Four Weddings and a Kiss: A Western Bride Collection

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Four Weddings and a Kiss: A Western Bride Collection 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are wonderful reads and they keep you wanting to read more Margaret Brownley is an amazing writer I have read several of her books and I just want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading these short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally do not read western stories but thought I would venture out and give this one a try. I am so glad I did as I loved this book! The story begins in Fort Worth, Texas during a weeklong revival meeting. Reverend Gregory Miller is struggling because he broke up with a woman he loved, Elizabeth Princeton. He describes her as “reckless” and for this reason he believes he cannot be with her. Reverend Miller is sitting around a campfire with four other preachers. His private conversation with God becomes known to the other preachers when Reverend Miller unknowingly speaks some of his thoughts out loud. As Reverend Miller explains to the other preachers why he cannot be with Elizabeth they each decide to share a story of unlikely couples. The book is comprised of four novellas telling the stories of Rylan and Maizy, Jack and Molly, Treb and Katie, and Brock and Grace. Each couple has their own unique set of circumstances that bring them together. Rylan and Maizy are brought together because of her reckless ways. Jack and Molly are brought together by him being hired for a job that she thought should have been given to her. Treb and Katie are brought together by tragic circumstances which lead to a road of healing. Brock and Grace are brought together by a request from a young boy who happens to be Grace’s son. In case you are wondering, there is an epilogue which tells what happens with Reverend Miller and Elizabeth. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more western romances! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers 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.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Four sweet short stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet and couples you can root for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. I enjoy short stories like this.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Spitfire Sweetheart Maizy Place really messed up this time. Not even hours after Rylan Carstens told her to stay off of his land she was back and caused an accident that has him confined to his bed for weeks – with the possibility of losing everything he’s ever wanted. Can Maizy fix this? Review: WOW! This was a terrific book. I was so sorry that it was a novella, but I’m holding out a hope that we’ll see more of both of these characters in an upcoming series. Author: Mary Connealy Grade: A Ages: 16+ Love Letter to the Editor Molly Everton can’t believe her father did this!! He hired an editor behind her back! Really?! What was the sense in going to school and working as a journalist for all of these years if he was planning to hire someone else to take over? Jack Ludgrove can’t believe his luck! He’s finally gotten to come west as he’s always wanted. The scenery is amazing – in and out of the office. Review: I really enjoyed Love Letter to the Editor though as I finished reading it I realized that I didn’t ‘know’ Molly or Jack as much as I thought I should. Still, it was a sweet romance that I couldn’t put down. Author: Robin Lee Hatcher Grade: B+ Ages: 16+ A Cowboy for Katie Being trapped inside a house devastated by a tornado for several days put Katie Pearl in an unstable frame of mind. Even now, weeks later, she’s still petrified of the dark and on enclosed places – like her house, the barn, the mercantile. Treb Rayburn has no idea what he’s getting himself into when he comes upon Katie’s ranch as her new hired hand. The woman talks to herself, refuses to go into any buildings, and pulls her gun on everyone. It’s a good thing Treb doesn’t plan to stay long with this skittish woman! Review: Adorable! Cute and fun. This was a quick read that I’m sure all will love. The characters weren’t too shallow, the plot was full and interesting, and, well, it’d was a fun read. Author: Debra Clopton Grade: A Ages: 16+ Courting Trouble Grace Davenport, nicknamed the Black Widow by the townsfolk, is on trial for the murder of her husband. There is no hope not even with her attorney, Brock Daniels, helping. Can God use Brock to show the town the truth – she’s not a murderess she just makes really poor choices! Review: Courting Trouble was a good book. Not as exciting or fun as the others. It’s a solid good book with great characters and plot. Author: Margaret Brownley Grade: B+ Ages: 16+ Hott Review of Four Weddings and a Kiss: What I liked: I especially adored the prologue that pulled all of these stories together. It absolutely made me want to devour every page. The stories are all very individual, but linked though the prologue and epilogue, and each worthy of a spot on your shelf. What I didn’t like: I’d like to have heard more about the characters in the prologue & epilogue, they were adorable & worthy of their own story! More… Source: Thomas Nelson via Netgalley Grade: A Ages: 16+ Steam: YA Setting: New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, and Colorado  
