Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Four Weddings and a Kiss : A Western Bride Collection

GIVEAWAY

BROWNLEY, MARGARET
CLOPTON, DEBRA
CONNEALY, MARY
HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISS : A WESTERN BRIDE COLLECTION

In 1885 five western preachers sit around a campfire talking about unlikely couples they’ve seen God bring together.

“Spitfire Sweetheart” by Mary Connealy

Maizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.

“Love Letter to the Editor” by Robin Lee Hatcher

Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper’s owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He’s resolved to change Molly’s mind about him—as an editor and as a man.

“A Cowboy for Katie” by Debra Clopton

Katie Pearl is uninterested in men and love. But she needs help on her ranch and hires Thad Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Thad change Katie’s mind?

“Saving Grace” by Margaret Brownley

Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive—or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn’t interested in the case—until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace.

My Review:

Squeeeeaaaalllll! I got my hands on an ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy) of Four Weddings and a Kiss and couldn't wait to dive in. What a treat! Better than chocolate...almost. :-)

Four dynamic authors combine their considerable talent to create a fantastic read. I really enjoyed the introductory scene with all the preachers gathered around the campfire trying to out do each other with unlikely matrimony tales. What a clever thread to pull these four different stories together!

All hail to 'true grit' heroines of the wild west. There's nothing as inspiring as the women who helped settled the West. These authors do our pioneer ancestors justice with vivid tales of courage and love.

And the heroes -- as diverse in temperament as they are in looks, each one swoonworthy in his own way. Stubborn, irritable, and sometimes rough around the edges perhaps, but all set my heart a pitter-patter as I read their stories.

I'm amazed at the ability of these authors to deliver such a rich, satisfying read in a novella length story. Each one is pact with action, romance and humour -- a lethal combination! Four Weddings and a Kiss belongs on every TBR pile -- but you'll have to wait until June to get your hands on a copy but I promise, it's worth the wait.

My thanks goes to Mary Connealy who provided me with an advanced reader's copy of this book.

Giveaway Opportunity:

PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK DOESN'T RELEASE UNTIL JUNE. YOUR BOOK WILL BE PREORDERED FOR YOU.

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss : a Western Bride Collection please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March  30 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

106 comments:

  1. I would love a chance to win! I love books!
    My email is: audreypsalm421ATgmailDOTcom

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  2. I'm delighted you enjoyed the collection so much, Kav.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Robin. And for writing such a great read!

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  3. This is just the kind of books I love and look forward to reading it.

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    1. It's soooo much fun! Guaranteed enjoyment! Good luck!

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  4. Kav! Thanks so much for the nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. And thanks for doing a giveaway. I put it on my Facebook page.

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    1. I'm so glad you wrote it Mary! :-)

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  5. Kav, what a terrific review. I'm delighted you enjoyed the book!
    Thank you so much for your kind words. God bless.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Margaret. You had my blood pressure wwwwaaaay up all through reading Saving Grace. I was fit to be tied and ready to spit nails, I tell ya! I so love a story engages my emotions! :-)

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  6. I would love to win. I love Historical Western novels.

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  7. I love your squeal :) I adore these novella collections by my favorite authors! They are so much fun to read and re-read. Can't wait for the release! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com
    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

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    1. I have that delighted reader's squeal down pat, Heidi! Honestly, these authors are like rock stars to me. Good luck!

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  8. I love western stories. This one HAS to go on my TBR pile.

    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com

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    1. It belongs on everyone's TBR pile. Good luck Ginger.

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  9. Just reading your review makes me want to squeal, Kav! I can't wait to read this book! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Maybe we should start a cheer leading club made up of avid readers. :-) Good luck Britney.

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  10. Would love to win this book, thank you for the chance!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome Wendy. Good luck!

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  11. This looks wonderful! Love western romance! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    tatertam1ATgmailDOTcom

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  12. Yes, Mary did share - that's how I am here! What wonderful authors put all together in one book. :) Sign me up for sure!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. I know -- a sure hit line-up, right? Good luck Susan.

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  13. I'm not usually a big fan of these novella collections, but I thoroughly enjoyed A Bride for All Seasons, so I'm sure this collection will be no different! All great authors...

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. These novellas read like a full-length novel, Patty. You'll feel that satisfied!

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  14. I'd love to win this book!
    loseittoday at yahoo dot com

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  15. Sounds like a very exciting book! I would love to read it! I've read a book with the same authors contributing. The authors really work well together! :)

    bluejayandredcardinal509(at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. They do a great job of meshing their stories, don't they? Love these authors as a team. Hope they collaborate more. Good luck!

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  16. This collection of stories sound great. Before visiting your post today, I didn't know about this book. Its on my must read list now. Thanks

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. Isn't it exciting to discover new books???? Makes me want to squeal all over again! Good luck!!!

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  17. I would love to enter! Mary's one of my fave authors, and I've enjoyed Robin's books, too. Thank you for the giveaway ~ it sounds great!

    cclark207 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You'll enjoy all the novellas in this collection, Courtney. Good luck!

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  18. I can't wait to read this one! These are all great authors and I loved their last collection so I'm sure this will be no different! Great review!

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    1. The release will be as welcome as spring will be this year...in fact, we can probably count on the book release happening on schedule more than we can count on spring coming any time soon. LOL Good luck Abbi.

