Wednesday, January 20, 2016

With This Ring?

I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review:

From the back cover:


Love isn't always a fairy tale, and it doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph . . . even when circumstances go awry! 

The Husband Maneuver 
When ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.


Her Dearly Unintended Josiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they'll save their reputations--but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing?  

Runaway Bride Hired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he's promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises.  

Engaging the Competition Harrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they'll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison's glasses--without which he's nearly blind--she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.

The Husband Maneuver by Karen Witemeyer is cleverly written with much adventure and thrills. She keeps your attention from the first chapter. Karen Witemeyer has totally won me over with westerns. I at one time in my life never thought I would like Westerns. Marietta Hawkins reminds me of some women who are determined to win the guy over that they are in love with. Daniel Barrett seems like the dark and brooding type. I loved how the story ended. Karen Witemeyer is an amazing and talented writer. 


Her Dearly Unintended by Regina Jennings


This novella really tugged at my heart because I have recently been working my way through At Love's Bidding with Wade and Miranda. I fell in love with the action in this story and was totally taken by surprise that it ended the way it did. Good Job Regina!!! You caught me off guard. This story had me sitting on the edge of my bed as I was busy reading it. I devoured the story within like two days which is a huge accomplishment for an author. Regina Jennings is definitely becoming one of my all time favorite authors. 


Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy


This story started out slowly but then the action stole my heart before I knew it. I found myself having a crush on Big John Conroy and felt myself blush at random times. From time to time, I felt my heart constrict when her ex was so close to catching up with them. This is a novella that will take you down a trail with such excitement, heart-stopping moments and it leaves with with a smile on your face. You will be finding a reason to root Carrie Halsey on within the adventure so cleverly written by the lovely Mary Connealy. 


Engaging the Competition by Melissa Jagears


This novella had me laughing because this particular one really made me think of my sister Megan. Melissa Jagears really made my day with this story. I have to be honest and say this was my favorite of the four because of Harrison Grey. He is completely adorable and I have no idea how someone couldn't like him. This story pulls at your heartstrings especially if you have ever been picked on in your life. 


I would rate this book definitely 5 STARS! You lovely ladies deserve such a round of applause. I am so PROUD of all of you with your novellas. This will be a book to read for years to come over and over again. 


Where to buy the book? Check out Amazon.com or click this link: 


http://www.amazon.com/This-Ring-Novella-Collection-Proposals/dp/0764217720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453318833&sr=8-1&keywords=With+This+Ring


Until next time,

The Traveling Gypsy