Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Serving Up Love: A Harvey House Brides Collection

Serving Up Love: A Harvey House Brides Collection
By Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Jen Turano
Bethany House, 2019. 371 pgs. Historical Romance

This was a fun collection of short stories about Harvey House Restaurants. I had never heard of the Harvey House before. It was one of the first restaurant chains that catered to people who traveled by train on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The restaurants had a very high level of service and quality of food that could be expected at each meal stop. They were very successful in the late 1800's and early 1900's and the waitresses became known as the Harvey girls.

Each story in this collection tells of a different Harvey girl finding love. They were each unique enough to be interesting but they all had the common theme of taking place in a Harvey House. I loved the details of the food and service. It made me wish that I could travel by train and experience a Harvey House. They had the service down to an art so they could get the customers in and out in 20 minutes. This collection of short stories will appeal to readers of inspirational historical romance or historical fiction.


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