Kristen Billerbeck and Peggy Darty have each contributed a novel to this book. And both novels have similar actions in their respective plots. Both of the novels were fun enough to read, but I nearly got whiplash from the speed at which the heroines changed their attitudes about their beloveds.
In the Prodigal's Welcome, Nathaniel comes home after the war to find that his brother is going to marry his sweetheart. At first she would have nothing to do with him, then she proclaims her love for him within a day.
Grace is working herself ragged on her family's farm when a stranger comes bearing a message from her father. She and her mother ask him to stay for the night and share their meal. By the end of the evening, Grace is falling in love with him.
Both of the ladies in these novels fall into and out of love with their heroes with amazing speed. If the men haven't made a bone-headed mistake, they've said something that have made the ladies mad. Overall, the novels are quick reads, I just wish they spent more time developing the love story. Four stars.
My thanks to Barbour Books for allowing me to read and review this book