Friday, January 10, 2014

A Match Made In Texas by Karen Whittemeyer and others

A Match Made in TexasI'm being generous here with 3 stars...
Can I just say that I normally love Karen Whittemeyer and Mary Conneally? I really do. But this collaboration was disappointing.
There are four novellas so I will briefly review each in turn:

A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Whittemeyer~ 2 Stars

I think Karen must have whipped this one up on her lunch break. Pregnant widow meets handsome handyman. They fall in love and live happily ever after. Seriously that's all you need to know. I've just saved you two hours. You're welcome.
If this is your first K.W, PLEASE read her others, I don't feel like this is a good sampling of her work and Ive loved everything else she's done.

An Unforseen Match by Regina Jennings ~ 5 Stars

I loved this one! Never read anything By Regina but this was good! A school teacher has to start over when she loses her sight (glaucoma?). A scarred man hoping to earn enough money to continue on to the Land Rush accepts the offer to fix up the cabin/ barn that's been set aside for the "blind woman" (especially since she can't see his face and judge him). There's plenty of grit and determination in this story on the parts of both characters. Theres longing and misunderstandings and its just very good. My eyes pricked with tears a few times which is always a good sign.

No Match For Love by Carol Cox 2 Stars

I'm sorry to say I skimmed this one. Just did not hold my interest at all. Young woman answers an advertisement to be 'company/watchdog' to someone's aunt who is starting to "see things" (the cow jumping over the moon). Is she getting dementia or is someone trying to scare her off her land? Don't know, don't care. Next!

Meeting Her Match by Mary Conneally 2 stars

Mary, Mary what was this?
I hardly know what to say....I'm blushing with embarassment! Ok, I'm being sarcastic..
Young woman turned out of family home when father remarries. Extreeeeeeemly shy bankers son is madly in love with said young woman but can never get up his courage to woo her. Long story short: the townspeople have to join forces to "compromise" them and force a wedding. Seriously? Sorry-o this one was too far fetched for words.

Bottom Line: Not worth 9.99


SEX: None


Many thanks to NetGalley and publisher for my free ecopy to review

1 comment:

  1. It does sound pretty horrid, but then I'm not a fan of novellas. I'm relieved I was able to rescind my request for this one early on. Although your review was very entertaining!