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July 28, 2013

A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS by various authors

A Bride for All Seasons

A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS                              5 STARS
The Mail Order Bride Collection

by Margaret Brownley


by Debra Clopton

by Robin Lee Hatcher

by Mary Connealy


It All Started with an Ad in a Mail Order Bride Catalogue . . .

Melvin Hitchcock of the Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalog isn’t dishonest—not exactly. If he tweaks his clients’ applications a bit, it’s because he’s looking out for their best interests.

This charming bouquet of novellas introduces four Hitching Post prospects in the year 1870, each one eager for second chances . . . and hungry for happiness. Year in, year out, they’ll learn that love often comes in unexpected packages.

And Then Came Spring by Margaret Brownley
Mary-Jo has been unlucky all her life. But who would guess she’d travel halfway across the country to meet her match . . . only to find him dead!

An Ever-After Summer by Debra Clopton
Ellie had no idea she’s not what Matthew ordered. And what’s wrong with being a “Bible thumper” anyway? She’s determined to show him she’s tougher than she looks—and just the girl he needs.

Autumn’s Angel by Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn’t come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. The trouble is, there’s no money to send them back. . .

Winter Wedding Bells by Mary Connealy
David’s convinced he’s not long for the world. He needs someone to mother his boys when he’s gone—nothing more. Can plucky Irish Megan convince him to work at living instead of dying?


This marvelous book is a collection from four authors.  The stories are based on Melvin Hitchcock who is the editor of The Hitching Post Mail Order Bride Catalogue.  It seems that Melvin was changing the applicant's letters, embellishing them.  All four novels are centered around Melvin's schemes.  I think maybe God was definitely overseeing Melvin. Mail Order Brides seeking a second chance at love.  As I read each story I hoped things would work out but I just wasn't sure.

I can't even imagine meeting your husband to be and find out he is dying.  What he really wants is a mother to his children. I felt so bad when a mail order bride arrived and found that everyone was at his funeral. Then how would I feel if after arriving, find out he doesn't want children.  Then there's a wonderful man whose wife was lost during birth.  He doesn't want love, he just wants a mother for his little girl.  NO LOVE! Travel these families paths with them.  This is a page turner and keeper.  A simply wonderful book. Each story takes place in a different season of the year 1870. 

 I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.  it is a beautiful read although there are a lot of tears and struggles.  I would suggest you read this book and journey with each couple as they try to find their way.  Will they or will another ad be place in The Mail Order Catalogue?

I would give this  book a solid 5 STARS. Words can't express how good it is.

I received a complimentary copy of A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS  by Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Mary Connealy, from BOOKSNEEZE for this honest review. 
Margaret Brownley is a NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and has penned more than twenty-five historical and contemporary novels. @margaretbrownley

Robin Lee Hatcher is a Christy and RITA award-winning author. Her books often appear on bestseller lists. @robinleehatcher

Mary Connealy is a Carol Award winner, an a RITA, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. @MaryConnealy

Debra Clopton is an award winning author of sweet, heartfelt, western romance that face life with a smile. With over 2 million books in print, Debra has her first book coming as a movie starring LeAnn Rimes. @debraclopton

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