Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Homestead Brides Collection

GIVEAWAY

CONNEALY, MARY
MILLS, DIANN
VETSCH, ERICA
Y'BARBO, KATHLEEN
FRANKLIN, DARLENE
GADE, CARLA OLSEN
HERNE, RUTH LOGAN
HILLMAN, PAM
WITHAM, BECCA
THE HOMESTEAD BRIDES COLLECTION

Through nine historical romance adventures, readers will journey along with individuals who are ready to stake a claim and plant their dreams on a piece of the great American plains. While fighting land disputes, helping neighbors, and tackling the challenges of nature the homesteaders are placed in the path of other dreamers with whom romance sparks. And God has His hand in orchestrating each unique meeting.
 
My Review:
 
Yes, you counted correctly. Nine authors equal nine stories in this wonderful collection that celebrates the pioneer spirit. I understand that novellas aren't every reader's cup of tea but I love the opportunity to meet new authors in this unique way. So this was definitely a win/win read for me. Not only did I get to bask in the glory of tried and true authors I can always count on to deliver a spellbinding story, but I'm thrilled to have new authors to add to my 'must read' arsenal.  
 
I will confess to finding nine novellas a bit daunting -- I usually prefer novella collections to be four stories or under -- but I wasn't about to miss some of my favourite authors' stories so I braved it out and am glad I did.
 
It wouldn't be practical to review each individual novella so I'll just give my overall impression. Think the Little House books for grownups. Gave me the same kind of thrill and fascination with a lovely dash of romance added in. I'm amazed anew at the backbone and courage of pioneer women and these stories are a lovely tribute to that heritage.
 
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Homestead Brides 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 . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 15 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Kav,

    I enjoy novella collections for the same reason you do. They really are a great way to read stories written by favorite authors, as well as, to meet some new ones.

    Have a Wonderful Day!

    Blessings,

    ~Tammi

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. The market is being inundated with them lately. Lots of big names writing novellas. Good luck, Tammi.

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  2. I live in Kansas, Kav, so would love to read these stories set in the great American plains states. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're a perfect match then, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  3. This collection has some great writers. I would absolutely love this book. Thank you for the great review, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. Reading about pioneers is such an inspiration. When I'm having a bad day, it helps me to remember all the hardships those women went through. With all the modern conveniences, why should I complain?
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Exactly, Martha. Imagine surviving these bitter temperatures without central heating? Or snow plows and snow tires?! There's a reason I wasn't born in the pioneer era. Good luck.

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  5. I love reading country romance books. I've been wanting to read this one.
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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  6. kav, thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  7. Great review Kav. I can't wait to read this!

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  8. Please enter me!!! Been hearing a lot of good things about this book. Would love to read it:) Thanks!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Lots of positive feedback about this book. How could it not be good with that awesome line up of authors? Good luck, Charity.

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  9. I LOVE how many stories are in these and how many different authors! I've always wanted to try one of these books!

    ~Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Here's your chance. Good luck, Amada.

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  10. Please drop my name in the hat! I'd love to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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  11. As a Nebraskan I'd love to read this book, my family grew up on these prairies :) thanks for a chance to win a copy...
    dkstevensneAToutlookDo TCoM

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    1. It's fun to read about your own history, isn't it? Good luck, Deanna.

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  12. I love big stories, I never want them to end. 9 stories in 1 book... I'm willing to accept the challenge!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. I just saw one of these at my Walmart (the only place within 2 hours of here that sells books) and I'm so excited when the 9 in 1 with me comes out because I'll actually get to see my book on a shelf near me! Anyway, this one intrigues me, along with the Most Eligible Bachelor Collection one coming up. (Mine's in the Convenient Bride Collection) rmjagears AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Oh, Melissa, that is soooooo sad that the only place close to you that you can buy books is Walmart. Nothing against Walmart, they're just not a bookstore, you know? Good luck!

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  14. Thanks for the review. This sounds like a really great book. I have not seen this one around. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Keep warm if it is frigid where you are.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. It just came out the beginning of February so it's early days yet. Good luck, Karen.

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  15. Mary Connealy is one of my favorite authors. I think it is fun to read novella collections as a change of pace. It's also a good way to become acquainted with authors I'm not as familiar with. Thanks for the chance to win.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's a great line up of authors, for sure. Good luck, Pam.

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  16. Oh! This is so wonderful looking. Nine authors. Wow! And, all amazing ones at that. That's like the jackpot of novella collections!!
    jennifersauer73ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Good way to describe it, Jennifer. A jackpot! Good luck.

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  17. Hi Kav. I love these thick books with lots of stories and love the Eras usually written in them. I would love to be the winner. Thanks for your give-away. You are so nice to do these books for us. Please put my name in. Some great authors too.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. You're welcome, Maxie. Good luck.

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  18. I love many of these wonderful authors, please add me! Thanks, Kav.
    worth2bpraised at gmail dot com

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