I know that many readers were excited to find this book coming out! These four authors are skilled in their craft and genre. But the novella is different from a novel. In fact, I would say that it's a test for even the experienced author. They each had about 100 pages to introduce and develop their characters not to mention make them fall in love! How do you think they did? Well...read my review on each of these authors novellas from A Match Made in Texas to find out...
A Cowboy Unmatched
I am so glad that Karen Witemeyer decided to pair up the last of the Archer brothers! To those who have never read any of Karen Witemeyer’s books A Short-Straw Bride is the first book to introduce the Archers. Stealing the Preacher continues along that vain only to be nicely concluded in A Cowboy Unmatched. Each of the brothers have a distinct personality. Niall is the jokester of the bunch and the last to fall in love. I got to know him even better through this one short novella. There were some parts of it that were rather unrealistic. But I really enjoyed A Cowboy Unmatched. Karen Witemeyer always has charming, likable characters. Anybody who has enjoyed the Archer brothers should definitely read A Cowboy Unmatched.
An Unforeseen Match
I’ve been wanting to read something by Regina Jennings for a while now. An Unforeseen Match was a lovely novella. It was paced well and had good character development. Grace and Clayton may even be my favorite characters. They were well played out, humorous, and romantic. It was so sweet to watch them fall in love.
No Match for Love
Carol Cox is very fond of mysteries. She was brave enough to try to develop and solve a mystery in No Match for Love. I say brave because there is only so much one can fit into the 100 pages a novella will allow. As a result, the mystery was well-developed but the romantic development between the two main characters was neglected. I’m not sure if she should have attempted it as the mystery was totally predictable.
Meeting Her Match
Mary Connealy likes strong women characters and even stronger men characters. Surprisingly her male character in Meeting her Match was painfully shy. The schoolteacher he was in love with didn’t even realize that he was in love with her! The way they ended up being together in the end was definitely her style. I’m sure any of you who are familiar with Mary Connealy will know almost as soon as you start this novella where it’s headed.
I give this entertaining collection of novellas 4 out of 5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book from the publishers through Netgalley. The opinions and ideas stated are mine and mine alone. My review is an honest opinion of this book.