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review 2018-01-13 00:58
Loved Louisa and Daniel !!!!
Holding the Fort - Regina Jennings

The plot was normally what you would expect in this type of novel. What I really loved about this book was the comedy throughout. I wasn’t really expecting some laughs. It made the book stand out and an enjoyable read. The romance within was also nicely done. There were moments where it tore you up inside but at the same time makes you squeal for joy because you were cheering Daniel and Louisa on. But the ending! Oh my the ending got me all girly and squealing. I’d have to say it was one of the most beautiful endings I have read so far.

 

But my oh my the romance in this book was excellent! The things Daniel does was enough to make you swoon. The chemistry he had with Louisa was also very well done and although there were a few frustrating moments were Louisa could just tell Daniel outright what the truth was, I guess it had to be dragged out to make the story complete (albeit not necessary. You sort of knew what was going to happen once Daniel found out the whole story.)

 

Louisa is also very likable and her willingness to change paths is admirable and fun to read. I was hoping for two hellions for her to deal with (which the two girls were at first) but Louisa didn’t have to do much to get them to like her (which proves how likable and fun going she was.)

 

As a non Christian reader, there are moments of the book where it gets preachy but it’s to be expected and one can gloss over those parts. It’s not extremely central to the book if you’re there to just read for the romance and the characters.

 

I’m looking forward to reading the next few books and I hope they cover the rest of the characters at the fort. I’d love to know more about their stories and hope they find the same happiness Daniel and Louisa did. :)

 

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review 2017-05-02 00:00
A Most Inconvenient Marriage (Ozark Mountain Romance Book #1)
A Most Inconvenient Marriage (Ozark Mountain Romance Book #1) - Regina Jennings A fun story but even though I enjoyed reading it, it didn't make any kind of lasting impact on me. I'm reviewing it now a couple of months after the fact and I honestly don't remember a single thing that happened. I know I liked it because I rated it 4 stars which I don't usually do.
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review 2016-03-07 20:31
Review: With This Ring? A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry
With This Ring?: A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry - Melissa Jagears,Regina Jennings,Karen Witemeyer,Mary Connealy

As you might expect from the title of this collection, there are (at least) four proposals, some misunderstandings, unexpected developments, and humorous situations to be found in the pages of these four novellas:

The Husband Maneuver by Karen Witemeyer

Etta has loved Dan for years. When she hears he is leaving her father's ranch she uses the dime novels he hates (the hero is based on him) as inspiration and hatches a plan to get him to propose, risking her reputation in the process. Of course, not all goes according to plan, especially when you have a man who plans for the worst and a woman who hopes for rainbows.

Marietta (Etta) Hawkins and Daniel Barrett were secondary characters in Witemeyer's most recent full length novel, A Worthy Pursuit. These were characters that called out for their story to be told, and having an excerpt of a Dead-Eye Dan dime store novel start each chapter was so much fun. I particularly liked how a Dead-Eye Dan novel is used at the end, and that the ending is so satisfying.

Her Dearly Unintended by Regina Jennings

Katie Ellen is alone and in charge while her parents are away. A storm and a swollen, raging river strand her and her neighbor Josiah alone. The arrival of an unexpected visitor forces Katie Ellen to play along when Josiah tells the man that they are husband and wife. While this is something Josiah would like to be true, he has a lot of work to do if Katie Ellen is ever going to be convinced. If, that is, their visitor doesn't become violent first.

Ellen Watson and Josiah Huckabee were childhood friends when they were introduced in the second Ozark Mountain Romance novel, At Love's Bidding. Here they are grown up, and their characters have developed to reflect that growing up. Katie Ellen is the most changed, in that she likes to be in complete control of her environment. This seemed a bit of an extreme reaction to the events that caused it, but it does add an interesting element to the story. A very fun story with a bit of action, a bit of romance and a bit of Benedict & Beatrice.

Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy

Carrie Halsey and her 16 year old brother Isaac are fleeing Houston the night before their father marries her off to pay a gambling debt. Big John Conroy, a Texas Ranger and former Andersonville Prison Regulator, is determined to get them to Rawhide, Colorado and their older sister Audra Kincaid. But things go wrong and they find themselves in Broken Wheel, Texas, fighting a small army of hired guns.

Incorporating characters from two earlier series, this story was a bit confusing at one point (even for Carrie) unless you are already familiar with how these characters are related to each other. Mary Connealy's usual blend of comedy and cowboys is present here, and it is a very enjoyable story whether you have read the related books or not.

Engaging the Competition by Melissa Jagears

Harrison Gray, local schoolteacher, is nearly blind without his glasses. When they are accidentally ruined in her barn, Charlotte "Charlie" Andrews helps him out in the classroom until a new pair arrives, taking time away from her ranch and preparing for her upcoming marriage of convenience. A marriage with the brother of the man that had been a classmate, and schoolyard bully, of Harrison and Charlie.

This was the one story that I put off reading, partly because the first full length novel in this new Teaville Moral Society series will not be released until early August, and partly because I was a little afraid that I would not love it as much as I did Melissa Jagears' Unexpected Brides series. No need to worry, though, as this was the one novella that actually made me laugh aloud. While some elements of this story did bring to mind the novella from that series, these are definitely different characters in very different circumstances. I'm looking forward to more of this series.

I was so excited when I found out there was going to be a collection of novellas by two of my go-to Christian Historical Romance authors, Karen Witemeyer and Melissa Jagears, and two more that are quickly becoming go-to authors of that genre, Mary Connealy and Regina Jennings. My expectations were high, for the stories themselves as well as my personal level of enjoyment. Happily, those expectations were met and I can count this as one of the books I would highly recommend to those who enjoy novellas that combine faith, romance, adventure, and a dash of humor. 4.5/5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Blogger Review 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.”

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review 2016-02-18 05:25
Review: At Love's Bidding by Regina Jennings
At Love's Bidding - Regina Jennings

This story of a search for a missing painting started a bit wobbly for me, due to the auction house setting and the initial characterization of Miranda having her come off as a bit of a spineless do-gooder.  As the story progressed to a small town in the Ozark Mountains, with Miranda caring for her increasingly unstable grandfather, I was slowly pulled in.  By the time Wyatt realizes that he will not escape having a second meeting with the shy woman who hid behind her grandfather as he made a colossally poor first impression, I was hooked.  

 

 

While this story, and the romance, was more of a slow burn than I've become used to recently, it was a very enjoyable and satisfying read.  No instant changes in characters or their relationships, which makes the pivotal romantic scenes even more gratifying.

 

Well written and amusing with suspense, a bit of mystery and a sweet romance for fans of historical fiction. 

 

An expanded version of this review can be read on my blog at http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-vN

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Blogger Review 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.”

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text 2015-05-18 16:12
Romance Novels with the Number 11 and up in the Title
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery #1) - Denise Grover Swank
Thirty-Day Fiance (The Rulebreakers) - Leanne Banks
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart - Sarah MacLean
The Bride Wore A Forty-Four - Maggie Shayne
Sixty Acres and a Bride (Ladies of Caldwell County Book #1) - Regina Jennings
Night of a Thousand Stars - Deanna Raybourn
Thirteen Chances - Cindy Miles
Fifteen - Beverly Cleary
Twelve Shades of Midnight - Ann Voss Peterson,Dakota Cassidy,Shea Berkley,Trish McCallan,Robin Perini,Angi Morgan,Robyn Peterman,Rachel Grant,Liliana Hart,Darynda Jones,Claire Cavanaugh,Jenn Stark
Sweet and Twenty - Joan Smith

Like most cats, I have many lives. In one of my other lives, I teach college and grades are due.  So, my paws are worn out.

 

I don't time of a grand list today but we can have some fun

 

I made this Goodreads list: Romance Novels with the Number 11 and up in the Title.

 

So, what Romance titles spring to your mind? Lets play! 

 

 

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