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Monday, September 19, 2016

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection

With nine top-notch authors, Barbour Books has put together another blue ribbon collection of romantic novellas. Each of the stories takes place at a county fair, with each of the heroines either working at the fair or entering a contest at the fair. Each of the women falls in love before the fair is over and makes a life-long commitment to the man of her dreams, but the narratives don't always end with the marriage, just the commitment to marry. Sometimes the young woman wins her competition and sometimes she comes in second, but each time, she wins the blue ribbon of love.

Barbour Books has arranged the novellas in the Blue Ribbon Brides Collection chronologically. Beginning about 1870, each story moves forward in time with the last one happening in the 1930s. Of course each tale has an obstacle to overcome--either by the young woman or the young man, and also demonstrates the perseverance to beat the obstacle.

Five stars, two thumbs up, and a blue ribbon prize from the county fair.

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


  1. Thanks so much, Becky!!! I just found this review by googling. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of this collection! I hope you enjoyed Sarah Richmond's and Grant Bentley's love story in "Requilted with Love" -- I sure had a great time writing it!!! Blessings!

    1. I loved that one! Anything to do with quilting touches my heart.