The 12 Brides of Summer – Novella Collection #2 is written by Mary Connealy, Amanda Cabot and Maureen Lang.
About the Book
Love Is Buzzing in the Good Old Summertime! Spend the sunny days of summer relaxing with an ice cold glass of lemonade and revel in the dreams of twelve brides who are a bit surprised by how the men of their dreams come into their lives. Journey to the Old West, stay on the prairie, and visit quaint small towns. . .without leaving the comfort of your own front porch!
Fireworks start to fly as love finds its way into open hearts in Novella Collection #2:
A Bride Rides Herd by Mary Connealy
Matt Reeves arrives at his brother’s ranch to find Betsy Harden alone with the little girls during a cattle drive. Will the ladies be too much to handle when Matt steps in for the missing ranch hand?
The Fourth of July Bride by Amanda Cabot
Cattle baron Gideon Carlisle offers to pay for surgery that Naomi Towson’s mother needs, if Naomi will enter a faux courtship with him while his mother is visiting over the fourth of July. It’s a business arrangement, nothing more.
The Summer Harvest Bride by Maureen Lang
Sally Hobson is practically engaged to the mayor’s son when Lukas Daughton and his family come to town to build a gristmill. She can’t deny an unusual feeling growing for Lukas, but is he trustworthy?
A Bride Rides Herd by Mary Connealy is the first story in the series.
Matt Reeves is traveling to his brother’s ranch when he hears an ear-piercing scream. Spinning his horse around to head back where he heard the scream, he’s expecting to find the worst. Instead, he finds two of his brother’s daughters deliberately catapulting themselves into a fast moving stream.
Warring emotions overcome him as he gathers them up to take them home, only to discover his brother left a seemingly inept young lady as the babysitter.
Mary Connealy mixes a story of delightful mischief and abject fear, with humor and seriousness, creating a charming love story.
The second story is The Fourth of July Bride by Amanda Cabot.
Naomi Towson and her mother are struggling to make ends meet, with Naomi working as an assistant in the town’s bakery. When her mother needs a delicate and expensive surgery, Naomi knows that she can’t afford to pay for it. Only her trust in God keeps her from being overwhelmed with despair. So, when Gideon Carlisle, local cattle baron, offers to pay for the surgery in exchange for Naomi pretending to be his fiancée, she jumps at the chance.
Amanda Cabot’s thoughtfully written tale will leave you wondering what your decision may have been in similar circumstances.
Maureen Lang finishes out the trilogy with The Summer Harvest Bride.
Sally Hobson’s family, and even Sally to some extent, is convinced she should marry the Mayor’s son, Willis Polit. However, Sally starts having second thoughts, when Lukas Daughton, along with his brothers and father, ride into town with plans to build the town’s first gristmill. When the mill is sabotaged, Sally comes to the rescue and realizes her true love.
Maureen Lang has written a romantic story with a bit of intrigue, a story you are sure to enjoy.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.