Book Review

12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #2

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 second collection.

Click here to read my review of the 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 towns. . .without leaving the comfort of your own front porch!

Fireworks start to fly as love finds its way into open hearts in Novella Collection #2:

A Bride Rides Herd by Mary Connealy
Matt Reeves arrives at his brother’s ranch to find Betsy Harden alone with the little girls during a cattle drive. Will the ladies be too much to handle when Matt steps in for the missing ranch hand?

The Fourth of July Bride by Amanda Cabot
Cattle baron Gideon Carlisle offers to pay for surgery that Naomi Towson’s mother needs, if Naomi will enter a faux courtship with him while his mother is visiting over the fourth of July. It’s a business arrangement, nothing more.

The Summer Harvest Bride by Maureen Lang
Sally Hobson is practically engaged to the mayor’s son when Lukas Daughton and his family come to town to build a gristmill. She can’t deny an unusual feeling growing for Lukas, but is he trustworthy?

A Bride Rides Herd by Mary Connealy

True to her fun-loving style, this story features the fun, cowgirl with attitude style that Mary Connealy usually writes with. This story features a cast of characters that show up in some of her other novels and novellas–so it is fun to catch up with some old favorites! But otherwise, with three rambunction children and stampedes surrounding a couple as they fall in love–well, I found this story to be quick and eventful. It was a joy to read!

The Fourth of July Bride by Amanda Cabot

There were so many things I enjoyed about this story. First of all, if you have read historical fiction novels by Amanda Cabot previously, you will likely recognize a few familiar faes in this story. But, the story itself offers enough conflict for it’s length and a sweet romance. Everything about this story is the perfect size for this collection and I loved it!

 The Summer Harvest Bride by Maureen Lang

While I did, overall enjoy this story, I found this one to be my least favorite of the collection. The romance seemed to happen to quickly for the length of time that the character knew each other and also the amount that they interact. However, I really did like the backdrop for this story and the bit of mystery woven into the pages.

 

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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