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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Convenient Brides

I just finished reading a collection of nine novellas where the protagonists married for convenience rather than love. Wait a minute, eight of the novellas contained marriages of convenience. The ninth one did have a marriage for love. The reasons for the marriages varied--a single father needing a mother for his children, a woman needing a husband to gain her inheritance, a woman needing a husband to keep her ranch--myriads of reasons to make a marriage where love came after rather than before.

These authors are quality writers, but some of the stories were better than others. Some of the authors developed their characters well within the constraints of the length of each of the stories while others were a bit shallower. This did not in any way detract from the fun-ness of the collection. The tales are satisfying for reading for an afternoon, and then coming back to read another on a different afternoon.

A solid four stars.

My thanks to Barbour Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.

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