Suzanne B. (susieb) reviewed The Wedding Cake War (Harlequin Historical, No 730) on
Extra! Extra! Mail-Order Brides Compete To See Who Can Deliver!
That should be the headline in the Gazette, Lolly Mayfield swore. Here she'd gotten up the gumption to answer an ad, only to find herself competing for bride status against two other women, with Kellen Macready as the extremely eligible--and very masculine--prize!
If it weren't for charity, Kellen Macready would never have agreed to be the grand prize in a public matchmaking contest. But then h'd never have met Lolly Mayfield--sassy, direct, outrageous and the one woman in the competition, or out of it, able to make his slumbering heart wake up and sing!
Cali (Cali) - reviewed The Wedding Cake War (Harlequin Historical, No 730) on
- Cute, light, sweet story! Nothing dark or deep.
- Three ladies compete as bridal candidates: a local teacher, a souther bit of fluff who 'needs' a husband, and a new arrival in town who has to make do with the clothes on her back until her trunk shows up.
- My first read by this author. Very enjoyable! =)
Sweet mail-order bride theme with a twist, as it turns out it's actually a competition among three women for one handsome--and older--Colonel Kellen Macready. Great chemistry between Lolly and Kellen and although they shared some romantic moments between them, I wished there could have been more of those times together. Still, making love in a lavender field was utterly romantic. Lolly had to wrestle with her feelings of inadequacy, especially in comparison to the other two competitors. Yet Kellen was intrigued by her right off the bat, and it was lovely to see them fall in love. A fast read at 3.5 stars.
For pure escapist reading, this book is a treat. I read it in one sitting because it was so much fun.
Lolly Mayfield arrives in Oregon only to find that she is not the only prospective bride hoping to marry the town's most eligible bachelor, Kellen Macready. The city sisters have decided that the town needs a new schoolhouse. To that end, they propose having a competition to raise funds.
The three young ladies are clearly defined and the hero has a few hangups to wrestle with over the pages. The story is very light-hearted. The book is too much fun to be labeled 'silly.' However, I was disappointed by something that occurred just before the end of the story -- it just wasn't needed.