Monday, August 23, 2010

A TAILOR-MADE BRIDE by Karen Witesmeyer

EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT. So, did I mention, A Tailor-Made Bride, was excellent? *smiling*

A Tailor-Made Bride, by Karen Whitemeyer is one of thee best historical novels I’ve ever read. This story catapulted to the top of my favorite historical novel’s list. I loved the characters, the story line, and everything about it. It’s mind-blowing to think that this is Karen’s debut novel. Her storytelling, characterization, and writing skills are that of a seasoned author. I can’t wait to read more from this author. Karen is one gifted, talented lady.

When dressmaker Hannah Richards moves to Coventry Texas, she encounters one handsome, yet gruff male… Mr. Jericho Tucker (J.T.), who takes an instant dislike to her, and she has no idea why. Even more befuddling, the man is constantly doing kind things for her, despite his obvious censure of her and her profession. Whatever his disapproving reasons are, Hannah knows that her heart and motive for coming here are without fault, therefore, she refuses to let him deter her from doing what she came to Coventry to do—create beautiful gowns.

Can Hannah change Mr. Tucker’s mind, not only about her profession, but about herself? Does she even want to?

Something Mr. Tucker’s sister and Hannah do tosses more wood into the already blazing fire. What is it? And why does it cause such a ruckus?

Beautiful women are taboo to Jericho Tucker. Especially Hannah Richards. J.T. wishes the striking dressmaker would go back to where she came from. He despises her type and tries desperately to avoid her. But no matter how hard he tries, she is constantly thrown into his path and his arms. How and why?

Why does Mr. Tucker dislike dressmakers so?

And what does an old man, who hasn’t bathed in forever, have to do with this story?

If you want the answers to these questions, and if you’re looking for an excellent read, then buy yourself a copy of, A Tailor-Made Bride. You won’t be sorry.

Until next time....

See ya~ ~ ~

Debra Ullrick, author of, The Bride Wore Coveralls, Deja Vu Bride, and Dixie Hearts.
Coming in May 2011, The Unexpected Bride -- Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical