Before I begin with this review of the second novella in the Year of Weddings series, let me assure you that I won't be posting a review of every single novella in the whole year series. I'm not even sure they are all available yet. I did review the first three, however; and I think they are worth posting separately because each is by a different author and so has its own "feel."
A January Bride is by Deborah Raney. I enjoyed this one every bit as much as December Bride even though it was quite different.
Our hero and heroine in this novella ended up in a comedy of errors of sorts. When Maddie moves to Kansas to live in her sister's older home, her writing suffers- especially as the house is being renovated. Her kind friend sets her up with a room to use in a local bed and breakfast inn that belongs to a widower. Arthur Tyler is happy to have the author in his inn. His deceased wife was a great fan of her writing. He is still young, but is resistant to another relationship as he grieves his wife.
I loved the humor in this romance novella. It was a different spin on things and made the book very interesting. I loved the characters of Maddie and Arthur. (I must admit I didn't think I would like any character with the name "Arthur"!) The story was just the right length to develop well but still fit the novella length.
I am enjoying these novellas quite a bit and have one more coming up to review. I give this one a PG for content and a 4 star rating.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.