A Match Made in Texas: A Novella Collection
by Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Carol Cox & Mary Connealy
A Match Made in Texas is a simply wonderful collection of western novellas. Each and every story was a joy to read and each one touched my heart in its own way. I love the way each author began their stories in the town of Dry Gulch, Texas. This little town and a mysterious matchmaker is a thread throughout the four stories.
Karen Witemeyer starts the collection off with her story of Neill Archer and Clara Danvers. Fans of this author’s work will recognize Neill’s name immediately and be able to enjoy the story she spins that gives the final Archer brother his happily ever after. This story has attraction, romance and danger all rolled into one engaging package.
Regina Jennings provides the next story in the book. Picking up a little bit after the first novella leaves off, the author introduces us to a heroine that is losing her sight. Once a strong and self-assured woman, Grace feels that she could be losing even more than the ability to see. Alone on a homestead, unable to provide for herself, will there be the possibility for happiness for Grace? Could she possibly be able to find a husband to keep her company in the days ahead? And dare she even hope to find love? A beautiful romance.
The next novella is written by Carol Cox and also begins in Dry Gulch. But, thanks to the mysterious matchmaker, Lucy ends up as a companion to an older woman far away in another Texas town. The interaction between the two women is very enjoyable, as is the growing attraction between Lucy and Andrew, who is the nephew to the woman that Lucy is a companion to. A romance with mystery and danger thrown in.
Mary Connealy ties up the collection in a sweet story. It seems that everything that could go wrong in Hannah’s life has. Will she ever get her happily every after? Could shy Marcus possibly ever fill the role of loving husband to Hannah when he can’t find the words to even hold a conversation with her? A satisfying conclusion to a great collection of stories. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.
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