Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Four Weddings and a Kiss Novella Collection


Four Weddings and a KissFour Weddings and a Kiss
by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher
Christian Historical Romance, Novellas
Paperback378 Pages
June 10th 2014 by Thomas Nelson

Summary

In 1885 five western preachers sit around a campfire talking about unlikely couples they've seen God bring together.

Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy

Maisy MacGregor’s reckless ways injured rancher Rylan Carstens, endangering his livelihood. So she signs on as his caregiver – but just until he’s well enough to run his ranch. Maisy’s tender care soon has Ryan falling hard and fast. Can these two willfull souls give up their solitary ways to embrace love?

A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher

Molly Everton writes the most popular features in her town’s newspaper. When newcomer Jack Ludgrove is named the new editor, Molly is flabbergasted. She wants the position for herself and will do what it takes to get it. But Jack is not easily intimidated. He’s determined to change Molly’s mind about him – and win her heart too.

A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton

Katie Pearl must rebuild her ranch after the tornado, but she can’t do it on her own. Treb Rayburn is a cowboy with a serious case of wanderlust. He signs on to help Katie so he can afford a new horse. But once Treb gets to know Katie, will his desire to stay drown out the call of the open road?

Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley

Grace Davenport is a young widow in a heap of trouble. When her son asks attorney Brock Daniels to take on her case, Brock wants to say no, but then he meets the lovely Grace. As Brock and the boy work to free Grace, Brock discovers that her arrest may be the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

     

My Review

This was the cutest idea for a novella compilation. I loved how it started with five preachers around a campfire trying to show the youngest of them that love doesn't always come or work out the way you would think it would. They each had a love story to tell of unlikely love between unlikely couples.

Spitfire Sweetheart was full of snark from its heroine, Maisy. This story had me from beginning to end. It was sweet and funny and endearing. I cracked up at the circumstances and how Rylan tried so hard to tell Maisy how he felt and kept botching it badly. I would say that this was my favorite of the four stories. I would have loved even more humor, but it is a novella.

A Love Letter to the Editor was another great story. I liked that the main heroine, Molly, was an educated woman trying to find her place in an era where women were expected to just be homemakers and keep their opinions to themselves. I liked how Molly challenged Jack and how Jack took her in stride and found much that he loved about her. I thought it was really sweet how the story began and ended with a letter to the editor.

A Cowboy for Katie was a heartfelt and sweet story about two tormented individuals who find that they need each other. I really loved the tension between the two MC's as they try to fight their attraction. There were some fairly humorous moments and a little danger that kept this story entertaining as well as sweet.

Courting Trouble was another heartfelt story. It was the only one that made me a little mad. I just hate seeing injustice and there was definitely plenty of that in the unrefined west in the late 1800's. I liked how this story developed and how the friendship between Grace and Brock grew. I also loved Jesse's character. He added so much to the story.

If you enjoy reading Christian Historical Romance, then I'd definitely recommend Four Weddings and a Kiss. The stories were sweet, spunky, inspirational without being preachy, and it was nice to be able to read each story in one sitting and feel that satisfaction from an enjoyable story with a happily-ever-after ending.


Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank Litfuse and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my review copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Authors


New York Times best-selling author Margaret Brownley has penned more than thirty novels. Her books have won numerous awards, including Reader's Choice and Award of Excellence. She's a former Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and has written for a TV soap opera. Happily married to her real-life hero, Margaret and her husband have three grown children and live in Southern California.

Connect with Margaret: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the Carol Award, two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin in the author of more than seventy novels.

Connect with Robin: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a RITA, Christy, and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. She is the author of the best-selling Kincaid Brides series: Out of Control, In Too Deep, Over the Edge; Lassoed in Texas trilogy; Montana Marriages trilogy; and Sophie's Daughters trilogy. Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren.

Connect with Mary: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

Debra Clopton is a multi-award-winning novelist who was first published in 2005 and has more than twenty-two novels to her credit. Along with her writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra is the author of the acclaimed Mule Hollow Matchmaker series, the place readers tell her they wish were real. Her goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

Four best-­selling romance novelists bring tales of feisty heroines, stubborn heroes, and unlikely love in the Wild West in Four Weddings and a Kiss. Don't miss the latest from the Western Brides Collection from Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, and Debra Clopton.

The authors are celebrating with a "Sweet on Love" iPad Mini Giveaway and rip-roarin' Facebook party.
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  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Bride for All Seasons and Four Weddings and a Kiss 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 8th. Winner will be announced at the Four Weddings and a Kiss Facebook Author Chat Party. Connect with Western Brides Collection authors Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, and Debra Clopton for an evening of fun book chat, western-themed trivia, and prizes. The authors will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in the collection!

So grab your copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss and join the authors on the evening of July 8th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 8th!

10 comments

  1. Cool trailer! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These all look super cute! I'm glad these stories satisfied you, even though they were novellas and didn't have as much space to tell the story. I like novellas, but usually only when they are a part of a novel series.

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  3. This book looks great. I love the idea of unlikely couples and the narrators.

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  4. The cover and writing are awesome. It sounds like it's a good read. Did you read it? Or am I going to look at another post and realize I could have answered my own question? hehe!

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  5. I haven't read it. I don't even have the ARC of this one. So, nope, not going to answer your own question. ;)

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  6. It is and what's better is it is so perfect for this book and the stories.

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  7. It was really cute. One of the best approaches to a novella compilation I've ever seen!

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  8. Or when they are a novella for a series I love and I can't get enough. :)

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