A Bride for All Seasons: A Mail-Order Bride Collection, by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher, is a charming book. In this group of four stories, one for each season, each couple has written to The Hitching Post magazine in search of a spouse. But the owner and editor, Mr. Melvin Hitchcock, has decided in each case to alter the original submission in order to “assist” in their success, causing great confusion and distress.
The first story, And Then Came Spring, by Margaret Brownley, tells of Mary Jo Parker, who has traveled to Colton, Kansas, to marry Daniel Garrett. Much to her dismay, she finds that he has recently been murdered, leaving behind a son that she knew nothing about. The second, An Ever After Summer, by Debra Clopton, tells of Melvina Eldora “Ellie” Smith and her journey to Honey Springs, Texas, to marry Mathew McConnell, who needs a mother for his two-year-old daughter but does not want anything to do with “Bible believers.” The third, Autumn’s Angel, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is the story of Luvena Abbott and Clay Birch, in Grand Coeur, Idaho. Luvena travels to Idaho from the east coast, only to find that Clay does not want children. But she must care for her orphaned nieces and nephew, a fact that he cannot accept due to his past. The fourth story, Winter Wedding Bells, by Mary Connealy, is the story of Megan McBride and David, who has been told he is going to die and needs a wife to care for his two young sons.
Each story was wonderful. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian historical romance.
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