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These stories were very different from each other but each so enjoyable! Short stories but complete. Clean and sweet with a HEA for each. These are the kind of stories I love to read. Light and fun.
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Let me begin with an apology because I couldn’t read the first story, THE WEDDING GIFT by ANNA ELLIOT, because I just cannot read an historical novel, novella, short story, even a sentence, written in the first person. Sorry.
This rating will be for the other 5 novellas.
DREAM OF A GLORIOUS SEASON BY SARAH M. EDEN
Really cute story about Elizabeth, who had loved Julian since she was 8 years old, and her vicious, selfish, witch of a sister, Mary, who the family thought would grow up and marry Julian. Mary was someone you loved to hate, as well as her mother and father. Needless to say, Elizabeth and Julian got their HEA. 3 stars
THE MENDER BY CARLA KELLY
This was cute but a little too religious for me. I’m not one for Quakers and their “thee” and “thy.” And the heroine’s name was Thankful. Really? Thankful and Adam fell in love in about 2 days’ time and had her cousin, Loum, marry them since he was a ship’s captain. Like I said, it was cute but the only reason I read it all was because it was so few pages. And I can’t see myself reading anything else by this author. 2 stars.
BEGIN AGAIN BY JOSI S. KILPACK
Another cute story about Regina and Ross who were apart for 15 years because of Regina’s father. When Ross went away to war Reggie’s father kept all the letters Ross sent and Reggie thought he’d never written. What a crappy father. Anyway, they found out the truth and finally got their HEA. 3 stars.
THE AFFAIR AT WILDEMOORE BY ANNETTE LYON
This was the best one so far. Ellen and Anthony were an older couple that had lost their closeness somewhere along the way and they both missed it, each afraid to say something to the other for fear of being rebuffed. If it hadn’t been for Amelia it might have gone on. But, Ellen didn’t know that Anthony couldn’t stand Amelia, a woman he’d been seeing some 20 years ago but ran off with another man. For Anthony it was a relief but Ellen thought Anthony still loved the other woman when she showed up in town after all those years. Communication solved everything. 4 stars.
THE DUKE’S BROTHER BY HEATHER B. MOORE
Ugh! Mabel? Really? What a god-awful name for a heroine. That’s even worse than “Thankful” in the first story of this anthology. When I think of a Mabel I think of an old, old woman.
Anyway, this was definitely my favorite story of all of them. I guess it was because it was very different with Mabel’s love of her insects and Gregory’s falling for her and not being bothered by it all. 4 stars.
There was no sex, no swearing, no nothing except short little love stories.
As to the narrator: Mary Jane Wells is the reason I bought this set in the first place. She is always a delight to listen to.
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