Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: A January Bride (A Year of Weddings #2) by Deborah Raney

A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2)
December 2013, Zondervan; 120 pages
Source: I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Description: Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. Maddie’s never met the innkeeper––but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie’s alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn’s owner––a man who's likely many years her senior––and who she’s never even met.

My Review: I love a good romance and the sweeter and cleaner, the better. For me, at least. These are perfect because they're short and sweet--a great dose of romance when one has just a little time to read. You can see my review of the first book in the series, A December Bride, here.

A January Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella) was really cute. The way Art and Maddie's relationship unfolded was predictable, yet gradual and sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I could see how the misunderstanding came to be--who takes the time to actually write letters nowadays? I loved the surprise each face when they realize who each other was.

Content: Very mild Christian elements; no language or violence; sweet, clean romance (mild kissing).

About the Author:
Deborah Raney DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. THE FACE OF THE EARTH released in May 2013 from Howard/Simon & Schuster, and SILVER BELLS released from Guideposts in October. Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy small-town life in Kansas. They are new empty nesters with four children and a growing quiver of grandchildren, all of whom live much too far away.

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