About the book:
Sometimes Love is Found in the Most Unexpected Places!
Love isn't always a fairy tale, and it doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph . . . even when circumstances go awry!
The Husband ManeuverWhen ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.
Her Dearly UnintendedJosiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they'll save their reputations--but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing?
Runaway BrideHired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he's promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.
Engaging the CompetitionHarrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they'll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison's glasses--without which he's nearly blind--she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.
I absolutely loved this amusing and romantic collection, available just in time for Valentine's Day! Each story was well-written and really drew me in. I didn't want to put the book down! The plots were fun and there were a lot of amusing moments. They also all had wonderful romantic moments. Faith in God was something each main character lived by, but it was more of a background element and not something they struggled with or developed. There was also quite a bit of action in each story. I loved how the women were strong and independent. They were great heroines for this historical period. I also liked how most of the characters had flaws, such as OCD, bad eyesight, speaking before thinking and too much pride, etc. I don't like my characters to be too perfect. I highly recommend this collection for lovers of historical romance!
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.