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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Review: January Bride by Deborah Raney




Last month I had an opportunity to review a December Bride by Denise Hunter, the first novella in a new series, A Year of Weddings.  Each a month a new novella will be released by a different author. Each novella is stand alone and not related to the other books in the series. I was happy to have an opportunity to review the next book in the series, A January Bride.

In A January Bride, Madeline begins using an empty Inn so she can complete a novel she is writing before the fast approaching deadline while the home she is staying in is under construction.  She is new in town and was very excited when her neighbor suggested she complete her writing at Annabelle's inn.  She and Arthur, the Inn's owner have never met, but correspond through little notes written back and forth.  She assumes him to be a much, much older gentlemen, and he assumes her to be a much older woman.  They seem to have a lot in common besides the assumed age difference and get along very well through their correspondence. When they do finally meet, they are both surprised that the other is in the same age range as they are.  But, Madeline does not have a good track record with relationships, and Arthur was heartbroken when his wife died 3 years ago and is afraid to begin a new relationship again.  Can they risk a chance at happiness with each other?

This is not a full length novel, so there is not as much time for character and story development, but in this little more than 100 page novella is a really good story.  I enjoyed the story, setting, and characters.  I enjoyed how the author chose to reveal to Maddy and Art that they were wrong about the other person.  A January Bride made for a great, easy, light hearted read on a Saturday afternoon.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of A January Bride from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.
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