Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

A Tailor-Made BrideA Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The particulars: Historical Christian Romance, Bethany House, available as e-book and in print.

The Review:

The blurb:

When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!
Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.

Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?
When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to consequences neither could have foreseen--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?

My impressions:

I picked up this when it was free on Kobo a couple of months ago. I rarely reads Christian Romance, but something with the blurb snagged my interest. And I am glad I read it. It is hard to explain what I liked most, but the short story is that I fell in love with the writing. It was a light, and hopeful story set in the West. The author had clearly spent time reseaching the setting, since it felt realistic. The plot wasn't that special, but the characters. Oh my. The characters were a delight. Not perfect, but they were scarred, yet they still had some kind of hope for humanity. It was fascinating to see Jericho's growth, from loathing Hannah's work, to accepting it, and the rest of Hannah. Hannah is a strong woman, determinded to succeed.

I wont say anything more, but I encourage you to buy the book. It is well worth the money!

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