Netgalley Review: A January Bride by Deborah Raney

A January Bride by Deborah Raney A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed. W...

A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2)A January Bride by Deborah Raney

A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
What will happen when novelist Madeleine Houser's 'pen pal' friendship with a lonely widower takes an unexpected turn?
Who can work in a house that's overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. Maddie's never met the innkeeper---but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie's alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn's owner---a man who's likely many years her senior---and who she's never even met.
Arthur Tyler is a college professor who lost his young wife to cancer. Together they ran the bed and breakfast where Art lives, but without his wife, the house is missing warmth and cheer. He jumps at the chance to have author Madeleine Houser use the space that was once filled with guests. He, too, begins to enjoy the daily exchanges with Maddie, but a series of misunderstandings lead him to believe she's far from being a prospective date---even if he were ready to date again, which he's not.

When Maddie and Art finally meet and discover one another's identity, sparks fly. Even so, they each have obstacles to overcome in order for this winter romance to blossom.


My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A January Bride
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I got a free copy in exchange for a review from Netgalley!

This was my first official Christian romance book. I’m an averagely good Catholic, I thought I should give it a good try with this novella, the blurb looked interesting. However the entire premise was a little faulty and it had nothing to do with the Christian theme.
Madeline Houser is a successful novelist and assuming it is 2013 or sometimes in the last fifteen years, even as if you’re a man, Arthur, the innkeeper and university professor, should have known how she looked like. I’ve known Danielle Steel’s face since the early nineties. On the other hand, Maddie not knowing Authur’s age does make sense and I believe that if he known about it, it would have been wickedly funny.
Overall, it was a sweet tale and I will definitely read more Christian love story.


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