by Janet Tronstad, Margaret Daley, Camy Tang, & Lacy Williams
Sealed with a Kiss is a collection of four novellas. It is a great mixture of various genres and every single story is so very good! Mail Order Sunshine Bride by Janet Tronstad is historical fiction, Deadly Intent by Margaret Daley and Unshakeable Pursuit by Camy Tang are both contemporary romantic suspense, and With Love, Cowboy by Lacy Williams is a contemporary romance. All four of these stories are novellas, yet the authors have created characters and stories that have great depth.
Mail Order Sunshine Bride by Janet Tronstad is a sweet, mail-order bride story, with a twist. Nellie and Patrick were such likeable characters. Things haven’t always been easy for Nellie and she is trying to do her best for herself and her young son. Watching these two try to figure out what God’s plans for them are was extremely enjoyable.
Deadly Intent by Margaret Daley is full of wonderful romantic tension between the two main characters, Ian and Sarah. These two have a past together, a young romance that in the end left Sarah heartbroken. But they are now forced to spend time together as Sarah tries to figure out why Ian and the farm he has inherited seem to be the target of focused attacks. This is great romantic suspense.
Unshakeable Pursuit by Camy Tang is a very enjoyable romantic suspense, as well. Maylin, a nurse, and Geoffrey, a doctor, are co-workers in a free clinic. But before long, they find themselves thrown together and trying to survive. This novella has some great action and the storyline is really interesting. I really enjoyed learning why these two were running for their lives! Maylin and Geoffrey were also both struggling with deep questions about God and their relationship with Him. They both had a lot of growing to do spiritually in this story and the issues that they each had were deep and hard to overcome. There is a lot of spiritual truth packed into this great novella.
With Love, Cowboy by Lacy Williams is such a perfect way to wrap up this collection. Ryan is definitely a swoon-worthy character! He has such a kind and caring heart. As the story progresses, we see what kind of person Ryan is by the ways he has cared for others. Ashley is home after being gone for ten years in the military. She never really looked at Ryan in a romantic way in the past. Can Ryan convince Ashley that he is the man for her? This is such a sweet story of love and forgiveness. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this novella collection from the authors in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
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