19 May 2015

Noela reviews The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection

The Most Eligible Bachelor

The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection
by Nine Various Authors
Barbour Publishing

Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****

 A Bride for a Bargain
by Amanda Barratt

The intriguing premise for this story sparked my interest, but the story itself easily held me captive! When excessively wealthy Geoffrey Buchanan finally finds the woman he is to marry, he is determined for it to be a union of love and not a society woman who is only after his money. So when his mother arranges yet another house party with the intent to marry him off to a suitable woman, Geoffrey decides to ask Miss Ada McClane whom he has only just met in Central Park to come along as his fiancĂ©e. Finding herself unemployed and with a sick brother to care for, Ada takes up Geoffrey’s offer with the more than generous remuneration. Will this poor working girl measure up to high society’s magnifying glass to pull this masquerade off? And can Geoffrey find the happiness he seeks that his wealth doesn't provide?

The Highwayman by Shannon McNear

Unique, compelling, and exhilarating! Along the Great Wagon Road of lower Shenandoah Valley, Pennsylvania, Samuel Wheeler earned a living as wagon master. The country was on the verge of the American Revolution, and there was much tyranny afoot from both the redcoats and those in their pockets. Sam had taken to donning a mask and masquerading himself as the Highwayman, cracking his whip with perfect precision and helping the cause of freedom. Little did the normally shy and tongue-tied Sam expect to one day be saving the girl of his dreams from some brigands. But in his costume, he found new confidence with Sally. What will happen when she falls in love with his fake persona and where will that leave Sam? What will happen if the authorities or the brigands catch up with this vigilante?

The Final Baker Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

Although it was the last novella in this collection, it was by no means the least entertaining! The amusing and vibrant conversations and situations this enticing plot created throughout the story, was just as gratifying as the ending with its surprising twist. The wealthy Octavia Derby doesn’t want to marry and aims to prove to her father that she can take care of herself without his money. Determined to prove it, she accepts an opportunity to work as a typist for a month, although there is the little problem that her typing skills are non-existent. Octavia unknowingly meets her employer Merritt Baker upon arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana, and mistaking him for a taxi-cab driver; she situates herself in his buggy and proceeds to give him orders! The likewise wealthy Merritt Baker of Baker Shipping, is pressured from all sides to marry and is constantly fending off women who are after him only for his money. Can they both serve each other’s needs yet still meet their own?
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These, along with six other engaging novellas in this collection, tell the stories of some extremely eligible bachelors of yesteryear times. These stories by talented authors Erica Vetsch, Cynthia Hickey, Gabrielle Meyer, Connie Stevens, Susanne Dietze, and Gina Wellborn, are ALL thoroughly charming and entertaining! And all captivate the reader’s heart, as the women look for the true worth in these bachelors, and the men seek to marry for all the right reasons. 

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You can purchase 'The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection' at these places and others: Amazon; CBD; Barnes & Noble; BAM 

GIVEAWAY: We're giving away several copies of 'The Most Eligible Bachelor - Romance Collection' this week!!! Leave a comment to enter, and your email if we don't know you. E-book outside of US unless available to you through Book Depository.


56 comments:

  1. I adore these novella collections! So glad to hear you enjoyed the stories. They sound like something I will definitely enjoy :) Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. These novella collections just seem to get better each time, Heidi! Loved them all, they were very satisfying and entertaining, and I am sure you will most definitely enjoy them!! :)

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  2. Sounds like a definite must read ! I really like the description of Octavia's character, and, I believe that her non existent typing skills are only the tip of the iceberg!

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    1. Oh MammaG, Octavia was a fabulous character!! I loved her!! :) Blessings to you!

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  3. I love these books! This one sounds so good! Thanks for offering it as a giveaway and reviewing it! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. YW and thanks Nancy! I've read a few of these collections now Nancy, and I can tell you that this one is one of my favorites! What a great collection of stories it is! :)

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  4. Would love win a copy to read .Thank you ! DanaGirl

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    1. Well you are in with a chance now Dana girl! :) Thanks for coming by to check it out! God bless!

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  5. Such wonderful reviews as always, NOELA, and I always want to read everything you review! You have such an enticing way with words; you could talk an Eskimo into buying ice! Lol Thanks for the lovely reviews!

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    1. Haha Diana! But can I talk you into coming to visit this Aussie all the way over here? ;) Now that would take some persuasion huh... And maybe a few dollars too, lol! You're a sweetheart, thanks mdB and I hope you get to read this beautiful book one day!

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  6. Great review - now I really want to read these...lol Would love to win!
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Lol that's awesome, Betti! :) I so hope you get to win or read them all soon too!!!

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  7. Thank you so much for your review of my story, Noela!!! You have a fabulous blog! :)

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    1. You're welcome Amanda, I loved your story and am really looking forward to reading more of your stories! :) Our OWG is pretty special I have to agree! ;) Blessings!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely reviews, Noela! I love novella collections and look forward to reading each of these delightful stories!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Britney!! I particularly love these novella collections, they always seem to be of such a high quality and are so enjoyable to read! Here's hoping you get to read this collection real soon Britney!

