Monday, September 15, 2014
The Treasured Bride Collection
The Treasured Bride Collection:
Three Timeless Romances from a Beloved Author
Grace Livingston Hill
1st story - Miss Marilla is a bit embarrassed. She's told everyone she knows that her war hero nephew is coming to visit. She's even enlisted the help of her next door neighbor to help her cook. But then he rudely sends a note saying he won't come. Marilla looks up from reading the note to see a young man in uniform walking down the lane. No one has seen her nephew since he was a young boy. Can she convince this young man to pretend to be her nephew for just one meal?
This was a sweet story. The story definitely had a vintage feel to it, but it was a refreshing change from the contemporary stories I've been reading. It was romantic and heartwarming.
2nd story - Effie hasn't ever thought about being girly. She knows that she enjoys riding her bike at top speed and playing baseball. But when she overhears some girls cruelly discussing her behind the hedge she is devastated. What happens as a result sets event in motion that will change the very course of her life.
This was a nice story with a message of salvation woven throughout. But the slight romance that was added felt off and the story ended rather abruptly with no build up. This was my least favorite.
3rd story - Chris is living the life most young men dream of. His father is a wealthy, respected banker. He is the proud owner of a expensive new car. He'll be taking that new car back to college with him in a few days. But someone steals from the bank and in the process, his family looses everything. When Chris is at his lowest point, he learns who his true friends really are.
I enjoyed this story. It was a bit unrealistic at times, but in a sweet way. This story was also very vintage and reminded me a lot of a George MacDonald book.
I received this book free of charge from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.