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  19. I love Mary's books and I can't wait to read this one. Sounds awesome.

    quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

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  20. Love these novella collections that, like you said, deliver wonderful stories even in a shortened form. I really enjoyed your review and have enjoyed all of the authors before, so I am very much looking forward to reading this!
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Thanks Brittany. Good luck!

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  22. Hi Kav. Great review. Yours it a popular site. :) Already lots of competition. But this book and these authors are worth taking a chance. And, I will be a happy camper if I could get lucky and win. GOD bless you. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Good luck Maxie! You would indeed be a happy camper if you won!

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  23. Each on of these lovely ladies is my 'favorite'.... I honestly couldn't pick between them for a favorite... Look forward to the book!!

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    1. And lucky you -- all your favourites got together and created an awesome soon-to-be-favourite read. Good luck!

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  24. I just love all of these authors and can't wait to read the book. Would love to be entered to win! jumpforjoy at gmail dot com.

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  25. You can jump for you because you're entered, Joy! (sorry I couldn't resist) :-) Good luck!

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  26. What a great book this would be to add to my growing collection. I would absolutely LOVE to win this!
    Thanks for the great opportunity!
    dixiendottie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to be able to grow a collection of books this caliber? As satisfying as growing your own veggies. Good luck!

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  27. I loved their first collection, and I would really love to win this one.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  28. Looks great!!! This book was written by a couple of my favorite authors, so I know it's going to be wonderful. I'd love to win a copy.

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. A real powerhouse line up for sure. Good luck Cindi!

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  29. Oh man, my favorite authors all together. How awesome would that be! What a great opportunity! My fingers are crossed!
    erinzachjj@gmail.com

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    1. LOL -- it will be hard to go a whole week with crossed fingers. That's dedication! Good luck Erin.

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  30. What a delightful collection, I love these authors! Add me please. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Consider yourself added, Merry. Good luck!

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  31. This is a great line-up of authors. I especially enjoy books by Mary and Margaret. Please add me to the drawing for the book. I'd love to win! Thanks.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  32. 4 great authors in 1 book. I like the way they are tied together. I can just see them sitting around the fire and exchanging stories. I love to imagine that I am watching the stories unfold. fishingjan at aol dot com

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    1. It's such a great connecting thread, Jan. Really meshes the novellas together. Very clever. Good luck Jan.

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  33. SCORE!!! YOU GOT A GREAT COVER THIS TIME, LADIES. Can't wait to read the stories. Congratulations.

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    1. You know, Tina, that cover got me into conversations three different times on the bus. The ladies loved the cover and the title and I had to tell them all about the book and they were really disappointed when I told them it wouldn't be coming out until June.

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  34. You've got quite a party going on over here, Kav! I'm putting this in Seekerville's weekend edition to, since the drawing isn't until Sunday. :)

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  35. Romance is written all over that cover! Can't wait to read a fun and romantic book set out west.
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(com)

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    1. It does sell the book well, doesn't it? Good luck Martha!

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  36. How exciting can it be? Four in one? Wow. Bring it on, podner. Thanks for sharing opportunity. dakotarose746 at goldenwest dot net

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  37. Love this book cover...and the novel sounds great! Would love to win and read it!

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    1. Looks like a lot of people would so you're in good company. Good luck!

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  38. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome Karen. Good luck!

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  39. I would love to read this book...looks like a wonderful collection. truckredford(at)gmail(d0t)Com

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  40. Mary is my favorite Christian author. Love all her books and would of course love to win Four Weddings & A Kiss.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Mary has a way with words, doesn't she Jan? And so do the other authors! Good luck!

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  42. Great reaction. These sound soooo good. I really would like a chance to win it and I want to read it.
    Connie Brown
    imabrassy1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's such a great novella collection. Good luck Connie.

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  43. SQUEE! These are four of my favorite authors! I HAVE to have this book! Your review solidified it for me. Thank you so much for this very generous giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Glad I could convince you of a good thing Wanda. Good luck!

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  44. Count me in on this one, Kav! Great authors write great books so there is no doubt about this one. Thank you so much for the giveaway and what you do.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You've got that right Melanie. Good luck!

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  45. I know I will enjoy this book, also love the authors. Thank you for the chance to enter.
    Judy Cooper
    gran1942ATgmailDOTcom

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  46. This is on my wishlist :) I'd love to win. My email address is crystal AT servingjoyfully DOT com.

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  47. Great review. I love reading romantic westerns and this book sounds great!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. Kav, I would love to be entered for a chance to win! Great review!

    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  49. I would love to read this book also!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. You're in the draw, Melody. Good luck!

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  50. Love your books
    4strongkids AT gmail Dot com

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  51. This book sounds wonderful! Does it tie in with the first set they did . . . um, what was it called? A Bride for All Seasons, maybe? I've yet to read it, though I would really like too!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!
    ~Sarah
    bookluver1492 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I wouldn't call it a tie-in, Sarah, unless you count the Western bride theme. It's a fantastic read. Good luck!

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  52. We have all 4 authors books in the Church Library. What a great idea to have them come together on one book. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know Janet -- brilliant to get these four authors together for a book. Wonder whose idea it was? Good luck!

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  53. All the authors are wonderful and I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book. Thank you so very much for the chance,.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Good luck!

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  54. Love each of these authors as well! Sounds like such a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    cyndilou83(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Sounds like a good read.
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I would love to read this one!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    thereadergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I love any book that includes Mary Connealy, Kav. please put me in the draw. thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    nm8r67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. Wonderful review. Really makes me want to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
    eppersonkatrina(at)yahoo(dot)com

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