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    1. Great decision there, Janet! You'll love them!! :)

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  10. What a fabulous review, Noela. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Susanne!! And thanks again for sharing on the blog this week with your overcoming testimony. It's been great meeting you! Congrats on your lovely story and I wish you all the success with this book!!

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  11. Thank you for the review ! Would love to read this !
    mcnuttjem0{AT}gmail{dot}com

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome Jackie! You'll so love this collection Jackie, I so hope you get to read it!! :)

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  12. This sounds like such a fun book to read! rmaney(at)firstarpchurch(dot)org

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    1. I guarantee it is, Rebecca! :) Hope you get to enjoy it soon!

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  13. This is must have book for me!! I've been seeing it since it first came out & looks fabulous!! I love that it's 9 novellas in one book and by so many great authors. ALL the stories are ones I want to read, thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity!
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's a real treat Trixi, as you say, to get 9 novella's in the one collection and all by such terrific authors!! And yes, ALL the stories are so enticing and enjoyable! Bless you and all the best!!

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  14. Great authors together for a great book! It sounds wonderful! It's great learning so much about books and authors on this blog.
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Susan, Carrie does such a wonderful job with OWG and blessing readers with so many incredible books! This Collection of novella's too, is yet another fabulous book that someone will be blessed with! Might even be you! :)

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  15. Great authors in this collection! I'd enjoy reading this collection :)
    dkstevensne AToutlookD oTCOm

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    1. I think you would too, Deanna!! And yes, they are amazing authors all of them. There were a few I hadn't read anything by before, but that was great because it introduced me to some new authors! All the best, Deanna and God bless!

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  16. Thank you for your wonderful review, Noela, and this fantastic giveaway. Novellas are lovely reads and I am certainly keeping my fingers crossed!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Melanie! You'll love these novella's Melanie, that's for sure! Here's hoping!! :)

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  17. Wonderful review! This sounds like such a fun group of novellas! I'd love to read them all!

    amyputney89 [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Thanks Amy and yeah, it is definitely a fun collection! Very inspiring and charming too!! I hope you get the chance to read them all soon!

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  18. Hi Noela, I especially like the presentation of these Collections with the ripple page edges and the paper inside with the wonderful writings on them! Would definitely like to win a print copy of these bachelor adventures. Your introduction to Ada is great! Thanks for your timely review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Aren't they such beautiful books, Kathleen!! They are so lovely to feature on the bookshelves! All the best in meeting these wonderfully handsome bachelors soon, Kathleen! ;)

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  19. I love all the collection romances I have read so far. Would like to add this one to the list. Thanks for the great review!
    ldwrncpn(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. They are great books Lori, I love mine also! I have the lovely Carrie Fancett Pagels to thank for this one so that I could review it. (Thanks Carrie!) Lori, I hope you can add this one to your collection!!

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  20. These are some of my favorite authors, Noela. I'm betting this is a great collection. Great review, too!

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    1. You are exactly right, Marcia!! :) I thoroughly enjoyed this collection from all these wonderful authors! Thanks for coming by!

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  21. I love this collection of authors. It sounds like Such a great collection of books to read. mommystuck1(at)optonline(dot)net Thank you for the chance to win such a great book.

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    1. You're welcome Tammy! Yep, not only an amazing collection of talented authors, but the stories really shine in this collection. All the best, Tammy!!

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  22. I love novellas a lot! I'm currently reading The Homestead Brides Collection!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh that's a great one too, Jenny! Happy reading and all the best with your entry for another great collection of novella's!!

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  23. What a fabulous collection. Looking forward to these.

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    1. Yep, you will enjoy this collection Mary!! Here's hoping you get to read it soon! Blessings!

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  24. I love collections like this, and this looks like a great group of authors. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. It sure is, Susan! You're welcome, and thanks for coming by to read about it!!

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  25. Love these books! I've been finding some at the library. Would love to read this one. Sounds very interesting.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Me too, Karen!! That's pretty cool you've been finding them at the library! I can't imagine finding them in libraries here in Australia. This collection is great Karen, you'll love it!

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  26. These sound like some fabulous stories by some wonderful authors!! So exciting! Thanks for sharing your reviews & the chance to win!!
    rw620ATaolDOTcom

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    1. They sure are Robin! They are some of the best novella's I've read! :) All the best & God bless!

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  27. Add me to those wanting to read this :)
    dkstevensneAToutlookd OtCoM

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    1. You're added to the list, Deanna!! :) Here's hoping you get to read it soon!

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  28. Thanks Noele for another good review of this group of stories. I would love to win it for my great-granddaughter on her graduation. Thanks for a chance. GOD Bless you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Blessings to you too, Maxie! That's so sweet, your grand-daughter would love this!

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