25 February 2016

Giveaway and Review of Susanne Dietze's "For a Song"


The Cowboy's Bride Collection

Book blurb:
Ride onto the open range alongside cowboys and cowgirls who embrace the adventures of living in the Old West from Kansas to New Mexico, Colorado to Texas. Whether rounding up cattle or mustangs, training horses, fending off outlaws, weathering storms, competing in rodeos, or surviving drought these cowboys work hard each day. But when hardheaded men have their weaknesses exposed by well-meaning women will they stampede away or will a lasting love develop? Find out in this exciting collection of nine historical romances.


For a Song (individual novella) blurb:
Two songbirds, red and yellow—a straightforward order for an upstanding widowed rancher’s lonely daughter. But when a sister-act of saloon singers (a redhead and a blonde) arrives on the stagecoach expecting him to give them a job, his daughter changes her tune and starts singing not for a pet, but a pretty ginger-haired Mama.

Setting: South Texas, 1858

My review:

What if you sent away for a pair of songbirds, the aviary kind, and instead two beautiful young singers arrive in your town, looking for their new home? That's the premise for Susanne Dietze's lovely new novella in the Cowboy's Bride Collection. Because I have a manuscript with songbird in the current title, I was very interested in reading the story to see what Susanne did with her novella. As usual, she delivers a lovely Christian historical romance sure to please! She's quickly becoming one of my favorite Christian historical romance authors!

Disclaimer: I received my copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My views are my own.

Giveaway: An ebook copy to one commenter. Answer this question -- Which Barbour collection in the past two years has been your favorite and why?

45 comments:

  1. Thank you for such a lovely review, Carrie! You honor me!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. Blessings!

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    1. Very glad to read your lovely story Susie and to have the opportunity to review it for the collection!

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  2. The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection -- I guess I am a sucker for a hero. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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    1. Heather, I am so glad you enjoyed that one! My first release was included in it, so you've made my day. Thank you!

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    2. Absolutely loved Most Eligible Bachelor collection, Heather!!!

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  3. I would have to say Christmas Traditions :). Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I love their Christmas collections, Betti. They are so festive, and just the perfect length for busy December days.

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    2. Barbour does have many Christmas collections but the "Christmas Traditions" collection was published by Forget Me Not Romances. I was very happy to have The Fruitcake Challenge in that collection!

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  4. What a lovely idea for a novella. Christmas Traditions is marvellous.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Mary! Christmas traditions is such a cute one. I like it, too!

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    2. Thanks Mary! Actually our Christmas Traditions collection was compiled by Forget Me Not Romances not Barbour, though!

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  5. Pioneer Christmas Collection is the only one I've read in awhile and I loved it! Of course, I just love reading inspiration romance!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Ooh, I have that one, too, Melody. Christmas, pioneers, and romance--a great combination!

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    2. That was a great collection, Melody! I pray you'll get to read The Cowboy's Bride collection!

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  6. I haven't read anything by her as of yet.
    It was a lovely review and I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Carrie did such a nice review, didn't she? Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you enjoy the stories in the collection!

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    2. Oh you have to read ALL of Susie Dietze's stories! She's a great author and has several more upcoming releases!!!

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  7. I loved their 12 Brides of Christmas collection!

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    1. Susan, that one was fabulous. Some great authors in there, too!

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  8. Lovely review! I love that picture. Pretty! I had a great time with the 12 brides of summer collection and the 12 brides of Christmas from Barbour. I look forward to more!

    Thanks!
    Annie
    Justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Annie! Those collections are really fun and popular, but I confess I haven't read 12 Brides of Summer yet. It's on my stack of books to read!

      Thanks for coming by!

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    2. Hi Annie, I confess I haven't read those collections! So many great books and so little time! Thanks for coming by the blog!

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  9. Wonderful review Carrie! I've not yet read a Barbour collection. I hope to do so soon.

    psalm103and103 at gmail dot com

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    1. We'll have to remedy that, Caryl! I hope you get a chance soon. Blessings!

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    2. I thought you had won a Barbour collection somewhere, Caryl Kane? Haven't read it yet?

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  10. I haven't read a Barbour collection before. Love the cover on The Cowboy's Bride!

    lientjiehuman(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

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    1. Isn't the cover fun, Lientjie? They do a great job at Barbour with cover design. I hope you get an opportunity to read a collection soon!

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    2. You really haven't read ANY of the Barbour collections yet, Lientjie? You have to remedy that!

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  11. Alot of the authors I just discovered last year so I don't have a favorite yet. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. I'm with you, Kim. I don't have a favorite. Favorites, yes, but just one? Too hard to pick! LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. There are SO many great authors in the Barbour collections, Kim!

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    3. Kim congrats on winning and I hope your paperback copy of The Cowboy's Bride has arrived by now! Blessings!

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  12. Lassoed By Marriage.. I'm half way through and enjoying every page! Love the romance :)
    dkstevensneAToutlook {dot} com

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    1. That's a keeper, Deanna. It's sold very well, and for good reason! Great stories by talented authors!

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    2. Another great collection, Deanna! Best wishes on this contest for the Cowboy's Bride!

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  13. Wonderful review Carrie.
    I have read many of the Barbour collections and enjoyed them all.

    The Cowboy's Bride Collection is a great collection of stories. I really enjoyed the fun mix-up on your story, For a Song, Susanne.

    (I am not entering the contest, I have a copy of The Cowboy's Bride Collection)

    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Aw, Tina, thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the story and the collection. That makes me feel so good!

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    2. Thanks, Tina! I love the Barbour collections, too! Susie's story was really cute!

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  14. SUSANNE, thanks so much for being with us this week! You are sooo cute! Lol And Carrie, thank YOU for the lovely post! Since we enjoy a lot of the same authors, I'll have to make it a point to read this one of Susie's! It sounds delightful!

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    1. I think you would enjoy this collection, Diana, even though novellas aren't really your thing. Susie is such a great writer!

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  15. I love the 12 Brides of Christmas collection.....
    I just love Christmas stories!
    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!
    I also enjoy stories with cowboys and
    the Old West.
    seventysevensusieq[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Hi SusieQ! Twelve Brides of Christmas had all kinds of lovely stories, didn't it?

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  16. I like all the collections. All of them are great. Thank you for a chance to win such a great collection of stories.

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    1. mommystuck1(at)optonline(dot)net

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    2. Barbour sure does put out some great collections, Tammy Cordery! I'm so pleased to have a novella releasing in the November collection -- Blue Ribbon Brides!

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