The Runaway Brides Collection: 7 Historical Brides Get Cold Feet at the Altar

The Runaway Brides Collection: 7 Historical Brides Get Cold Feet at the Altar

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The Runaway Brides Collection: 7 Historical Brides Get Cold Feet at the Altar 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RobinWillson More than 1 year ago
Not just 5 stars - 7 x 5 stars! From Maryland 1865 just after the civil war to Kentucky 1877 to New York 1898 to Ohio and Colorado1892 to Massachusetts 1892 to Ohio 1877 to Ireland 1877. I never used to really care for collections, mainly because they were too short. If I did feel that way, this is sure to change it, as I am quite endeared to it. Some were new authors to me, some I'd read their books before, now I'm a fan of all. Usually as I go along I think of what I would like to say in my review, noting things that stand out. This book though, as I read I thought - I like this one best - then I thought the same about the next story, and the next - so they're all my favorites! I've got to say that The Groom She Thought She'd Left Behind I couldn't put down and I swear that I held my breath till the end. And the next story makes you laugh out loud. Misunderstandings and perfect understandings, rejection and acceptance. A girl can change her mind, can't she? I love that there's a Christian message and lessons too. This is a book that I can highly recommend to just about everyone. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
HeyerFan1 More than 1 year ago
Seven Short Stories 4.6* - These are not full length novels but are complete in themselves, they are very clean (not even a kiss is allowed in two of the stories). From This Day Forward by Rita Gerlach 4* - set just after the end of the Civil War. Amy unexpectedly meets again the only man to have peaked her interest from before the War but he didn’t fight on the side she expected. Can they have a future? Legacy of Love by Terri J. Haynes 4* - It is not until the day of her wedding to another man that Delia realises she is in love with her friend Josiah. Talk about leaving things to the last minute! The Elusive Heiress by Noelle Marchand 4.5* - Georgiana goes on the run rather than be married for her dowry, she hopes if she can stay ahead of her father for seven months when she will become 21, she can then live on the inheritance from her grandmother. Whilst in the city of Denver she discovers God and that a business acquaintance of her father is more interesting than he had seemed in the past. A good read. A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Vickie McDonough 4.5* - To escape an arranged marriage, Callie chooses to be a mail order bride however on arrival in Texas she finds her bridegroom has up and married another woman. So instead she agrees to look after a mute 5 year old girl, with a view to marrying the girl’s father after a two week period. Then her original bridegroom returns and wants her back! The Groom She Thought She’d Left Behind by Darlene Panzera 5* - Emily has second thoughts about marrying a man she has never met and flees from her wedding - only she doesn’t realise that the man who helps her escape is actually her bridegroom. A lovely sweet and romantic story. My favourite in this collection. The Flyaway Bride by Jenness Walker 5* - A series of missed meetings and misunderstandings dog the romance of Josey and Everett. A highly entertaining story. The Irish Bride by Renee Yancy 5* - Fleeing from the horrors of the potato famine, and the injustices committed by her dead father; Deanie travels to Boston where her uncle plots to steal her inheritance. Loved the inclusion into the story of P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
fuzzmom More than 1 year ago
Amy Fairbourne wanted to wait for Love. After the civil war she just wanted to find the right man. Rita Gerlach brings us along for the ride as her search gets bumpy! Delia McClure enjoyed helping the poorer families, but her father groused that she would bankrupt his small general store. Terri J. Haynes brings to life the struggles of the poor families Delia hopes to help. Josiah wants to move West and start fresh in Kansas. The idea sparks a fire in Delia's heart too. Georgiana Price was a spoiled headstrong determined girl. Once she found out what her betrothed really thought, she set out to run away. Noelle Marchand takes us with her as she hides out and changes her life. Callie Webster was all set to be a mail order Bride. Her Uncle Roger had left her no other alternative when he insisted she wed an old man, older than her late father! Vickie McDonough weaves the story of what happens when her plans go seriously awry! Emily Pembrooke was on her way to be married to a man she had corresponded with to save her family home. Darlene Panzera carries us along as she changes her mind and all sorts of mischief ensues! Josey Middleton got off the train expecting to see Everett Kane waiting to marry her. Well, not exactly her, her sister was the one who started the correspondence but soon lost interest and Josey had continued in her name. Jenness Walker leads us through a story of misunderstanding, miscommunications and mistakes. Deanie Devane escaped the horror of the Irish famine, but could not reconcile herself to the horrible things her father had done to make that possible. Renee Yancy brings us along through her trip across the ocean where a tough man in her American Uncle makes life in the new land a struggle. These Inspirational Historical stories will warm your heart...after they stop it a time or two! Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Runaway Brides Collection By Rita Gerlach, Terri J. Haynes, Noelle Marchand, Vickie McDonough, Darlene Panzera, Jenness Walker, Renee Yancy This well-written collection of historical romance novellas features tales of runaway brides who find love on the run. I have read many novella collections and this is by far the best collection. There was no hit or miss with the stories. Each story held depth despite the length. I enjoyed reading each tale and found myself reluctant to put the book down to go to bed. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Madis Musings More than 1 year ago
This collection is a delightful read. From the determined heroines who find themselves in binds of all sorts, to the heroes who help the runaway brides in their predicaments, to the endearing secondary characters, this collection is well worth reading. Every novella earned a four star or higher, which, for me, is rare when reading collections. I was also introduced to authors I’d not heard of before, which hooked me on their writing. This is a fun collection, and one I definitely recommend reading! *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. I was not required to leave a positive review. **Full review is located at