Friday, December 23, 2016

Review '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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
December 1st, 2015
Christmas, Romance
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My Review:

Don’t you just love this time of year? I know I do. So when I received this short Christmas themed novella I was super excited to start reading. The book description really sounded fun and I dived in as soon as I could.

In ‘Plum Pudding Bride’ we meet Peter Foote and Patience Callahan. Peter has been in love with Patience for years, but unfortunately Patience doesn’t seem to be interested in Peter at all. When Patience decides it’s time to get in action and looks for a stranger to marry on Christmas Day in the bride advertisements, Peter is determined to change Patience mind about him.

‘Plum Pudding Bride’ is definitely a nice short read. Although this book sounded fun, I didn’t really know what I could expect about this one. But in the end I really did enjoy this read. It was short, it was funny, had a Christmas theme and the characters where fun to read about. I loved Peter’s character the most. I loved how determined he was. I didn’t get it all of the time, but it was fun to read about.
Patience just seemed a little shallow and I couldn’t really connect with her. I enjoyed reading about the ways Peter tried to make Patience fall in love with him though, and it really made up for Patience.

This book really was short and the pace was really fast. At times it all felt a little rushed, but it didn’t bother me too much. If you’re looking for a nice, short Christmas story this is definitely a book for you.

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About the Author:

Anne holds a Master’s in Counseling and Bachelor’s in Classical Liberal Arts. She has had a passion for writing historical fiction ever since reading Rosemary Sutcliff’s novels as a preteen. She wrote her first full length novel at fifteen. She is a military spouse and mother to a little boy, “Joe-Joe.”

Her inspiration for Scorched Earth came from moving to the Colorado Rockies. She loves reading Christian fiction and wanted to weave a lighthearted tale about love, rivalry, and the taming of the west.

When not writing, you can find Anne at the “big stairs” (Joe-Joe’s word for playground), substitute teaching, or working on her fixer-upper house with her husband.

For more information about Anne please visit her website. Or visit Anne on Facebook and Twitter.

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