Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sealed with a Kiss by Tronstad, Daley, Tang and Williams, A Review ★★★★

Sealed with a Kiss

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Book Description
Publication Date: July 29, 2014

A new anthology from some of your favorite inspirational authors--no reprints here!

Enjoy this collection of love stories with a theme of LOVE LETTERS. The Sealed with a Kiss collection includes: 

From USA TODAY and Publisher's Weekly Bestselling Author Janet Tronstad comes a new historical romance Mail Order Sunshine Bride. When mail-order bride, Eleanor O’Reilly, arrives in the Montana Territory the only one on the railway platform to greet her is a dangerous-looking man who claims to be the sheriff. Where is her intended husband? Janet Tronstad delights readers with another of her popular mail-order bride stories.

From Amazon Bestselling Author Margaret Daley comes a new romantic suspense Deadly Intent
Texas Ranger Sarah Osborn is sent to investigate the kidnapping of a prize stallion from the Shamrock Ranch, owned by Ian O’Leary, an ex-FBI agent and Sarah’s high school sweetheart. Someone from Ian’s past has a grudge against him and intends to make him suffer. Can Sarah help Ian find who wants him dead?

From award-winning author Camy Tang comes a new romantic suspense Unshakeable Pursuit 
A mysterious young woman warns Dr. Geoffrey Whelan and nurse Maylin Kinley that they are in mortal danger, and then two Asian hit men attack them at the children’s clinic where they work. Geoffrey and Maylin run for their lives, determined to figure out who is after them and why. When they discover the threat is connected to a young teenager whose life they saved, they must race to stop the person who wants them dead—before everyone they care about is caught in the crossfire.

From fan favorite Lacy Williams comes a new contemporary romance With Love, Cowboy
When the love of his life is injured in combat, Ryan Michaels promises himself he won't let any more time go by without declaring his love. Veteran Ashley Reynolds returns home a changed woman, but is she ready to see the truth about the cowboy she left behind?


I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. Here is my honest review.

This anthology includes four very sweet, short-story romances. I have found that anthologies like this can be great or just so-so. This collection is well-done! 

Each romance is pretty predictable but that isn't necessarily a bad thing; the guaranteed happy ending is why I love romances so much. What I really liked about each story in this collection is the strong female character. They (with the exception of Ashley in With Love, Cowboy) were in tune with their feelings and knew exactly what they wanted from life and went for it. No dithering on their part. Ashley was also a strong character although her story did take more for her to realize what she was wanting. I won't go into specifics because I don't want to spoil anything. 

A "sweet" romance.

I gave this book: 

★ = I did not like it     ★ = It was okay     ★ = I liked it    
★ = I really liked it     ★ = I loved it

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

I find that too with short story collections--that they tend to be so-so. I am glad to hear you liked this one. From your description of the characters, I think I would like them as well!