The MISSadventure Brides Collection
Love Is One of Life’s Greatest Adventures Seven daring damsels don’t let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way these women attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination, but will they let love grow out of the adventures?Along the Yellowstone River by Debby Lee 1832 Montana Heather Duncan takes over her father’s fur trapping business, believing it’s an opportunity to also gain knowledge of medicinal plants, but a growing sympathy for animals and blossoming adoration for a rugged mountain man capture her heart.MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse  1883 Texas Headstrong, bubbly, accident-prone Abigail Monroe is on a quest for adventure away from society’s expectations. But her pursuits are unexpectedly thwarted when she is arrested by a handsome Texas Ranger.Lesson of Love by Cynthia Hickey  1885 Arkansas City girl, Leah Ellison has big dreams but soon finds out that teaching in a backwards Ozark mountain community is far different than what she’d imagined.Maddy’s Llamas by Marjorie Vawter 1898 Colorado In spite of Maddy’s “missadventures” raising her llamas for their wool and strictly-by-the-book Harry’s attempts to get her to do things “right,” they learn to work together and find love in the laughter.Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure by Mary Davis 1903 cross-country trip Zola Calkin sets out on an adventure to be the first woman to drive across the country. Will the journalist tasked to report her presumed failure sabotage her efforts? Or will he steal her heart?Detours of the Heart by Donna Schlachter 1925 New Mexico A tour guide who wants to move on and a playboy who’s never had a place to call home—can they overcome their own plans and allow God to make their path straight, or will they take yet another detour?Riders of the Painted Star by Kathleen E. Kovach 1936 Arizona Zadie Fitzpatrick, an artist from New York, is commissioned to go on location in Arizona to paint illustrations for an author of western novels and falls for the male model.  

The MISSadventure Brides Collection Details

TitleThe MISSadventure Brides Collection
Author
ReleaseDec 1st, 2018
PublisherBarbour Books
ISBN-139781683227755
Rating
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Christian, Romance, Novella

The MISSadventure Brides Collection Review

  • MJSH
    January 1, 1970
    This review is only for “MissTaken Identity” by Kimberley Woodhouse from this MissAdventure Brides Collection. This novella is the first of Kimberley Woodhouse’s writing that I have read and I’ll definitely be reading more of her books in the future. Her writing style is easy to follow, the plot is fun and well-paced, and her characters are memorable. This “mis”-adventurous story brings to life Abigail, aka Chuck, who dresses like a man to travel freely without an escort. She’s a wealthy single This review is only for “MissTaken Identity” by Kimberley Woodhouse from this MissAdventure Brides Collection. This novella is the first of Kimberley Woodhouse’s writing that I have read and I’ll definitely be reading more of her books in the future. Her writing style is easy to follow, the plot is fun and well-paced, and her characters are memorable. This “mis”-adventurous story brings to life Abigail, aka Chuck, who dresses like a man to travel freely without an escort. She’s a wealthy single rancher who can’t seem to find a man interested in her for who she is and not just for the land or money. Abigail is accident-prone and a bit flighty; she runs headlong into situations without thinking through her actions or consequences and tends to attract trouble but is so lovable. Jim is a responsible and thoughtful Texas Ranger who gets involved in “Chuck’s” life when Chuck is accused of vandalism and arrested. There is intrigue and suspense as Jim and Abigail try to figure out who has a vendetta against “Chuck”. This novella is a fun and fast read. Anyone who enjoys historical romance will enjoy this story and the entire collection. I was given a copy of the book by the publisher via JustRead Publicity Tour and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
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  • Karen R
    January 1, 1970
    A fun collection full of adventure and romance! Arranged chronologically from 1832 to 1936, these unique stories feature some spunky, brave women who breakaway from the societal norms of their time to experience life head on. Some of the stories are more serious and have some action or a mystery involved, and some have a bit more humor when the heroines get themselves into jams. I enjoyed them all, especially Mary Davis' story of two suffragettes attempting the first cross-country road trip by w A fun collection full of adventure and romance! Arranged chronologically from 1832 to 1936, these unique stories feature some spunky, brave women who breakaway from the societal norms of their time to experience life head on. Some of the stories are more serious and have some action or a mystery involved, and some have a bit more humor when the heroines get themselves into jams. I enjoyed them all, especially Mary Davis' story of two suffragettes attempting the first cross-country road trip by women, with a couple of newspapermen following them. This was a fun one, and patterned after the real story of Horatio Jackson, who makes an appearance. Anyone who can learn to work on an engine, change tires and pull a car out of mud gets my instant admiration! They had a lot to overcome as did all of the courageous women in the other tales. I pick Harry from Marjorie Vawter's tale as the best hero. He was a great guy, kind, thoughtful, hardworking, overlooking Maddy's eccentric ways to see her solid gold heart. The one by Cynthia Hickey was good too, about the young teacher coming to a small poor mountain community; it reminded me a bit of Christy. Recommend to fans of historical Christian romances. This is a good set to while away an afternoon or evening. (An e-book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.)
