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Book Review: 12 Brides of Summer Novella Collection #3

The 12 Brides of Summer - Novella Collection #3 - Margaret Brownley, Miralee Ferrell, Pam Hillman

First we had natural disaster and adversity, second was adversity and family, and now in the third set of four historical Christian romance e-book collections, the catalyst for romance and the opportunity to turn more fully to faith in God seems to be adversity and social divides.

Another set of quick (short stories, in my opinion, not novellas) summer reads, though slightly less enjoyable than the first two sets of stories. Though I am surprised each time this happens, my favorite was not by the author whose name attracted me (Margaret Brownley) but one that I don’t recall reading before (Pam Hillman). I suspect this is partly due to her heroine, Lucy, being a skilled crocheter. I very much enjoyed how she found inspiration in nature and interpreted it with her hook. The one story that did not work for me was Miralee Farrell’s. It first lost my interest with folksy word choices that just didn’t work for me as a reader, and the story did not recapture me at any point. This may just be a case of the wrong reader for the story, but it was the one disappointment for me in these collections so far.

Though not quite as strong an enjoyment factor as the first two Collections, still very much worth the cost of the ebook. I read this ebook courtesy of the publisher, through NetGalley, for free in exchange for an honest review. My full review can be read on my wordpress based blog.