Rae reads... Plum Pudding Bride by Anne Garboczi Evans
About the book:
￼Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she s spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit.
Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchit s without a d Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been in love with Patience for seven years. But every time he s on the verge of proposing, she cuts him off; he can only imagine on purpose. This time though, dadburn it, he s going to go through with it. Ring in hand, he s moments from touching knee to floor, when Patience pulls out a list of mail-order bride advertisements and declares her intention to marry a backwoods stranger, on Christmas Day.
Peter has two weeks to change her mind.
I'm really enjoying reading the Christmas stories that are available at the moment. I thought this festive novella looked perfect for the Christmas season.
So what did I think...
I thought the premise was fun and I liked that the book was mainly from Peter's perspective. I instantly liked Peter but it took me a little bit longer to take to Patience. She was strong willed but a bit misguided. Her sister Kitty was a good addition to the story she was a fun and likeable character. However by the end I was hoping for a happy ending for Peter and Patience.
This book was sweet with a little bit of danger thrown in. The length was just right and even though it's a novella the story didn't feel rushed.
If you are looking for an easy, light hearted and romantic story then Plum Pudding Bride is perfect!
Four stars from me!
Thank you to Anne Garboczi Evans who kindly sent me a copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.