Thursday, January 7, 2016

With This Ring?

Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer's "The Husband Maneuver," Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins when the ranch foreman she loves seems to be leaving forever. Regina Jennings offers "Her Dearly Unintended," where friends stranded by a rising river pretend to be newlyweds when a dangerous stranger arrives.

Mary Connealy's "Runaway Bride" finds a Texas ranger getting more than he expected when he rescues a young woman fleeing a dangerous arranged marriage. And Melissa Jagears' "Engaging the Competition" finds a young woman forced to assist the man she's often sparred with after an accident leaves him helpless. Each tale is a fun blend of history and romance that will delight readers.

My thoughts: What a fun, humorous collection of Novellas! I thought the stories were immensely fun and fell in love with a lot of the characters. I think my favorite of the four would have to be "The Husband Maneuver", since it was just such a cute story. I loved how Karen started each chapter with the excerpt of a dime novel type story.;) While I liked it the best, all of the stories were a lot of fun and the perfect book to curl up with on a Wintery day!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Agree with your great review, Amanda! Loved The Husband Maneuver. :) It's definitely a fun collection!


    1. That is the first story I have read by Karen. I enjoyed it so much, I think I will be checking into some of her other stories.;)
      Thanks for stopping by, Amber!

    2. Oh, you definitely should! Her books are so sweet and well-written - full of great imagery and fun plots. :) I especially loved A Tailor-Made Bride and Short-Straw Bride, although all the ones I've read have been great!

    3. I will be sure to add those to my TBR list, since I really enjoyed her humor and style of writing.;)