Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Match Made in Texas

By: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings & Carol Cox

“A Match Made in Texas” is comprised of four romantic novellas.  The stories take place in 1893 in Texas.  Each story is unique in that the characters are facing their own set of challenges.  While dealing with their challenges, the characters also find themselves being given an opportunity to find love (or maybe love finds them).   I really enjoyed this book and I felt that the first two stories were well developed (given the length of each story).  I also enjoyed many of the characters, especially Clayton and Grace. 

The first story centers around the lives of Neill Archer and Clara Danvers while the second story focuses on Clayton Weber and Grace O’Malley.  Clayton and Grace’s story was definitely my favorite of all of the stories in the book.  The third story tells about the lives of Andrew Simms, Lucy Benson and Andrew’s Aunt Martha.  I loved Aunt Martha as she was a stubborn older woman who had a lot of life in her.  She definitely made me laugh.  This story also contained an element of mystery.  I liked the story but found the romance part to be a little too rushed.  The last story finds the “mystery matchmaker” now being the focus of everyone’s attention.  This story is about the lives of Hannah Taylor and Marcus Whitfield.  I felt this should have been the strongest of all four stories as this is the one that ties all of them together.  However, I found the story line to be rushed and not very well developed.  I liked it but it was my least favorite of the other stories.  Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.  I look forward to reading some of the other works from these authors.

*Thank you to Bethany House for providing me this book in exchange for my honest review.


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