Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection(Barbour, July 1, 2017)
Before I misplaced my Kindle Fire, I was able to read three of the novellas from this wonderful collection. Disclaimer: I read my copy as a download from NetGalley via the publisher, Barbour, and am under no obligation to post a positive review. I posted the review of Natalie Monk's novella separately! We have Natalie Monk, Anne Reed Love, and Jaime Jo Wright all visiting with us on OWG blog over the next month!
I really loved these three novellas because two are located not far from my current story
world (1890s Michigan's Straits of Mackinac and Upper Peninsula) but one, Anne
Love's, is very near Mackinac Island where my July release is set and in the same year!!!
So it was super fun reading all three of these novellas!
(CFP: I apologize for the weird formatting! I've tried everything I know and nothing has fixed it -- so here we are:)
The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright - Flambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
A sweet love story !
An impoverished young woman, the daughter of an outdoorsman fly fisherman, has to
put up with rich young city men who visit. Some hope to hook her! But the feisty
heroine isn't about to be snagged by someone who isn't a real stand-up kind of guy. A
really fun story. I loved reading this!
The Gardener’s Daughter by Anne Love - Bay View, Michigan, 1895
A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle Meyer - Little Falls, Minnesota, June 1899Both the wealthy young hero and the sweet librarian assistant heroine will tug at yourheart. Can they overcome the differences in their social status? Like I mentioned, this isset in the margins of my own story world and in the same year as My Heart Belongs onMackinac Island: Maude's Mooring, so this was like visiting with some of my storyworld neighbors! That was really fun!
I am really fascinated by the innovations that developed at the turn of the century. Carraces became really popular but very different from how we think of them today, asmotor cars were brand new! Lucy has fallen in social status from one of the upper classto being a lowly servant. Elijah seeks a chance to prove himself with the newfangledautomobiles. Lucy wants to win the prize in a contest, to help her disabled sister, butwill Elijah be her nemesis? A lot of nice romantic tension in this smooth read.Purchase your copy from CBD, from your local Christian bookstore (ask them to order ifthey don't have it) Barnes & Noble, and at Amazon!GIVEAWAY: One of our commenters this week will be receiving a copy of this newcollection -- Of Rags and Riches from Barbour Publishing which includes thesewonderful novellas and more!