Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Plum Pudding Bride by Anne Garboczi Evans
Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she s spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit. Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchit s without a d Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been in love with Patience for seven years. But every time he's on the verge of proposing, she cuts him off; he can only imagine on purpose. This time though, dadburn it, he s going to go through with it. Ring in hand, he s moments from touching knee to floor, when Patience pulls out a list of mail-order bride advertisements and declares her intention to marry a backwoods stranger, on Christmas Day. Peter has two weeks to change her mind."
Every year, just after Thanksgiving, I get in the mood to read christmas books. I love them! Reading Christmas books is something I look forward to every year. When I read the email with the request to read this book I was quick to accept!
Plum Pudding Bride is a novella and it is perfect for reading during this busy time of year. It is festive and fun to read and it is the perfect length when you've been busy with Christmas preparations all day and you want to relax and unwind with a good book in the evening. I certainly enjoyed it!
Patience annoyed me quite a bit and I felt bad for Peter at times. The poor guy only had eyes for her! She seemed to have that "the grass is greener on the other side" kind of attitude and she wanted to go have a life of adventure. She soon realizes that what you think you want isn't always what you really want or need.
This was quite an enjoyable book! Thank you, Anne Garboczi Evans for sending it to me!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.