06 July 2017

Giveaway & Review of Three Northern-set Novellas in: Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection

Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection(Barbour, July 1, 2017)

Before I misplaced my Kindle Fire, I was able to read three of the novellas from this wonderful collection. Disclaimer: I read my copy as a download from NetGalley via the publisher, Barbour, and am under no obligation to post a positive review. I posted the review of Natalie Monk's novella separately!  We have Natalie Monk, Anne Reed Love, and Jaime Jo Wright all visiting with us on OWG blog over the next month! 
My take:
I really loved these three novellas because two are located not far from my current story 
world (1890s Michigan's Straits of Mackinac and Upper Peninsula) but one, Anne 
Love's, is very near Mackinac Island where my July release is set and in the same year!!! 
So it was super fun reading all three of these novellas! 
(CFP: I apologize for the weird formatting! I've tried everything I know and nothing has fixed it -- so here we are:)

The Fisherman’s Nymph by Jaime Jo WrightFlambeau River, Wisconsin, 1890
A sweet love story !
An impoverished young woman, the daughter of an outdoorsman fly fisherman, has to
put up with rich young city men who visit. Some hope to hook her! But the feisty 
heroine isn't about to be snagged by someone who isn't a real stand-up kind of guy.  A 
really fun story. I loved reading this!

The Gardener’s Daughter by Anne Love - Bay View, Michigan, 1895
Both the wealthy young hero and the sweet librarian assistant heroine will tug at your 
heart. Can they overcome the differences in their social status? Like I mentioned, this is 
set in the margins of my own story world and in the same year as My Heart Belongs on 
Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring, so this was like visiting with some of my story 
world neighbors! That was really fun! 
A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle Meyer - Little Falls, Minnesota, June 1899
I am really fascinated by the innovations that developed at the turn of the century. Car 
races became really popular but very different from how we think of them today, as 
motor cars were brand new! Lucy has fallen in social status from one of the upper class 
to being a lowly servant. Elijah seeks a chance to prove himself with the newfangled 
automobiles. Lucy wants to win the prize in a contest, to help her disabled sister, but 
will Elijah be her nemesis?  A lot of nice romantic tension in this smooth read.

Purchase your copy from CBD, from your local Christian bookstore (ask them to order if 
they don't have it) Barnes & Noble, and at Amazon!

GIVEAWAY: One of our commenters this week will be receiving a copy of this new 
collection -- Of Rags and Riches from Barbour Publishing which includes these 
wonderful novellas and more!


  1. These books sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the blurbs, reviews & giveaway Carrie! Sure hope you can find your Kindle! :( Have a great summer! rw620 AT aol DOT com

  2. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing Carrie!

  3. Great review! I'm excited to read this collection!
    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

  4. I have this set on my wishlist. Would love to win.

  5. The stories sound great. Thanks for the chance to win. Keep up the GREAT work.

  6. I keep seeing and reading reviews and interviews on the internet with the lovely ladies who wrote these novellas. It gets me more and more excited to read this collection. Thanks for the chance!

  7. I am right in the middle of reading this book. It was a Christmas gift (someone pre-ordered it for me). I was reading it only in the waiting room of hubby's doctor's office, I've decided I can't wait till the next appointment so I will start reading again tonight!

  8. Thank you for the review, Carrie!! ❤

  9. Thanks for the fantastic review, Carrie!

  10. This collection sounds great. I really enjoy these Barbour collections.

  11. This collection sounds like a great read.

  12. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great collection.

  13. This collection looks and sounds so exciting and interesting.

  14. I have this on my wish list, it would be great to win a copy, thank you for the chance.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  15. Would love a print copy of this Collection!! Enter me, please. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  16. The more reviews I read on this collection the more I really would like to read them for myself :-)

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  17. There are sure a lot of novella collections being published. This sounds like a good one with lots of very good authors. I'm sure I'd enjoy reading it.


  18. Every time I read a review of one of the novellas in Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection, it makes me want to read the entire book. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Carrie, I sure hope you find your kindle. No fun losing that.
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  19. Please sign me up❣

  20. So many of my favorite authors!! This sounds like a winner of a collection. :)
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  21. These sound wonderful! Would love to win! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

  22. I love these Barbour collections! They're always terrific!
    Elly -Indiana-

  23. Karen Such Surprenant I just started reading 'Maude's Mooring. I love it so far! It's hard to put down, 'but I had to get some sleep. I haven't read any other books of yours because I didn't know of you. Now that I do,, I will be reading all that you have written. No, I'm not just saying that, I mean it! Thank you for introducing me to your work. Karen

  24. Great review! Barbour Romance Collections are a MUST read! Amazing authors with wonderful stories!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

  25. Wonderful review - I would love to win a copy of these novellas. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

  26. Would love to read this collection!
    dkstevensne AT outlook dot com

  27. Sounds like a winner! I would love to read it! mauback55 at gmail dot com

  28. These stories sound wonderful! Thanks for the great review and the opportunity of this giveaway!!!


  29. A Wonderful collection of stories! Love Barbour they havewonderful stories adn authors! :D


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