Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Match Made in Texas

A Match Made in Texas
By Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Carol Cox
Bethany House, 2014. 379 pages. Romance.

A collection of four novellas set in Dry Gulch, Texas in 1893. In each story, a mysterious matchmaker brings two unlikely people together to ultimately find true love. Each author writes a separate story, but all are tied together by the characters and the setting.

Before you read this collection, you'll definitely want to read the two full-length books Witemeyer has written about the Archer brothers: The Short-Straw Bride and Stealing the Preacher. The first novella in the book is a continuation of their stories. But the other authors carry on where Witemeyer started, taking minor characters from the Witemeyer story and writing their own stories of frontier love. The unity of the stories made the book that much more enjoyable to read. The writing was entertaining, the characters were very likeable, and I found myself completely invested in learning everyone's futures. This was just good, clean fun.


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