08 June 2017

Giveaway & Guest Review of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands (Barbour Publishing, June 2017)

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection

Guest Review by Tina Rice
1866...Turtle Springs, Kansas....Since most of the men didn't return after the War Between the States the women decided to advertise for husbands to revive their small town.....Ad: “Wanted: Men to audition as husbands. Turtle Springs, Kansas. Auditions held May 25, 1866. Only Godly, upstanding men need apply. Check at Mayor's Office.”
-1..Abigail's Proposal by Cynthia Hickey
One of the first things Abigail Melton did as the town's new mayor was to encourage the ladies to place an advertisement for mail-order husbands. However, she needs to hire a sheriff first before those potential grooms arrive and so she hires a drifter, Josiah Ingram...single Josiah. Josiah is adamant he is not looking for a wife. Fun story watching Josiah as he “runs” from all the eligible ladies after him and Abigail as she searches for the right groom. Who will she choose and will Josiah really remain single and move on?
-2..The Kidnapped Groom by Susan Page Davis
This story brought lots of chuckles. Who would have thought two very young boys capable of kidnapping a cowboy—Sam Cayford—at gun point and taking him home to marry their mother? What a surprise for, not only Sam, but for their mother, Maggie Piner as well. Of course, this happens right at the start of the mail-order husband interviews and Maggie had decided to participate in. A fun, heartwarming story.

-3..A Clean Slate by Susanne Dietze
Schoolmarm Roberta Green is not taking part in the mail-order husbands interviews. She gives her heart to her students. However, a new “student”, Drew Cooper, just may win her heart—and far more. It was fun watching as Drew became Roberta's star pupil.

-4..Sunshine of My Heart by Darlene Franklin
Debbie Barker and her family live on the prairie not far from the small town of Turtle Springs. Debbie has chosen Zack Gage as her potential mail-order husband and he has come to see if he will like a life on the ranch. They both have much to learn when it comes to ranching and even love. Will love bloom and grow? A fun, heartwarming story.
-5..Come What May by Patty Smith Hall
Chardy Stevens certainly has her hands full caring for her four rambunctious younger brothers and running her deceased father's store. What she needs is a husband to help her, but she doesn't have time to look for one. Besides, she is still in love with her childhood friend, Luke Collins. Disabled veteran Luke doesn't see himself as a whole man and certainly not a man Chardy needs to marry. How would he provide for her and her brothers? Circumstances bring about a chance for Luke to help Chardy with her brothers that just may also open his eyes to other options for himself—and possibly Chardy. Great story of healing, second-chances and love.
-6..Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels Widow Caroline Kane has no plans in participating in interviewing for a husband, she has enough to do running the restaurant/inn and caring for her siblings. When Britisher Barden Granville shows up and asks for a job she suspects him to be a potential mail-order groom her sister has set her up with. When in fact, he is in America on a “cowboy holiday”. There is far more to Barden than his adorable British accent as Caroline soon discovers—and some yet to be discovered. I loved watching the interactions between Caroline and Barden. Could it be that God has plans for Barden to stay in Kansas as the new vicar after all? Fun, heartwarming story.
-7..Louder Than Words by Gina Marie Welborn J.R. Lockhart arrives in Turtle Springs to write about the men and women participating in the mail-order husband interviews. What he finds may be more than a story. Jane Ransome ends up helping J.R. meeting those around town for his article. Could he be the husband she is waiting for? But he is not one of the mail-order grooms and he is not staying in Turtle Springs. Then he surprises her in an unexpected way and...well, not telling. Cute, heartwarming story.
~I received an e-book copy from one of the authors via Netgalley, (no monetary gain were exchanged), this is my honest review~

CFP: Thanks, TINA, for your lovely review!!!

Giveaway: Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of this paperback! Cynthia Hickey is graciously giving away a paperback -- thank you, Cindy!

53 comments:

  1. Thanx for the giveaway!!!! This sounds like such a fun book to read!

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    1. Jennifer, they are all fun stories and full of surprises. Wishing you well on the giveaway. Thank you for commenting.
      Blessings,Tina

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  2. Can't wait to read this book--thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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    1. Holly,I think you will enjoy reading it. Wishing you well on the giveaway. Thank you for commenting.
      Blessings,Tina

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  3. This book sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Deb, it is an amazing book filled with fun stories. Wishing you well on the giveaway. Thank you for commenting.
      Blessings,Tina

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  4. Great review TINA! It's good to have you on OWG. I have this on my kindle, can't wait to start it!!

