Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seven Brides for Seven Mail Order Husbands By Seven Authors

Meet seven of Turtle Springs, Kansas’, finest women who are determined to revive their small town after the War Between the States took most of its men. . .and didn’t return them. The ladies decide to advertise for husbands and devise a plan for weeding out the riff raff. But how can they make the best practical choices when their hearts cry out to be loved?

Abigail’s Proposal by Cynthia Hickey
When her father never returned from the war, Abigail Melton stepped into his role as town mayor. The town needs men, and she needs a husband—and she has a big idea how to find both—but her first duty is to hire a sheriff. And drifter Josiah Ingram will do just fine.

Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Widow Caroline Kane is the proprietor of a restaurant and inn—and responsible for her five teenaged siblings. But she has no plans of finding a mail-order groom. Britisher Barden Granville IV is on a “cowboy holiday” when he finds himself flat broke in Kansas.  When he answers an old “help wanted” ad, Caroline misconstrues Barden is there as a potential husband. Will the beautiful and fiesty widow cause the new vicar to make Kansas his home?

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Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA-bestselling award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!
Cynthia Hickey has been making up stories since she was a child. How fortunate that she finally found an outlet for her, uh, fictional tellings.

Multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She had several historical romances release through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold over half a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference. You can find her on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, three box turtles, and two Sulcata tortoises. She has seven grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at
My Thoughts...

I only read Carrie's novella and Cynthia's novella. I am fans of both these authors and I enjoyed both of them.
I highly recommend this book just for those two novella's alone. I found my self lost in Turtle Springs, Kansas, not wanting to leave. Dime Size Suitor By Carrie Pagels was a page turner, I have to say the only bad thing was it ended way to soon for me. I wish just a few authors had wrote this in place of seven different ones.
Abigail's Proposal by Cynthia Hickey was the same for me, it ended way to soon for my liking.
After reading these  two novella's in this book I have to say Great authors should refrain from writing novellas.
I gave these novellas' 4 stars if for no other reason pick up this book just for these two novellas'.
The Mary Reader received this book from one of the authors for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I have see this book all over social media and can't wait to read it.

  2. I've been waiting for your on this one. I going to go buy it now.

  3. This one sounds like one I would fall into and stay for a few hours. I want to check this one out.

  4. I will share this one with my wife and see if it's one she may like to read.

  5. Mary, these two clips from the book sound like ones I would love, I am like you though I hate it when great authors write short stories. I will see about it.

  6. Sounds great. I'm going to read it.

  7. I have seen this all over facebook. I thought maybe it was one I would like to read. I will be reading it now for sure.

  8. I love historicals they just might be my favorite right now. I want to read this one. Thanks for telling us about it.

  9. I want to read this one. Your review has me wanting to read these two short stories really bad, Thanks Mary

  10. I will see if my library has this one if not I will ask them to get a copy for me.

  11. This sounds like a really good one.

  12. I have this collection on my shelf (yet to be read)! Can't wait to dive into it :-)

  13. Yes Please !! Sound's like a good summer read . Blessings ,DanaGirl