A January Bride

Raney, Deborah. A January Bride: A Year of Weddings Novella. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2014.

janbrideMadeline Houser makes the move to be closer to her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. However, much to her chagrin, she finds she is not able to meet her writing deadline due to the current construction associated with the house renovation. Arthur Taylor, a recent widower and owner of a Bed and Breakfast Inn, has just the perfect, quiet set-up for Maddie to use. Through many written correspondences as well as varied assumptions, Maddie and Art are in for a delightful surprise in their lives.

Yet again a new author for me; I found I liked Deborah Raney’s style. Though predictable, the clever obstacles (assumptions) which were made kept the story sweet and moving forward. Never having been a huge fan of short stories, I sometimes now prefer the novellas after the many excellent ones I have read in the past year (this one being included). Witty yet quite possible, A January Bride was a pleasing read during this (never-ending) winter season.

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of A January Bride from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan for my honest review*


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