I've read a lot of historical fiction lately, but this one struck me as being a bit unique and original so I couldn't pass it up. It didn't disappoint, this was a fun historical romance with some really great stuff to make you think about when you're done reading. Hannah has a golden opportunity dropped into her lap when she is gifted a storefront in a little town in Texas. She has always dreamed of running her own dress shop and now is her chance. There are only a couple of issues... JT wanted to buy the shop that she was given and now he can't and while they seem perfect for each other, JT hates anything promoting vanity and of course he views a dress shop as just that - vain and unnecessary. Hannah questions her dream when she realizes how JT feels, who is right and who is wrong?
I love the way that Karen ties everything together and makes a wonderful point at the same time - great debut novel.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After growing up in California, Karen moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where she earned bachelor and master's degrees in Psychology. It was also there that she met and married her own Texas hero. He roped her in good, for she has lived in Texas ever since. In fact, she fell so in love with this rugged land of sweeping sunsets and enduring pioneer spirit, that she incorporates it into the pages of her novels, setting her stories in the small towns of a state that burgeoned into greatness in the mid-to-late 1800s.
In January, 2009, Karen signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers for three inspirational historical romance novels, and she is thrilled to announce that her first book, A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE has released this month. For an inside look into the background and quirks of some of the major players in this upcoming story, click over to Character Corner
ABOUT THE BOOK
When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!
Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.
Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?
When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to consequences neither could have foreseen--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Tailor-Made Bride , go HERE.