I'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
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
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
No Match For Love by Carol Cox 2 Stars
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..
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
MY RATING: G
Many thanks to NetGalley and publisher for my free ecopy to review