Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she’s spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d’Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit. Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchits without a d’Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been in love with Patience for seven years. But every time he’s on the verge of proposing, she cuts him off; he can only imagine on purpose. This time though, dadburn it, he’s going to go through with it. Ring in hand, he’s moments from touching knee to floor, when Patience pulls out a list of mail-order bride advertisements and declares her intention to marry a backwoods stranger on Christmas Day. Peter has two weeks to change her mind.
~Description of Plum Pudding Bride by Anne Garboczi Evans ~
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, I treasure a few moments here and there to slow down and enjoy a good book. I did just this recently when I read Plum Pudding Bride by Anne Garboczi Evans.
This delightful Christmas novella entertained me from beginning to end with its animated cast of characters, its well-written dialogue, and its twists and turns. I especially liked how the author told the first several chapters from the hero’s perspective. This approach allowed me, the reader, to really get into the hero’s head and understand his hopes and struggles. I felt connected to him as I read the story and was cheering him on.
I recommend this novella for those who enjoy historical romances. It’s an enjoyable read!
♥Christmas Novellas Giveaway♥
I’ll be giving away a Kindle version of Plum Pudding Bride to one lucky reader. As a bonus, I will also include a Kindle version of Postmark: Christmas, a collection of four Christmas novellas written by Paige Winship Dooley, Darlene Franklin, Kathleen E. Kovach, and Paula Moldenhauer. Please visit me at BEEsy at the Hive to enter this drawing by December 15th, 2015.
Disclosure: I received Plum Pudding Bride for free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.