Digging4Pearls More than 1 year ago
Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy tells the tale of feisty Maizy MacGregor who has no desire to be told what to do, and certainly not by Rylan Carstens. Just because he told her to stay off his property doesn't mean she hadn't any intention on obeying him. But when her foolish deeds put the man in jeopardy, she feels she must somehow make restitution. A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher weaves the story of Molly Everton who is infuriated to learn her father has hired someone to take over as the new editor for her town's newspaper, especially when she clearly is qualified to take the position herself. She immediately begins plotting on how to encourage Jack Ludgrove to move elsewhere. A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton is a delightful adventure of Katie Pearl who needs someone to help restore her ranch after its demolition by a tornado, so she hires Treb Rayburn. He only agrees to come to her aid because he'll get a horse out of the deal. Katie is one odd character that soon becomes endeared to the reader. Courting Trouble by Margaret Bronwley shares the story of Grace Davenport who is in jail for the murder of her late husband. After her son's plea, attorney Brock Daniels agrees to represent her case. What will he do if the journey finds her guilty? What a delight to read another group of stories from these four talented ladies. Prepare to be swept back in history to the era of the Old West. You won't be disappointed. This book was provided free for review by Thomas Nelson.
a-nonny-mouse More than 1 year ago
This novel starts out with a young preacher determined not to marry the girl he loves. She's unconventional and he's positive she's not going to be accepted by his parishioners. She's wild and unruly, and actually plays...games! For pete's sake, who wouldn't have a problem with that?! It's up to his four older, wiser - and meddlesome - companions to show him the errors in his thinking. These four novellas are a delight to read. They pack a wollop of a punch from four very talented authors and ring true. A woman who doesn't dress the way others think she should? Another who's accused of murder? When God decides to put people together, watch out. He's going to get His way, come what may. Each story hits home with a different theme we can all learn from. Forgiveness of others, loving someone for who they are, seeking God's direction in situations, trusting others, etc, the lessons don't stop. This is a fun set of novellas I will read over and over again - if not for the lesson, at least for the chuckles. How many of us started out with someone we thought might not be right for us? Maybe he didn't have the background you thought he should, either his parents or yours objected to the relationship, or maybe, as in my case, his name wasn't right and he didn't like cats. I mean, come on! How is this going to work?! But one thing I've found, God knows what He's doing. Sometimes, we just need to let go and let God take control. *My thanks to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. These thoughts are my own, and I was not required they be positive.*
mustlovetoread More than 1 year ago
Four Weddings and a Kiss A Western Bride Collection By: Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher From the prologue I was hooked on this book! Reverend Gregory Miller has a small church. He is traveling with other preachers heading home after a weeklong revival. He broke up with Elizabeth Princeton because she wasn’t modest, reserved, and obedient. If he married her, he wouldn’t be dignified and sedate. The other preachers around him start in with their stories of God using highly unlikely people to fulfill his purpose, like Moses with his speech problem, and David killing Goliath with a stone. The following are the stories in this collection “living proof that God has a sense of humor.” Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy: The more stories I read of Mary’s the more I love her books. This story is no different. Maizy MacGregor has been raised by her pa since her ma died. She is a tomboy through and through. She wears a gun, works like a ranch hand, and wears men’s clothes. Then, Rylan Carstens moves in. He takes one look at her and shows his disgust of her clothes and appearance. After Ryan berates her for being on his land to her Pa she goes to her getaway place, which happens to be on Carstens’ land. Which puts her right in the middle of trouble between an ornery bull and a mad grizzly. Once Carstens figures out she’s there, he gets her to safety but not before he’s hurt. Maizy’s Pa makes her stay and take care of him, dressed and acting like a lady. Carstens’ ranch hand ends up leaving and Maizy fills in there