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  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    January 1, 1970
    I have only read “MissTaken Identity” by Kimberly Woodhouse so far, but I will be finishing this collection soon! My review will be for “MissTaken Identity”.I really enjoyed this story!I love the troupe that was used. The suspense elements were well thought out and executed nicely.I loved the characters. Abigail was a spit fire and I loved her sarcasm and ready response. Even in the midst of trials she was optimistic.Both characters made sure God was at the center of their lives and I really enj I have only read “MissTaken Identity” by Kimberly Woodhouse so far, but I will be finishing this collection soon! My review will be for “MissTaken Identity”.I really enjoyed this story!I love the troupe that was used. The suspense elements were well thought out and executed nicely.I loved the characters. Abigail was a spit fire and I loved her sarcasm and ready response. Even in the midst of trials she was optimistic.Both characters made sure God was at the center of their lives and I really enjoyed seeing that aspect come through the pages.The writing style was nice and everything flowed beautifully. *I received this book from the author**All opinions are my own*
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  • Tiffany Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Love is one of life's greatest adventures. This anthology chronicles seven daring damsels who don't let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way, they each attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination. Of these authors the only one I was really familiar with was Kimberley Woodhouse, but I'd heard good things about a few of the others. I enjoyed getting to know their work, as well. Along the Yellowstone River by Debby Lee: I really liked Heather's strength Love is one of life's greatest adventures. This anthology chronicles seven daring damsels who don't let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way, they each attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination. Of these authors the only one I was really familiar with was Kimberley Woodhouse, but I'd heard good things about a few of the others. I enjoyed getting to know their work, as well. Along the Yellowstone River by Debby Lee: I really liked Heather's strength and compassion, Louis's faith and how he helped to strengthen her faith. I liked that it was Louis that it was Louis who led Heather to Christ, rather than the way around, as in my experience, that's a somewhat unique perspective in Christian romance. I liked that they had such a strong sense of justice and forgiveness.Misstaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse: I always enjoy Kimberley's unique persepectives and imaginative storylines and this novella was no exception. As always, I could tell how much research Kimberley had done into the era and culture that she's writing about. Maddy's Llamas by Marjorie Vawter: This was such a sweet story about unconditional love. Many times, we feel like we have to earn love or be good enough but that's not what real love is like, not the kind of love that God wants for us and I really enjoyed seeing Maddy find real love, especially after the way her parents treated her. I could tell that the author had done a lot of research into the time period and the animals featured. I liked that the characters weren't cookie cutter or one dimensional.Zola's Cross Country Adventure by Mary Davis: This was such a wonderful adventure and I enjoyed every bit of this sweet novella. The characters were dynamic and expressive and I enjoyed how strong their faith was. I also enjoyed that this was based on actual events and the amount of research and attention to detail was put in. Detours of the Heart by Donna Schlater: This was a sweet novella about a tour guide who wants to move on. This was a sweet, fun read that I enjoyed. I'll be reading more of this author's work.Riders of the Painted Star by Kathleen E Kovach: This really was a fun, sweet adventure. I enjoyed all of the characters, even the bad guys. Everything was so well written and well spaced that I really can't wait to read more of this author's work.I'll be honest, I think Lesson of Love by Cynthia Hickey was left out of my ARC and I'm a bit disappointed because if it is as good as the other novellas, I'm definitely missing out. I'd like to thank the above authors, Barbour books, and Netgalley for providing me an electronic copy of this book. I understand that this does not obligate me to leave a positive review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.
