Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Alaska Brides Collection

About The Book: In this beautiful story collection, five women determine to make their homes in the Alaska wilderness. From the gold rush, through a diphtheria epidemic, to the building of the Alcan Highway, their God-given stubbornness helps them overcome the challenges, but will it keep them from experiencing love?

About The Author(s): 
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy...with cowboys.  She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita and Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist.  She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series: Out of Control, In Too Deep, Over the Edge. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy.
She also wrote Ten Plagues--a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders--three cozy mysteries, under the name Mary Nealy.  Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren.Visit her website at

Cathy Marie Hake is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California. Visit Cathy's Web site at

Bestselling author Kathleen Y'Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of fifty novels with more than one million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A certified family law paralegal and former literary publicist, Kathleen has been nominated for a 2013 Career Achievement Award as well a Reader's Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.  A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and a former member of the Texas Bar Association Paralegal Division, she is a proud military wife and an expatriate tenth-generation Texan cheering on her beloved Texas Aggies from north of the Red River.  To find out more about Kathleen or connect with her through social media, check out her website at

Tracie Peterson(Janelle Jamison) is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.  Visit Tracie's web site at:

My Thoughts On The Book:  I am not a huge fan of anthologies, a drawback from college days. Yet, I am glad to have chosen this beautiful collection.  The Alaska Brides Collection is so much more than just a bunch of historical romances.  I have always wanted to go to Alaska and these stories just fueled the fire even more with their educational enlightenment of  Alaska.  I was hooked from the dog sleds to health outbreaks, the restriction of women at the time to how people handled the summer midnight sun. Every story made me wish I had lived there in the 1800's.  As it always goes with anthologies sometimes you will have a winner, sometimes you will have a solid good read, and other times you will read the last chapter and call it a day.  This anthology is no different.  I loved a couple, liked a couple and read the last chapter of one after trying to plod through it.  All in all I got a taste of several writers.  I liked a few and will avoid a few.  I would give this book a 3.5.  You will definitely find a winner in at least one.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from Barbour Publishing and Net  I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.* Thank you for allowing me to participate in this review.

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