Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Thoughts of A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

from Bethany House Publishers

"When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!

Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.

Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?

When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to consequences neither could have foreseen--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?"

Now everyone who has seen my blog posts, know that I love Christian Fiction historical books! And this one, by Karen Witemeyer, sounded like my style of book:) I mean, who can resist that plot! I had never heard of this author before but I am always willing to try a new one. It seems like this is Karen's first novel! But I couldn't tell from reading the book!!! This in no way seemed like a first novel. Many times when I read an author's first book, I can tell in the style of writing. This book flowed like you wouldn't believe. Her style of writing actually reminded me of Cathy Hake, who is one of my favorite authors.

I really enjoyed the characters in this book. At times I wanted to strangle Jericho but then he turned around and was a wonderful gentleman. To me, an author is really good when she can make you do that with characters. And Hannah was good too. The person I most enjoyed though was probably Cordelia, Jericho's sister. I can definitely connect with her on several points. Ezra was an added benefit too:)

This book was really above and beyond my expectations. Has points of laughter, some tears maybe and Bible in it. I really liked how Karen wove Scripture throughout it without preaching at the reader. I will definitely be watching for her next book, Head In The Clouds.

Way to go Karen!!


Julia M. Reffner said...

This one sounds like a good read. I enjoy reading about dressmaking and fashion :)

The Book Club Network - TBCN said...

I've seen and heard alot about thhis book. I'd love to be entered into the drawing.

Thanks for having this drawing.

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
norafindinghope (at)

The Book Club Network - TBCN said...

OOPS!! I guess I didn't understand this. You mentioned three give aways in the beginning and I thought this was one of them. With only the one comment (me) mentioned a drawing. I think I didn't get it write!! OHMYGOSH!!

Blessings to you. This book does look and sound good. I'll have to find a give away for this book Grin!!


Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network

Karen Lange said...

I really want to read this one. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!
Karen ;)

Linnette Rochelle said...

I just read this book myself and absolutely LOVED it! I literally could not put it down until I finished the whole thing! Way to do, Karen! I hope my first novel winds up as flawless as yours!

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