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  • Suzie Waltner
    January 1, 1970
    One of the many things I love about these novella collections is that when my review schedule is overloaded (as it’s seemed to be these past couple months), I can sit and read on novella in an evening then come back to the next one as I have the time (which is how I am currently going through the Miss Adventure Brides Collection). These stories are about headstrong women who ignore the social expectations of their era and maybe get themselves in a little bit of trouble.In Kimberley Woodhouse’s M One of the many things I love about these novella collections is that when my review schedule is overloaded (as it’s seemed to be these past couple months), I can sit and read on novella in an evening then come back to the next one as I have the time (which is how I am currently going through the Miss Adventure Brides Collection). These stories are about headstrong women who ignore the social expectations of their era and maybe get themselves in a little bit of trouble.In Kimberley Woodhouse’s MissTaken Identity, Abigail sets out to travel and explore the world. But the way she does it is a bit…ahem…unconventional. And when she ends up stuck in a jail cell, complaining about her conditions unlike any man Texas Ranger Jim Williams has dealt with before. There’s just something about this prisoner that’s got him questioning what’s going on.With a good amount of humor as Abigail continues to do her disguise and the mystery of who is behind the framing of Abigail, this story is entertaining and well-paced. Although I have not read the entire collection, I know MissTaken Identity is sure to be one of my favorites.(4 stars)Raising llamas may not be woman’s job but it’s what Maddy Williams knows and loves. Her beloved pack are her friends, and she has no interest in loaning any of them to the Denver zoo for exhibit. When a young man arrives to change her mind, her intentions aren’t quite as clear.I feel like the description of this novella is a bit misleading for a couple reason. First (and this may just be me reading into it), Maddy and Harry do not already know each other. They meet for the first time in this story. And then, there really was no strict, by-the-book side of Harry. Yes, he cares about the animals and wants to give them a good environment at the zoo, but he and Maddy don’t argue about the way things should be with the animals.That said, this is a fun little story with a lovesick llama, a woman who speaks before she thinks, and a man on a mission to bring some new animals to his beloved zoo. I would have loved to get some more background on Maddy’s relationship with her parents just because there seems to be a lot to unpack there, but the attraction and budding romance between Maddy and Harry is sweet and enjoyable.(3 stars)Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Review for MissTaken Identity:In the busyness of life, novellas can be fun stories to sit and read in one sitting to be transported to a different time and place. And when they are written well and pack a punch of excitement and fun-will that is even better. In MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse we get a story of course of mistaken identity, but also of comical situations, danger, adventure, and true love. Abigail Monroe, wealthy and besieged upon by suitors, decides to have an adventure Review for MissTaken Identity:In the busyness of life, novellas can be fun stories to sit and read in one sitting to be transported to a different time and place. And when they are written well and pack a punch of excitement and fun-will that is even better. In MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse we get a story of course of mistaken identity, but also of comical situations, danger, adventure, and true love. Abigail Monroe, wealthy and besieged upon by suitors, decides to have an adventure and see what she has been missing out on from the rest of the world. She takes an unconventional approach and decides to do so dressed like a man. As she sets out on her adventure she is unaware of how a wrong turn will change her so called adventure and make her wish for the home she so quickly left behind.Enter Texas Ranger Jim Williams who is also thinking about his life; how he has had enough adventures and would really like to settle down with a more permanent home life. When he meets Abigail in her alias Jim is more befuddled than ever, especially concerning a crime spree that points all fingers at her.Told from alternate points of view, Jim and Abigail, we also get to see inside the true criminal’s mind and that made the story, though short, a well-rounded read.I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
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  • Phyllis
    January 1, 1970
    Seven stories of daring womenWith authors like Mary Davis and Kimberley Woodhouse, I knew I had to grab this collection. I’m glad I did because I was introduced to some new authors whose works I would like to read more of.One of my very favorites from the collection is Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure by Mary Davis. At first, I was afraid that it was going to be a little like The Great Race but I should have known better. (Not that I don’t enjoy the movie!) Though the story takes place around the Seven stories of daring womenWith authors like Mary Davis and Kimberley Woodhouse, I knew I had to grab this collection. I’m glad I did because I was introduced to some new authors whose works I would like to read more of.One of my very favorites from the collection is Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure by Mary Davis. At first, I was afraid that it was going to be a little like The Great Race but I should have known better. (Not