A Bride for All Seasons is four delightfully romantic novellas brought together in one book. Each story details a journey of the heart- a mail-order bride traveling to meet her intended husband. What does the future hold for them at the end of their travels? After all, In 1870, love is a luxury and finding a wife is often more like hiring an employee...
This is where Melvin Hitchcock, owner and editor of The Hitching Post Mail-Order Bride Catalogue, steps in.:) He makes it his business to edit the letters to "assist" his clients. They have no idea their letters are being altered and the results are frustrating, to say the least! God uses all this for His purpose, though, and we discover that love truly can conquer all.
A Bride for All Seasons features the writings of four gifted authors: Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, & Robin Lee Hatcher. Their stories will make you will laugh, cry, and ultimately swoon! I truly enjoyed how they wove history into their story lines. The 1870's were beyond difficult (I never would have survived!) with people traveling West to find land, indians, outlaws, complications in childbirth, and disease. Yet, everyone needs a home and wants to be loved. A Bride for All Seasons is sweet romance combined with the raw elements of outlaws, sickness, bitter cold weather and heartache. I could almost feel the desperation of the characters as they struggled with matters of the heart.
I loved all the stories, but my personal favorite was Winter Wedding Bells. I really enjoyed the characters of David and Megan and watching them grow as a couple. David is deathly ill when they marry, but Megan doesn't discover this until after the wedding. After the initial shock, she promises to stay with him and is determined to do all she can for David and his little boys. I'll admit I cried more than a few tears while turning the pages!