Monday, January 13, 2014

Book Review: A Match Made in Texas

Book Description:

In Dry Gulch, Texas, 1893, a young woman with a tender heart that longs to help those in need takes it upon herself to meddle in the affairs of three acquaintances who are in dire straits. Wanting to stay anonymous, she relies on unusual methods to hire men and women of good character who she thinks can solve the problems facing her “targets.” How was she to know that her meddling would turn into a cupid’s arrow? And what will she do when her friends turn the tables on her with a matchmaking scheme of their own?
Four novellas in one volume.

Book Review:

I wanted to read this book because I'm a fan of Karen Witemeyer and wanted to know what happened to the last Archer brother. I also just read a book by Carol Cox that I liked so I was excited to see her as an author for these Novellas. Overall I liked it. It was a quick read (obviously, it's a novella) that was entertaining and fun. The content was clean. No sex, violence, or profanity. Just good old fashioned sweet kissing.
Individually I struggled with the last book Meeting Her Match. I liked Mark, the painfully shy quiet banker, but everyone else in the story really rubbed me the wrong way. I also didn't appreciate how Mark and Hannah got together. The whole town is in on it, except the two of them? Really?
A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer met my curiosity about Neill Archer. It was a sweet story.
An Unforseen Match by Regina Jennings threw together an almost blind woman and a man with what he thinks are ugly scars. Not my favorite, but not bad either.
No Match for Love by Carol Cox was a story with spunk! Aunt Martha is a fun down to earth character. She really made the story for me. The romance and everyone else kind of felt like side notes compared to her even though she was a minor character. I enjoyed the story though.

Title: A Match Made in Texas
Authors: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Carol Cox
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Published: January 2014
ISBN: 0764211765
Source: I received an eCopy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.