It Takes an Extra Special Woman to Be a Preacher’s Bride Six men are dedicated to proclaiming God’s Word—and six women wonder if they’re cut out to support that calling. Being a helpmate to a pastor is no easy task. They must step out in a special kind of faith and love to become preachers’ brides. . . . Remember Me by Kimberley Comeaux North suffers an injury, loses his memory, and believes he is a Scottish pastor. Helen hopes he just might fall in love with her, if he isn’t bound by his social standings as a duke. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy by Kristy Dykes Shirley feels like she’s never known anything of life beyond her little country church. She wants more out life. Then she meets Forrest Townsend, the new parson—who just might change her mind. In Miss Bliss and the Bear by Darlene Franklin Annie knits hats and mittens for soldiers. But chaplain Jeremiah Arnold isn’t sure he wants a woman hanging around the fort—even one as beautiful and well meaning as Miss Bliss. . . . A Bride for the Preacher by Sally Laity It’s Emma’s dream to doctor the needy, and she hopes there might be a place for her in new territory out west. She isn’t interested in marriage—until she nurses a certain preacher’s fever. Renegade Husband by DiAnn Mills Audra moves to frontier Colorado to marry the local pastor and is assured a life of adventure. She never realizes how much adventure until her stagecoach is robbed and her future husband seems to be the culprit. . . . Silence of the Sage by Colleen L. Reece Ever dutiful and just, Reverend Gideon Scott takes a bride in name only. But soon the reverend abandons both family and church in search of truth that will clear his tarnished name.
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About the Author
Kimberley gets her inspiration from all sorts of places: travel, history, dreams and once over hearing (okay...eavesdropping on) a conversation between a couple arguing in the grocery store line. She not only is the author of 13 Inspirational romance books, but also writes and produces church musicals. She has been married for 28 years to her best friend, Brian, and has one son, Tyler, and a brand new daughter-in-law, Kellie! Kimberley resides with her family near New Orleans.
Kristy Dykes—wife to Rev. Milton Dykes, mother to two beautiful young women, grandmother, and native Floridian—was author of hundreds of articles, a weekly cooking column, short stories, and novels. She was also a public speaker whose favorite topic was on "How to Love Your Husband." Her goal in writing was to "make them laugh, make them cry, and make them wait" (a Charles Dickens’s quote). She passed away from this life in 2008.
Bestselling author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she writes full-time from a nursing home. She lives in Oklahoma, near her son and his family, and continues her interests in playing the piano and singing, books, good fellowship, and reality TV in addition to writing. She is an active member of Oklahoma City Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Christian Authors Network. She has written over fifty books and more than 250 devotionals. Her historical fiction ranges from the Revolutionary War to World War II, from Texas to Vermont. You can find Darlene online at www.darlenefranklinwrites.com
Sally Laity has written both contemporary and historical novels, many of which have appeared on ECPA bestseller lists. She is a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist, a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and has placed in the Inspirational Readers’ Choice contest. Along with numerous romances and novellas for Barbour Publishing, she also coauthored with Dianna Crawford a three-book historical series for Barbour and a six-book series on the Revolutionary War for Tyndale House. She considers it a joy that the Lord can touch hearts through her stories. Her favorite pastimes include oil painting, quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry, and scrapbooking. She makes her home in beautiful central California with her husband of over fifty years, and loves that their four married children have made her a grandma and a great-grandma. Sally can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to Sally at P.O. Box 1855, Tehachapi, CA 93581.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Mountainside Marketing Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on: Facebook, Twitter, or any of the social media platforms listed at diannmills.com
COLLEEN L. REECE was born and raised in a small western Washington logging town. She learned to read by kerosene lamplight and dreamed of someday writing a book. God has multiplied Colleen's “someday” book into more than 150 titles that have sold six million copies. Colleen was twice voted Heartsong Presents' Favorite Author and later inducted into Heartsong'sHall of Fame. Several of her books have appeared on the CBA Bestseller list.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Preacher's Brides Collection By: Kimberley Comeaux, Kristy Dykes, Darlene Franklin, Sally Laity, DiAnn Mills, Colleen L. Reece The Preacher's Brides Collection, We have six authors who have brought us six old fashion romance about six men who are dedicated to preaching God's word. These men all need good wives for them. Remember Me By: Kimberley Comeaux I loved this story and it was well written. A young man, North, who was in an accident and loses his memory. Now everyone is calling him Pastor. Helen, a farmers daughter hopes that North will notice her and like her even though she thinks he is to good for her. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy By: Kristy Dykes Shirley, a young lady who has not known much till she meets the new Parson at her country church. Will Parson Forrest Townsend be the one to change her mind? Miss Bliss and the Bear By: Darlene Franklin I loved this sweet story. I have read a couple of books by Darlene Franklin and I like her writing. Will be reading more by this author. Miss Bliss loves to knit gloves and scarves for the men at the fort. She meets the Bear Chaplain Jeremiah at the fort. He barks orders at everyone around. My goodness is he as bad as they all say. A Bride For The Preacher By: Sally Laity Would you take a chance like Emma did? She has always dreamed of doctoring the needy. Will her dreams come true as she travels out west or will meeting the young Minister Jesse change her mind? Renegade Husband By: DiAnn Miller I loved this story. You are drawn in at the first and don't let up till the end. Audra, a young lady travels wet to marry a preacher she does not know. Her travel ends up rough when the stage coach is stopped and robbed, and someone is killed. Silence of the Sage By: Colleen L. Reece You are going to love Silence of the Sage. Colleen Reece grabs you at the start and holds on till the end. Reverend Gideon has always wanted to be a preacher. The Reverend marries in name only . He has to clear his name. I was given a copy of this book by one of the authors for my honest review, which I have given.