that I don’t enjoy the movie!) Though the story takes place around the same time period, the story was very different. I loved the way that Zola and her cousin spent a year learning everything they could about the car they would be driving cross-country so they could handle anything that arose on their journey. The combination of their faith and their spunk made for a delightful adventure.The rating I gave this collection is according to the highest rated stories. There are two that I would give five stars. In full disclosure, there was one of the stories in the collection that I did not like. The plot was decent – I just did not care for the writing style and the way it was executed. Don’t let that discourage you from reading more. There are many good stories in here, so if you encounter one you don’t like, skip it and move on to the next.This review was originally posted on Among the ReadsI was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
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  • Sydney
    January 1, 1970
    Review for MissTaken Identity by Kimberley WoodhouseMissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse is a sweet and funny western that readers will thoroughly enjoy. It’s about wanting to get away from society’s expectations and being on one’s own for some excitement and adventure. This story is filled with one silly and laughable mishap and mix-up after another. And it’s also about finding love where one least expects it. This short story is one that readers of historical and western fiction will deli Review for MissTaken Identity by Kimberley WoodhouseMissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse is a sweet and funny western that readers will thoroughly enjoy. It’s about wanting to get away from society’s expectations and being on one’s own for some excitement and adventure. This story is filled with one silly and laughable mishap and mix-up after another. And it’s also about finding love where one least expects it. This short story is one that readers of historical and western fiction will delight in and will not want to miss.Collection: The MISS Adventure Brides CollectionGenre: historical, romance, inspirational, weternPublisher: Barbour BooksPublication date: December 1, 2018Number of pages: 448 (for complete collection)Other stories in the collection:1-Along the Yellowstone River by Debby Lee3-Lesson of Love by Cynthia Hickey4-Maddy’s Llammas by Marjorie Vawter5-Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure by Mary Davis6-Detours of the Heart by Donna Schlachter7-Riders of the Painted Star by Kathleen E. KovachA review copy of this book was provided by the author and publisher via NetGalley. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    January 1, 1970
    Review of "MissTaken Identity" by Kimberly Woodhouse:A wealthy and naive young woman gets in over her head when she's on her first solo adventure traveling in disguise as a man. Abigail didn't foresee any trouble notwithstanding the warnings she received, and yet was so incensed when she's exposed to the realities of a man's world in Texas- smelly stagecoach passengers and all ;) I didn't understand why she maintained her facade instead of clearing up the mess from the get-go. She would have hel Review of "MissTaken Identity" by Kimberly Woodhouse:A wealthy and naive young woman gets in over her head when she's on her first solo adventure traveling in disguise as a man. Abigail didn't foresee any trouble notwithstanding the warnings she received, and yet was so incensed when she's exposed to the realities of a man's world in Texas- smelly stagecoach passengers and all ;) I didn't understand why she maintained her facade instead of clearing up the mess from the get-go. She would have helped the Ranger solve the case much sooner and saved herself from some rather dangerous situations. But that wouldn't have made a good story I suppose. The chemistry was a bit lacking and I felt like the romance was more told than shown. I didn't like that the villain's POV was shown in a few parts, especially since the case was wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly in the end without revisiting his perspective. Overall it was entertaining but didn't make me fall in love with the characters.(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions expressed are my own)
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    The MissAdventure Brides Collection is a beautiful group of novellas featuring seven women who go above social norm during their time period. Miss Taken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse is a great read, that you will enjoy. It is story of good character depth, suspense, romance, humor and faith. I love the humor and the banter of the back of forth between the two main characters of Jim and Abigail. I love the conclusion of this story.I love these novella collections because you get great stories The MissAdventure Brides Collection is a beautiful group of novellas featuring seven women who go above social norm during their time period. Miss Taken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse is a great read, that you will enjoy. It is story of good character depth, suspense, romance, humor and faith. I love the humor and the banter of the back of forth between the two main characters of Jim and Abigail. I love the conclusion of this story.I love these novella collections because you get great stories from different authors all in one book. These collections allow me to read some new authors that I have never read, which I love discovering. The collection was a fun read. I really enjoyed Miss Taken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse. This was such an enjoyable story and it made me laugh. I highly recommend this collection of novellas!
