The Regency Brides Collection

Romance is a delicate dance bound by rules and expectations in Regency England…
Seven couples must navigate society’s gauntlet to secure the hand of true love….

Charity and Luke are strangers who were forced to marry three years ago.

Adelaide and Walter share a love of music and disdain for elitism.

Caroline and Henry are thrown together by three orphans.

Helen and Isaac harbor his unlikely secret.

Esther is empowered to choose between two men.

Sophia is determined not to choose a man like Nash.

Jamie and William face a daunting London season together.

Will their faith grow and love prevail in a time when both were considered luxuries the elite could not afford?

My Thoughts:

With a star-studded group of talented authors, and a central theme of love during the regency period, you can’t go wrong!

If you enjoy reading sweet love stories set during the Recency period then you will not want to miss out on picking up this wonderful book. Two of the authors in this collection were new to me, and I can honestly say that I enjoyed their stories as much as the stories written by my favorites.

Each story has it’s own dynamic cast of characters, with their own set of challenges, and a tender love story. Several of the stories I wished had been longer. But of course, there are limits to how long a story can be when it’s in a novella collection.

I would recommend this collection of stories to anyone who enjoys reading stories set during the Regency period.  I give this collection 4.5 stars.

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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About the Authors:

Clicking on the Author’s name will take you to their web page.

2754194  Michelle Griep

AmandaBarratt  Amanda Barratt

Angela Bell  Angela Bell

SusanneDietzeHeadshot  Susanne Dietze

NancyMoser  Nancy Moser

MaryLuTyndall  MaryLu Tyndall

EricaVetsch Erica Vetsch


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  The Regency Brides Collection




Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands (Romance Collection)

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands

Author(s): Cynthia Hickey, Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Gina Marie Welborn

Seven women seek husbands to help them rebuild a Kansas town.
Meet seven of Turtle Springs, Kansas’, finest women who are determined to revive their small town after the War Between the States took most of its men. . .and didn’t return them. The ladies decide to advertise for husbands and devise a plan for weeding out the riff raff. But how can they make the best practical choices when their hearts cry out to be loved?

My Review:  

I enjoyed reading this lighthearted collection of stories.  Journey to Turtle Springs, Kansas where men are in short supply and the women of the town have decided to take matters into their own hands by sending out advertisements to newspapers across the country.

“Wanted: Men to Audition as Husbands. Only Godly, Upstanding Men Need Apply.”

I loved the laughter and unexpected surprises along the way. A fun collection of short stories that will bring a ray of sunshine to your day!  Each unique story involves one of the ladies from the community of Turtle Springs, Kansas and her adventure or misadventure to find a husband. Each of the stories builds upon the others, and you’ll enjoy seeing glimpses of friends from previous stories. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the antics. This is a lighthearted collection of stories that will leave a smile on your face.

I give this collection 4 stars.

If you are interested in finding out more about the dynamic authors in this collection, please click on their names above and you will find yourself directed to their amazon bio page.

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have are my own.

You will find this fun collection of stories at Amazon or at any of your favorite book sellers.






Love At First Laugh

Eight Romantic Novellas Filled with Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After

Authors: Pepper Basham, Christina Coryell, Heather Gray, Elizabeth Maddrey, Jessica R. Patch, Kristy Phillips, Laurie Tomlinson, & Marion Ueckermann

This is such a fun collection of contemporary Christian stories. Several of the authors in this collection are new to me, it was great to discover new-to-me authors.  I look forward to reading more from them.

The first book in this collection, “Second Impressions” by Pepper Basham really hits a home run and sets the tone for the entire set. You’ll fall in love with the dynamic characters Nora (a Jane Austen fan) and Ethan Keller.  This fun story will have you laughing out loud.

The second story, “Mowed Over” by Christina Coryell begins with heart-stopping action. The unique characters bring humor and fun to the pages of this story.

I’m sure most have a friend like Lia in the third story “An Informal Affair” by Heather Gray. Her characters are realistic and fun.  I could almost imagine sitting down to coffee with Lia and swapping stories.

In “Hearts Restored” by Elizabeth Maddrey you will meet Deidre a feisty, independent woman who isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty. Why ask for help, when I am perfectly capable of doing it on my own?!  Past heartbreak as brought her here.  Will meeting the dashing, local handyman change her heart?

Enjoy snuggling with your furry friend for “Unleashing Love” by Jessica R. Patch. Emma Kate, professional dog walker gets more than she planned for when she agrees to dog sit for a near stranger.  More than dog leashes will tangle in this fun story full of heart.

Right from the start Meri, our new Nanny runs into a surprise in “A (nearly) Normal Nanny” by Krista Phillips. Meri likes to plan, but plans go astray when chaos walks thru the door.  Meri quickly discovers that some things you just can’t plan for, and “normal” isn’t all that common.

A second chance to reconnect in “That’s when I knew” by Laurie Tomlinson. This tender story of childhood sweethearts Chelsea & Nick will keep you smiling.   With characters so real that you’ll feel like you are in the story and part of the action.

The last story in the collection, “A Time to Laugh” by Marion Ueckermann is a gentle reminder that you are never too old for the unexpected surprises. Life-long dreams can be met, and nothing is impossible.

This collection is the perfect set to have when looking for a light-hearted, fun collection of Christian romance stories filled with laughter and excitement.

[Disclosure:  I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley.  I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.]

To find out more about these 8 fabulous authors simply click on the blue hyper-link on their name and it will take you to their author page on Amazon.


You may purchase this fantastic novella compilation, “Love At First Laugh” on Amazon or at your favorite book seller.

The Secret Admirer Romance Collection

The Secret Admirer Romance Collection

A wonderful group of authors gathered together to write this collection of Novellas.   Each story is an independent, stand-alone story tied together with the theme of a secret admirer.

My personal two standout favorites in this collection are “Love in Store” by Anita Mae Draper.   Janet & Adam’s story stood out to me because of the characters and their personal struggle.  Free-spirited Janet grew up without a mother, sheltered by her older brothers.  Adam hides a world of regret and heartache behind a silent, withdrawn façade.

“The Last Letter” by CJ Dunham is also a captivating story that takes place at the end of the Civil war and follows Emilia, a courageous young woman. Everyone she loved and held dear has died, however, she finds that she is stronger and more capable than she at first imagined and that God hasn’t left her and has a special plan for her life.

All of the short stories found in this collection are sure to entertain you. This is just the book to toss into your beach bag when looking for a short story to enjoy.

[I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.]

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection

By: Joanne Bischof, Amanda Dykes, Heather Day Gilbert, Jocelyn Green, Maureen Lang

“Hope Reaches Across the Centuries Through One Single Bottle, Inspiring Five Romances”

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of timeless short stories from a fantastic group of talented authors.   Each of the stories tied together nicely with their own unique story surrounding a priceless bottle and the messages it contains.  You begin the journey in Ireland in 834 AD and travel thru time and historical events ending in the present day.

I’ve read many various story collections and often times you find maybe two stories in the collection that you enjoy; however with this one I enjoyed each of the stories. Often times I’d wish the story would continue.  I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a travel thru history with sweet stories of love and gentle reminders of God’s ever present love and watch-care of each of his children.

[I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions have expressed are my own.]

If you are interested in finding out more about the fabulous authors in this Novella Collection please click on their names above and you will be directed to their amazon author page.

You may purchase this book at amazon or any of your favorite book sellers.