There were grammar errors and bad sentences. It was apparent either the the writer Needs help or there wasn't adequate editing or both. Nov 27, Cindy Caron rated it it was amazing. Short and sweet, this story will melt your heart, as Sophie struggles to perform her new job thanks to the man who is supposed to be one of her clients. Working as a matchmaker is never easy, but when the dynamics just don't add up, it makes it even harder. Given a difficult case and stressed upon that she's not to mess it up, Sophie goes about her job as best as she can.
But when the surveyed becomes the surveyor, all bets are off. Carlos needs a wife quick, and only for a short period of time, Short and sweet, this story will melt your heart, as Sophie struggles to perform her new job thanks to the man who is supposed to be one of her clients. Little did he know just how much his life was about to change. A wonderful short story that you won't want to miss out on, this well written book is a charm.
May 06, Kasey rated it it was ok. The idea was one I thought I'd enjoy. It just seemed so rushed. There was no story. I mean I've read insta-love stories before and even enjoyed them. But this was ridiculous. They saw each other once. May 29, Sherri rated it liked it. I liked the characters and loved the dedication to children with special needs. My initial thought was that I liked the plot but then decided that it was just too much of a coincidence with the job and the volunteer position both suddenly involving Carlos.
However, the main reason I gave it only 3 stars was that at times there were just too many adjectives. And I was so tired of "his sexy eyes" being used over and over, and really tired of every part of him being "delicious". I like adjectives b I liked the characters and loved the dedication to children with special needs. I like adjectives but not so many in one sentence and not the same ones over and over and over. It almost seemed they were being added to meet the word limit and make this novella long enough.
Only once were we taken into the bedroom and, fortunately, there was less description which is good.
I am not used to novellas and found it all wrapped up too quickly. I'm glad it was a free kindle download. Dec 26, Rose Baker rated it did not like it. Wow, where do I start the storyline had promise, but the writing was soooooooo bad. Every other sentence the author changed tense, if I had to read about Carlos' cologne one more tine I would have screamed and did after chapter 9 and the millionth mention of said cologne. Oh, and it was mentioned a lot more during the rest of the book. The story was very repetitive and so juvenile. Sophie is supposed to be an adult but acts like a teenager.
There is very little character development, and the st Wow, where do I start the storyline had promise, but the writing was soooooooo bad. There is very little character development, and the stepmother is almost a non existent character. Dec 12, Kelli rated it did not like it. I tried, I really did. Not much about this book was believable. Long time friends Lyla Emerson and Jared Hardwick are ready to strike out on their own. Jared wants to claim land in Oklahoma, and Lyla has just received her teaching certificate and longs to teach somewhere on an Indian reservation.
What stands in the way? This novella was a wonderful story, full of conniving, conspiring, and downright fun. This one definitely stood out in the collection. This novella is matchmaking of epic proportion! In years gone by, there was gold to be had, but not anymore. When Prescott elects a mayor, Quinn, both Sarah and Quinn do their best to turn Prescott into a REAL town — with shops, buildings…and wives for the miners that are hanging up their mining hats.
This novella was a good, solid read. The characters were well-developed and I was fully invested in each character. Jan 15, Karen R rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a delightful collection of all new historical novellas set in to America! Most of the stories are tender and sweet, involving young women whose sincere attempts to make good matches for others comes back on them, ending with a twist.
One story even has a traveling salesman--a tinsmith--whose side business includes uniting people in matrimony. Some of the stories include more interjections of faith, with Scripture and inspirational themes, such as trusting God, and seeking His w This is a delightful collection of all new historical novellas set in to America!
Some of the stories include more interjections of faith, with Scripture and inspirational themes, such as trusting God, and seeking His will for the future, forgiving others and oneself. They had some fun characters and witty dialogue. The story called Sing of the Mercy was very good also, with a lot of depth to the characters and storyline. They were all well-written and enjoyable overall.
Recommend to readers who enjoy a good, clean lighter romance in a historical setting, with some faith elements. The Homegrown Bride by Diana L. This is my honest, unsolicited, original review. Nov 27, Becky rated it it was amazing.
I met my husband on a blind date. I had been seeing one of his coworkers who told me that my husband was soon going to be moving and he wanted someone to go out with him before he moved. So I guess you could say that I was set up by a matchmaker. It wasn't any big deal, but we hit it off and six months later, we got married. The book I just finished is a potpouri of novellas about matchmakers who meet their match. A couple of the authors are among my favorites and these novellas all meet the qua I met my husband on a blind date.
