Review of The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection
MY REVIEW of Mule Dazed: What a cute novella ! I love the annual tradition of Mule Days when the men and women have all sorts of activities planned to hook up as couples and a minister is there to marry all the lucky couples at the end of the festivities. This novella had me laughing and hoping for things to work out for Braxton and Hattie.
I rated this novella 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
MY REVIEW: This is a delightful novella. Debba and Tanner are precious characters. He truly cares about her and fears for her loneliness in living alone. I loved this novella and rated it 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
MY REVIEW: This was a surprising novella to read as many events popped up that I wasn't expecting. This made the book very excited. It is a light, quick read and well worth the time. I rated this novella 5 stars and highly recommend it.
MY REVIEW: This novella made me imagine the agony that many experienced from the Civil War. Women had little choice in many cases but to marry men out of necissity. I found the characters believable and likable. I was drawn into the story and hopeful for the future for Wash and Penny. I rated this novella 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
MY REVIEW: This is a very touching novella focusing on forgiveness and stopping generational sins. Forgiveness is certainly not easy but Coral and Jack both work hard to make it happen, and this book inspires others to do the same. I rated this novella 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.
MY REVIEW: Again, I felt so bad for women in this time period as they had no rights to ownership of land. The land went to a man as in the case here. The will stipulated it could belong to a man who would become her husband. It must have felt very lonely for women in many ways, especially being physically far from other families. I fell in love with this couple and just wanted the best for them, as if they were true friends of mine. I rated this novella 5 stars and definitely recommend it to readers.
MY REVIEW: This was very interesting as I had never heard of preachers working out of the railroad cars in this manner. I was married to a minister and it actually sounds very exciting. This novella addresses prejudice and tolerance for others in a lovely way. I rated this novella 5 stars and would be glad to recommend it to readers.
I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
About the Authors:
Whenever you need a respite from the 21st century hustle, please visit her cyber-space parlor at www.AuthorAngelaBell.com where she can be found waiting with a pot of English tea and some Victorian cordiality. From there, you can find links to connect with Angela on Facebook and Pinterest.
Rebecca Jepson--Rebecca Jepson is a homebody who loves a good book, a cup of freshly ground coffee, and all things autumn. In addition to her debut novella, she has been published in Clubhouse Magazine and currently writes sports articles for The Dalles Chronicle. She has traveled extensively, to places that inspire her stories. Her favorite destinations included Russia, New England, and the Alaskan wilderness. She lives in sunny Reno, Nevada with her software engineer husband, Mike.
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AMY LILLARD-- from goodreads' bio: I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.
I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!
I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.
I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances.
I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.
I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)
Favorite movies--(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940's movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.
Rose Ross Zediker--Multi-published author and RITA finalist, Rose Ross Zediker, writes contemporary and historical inspirational romances and has over one hundred publishing credits in the Christian magazine genre for children and adults. Her titles have appeared on ECPA bestseller lists and been finalists for the RITA, National Reader's Choice, Booksellers Best and Book Buyers Best award contests. Rose is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.
Gina Welborn worked in news radio writing copy until she had the epiphany that the news of the day was rather depressing, so she took up writing romances because they always end happily. Gina is a 2009 ACFW GENESIS historical romance finalist and a 2007 RWA GOLDEN HEART® inspirational finalist. As a member of RWA and ACFW, she is an active contest judge and coordinator. Her manuscripts have also finaled in the Daphne du Maurier, Duel on the Delta, Dixie, and Maggie contests. Oklahoma-girl Gina now lives in Richmond, Virginia with her youth-pastor husband and their five Okie-Hokie children. Gina is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency. Her debut novella, "Sugarplum Hearts," part of the HIGHLAND CROSSINGS, is a February 2012 Barbour Publishing release. Her second novella, "All Ye Faithful," releases this fall as part of A CASCADES CHRISTMAS. http://ginawelborn.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Y'Barbo--While wearing her publicist’s hat, Kathleen has secured interviews with radio, television, and print media for clients at NavPress, Hatchette, Integrity, Barbour Publishing, and Broadman & Holman, to name a few. She also brings her own unique blend of Southern charm and witty prose to the more than 350,000 award-winning novels and novellas currently in print. Her novels have been nominated for American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006; and 2007 will see the release of her 25th book.
Kathleen is a tenth-generation Texan and a mother of three grown sons and a teenage daughter. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Kathleen is a former treasurer for the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is a member of the Author’s Guild, Inspirational Writers Alive, Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild, and the Fellowship of Christian Authors. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker, and her kids think she’s a pretty cool mom, too…most of the time, anyway.
Lisa Carter was always the child who made up epic tales involving prairie schooners or interplanetary voyages for the neighborhood kids to re-enact during summer vacation. Now, she and her husband have two daughters and make their home in North Carolina. When she isn't writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales, quilting and researching her next exotic adventure. She is the author of romantic suspense novels, Carolina Reckoning and Beneath a Navajo Moon, Under a Turquoise Sky and Vines of Entanglement. Aloha Rose, part of the Quilts of Love series, and Coast Guard Courtship are contemporary romances. Her latest romantic suspense novel, Beyond the Cherokee Trail, releases September, 2015.