Title: A Tailor-Made Bride
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Review: This is a sweet, romantic read. It is a Christian romance and so there is no sex, but it is high on the sexual tension part. The story is cute and endearing. Anyone who enjoys a romance will enjoy this story. Lots of other types of tension as well.
Old west tales are fun to read and the idea of not having all the modern day conveniences we have now is WOW…unbelievable that people were able to get along as well as they did. I would miss indoor plumbing and refrigeration the most, maybe the AC in Texas for sure.
Check this book out, turn off the phone and the TV, and have an afternoon free from the cares of modern society. You will be glad you did.
Publisher: Published June 1st 2010 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2010)
Quick Review: 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: The publisher was looking for reviewers and it looked like something I might enjoy reading.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent from the publisher.
Synopsis: When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!
Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.
Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?
When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to consequences neither could have foreseen--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?
Author Biography: Karen Witemeyer is a deacon's wife and mother of three who believes the world needs more happily-ever-afters. To that end, she combines her love of bygone eras with her passion for helping women mature in Christ to craft award-winning historical romance fiction. Her first manuscript, Fire By Night, won top honors in the 2007 Romance Writers of America Hearts Through History contest. Her second, Cloud By Day, was an ACFW Genesis finalist in 2008.
After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master's degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid- to late1800s.
In January, 2009, Karen signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers for three inspirational historical romance novels, and she is thrilled to announce that her first book, A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE will be released in June 2010.