too. Unfortunately for Carstens, he realizes he loves Maizy when she’s dressed as a woman and he’s willing to marry her so she won’t have to wear men’s clothes and work like a ranch hand. This makes Maizy mad. Why can’t he love the real her instead of the her all dressed up? She works hard, she loves working on the ranch, and even though she caused Carstens to be laid up for awhile, she is working hard to help him save his ranch until he can get back on his feet. Can he accept her as she is? This is a great love story. I loved the characters of Maizy and Carstens. You shouldn’t have to give up who you are in order for someone to love you. Maybe it just takes the other person getting to know you. A Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher: I loved this story. Molly Everton has worked for her dad’s paper since they opened it 10 years ago. She writes a weekly column, but not the household hints her mother thinks she should write. Molly is smart and speaks her mind. She hasn’t found a man to be her husband in the town they live in. Women are expected to marry, run the house, and have kids. Then her father decides to hire a managing editor instead of letting her have the position. Molly decides from the beginning to not like Jack Ludgrove. How can she like him if he’s come to take her job away? Jack has always wanted to travel west. When he saw the advertisement for an editor, he jumped at the chance. After a year or two, he could move on. But then he meets Molly. What’s wrong with the eligible men in town that they haven’t married Molly before now? Once he reads her column and spends some time with her, he realizes she is for women voting, knowledgeable on current events, and has passion for the stories she writes. Can he handle that in a woman, or is he like the other men in town? What about his plans to see the west? Will this little town be enough adventure for him? You’ll have to read the story to find out! I loved Molly’s and Jack’s characters. Their bantering and getting to know each other kept me turning the pages to see how their story would turn out. A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton: I was hooked on this story! Katie Pearl is such a fun character. The town thinks she’s crazy after she was trapped in her house after a tornado came through that killed her pa. She talks to herself, shoots at any man that asks her to marry them, and won’t go inside a building. Then she hires Treb Rayburn to help her rebuild her house. She feels safe with him because after he’s done he’s moving on. He just needs money to buy a horse. But strange things start to happen. Treb stays out all night in a thunderstorm holding her and protecting her because she’s too afraid to go in the barn for shelter. He builds her a temporary shelter from poles and tarp so she won’t feel confined. And while he’s rebuilding her house, he places the windows so it feels open and spacious, not confined like a house. But can Katie trust Treb? What happens if she falls in love with him and he leaves? Treb took the job knowing if he contemplated marrying her, she’d shoot him like she had the others. But if he fell in love with her, how would he get to see the places further out west he wanted to see? What about his dreams? Katie is strong but will she discover she needs Treb? You’ll have to read the story to find out! Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley: Grace Davenport, the Black Widow, is in jail for killing her third husband. Her son Jesse hires Brock Daniels for fifty-six cents. Brock is a lawyer from Philadelphia, not used to how justice is served in Colorado. He promises to consult with Grace. Once he does, he decides to take her case. Grace has been married three times, and each time her husband died of mysterious causes. Did she murder them or has she been set up this time? Brock and Jesse work together to defend her. Grace will not trust a man ever again. Can she learn to trust Brock with her future and her heart? He seems to have hit it off with her son. But does he have good intentions? When Brock decides to run for judge, will Grace’s past be more of a hindrance? Check out this story. I loved it. Big town lawyer with a past meets small town justice and a lady with an uncertain future. Can they learn to trust each other? Great story on trust, forgiveness, and second chances. Epilogue: Remember Reverend Gregory Miller from the Prologue? Does he take the advice from these four stories and embrace his love? Can the most unlikeliest couples find true happiness? You’ll have to read this book to find out! I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful, fun novella collection! Every story was enjoyable to read and I really liked the theme that ran through all four of the books. Four ministers, sitting around a campfire, share stories with a fifth minister who is convinced that he and the woman he loves could never have a future together. The other four ministers set out to prove to him through their reminiscences that God is capable of bringing together two people even if the odds seem to be against