A couple of the authors are among my favorites and these novellas all meet the quality of writing I enjoy most. I think my favorite of the olio is the last one in the book whose title I have forgotten--the story was more important --Len Montgomery is the new pastor in town and someone from Des Moines writes him a letter asking him to find a wife to help him on the farm and mother his five children.
Cora Thomas is the postmistress who handles the mail. Rusty is the newspaper editor who publishes the letter that creates a nationwide hubbub of people looking to be matched up. Cora and Len work together to answer the letters and to try to find matches for all these seekers. What they don't realize is that they are matches themselves. These are cute stories with busy-body matchmakers who meet their own matches and find themselves heading toward nuptial bliss. Barbour Books publishes a lot of these collections--historical and contemporary, and each one is a gem in its own right.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a matchmaker to make a match for you.
A colorful story with well thought-out characters. These traits are captured in Emily perfectly, she's a great heroine but she's also a little annoying! Lisa Cox Carter Goodreads Author. It's nice in that the stories are short enough for one sitting. Emma is the immature woman she thinks she might be for most of the book, Jason is marginally better.
I appreciate Barbour Books for allowing me to read and review this book. Jun 01, Robbie rated it it was amazing. Every one of the ladies and a couple of the men have been somewhat successful at finding matches for others. The stories cover different cities in America from to The settings are in real places, and it was fun to get to know more about the history of the small towns chosen, along with the time period, too. The tales are short, so they are quick to read and make for a wonderful opportunity to curl up and absorb them individually or all at one time.
The Matchmaker Brides Collection also resonates with inspirational themes in the narratives, highlighting the need for faith, hope and sometimes forgiveness. If you enjoy historical fiction, with an element of romance, you are sure to love these nine novellas written by nine Christian authors.
However, I was under no obligation to post a review. Feb 27, Brenda rated it it was amazing. Written by some great authors these short stories are great ones. Nine different stories to read! Nine ladies that think they have matchmaking skills but they can't even get themselves matched up. In each story find out what it takes for each lady to agree to get married.
They think they are unlucky in matters of the heart. But soon they find out even they can get lucky. Great characters that sometimes will make you laugh. A couple of novellas maybe a little predictable and some wit Written by some great authors these short stories are great ones. A couple of novellas maybe a little predictable and some with things you won't see coming till it happens, but all worth reading.
Read if you enjoy historical fiction and also want to get the satisfaction of reading a book that won't take you all day to read. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a favorable review. Matchmaking Like all collections this set had some stories I liked more than others I won't tell you MY favorites; because it's possible that YOU may prefer those on my least-liked list: I will say that if you purchase "The Matchmaker Brides Collection" I don't think you'll be disappointed!
In fact, for a light read; throughout each book you'll grin and, perhaps, Laugh Out Loud - LOL You'll find love in different age groups and different stages of life and you'll enjoy getting t Matchmaking Like all collections this set had some stories I liked more than others In fact, for a light read; throughout each book you'll grin and, perhaps, Laugh Out Loud - LOL You'll find love in different age groups and different stages of life and you'll enjoy getting to know the characters. I think it's a perfect summertime read, but it would be a great read regardless of the season.
Dec 05, Krissy Gott rated it it was amazing. This series of short stories was one of the best books I have read. May 21, Susan rated it liked it.
Some were better than others Jan 30, Holly rated it really liked it. Historical romance is not one of my favorites, but I do enjoy reading them now and again. This collection of novellas was entertaining to say the least. Each story had very unique matchmakers that faced different challenges in making their matches.
Each one found the tables being turned on them in fun ways. I appreciate and am impressed how the authors made their own story special. Being romance stories you know how it will all end, but the journeys each had a special road. It is really Great fun! Xander Russell was probably my favorite matchmaker. The Backfired Bride was a close second and may have given me the most laughs.
Great collection of stories for the lover of historical fiction! I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley.
The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. I received a free copy from NetGalley; this is my honest review. I took one star off for editing. Lots of misunderstanding but it's a good old-fashioned love story. I love matchmakers and this story just fortifies the thought. I even cried a bit. Loved this one a lot. Realistic to the times, lots of dialogues. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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