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    1. Thank you Teresa. I am honored to be here! You will enjoy it I am sure. It is a fun read and had me laughing and has some surprises too.
      Blessings, Tina

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  5. Been really wanting to win a copy, thanks for the chance! Love all these authors and their stories sound so good! Barbour collection novellas are some of the best out there :-)

    Thanks for the review!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Trixi, I agree, Barbour collection novellas are some of the best. This collection of authors are some of my favorite authors too. Their stories are fun and full of surprises. Wishing you well on the giveaway. Thank you for commenting.
      Blessings,Tina

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  6. Thank you Carrie! They are all such fun stories!

    Blessings,Tina

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  7. Beatuiful stories, love all these authors! Very talented.

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    1. Becky, yes, they are beautiful stories by very talented authors.
      Wishing you well on the giveaway. Thank you for commenting.
      Blessings,Tina

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  8. Thanks so much, Tina for the lovely review!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed Caroline and Barden's story!

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I would love to listen to his adorable British accent as he was in America for his "cowboy holiday" ;-) Fun story.

      Blessings,Tina

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  9. What fun stories! It must have been fun for you to get together and write this book!!!

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    1. Mardell, I imagine it was. I know it was fun for me to read their stories!
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  10. This is going to be one( or several) great read!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Paula, they are all fun stories and full of surprises.
      Thanks for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  11. Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

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    1. You are welcome Susanne. It is a great, fun story. I love how when we have our paths all laid out the way we plan and God has His own plans for us, which are so much better, as in the case of Schoolmarm Roberta.

      Blessings,Tina

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  12. Enjoying this one so much! Have finished 4 of the 7 stories. :)

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    1. Andrea, aren't they fun stories! You will enjoy the other 3 just as much.
      Thanks for commenting.

      Blessings,Tina

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  13. This sounds like a lot of fun! (I still have another multi author book I've been putting off at home...)

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    1. Laura Cynthia ChambersJune 8, 2017 at 5:18 PM

      Oh, I live in Canada if that's a problem.

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    2. Laura, they are all fun stories and full of surprises.
      Thank you for commenting.
      Wishing you well on the giveaway....not sure if you living in Canada is a problem or not Laura in regards if you win a copy of the book. Cynthia or Carrie can better respond to that.

      Blessings,Tina

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  14. Thanks for the review, Tina! You're very appreciated

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    1. Cynthia, thank you! I so enjoyed your mayor and sheriff as they danced around each other. Great, fun stories in this book.
      Blessings,Tina

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  15. Such a wonderful collection. Thank you!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, yes, it is a wonderful collection of such fun stories.
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  16. Sounds like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Joan, this is a great, fun book.
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  17. What an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Marion, this is a great, fun book.
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  18. Thank you for the opportunity to win this exciting book.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Marilyn, this is a fun book, hope you get to read it soon.
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  19. This book sounds like fun! It is one I'd love to read. Thanks.

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    1. Nancy, this is a great, fun book. Hope you get to read it soon.
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  20. Great review Tina!
    I loved the book. Every story connected yet separate.
    (don't enter me)

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    1. Thank you Andrea. Isn't it a wonderful book!
      Thanks for commenting.

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  21. Like that there are stories by different authors. Would love to read. I've never heard of mail order husbands.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Dianne, these are great stories by such gifted authors. I had never heard of "mail-order husbands" either, that is what makes this book so fun!
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  22. Like that there are stories by different authors. Would love to read. I've never heard of mail order husbands.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Thank you for the nice review and giveaway. I enjoy collection books and Seven Brides for Seven Mail Ordered Husbands will be awesome to add to my library. I've read another great review earlier today for this one.
    marilynridgway78 [at] gmail[dot] com

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    1. Marilyn, thank you. This is a great collection of fun stories and would be a wonderful addition to your library.
      Thank you for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  24. Wonderful reviews, Tina - thank you!! Such a fun book - love the wording in the advertisement: "Wanted: Men to audition as husbands.".

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. That certainly would get the mens attention! I have read a lot of mail-order bride collections and like this unique mail-order "husbands" collection story-line, adding that the men had to "audition" for their potential bride. Very different, I really enjoyed it.
      blessings, Tina

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  25. This is a different take on a fun subject for historical fiction. The Collections are always good, and I recognize many writers I really enjoy in this edition. It is also a good way to be introduced to a new author to follow. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com.

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    1. Cathy, yes, it is not your usual mail-order collection. Each story in this collection is fun to read and full of surprises.
      Thanks for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  26. Wonderful interview and Thank for the giveaway. Really want to read this book a new spin
    on Mail Order brides, Mail order Husbands.

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    1. Thank you Elma. This collection is so fun to read, hope you get to read it soon.
      Thanks for commenting. Wishing you well on the giveaway.
      Blessings,Tina

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  27. I just won a copy on the FB party tonight, so please pull my name from the drawing....thanks!

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  28. All of these stories sound interesting for a great summer read!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com
    Susan in NC

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