Friday, July 2, 2010

A Tailor-Made Bride

Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
June 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0755-6
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Hannah Richards used to work as a dress maker to the rich, but thanks to one kind woman, now she owns her own dress shop. She purchased her fabrics and notions and moved to the town, ready to sew for the community.

Jericho (J.T.) Tucker owns the livery in town and he hates fashion, due to his mother who lived for new clothes and ended up abandoning him and his younger sister to go with a richer man than his pa. He is also upset because he wanted to buy the building that Hannah owns free and clear. So he is openly hostile when Hannah hires him to take her belongings over to her new business.

Hannah is riled by J.T.’s behavior, but then he responds kindly when she needs help, reaching out in unexpected ways. Torn between opinions, Hannah wonders who the real J.T. is. And she wonders how to bridge the gap between them?

A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE, at first glance, seems to be your typical historical romance. I was very happy to see that this one had a fun twist that kept my interest and the pages turning.

Hannah is a realistic heroine, smart and spunky, and ready to take the world by storm. J.T. by contrast is happy and settled, though he doesn’t hesitate to let his grumpy side show to the woman he wants to dislike. If you are looking for a different sort of historical, one that is funny and touching, then don’t miss A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE. It is a great read. $14.99. 348 pages.

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