Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Review - A Bride For All Seasons


It All Started with an Ad in a Mail Order Bride Catalogue . . .
Melvin Hitchcock of the Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalog isn't dishonest---not exactly. If he tweaks his clients' applications a bit, it's because he's looking out for their best interests.

This charming bouquet of novellas introduces four Hitching Post prospects in the year 1870, each one eager for second chances . . . and hungry for happiness. Year in, year out, they'll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages.

And Then Came Spring by Margaret Brownley

Mary-Jo has been unlucky all her life. But who would guess she'd travel halfway across the country to meet her match . . . only to find him dead!

An Ever-After Summer by Debra Clopton

Ellie had no idea she's not what Matthew ordered. And what's wrong with being a "Bible thumper" anyway? She's determined to show him she's tougher than she looks---and just the girl he needs.

Autumn's Angel by Robin Lee Hatcher

Luvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn't come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. The trouble is, there's no money to send them back. . .

Winter Wedding Bells by Mary Connealy

David's convinced he's not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he's gone---nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?


Margaret Brownley is a NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and has penned more than twenty-five historical and contemporary novels. @margaretbrownley

Robin Lee Hatcher is a Christy and RITA award-winning author. Her books often appear on bestseller lists. @robinleehatcher

Mary Connealy is a Carol Award winner, an a RITA, Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. @MaryConnealy 

Debra Clopton is an award winning author of sweet, heartfelt, western romance that face life with a smile. With over 2 million books in print, Debra has her first book coming as a movie starring LeAnn Rimes. @debraclopton


This is a darling book about four mail-order brides who meet their intended and it’s not quite what they were expecting. There are surprises in store for the husbands-to-be, also!

The owner of the Hitching Post Mail-Order Bride Catalog is owned by Melvin Hitchcock who believes he has a gift for rewriting the letters and matching up the right woman with the right man. Trouble is, he has the tendency to leave out crucial information as he’s doing the rewriting!

The first story is about Mary-Jo Parker who arrives in the town of here intended to a big shock – her future husband has a child she knew nothing about! That’s not the only shock she has in store.

The second story really touched my heart. Ellie is a young woman with a past that has been torture in many ways, yet her faith in God sees her through and gives her a hope for her future. The young widower, Matthew, she’s to marry has no interest in a woman who is a Bible believer, but is looking for a mother for his child only. This leads to some interesting interactions between these two. 

The third story is about Luvena and Clay. She’s a city girl and he’s a rancher out in the middle of nowhere. Luvena also has a surprise for Clay; not because she didn’t tell him, but because Mr. Hitchcock decided her letter needed to be rewritten. 

The final and fourth story is about David and Megan. David is a widower who believes he is dying and wants a mother for his children. I really loved the character of Megan. She showed such godly love and calmness in all the situations and she also was very capable without being too manly or prideful.
I liked all four stories and there was the common thread of the mail-order brides to pull it into one book. This was one of those books that you sat down to read and wanted to read just because it was so enjoyable! If you enjoy a good romance, you have to look no further than “A Bride for All Seasons”. You get the bonus of there being four wonderful stories in this one book!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group


Blessings - Julie

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