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The 12 Brides of Summer Collection

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If you’re looking for something new, try these novellas featuring 12 Historical Brides Find Love in the Good Old Summertime

The Honey Bride

Life is peaceful for Katie and Henry Tucker until their father dies and Katie learns that he took out a mortgage on their farm. Then two men show up looking for jobs and Katie’s hand. How will she know which path God wants her to follow?

Review: The Honey Bride is a great start to The Twelve Brides of Summer novella collection. You just can’t help but want to cheer for Katie as she takes responsibility for her family and tries to follow God’s will.

Author: Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Setting: Trenton, Illinois, May 1887

The Dog Days of Summer Bride

Marilee Davis lost her fiance when she won a prestigious orchestra contest. To combat the nastiness and rumors she decided to move to San Francisco. Little did she know that they wouldn’t transport her piano further than Kansas. So now she’s stuck in Kansas trying to stay out of trouble. .. or would if her dog would just stay put.

Review: I thoroughly enjoyed The Dog Days of Summer Bride. This is absolution one of the best novellas I’ve read in forever! It’s a cute and fun romance that’ll put a smile on your face as you ponder the God Days of Summer.

Author: Margaret Brownley
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Setting: Bee Flat, Kansas in 1883

Blue Moon Bride

Ava Neal is thrilled but sad when her younger sister announces her engagement. Ava stays for the wedding but hightails it from her New England home to Cheyenne Wyoming to visit her best friend to make her plans for the next step in her life. But it’s a train robbery that sets Ava’s new life in motion.

Review: Aww! I so enjoyed Ava’s story! She’s an amazing character and has left me wanting to know more!

Author: Susan Page Davis
Grade: A+
Ages: 16+
Setting: Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Dogwood Blossom Bride

Will Montgomery feels responsible for his sister’s death, so there is no way he’ll allow her daughter to be raised as a tomboy with the potential she’ll die in an accident like her mother. Even if the only woman to ever turn his head is tomboy Gracie Addison.

Review: This story is adorable. I really enjoyed both Gracie’s and Will’s personalities. The only thing that kept it from being a favorite was an abrupt ending.

Author: Miralee Ferrell
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Setting: Goldendale, Washington 1883

The Lumberjack’s Bride

Lucy Denson can’t believe her father took the family from the culture of Chicago to live at a logging camp. At least until she meets Eli Everett. Eli loves his logging life but can’t possibly see asking the refined beauty that just got to camp to share it with him.

Review: How sweet!! The Lumberjack’s Bride is sweet romance. I couldn’t help but to be enchanted with Lucy.

Author: Pam Hillman
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Setting: Sipsey Creek, Mississippi in 1889

The Wildflower Bride

Love at first sight is a myth. At last that what Grace Sinclair and Ian McGruer thought before they laid eyes on each other. What did God put such an impossible love just out of reach?

Review: While I enjoyed The Wildflower Bride, it’s not my favorite. It’s a great story about leaving to trust God but it is a bit lackluster after the previous segments.

Author: Amy Lillard
Grade: B
Ages: 16+
Setting: Calico Falls, Arkansas in 1871

The County Fair Bride

Needing to visit her gravely ill father Prudence Williard risks a town who rightfully despises her. Except Adam Merrick and that’s because he’s new to town. Can Prudence become the pain she wants to be our will she continue down the miserable road she has been on?

Review: This sweet Taming of the Shrew is the perfect addition to a great set of romances.

Author: Vickie McDonough
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Setting: Bakerstown, Missouri in 1892

The Columbine Bride

Lucy Powell isn’t sure how she’s going to make it through today much less tomorrow. Not since her husband died and left her with a valley and children barely old enough for school. Until, Buck Reiter appears offering his help. But accepting charity is wrong. Right?

Review: Columbine is my favorite flower so it stands to reason that I’d love The Columbine Bride. More than anything I truly felt the reminders to trust God throughout these pages.

Author: Davalynn Spencer
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Setting: Colorado in 1886

The Sunbonnet Bride

When a tornado rips through her family’s farm Sally immediately stricken with the need to help. So are the two men vying for her attention. Sally is unsure of which man is the one for her in the midst of their posturing…

Review: I LOVED this! The Sunbonnet Bride is the perfect close to an amazing set of novellas.

Author: Michelle Ule
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Setting: Fairhope, Nebraska in 1874

Hott Review of The 12 Brides of Summer Collection

I guess you’ve realized that we’re missing a few reviews. Well, that’s because after I’d started reading The 12 Brides of Summer Collection I realized that I’d already read a part of it. Most specifically The 12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection 2. So stop by… because they were my favorites 😉 !


Source: NetGalley
Publisher & Date: June 1st 2016 by Barbour Books
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
ISBN: 1634090292 (ISBN13: 9781634090292)
Pages: 512
Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA
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