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12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #1

I’ve been enjoying a number of novella collections lately. One of these series is the 12 Brides of Summer from Shiloh Run Studios. Each book contains three novellas written by three individual authors. There are 4 of these books that are planned to be released this year, and I’m pleased to share my thoughts with you about this first collection.

**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

Love Is Buzzing in the Good Old Summertime!  Spend the sunny days of summer relaxing with an ice cold glass of lemonade and revel in the dreams of twelve brides who are a bit surprised by how the men of their dreams come into their lives. Journey to the Old West, stay on the prairie, and visit quaint small town. . .without leaving the comfort of your own front porch!

Summer has started and so has new chances for love in Novella Collection #1:

The Blue Moon Bride by Susan Page Davis
Ava Neal hopes moving west will be a new start, then she meets handsome Joe Logan who helps her hide her valuables when the train is robbed. Might their paths cross again?

The Sunbonnet Bride by Michelle Ule
After a tornado ravishes her family’s farm, seamstress Sally Martin has to decide which man’s courtship to accept: a banker who wants to loan money to ruined farmers or a teamster who uses his skills, strength and time to help rebuild.

The Wildflower Bride by Amy Lillard
Grace Sinclair would never dream of leaving her Ozarks, so when Ian McGruer visits for a wedding, she ignores her sudden romantic thoughts. Can Ian make her see the way of love?

 

The Blue Moon Bride by Susan Page Davis

This was by far my favorite story of the three. The story was interesting and I also found it to be very unexpected. The characters stood out to me as strong individuals with interesting traits and characteristics. This story alone made it worth picking this collection up.

The Sunnbonnet Bride by Michelle Ule

Overall, I found this little story by Michelle Ule to be a cute read. I thought the characters were interesting and I loved the setting and community within the story. My complaint would be that it felt like too much was going on for the length of the story. But, I guess that meant that it was an interesting story. I also found that this story was extremely unique and I enjoyed it.

The Wildflower Bride by Amy Lillard

This story of the collection left a lot to be desired for me. In fact, I only read a couple of chapters of it. The author of the story just asked me to suspend too much belief that a relationship between the pairing of this story would work. To describe it, this story took “look of at first sight” to a new level–and I for one just didn’t enjoy it. Perhaps if I had found the characters a bit more developed or even a bit more of a plot that was formed earlier in the story, I might have enjoyed it a bit more.

About the Collection:

Don’t miss the four collections that inspirational romance readers will be swooning over:

  • The 12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #1 – Releases June 1
  • The 12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #2 – Releases July 1
  • The 12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #3 – Releases August 1
  • The 12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #4 – Releases September 1
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