Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Match Made in Texas: A Novella Collection {Bethany House}

There's a Secret Matchmaker at Work in Frontier Texas!

In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can't keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she's also giving each couple a little nudge toward love.
Ok!  So, I have reviewed many, many, many Mary Connealy books in the past and I have always loved everything of hers that I have read, so, I was pretty excited to see her name mixed in this novella collection with several other writers that I have not had an opportunity to read.  My hopes were high in anticipation that these three other authors would have a similar style as Mary Connealy and I was NOT disappointed!  All 4 short stories were fabulous, told with a separate flair that sets each author apart while simultaneously bringing them all together.
Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings and Carol Cox each tell us a story of a young lady living in Dry Gulch, Texas.  Their lives course is suddenly altered by a mysterious matchmaker who arranges for these ladies to cross paths with a man who is just perfect for them.  All three stories are neatly tied together in the final segment by Mary Connealy...
A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemyer
Neill isn't sure who hired him to repair Clara's roof--he only knows Clara desperately needs his help. Can he convince this stubborn widow to let down her guard and take another chance on love?

An Unforeseen Match by Regina Jennings
Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace's doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though--and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on. 

No Match for Love by Carol Cox
Andrew can't fathom how refined Lucy ended up as the caretaker to his dotty aunt, and somehow her arrival has prompted even more bizarre occurrences around the ranch. When they join forces to unearth the truth, will the attraction between Andrew and Lucy develop into more?

Meeting Her Match by Mary Connealy
When the tables are turned and a tenderhearted meddler becomes the beneficiary of a matchmaking scheme, her world is turned upside down. As her entire life changes, will she finally be able to tell the banker's son how much she cares for him?
So, each story is pretty darn romantic and makes me want to ride off into the sunset with a swoon worthy cowboy.  It is a quick read and totally worth your time.  I love how all the stories build on each other and flows effortlessly from one author to the next.  Mary Connealy has always been one of my favorite authors and now I have added 3 more wonderful story writers to my list of favorites!

Disclaimer:  I received Home for My Heart free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed herein are my very own.  Thank you Bethany House!

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