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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review: Four Weddings and a Kiss A Western Bride Collection

Four Weddings and a Kiss A Western Bride Collection contains four different novellas: Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy, A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher, A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton, and Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley.

Spitfire Sweetheart- Maizy MacGregor was the cause of ranching neighbor Rylan Carstens injuries.  To make amends, she becomes Rylan's caretaker and housekeeper.  Maizy is more at home working outdoors than indoors on the ranch, but she tries to be a "proper lady" to make up for her mistakes.  Maizy will do what she has to to make things up to Rylan, but as soon as he is well, she is going back home and not going to be trapped with a man who cannot allow her to be who she really is.

A Love Letter to the Editor- Molly Everton writes the most popular column in the town's newspaper which is owned by her father.  She is heartbroken to find out that instead of making her editor, her father has hired a stranger for the job!  She is determined that she will find a way to make Jack want to leave town.  Jack is equally determined to stay and change Molly's mind about him.

A Cowboy For Katie- A tornado struck killing Katie Pearl's ranch killing her father and trapping her for days in the rubble.  The townspeople think she has gone completely crazy since that day.  She must rebuild her ranch but can't do it on her own so she turns to Treb Rayburn a cowboy who is just passing through, only staying in town long enough to afford to buy a new horse.  Treb has a desire to travel and does not want to be tied down, but after getting to know Katie will he be able to leave?

Courting Trouble- Grace Daniels has been arrested for murder.  Her husband has been found shot and they believe she is the one responsible.  There isn't much law in the west and she doesn't hold out much hope.  But, her son hires on a big city attorney who is new in town, Brock Daniels for .56.  Brock wants to say no, but after meeting Grace he finds he cannot.  He will do whatever it takes to save her and maybe himself as well.

I started off reading quickly through the first two novellas thinking they all would be just fun, light hearted, quick and easy reading.  Then I came to A Cowboy For Katie.  This story was not light hearted, it was heartbreaking!  But it still was very well written and a worthwhile story to read.  Courting Trouble was also not such a light hearted easy read.  It too had incredible sadness, but also a great deal of faith and hope and showed that God can and does use all things for good.  I enjoyed this set of novellas and went back and reread it a second time.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss 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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