them. I really enjoyed how each story has a woman who is in some way looked down upon by the community she lives in. Two of the women had a catastrophe or horrible experience in their lives that caused people to judge them harshly. This was the case in the two stories Courting Trouble and A Cowboy for Katie. The other two women in Spitfire Sweetheart and A Love Letter to the Editor choose to live their lives in a different manner than men of that time period deemed appropriate. Whether it was Maizy dressing like a man and working the ranch, or Molly desiring to become the editor of the local newspaper, no one seemed to be able to handle their crazy ideas! All four of these stories were excellent, with likeable characters and very interesting plots. The leading men in all four novellas are all appropriately swoon-worthy. Whether they began the story with an understanding heart toward the leading ladies, or have to gain some insight throughout the book, I found myself rooting for them to open their hearts and embrace the special woman that God created just for them. I highly recommend this novella collection to fans of Christian historical fiction, especially if you like a western theme to your stories. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity Group, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Four Stories and Four Authors! First Story "Spitfire Sweetheart" is just what the title says.  Maizy a spitfire tomboy that is her neighbor's burr under his saddle.  Rylan tries hard to keep his distance from her for fear of letting her take up a big space in his heart.  But due to her causing him to be injured she is forced to care for him and his ranch while she is also forced by her father to dress and act like a lady while doing so.  This shoots down any chance of him protecting his heart from her Mary Connealy writes a fun story with characters I'd love to spend more time with.  I love a story with a head strong woman determined to be herself.  Our Father in Heaven has a plan for us and we should not fight against Him and let His will be done. Second Story "Love Letter to the Editor".  A woman that is determined to stand on her own cognizance.  She is hoping to become an Editor or Managing Editor.  But to her great surprise her father has hired someone else to be editor of the paper.  Jack Lugrove feels bad in that he was not welcome as editor by Molly yet he will not be detoured from doing his job.  Molly wants to prove herself to her father and  at the same time find some way of ridding the paper and  herself of Jack.  Robin Lee Hatcher has given Molly fortitude  that could be her downfall..  Truth is God and the truth will prevail.  There is romance, intrigue and especially faith and hope in God.  People sometimes take a path they are uncomfortable with not realizing it is God leading us.  Molly was in danger of letting her pride get the best of her.  Great lesson to be learned from this story. Third Story "A Cowboy for Katie"  Recently Katie's life has been horrific.  She is left alone to rebuild her ranch and her life.  The problem is she refuses the advances of any man fearing all they want is her land.  She is determined to rebuild on her own.  She relents and hires a wandering cowboy. She learns he is the perfect man for the getting the work done without moving into her fragile personal space.  Will Treb realizes there is more to be rebuilt than just the ranch house and barn.  He notices Katie is damaged emotionally which causes her to have night terror along with mistrust of anyone, including him.   Debra Clopton writes a heart-wrenching story about a young woman barely holding on to reality.  the author reveals how God will provide if we ask and believe he will answer, which happened in the form of Will Treb. I fell in love with the sweet patient character of Will Treb.  Be sure you have a box of tissues on hand it is a tear jerk-er. Fourth Story "Courting Trouble".   This is the perfect title for this story.  Grace Davenport just can't seem to get a break in life.  Grace's young son attempts to hire Brock Daniels, a local attorney that does not really want the job.  But the young boy touched Brock's heart and after he does some investigating on the woman and her charge of murdering her husband he decided he would take the case.   I asked myself, "Could this woman really be guilty or is she being railroaded by some evil force?". In this story Margaret Brownley created the wonderful character, Brock Daniels in that he was so determined and lead by God to help this broken family.  I loved the sweet well mannered young boy he  will pull at your heart strings as he did mine.  It is never too late when lives have been broken for so long to be lifted up and healed of by God.  This story was mysterious, with a growing romance and healing grace.  I highly recommend this collection of four books in one. