Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
Imagine my surprise when I saw someone mention Witemeyer's books on a Facebook page -- Lovers of Old West Fiction. They received rave reviews from many in that group, so I knew I have made a great choice in bringing it home with me.
I loved the characters and stories and look forward to reading more books by Witemeyer in the future. Hannah Richards dreams of owning her own dressmaker's shop one day, so when a wealthy patron opens the door for that dream Hannah runs through it with great expectation. She arrives in Coventry, TX ready to take the world by storm... and a storm she finds.. in J. T. "Jericho" Tucker. JT finds fancy dresses and such a tool to encourage women to vanity and discontentment and he wants nothing to do with... nor does he care to have it show up in his town. No matter how much he tries to avoid Hannah and her shop, he finds himself coming to her rescue time and time again.
As he watches the effect Hannah has on the town... on the people... her compassion and love... he begins to second guess his opinions concerning beauty and dressmaking.... and his opinion of a certain lovely dressmaker.
Very sweet story... a feisty female and a gruff fella... wonderful combination!