The Preacher’s Bride Collection shares six inspirational novellas, each with its own charm. I love reading historical fiction and enjoyed the various times and places that were detailed, as well as the love and romance of each of these unique stories. Encouraging and entertaining, The Preacher’s Bride Collection is a lovely collection and a recommended read! I received a complimentary copy of The Preacher’s Bride Collection. All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.
Enjoyable stories, no two alike. I always enjoy the 'collections' books because they usually have stories by authors I really like and most of the time you find at least one and many two or three new authors you like. This book did not fail me in that area and as usual I enjoyed the stories also. There were at least a couple that took me a 'while' (as long as a while can be in a short story, lol) to get into but the stories ended up being very good. Anyone who enjoys historical fiction, historical christian fiction or mail-order bride books should find that they will like this book.
The Preacher's Bride Collection**** by Kimberley Comeaux, Kristy Dykes, Darlene Franklin, Sally Laity, DiAnn Mills and Colleen L. Reese The Preacher's Bride Collection is a collection of six romance novellas by six different authors. There are six men who have dedicated their lives to preaching God's Word and all are in need of wives. Each story has a faith-based theme with a pastor in need of a wife, bringing unique circumstance from a different locations. Of course, their romances don't always go as planned or as they had envisioned. Six old-fashioned romances built on faith and love: -Remember Me by Kimberley Comeaux A cute novella with a young man, North, who loses his memory in an accident. He believes he is a Scottish pastor, so everyone calls him Pastor. A farmer's young daughter, Helen, feels she is not good enough for North but hopes that he will fall in love with her. I enjoyed the interaction between North and Helen and the interesting struggles they both had. Noah, wanting to know who he really is but is a little fearful of what he will learn. Helen, so wanting Noah to fall in love with her but also fearful of what will happen once-if-Noah's memory returns. -Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy by Kristy Dykes Shirley is a young lady who feels she has not really known much beyond the little town and church where she lives and longs for adventure. The new Parson, Forrest, just might fill that adventure. I enjoyed the way Shirley tried to bring about the adventure she so longed for and the way Forrest tried to not fall in love with her. It is interesting how Shirley's parents came up with her name. -Miss Bliss and the Bear by Darlene Franklin Miss Ann Bliss loves to knit gloves and scarves for the men at the fort. She meets the “Bear” Chaplain Jeremiah at the fort. He certainly sounds like a bear when he barks orders at everyone. However, Jeremiah really has a soft heart as Ann soon discovers. But will she be able to “tame” the bear? I really enjoyed this novella, the humor and surprises in the story making it a favorite of the six novellas in this book. -A Bride for the Preacher by Sally Laity Emma's one dream is to doctor the needy and to that end travels to the new territory out west. She is not looking for a husband, but she just might change her mind after meeting and nursing preacher Jesse's fever. I enjoyed how Emma kept at her dream despite obstacles. A fun story. -Renegade Husband by DiAnn Mills Audra is assured she will find adventure as she moves to the Colorado frontier to marry the local pastor. But she never dreamed of just how much adventure until the stagecoach she is traveling on is robbed. It appears her intended husband just may be one of the robbers! This story captures you from the first to last page. I really enjoyed Audra and her courage in an unsettling situation, and what her intended husband went through to convince her he truly is trustworthy and honest. A fun story. -Silence of the Sage by Colleen L. Reece Reverend Gideon Scott has married—in name only. He leaves his family and church behind to uncover the truth that will clear his name. This story caught me from the first page. I really enjoyed the way the characters faced their challenges. ~I received a PDF copy of this book by one of the authors for my honest review~
Some I've read before, some I haven't. But a really good collection nonetheless.