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group/Thomas Nelson for an honest review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I love a well-written novella! All of these stories gave me a good sense of the characters and connected me to their emotions. The premise of unlikely couples let me know that things were going to get interesting... and they sure did! Mary Connealy is an expert at infusing natural humor into her characters' relationships. I felt bad for Maizy, having to utterly change in order to please the men in her life, but admired her sincerity and determination to make things right. It took poor Rylan a few tries to get things right with her, but it was so entertaining :) Robin Lee Hatcher's story was enjoyable, but predictable. Jack was incredibly easy-going about Molly's defensiveness and it was nice to watch them grow closer together. Crazy Katie Pearl in Debra Clopton's story is fighting off the men wanting to marry her for her land by using them for target practice. She talks to herself, can't sleep, and won't go indoors. Treb understands her fears and grounds her in a way that helps her heal and learn to trust others. Several sweet moments to savor in this story. My favorite part of Margaret Brownley's novella is the trial scene- talk about Old West justice! The whole time Grace and Bruce are trying to combat the "guilty until proven innocent" mindset of the community, but I have to admit my jaw dropped at the way it all goes down. Another nice touch was how Bruce became a mentor to her son in ways she doesn't expect. (Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy and Robin Lee Hatcher have put together a great collection of short stories in their new book Four Weddings and a Kiss! All these stories are about living in the Wild West, pretty young woman and dashing caring men. We have one young woman, who is like Annie Oakley, and what happens to her young man is almost beyond belief, but yes he does survive. Then we have an almost middle age, guess she would be considered an old maid, who is well educated. Her Dad, who owns the local paper, hires a young man to be the editor, when his daughter is qualified for the job. She is so upset she wants to sabotage him and make him what to leave, but that is not the Christian thing to do, so read what happens to her! Next we have a woman that is so traumatized by being in a tornado, which did kill her father, that she doesn’t trust anyone. To the towns amazement she hires a drifter that has just stopped to earn enough money to buy a new horse. The only way she was led to this you man, was because of God, loved how things happen here. Last, was probably my favorite, as I loved the concept the author took, with a young woman in jail and her precocious son trying to hire a lawyer for her with his 56¢. This one is call the Black Widow, or wider as the cow pokes refer to her, and when you find out why?? Justice in Colorado is far different than in Pennsylvania at this time in history. Each story can be read in a sitting and makes you want to keep turning the pages and read the next story. A really good clean romance, and a cute way they all tie together. I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Robin Lee Hatcher and Mary Connealy  team up in their new book, “Four Weddings And A Kiss” published by Thomas Nelson give us four weddings set in the 1800′s. From the back cover:   Four best-­selling award-winning authors remind us that love often takes us by surprise. “Spitfire Sweetheart” by Mary Connealy Maizy MacGregor is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love. “Love Letter to the Editor” by Robin Lee Hatcher Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper’s owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He’s resolved to change Molly’s mind about him–as an editor and as a man. “A Cowboy for Katie” by Debra Clopton Katie Pearl is uninterested in men and love. But she needs help on her ranch and hires Treb Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Treb change Katie’s mind? “Courting Trouble” by Margaret Brownley Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive–or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn’t interested in the case–until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace. First there is the framing story where five preachers sit around a campfire and tell each other the four wedding stories that follow for the sake of the fifth preacher who is having a problem with his upcoming marriage.  Each story is different and great fun all by itself however when you put them all together they are there for a purpose which leads us back to the framing story for its end. so it is almost as if we had five stories.  “Four Weddings And A Kiss” is great fun to read.  This is a book where you wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, make yourself comfortable in your favorite chair and have warm cider to drink as you savor each story.  All the stories are so well written and the romance is perfect, tender not overboard or forced.  Leave this book on your shelf so that next year you can re-visit it.  Hopefully there will be another and make this a series. Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   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.”
