an extra kick.
The Truest Heart by Amanda Barratt : A moving story celebrating the joy of second chances. Annie is burdened by a guilt she doesn't need to carry and it's Travis who gently reminds her that God doesn't bestow blessings because we deserve them but rather, because He chooses to bless us through His love. A truly uplifting inspirational romance.
A Love Returned by Keli Gwyn : The importance of commitment to family shines through in this touching historical romance. A miscommunication in their youth pulled Houston and Coralee apart and broke both their hearts. Wounded and wary, Coralee spurns Houston's attempts to rekindle their romance but he's not a man easily deterred. A sweet romance that's sure to satisfy.
For Love or Money by Susan Page Davis : Crockett is a serious contender for cowboy hero of the month. He's a man of action so it's no surprise that when Jane's family home is burnt to the ground, Crockett is the man who orchestrates the rebuilding effort. And much to this reader's delight he ends up falling for his tenacious cowgirl neighbour in the process.
Mail-Order Mayhem by Vickie McDonough : I do so love a good mail-order bride story and this one definitely fits the bill -- with a unique twist that kept me grinning. And wincing. Poor Austin's clever plans to meet his father's inheritance requirements go awry when two ladies step off the stagecoach in Hartville. One is his intended, the other her chaperoning sister. Doesn't sound complicated, right? Wrong! Things get all twisty turny before they even out and I loved every minute of it.
Love at Last by Erica Vetsch : Bowie caught my attention in the prologue and I couldn't wait to get to his story. Disfigured in the war, Bowie has become somewhat of a recluse, working on the ranch and avoiding town and people in general. Finding a wife within the year time limit set by his father seems like an impossible task...until he latches onto the idea of contracting a marriage of convenience with his former nurse. What follows is a heart-tugging story of accepting one's worth and the power of love.
My thanks to author Lorna Seilstad for providing me with a copy of this book.