Four Weddings and A Kiss



“Four Weddings and A Kiss” is a collection of four novellas by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher.  This western story collection was published by Thomas Nelson on June 10, 2014.


The collection begins with “Spitfire Sweetheart” by Mary Connealy.  In this novella, neighbors Maizy MacGregor and Rylan Carstens are constantly at odds with each other on trespassing onto each other’s property.  Because of Maizy’s continued trespassing, Rylan gets hurt.  Maizy’s father comes up with the [brilliant] idea that she be his helpmate and ‘doctor’ him until he recovers.  Maizy sets aside her previous hurt and frustration with him, and tends to him caringly…which soon has Rylan falling hard and fast, while Maizy is still upset at him and his ways.


Second is “A Love Letter to the Editor” by Robin Lee Hatcher, which features Molly Everton and the family newspaper.  Molly writes many popular articles in the paper, and is hoping for the position of editor when her father hires Jack Ludgrove for that very job, infuriating Molly.  Jack, however, intends to un-infuriate her and win her heart.


Third is “A Cowboy for Katie” by Debra Clopton.  Treb Rayburn is a wandering cowboy in need of a horse.  Thus, he gets hired by Katie to help rebuild her ranch so he can save money.  Once he gets to know her, though, he’s not so sure about his intent to leave.


The fourth and final novella is entitled “Courting Trouble” by Margaret Brownley.  Widow Grace’s son asks attorney Brock Daniels to help free her of her troubles.  At first, he is hesitant, but then he meets Grace and begins to think it may be the best case that’s ever come his way.


The quote by Tamera Alexander on the front of the book, “…pitch perfect humor and romance…”, is spot-on.  This book was the perfect light, easy read for this summer.  The characters were witty and it was easy to become attached to their stories.  I would recommend this book, as its divisions for the different novellas make it uncomplicated to pick up and put down, yet tie the book as a whole together at the end.


Thank you to BookLook bloggers and Thomas Nelson publishers for providing with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and honest, not being altered in any way.

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