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
For as long as I can remember, I've been a huge fan of western romance fiction. Something about the simplicity of living a life in the wilderness where danger lurks on the horizon and romance can be found sweeping us away into another time. For those that love Western Romance as much as I do, you might want to pick up the latest novel in the Western Bride Collection, Four Weddings and a Kiss. This one combines four amazing romance stories from authors Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy and Robin Lee Hatcher, who are experts at making us fall for those tall drinks of water and falling in love over and over again on the western range, in one amazing book. In Spitfire Sweetheart from Mary Connealy, Maizy MacGregor takes on Rylan Carstens when her independent spirit causes Rylan to quite literally fall for her. Now injured and unable to work his ranch, it's going to take all of her efforts to help him realize that there is more to her than simply a pretty face beneath those man's britches! In A Love Letter to The Editor from Robin Lee Hatcher, Molly Hatcher dreamed that when her father was ready to retire from running the newspaper, he would name her as his replacement. Yet when he informs her that he has solicited the efforts of Jack Lovegrove instead, Molly will make sure he doesn't find anything in Killdeer worth staying for. A Cowboy for Katie from Debra Clopton takes readers into the broken and wounded spirit of Katie Pearl, the survivor of a tornado that kept her buried beneath her home while her father died. Now nicknamed "Crazy Katie," she enlists the help of Treb Rayburn a cowboy who plans on staying in Midway, Texas long enough to make enough money to buy a horse and set off to see the world. He has no plans on marriage and that is just what Katie is looking for when she hires him to help rebuild her ranch. Finally in Courting Trouble, Margaret Brownley takes us into the upcoming trial of Black Widow, Grace Davenport who has been arrested for the death of three husbands. But did she really do it? Her son believes she has been a victim of bad circumstances and hires local attorney Brock Daniels to defend his mother. But Brock isn't interested in defending anyone, so what will it take to defend Grace and give him a new lease on life? I received Four Weddings and a Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton and Mary Connealy compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. I have so many Western Romance novels from each of these remarkable women in my personal library and loved gaining this unique collection of stories to add to my growing collection. Each of these stories shows that even the unlikeliest of couples can find true happiness in whatever their situation despite the odds set against them. They are people that God brings together to find more than just love, but healing and forgiveness as well. I easily give this collection a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISS from Thomas Nelson via BookSneeze. It is an anthology of historical fiction short stories that involve the rugged Wild West. It is part of A Western Bride Collection series, but you don’t need the other stories to enjoy this anthology. When I say “enjoy,” it is with a huge smile. This book delighted my day and I couldn’t wait to read on once I started. The overall theme involves a reverend who is talking to his peers about the girl he likes, who is utterly unsuitable. Each of his friends offers him a story about unlikely love. SPITFIRE SWEETHEART by Mary Connealy: Maizy is a tomboy and loves working on her father’s ranch. She harms fellow rancher Ryan Carstens, so her father makes her work for him to pay off the debt. This was a sweet story, as the title suggests, although I couldn’t picture things well. A LOVE LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Robin Lee Hatcher: This was quite unusual, as it is about a female columnist and her new male editor. She wanted the editor position, so she strives to make his life unpleasant so that he’ll move. I enjoyed the unusual aspect, for I haven’t read other historical fiction books about a female columnist in the west. A COWBOY FOR KATIE by Debra Clopton: This is my new favorite story for historical fiction, only though it is only a few chapters long. Katie struggles with personal fears – something I can relate to well lately – and she hires Treb to help rebuild her house. They fall in love. This story warmed my heart, and I smiled throughout it. This story is perfect in my eyes. COURTING TROUBLE by Margaret Brownley: This was, sadly, my least favorite story of the group. I couldn’t get into it well. Mainly, Brock is a lawyer and he’s trying to help out young widow Grace. Overall, the collection was entertaining and I have a new author to keep watch for – Debra Clopton!