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Seven delightful novellas set in chronological order from 1832 to 1936 feature strong women who push against the social mores of their day without being outrageous (or obnoxious) or unbelievable. The story lines are unique and each author has obviously done her research. As I love to have happen, I learned new information in each book. The protagonists were fun and feisty, and their romantic leads strong and swoon-worthy. Messages of faith, forgiveness, second chances, and salvation are effectiv Seven delightful novellas set in chronological order from 1832 to 1936 feature strong women who push against the social mores of their day without being outrageous (or obnoxious) or unbelievable. The story lines are unique and each author has obviously done her research. As I love to have happen, I learned new information in each book. The protagonists were fun and feisty, and their romantic leads strong and swoon-worthy. Messages of faith, forgiveness, second chances, and salvation are effectively woven through the stories without being preachy. I enjoyed all the stories, but my favorites are Zola’s Cross Country Adventure, Detours of the Heart (I love books about Harvey Girls!), and MissTaken Identity.I received a copy of the collection from one of the authors. A positive review was not required, and all opinions are my own.
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  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    January 1, 1970
    MISSTAKEN IDENTITY, one of the novellas in this collection, is a story with one sassy woman who's landed herself in a whole lot of trouble, but also into the hands of one handsome Texas Ranger. The humor runs throughout the story, as does a touch of danger and suspense. There are plenty of sparks flying in this one, particularly in regards to the romance. There is also a sweet inspirational element. The ending feels a little rushed, or maybe just jumped to without much transition. An overall, ve MISSTAKEN IDENTITY, one of the novellas in this collection, is a story with one sassy woman who's landed herself in a whole lot of trouble, but also into the hands of one handsome Texas Ranger. The humor runs throughout the story, as does a touch of danger and suspense. There are plenty of sparks flying in this one, particularly in regards to the romance. There is also a sweet inspirational element. The ending feels a little rushed, or maybe just jumped to without much transition. An overall, very entertaining story that will provide plenty of laughs and leave readers with that happily-ever-after contentment.Content: CleanSource: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.
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  • Cathy Cermele
    January 1, 1970
    I occasionally enjoy collections like this one because you get a full length story and can go onto another one or do other things that need your attention. I also like finding new to me authors which I did in this book.I was more than interested in this collection as soon as I saw the cover and the authors who contributed to The MISSadventure Brides. I knew it would have sweet stories that would be relaxing and fun to read.There are bound to be a few favorites when reading a collection like this I occasionally enjoy collections like this one because you get a full length story and can go onto another one or do other things that need your attention. I also like finding new to me authors which I did in this book.I was more than interested in this collection as soon as I saw the cover and the authors who contributed to The MISSadventure Brides. I knew it would have sweet stories that would be relaxing and fun to read.There are bound to be a few favorites when reading a collection like this and I did have some. I have to admit that my favorite was penned by Kimberly Woodhouse. I started reading her work awhile back and have always found her style of writing fantastic and her characters some of the best I’ve had the pleasure of reading.Overall, there is something for everyone in this book including romance, adventures and brave protagonists that will bring you some laughter.I received a copy from Netgalley and was under no obligation to write a review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Madi's Musings
    January 1, 1970
    Positive Elements:A character learns the importance of not giving into vengeance; characters learn the importance of forgiveness; a character wants to learn to read so he can find out more about God's Word.Negative Elements:One character begins as selfish, which made the particular novella hard to read. Although she did come around at the end, it detracted from the story, which had potential.Spiritual Elements:Characters pray; God is questioned; the Bible is read; Ephesians 4:32 is quoted; a ser Positive Elements:A character learns the importance of not giving into vengeance; characters learn the importance of forgiveness; a character wants to learn to read so he can find out more about God's Word.Negative Elements:One character begins as selfish, which made the particular novella hard to read. Although she did come around at the end, it detracted from the story, which had potential.Spiritual Elements:Characters pray; God is questioned; the Bible is read; Ephesians 4:32 is quoted; a sermon on forgiveness is preached.Violence:A character is shot; a character is kidnapped; fences are cut; a character is attacked.Other:A character is made ill from certain herbs; characters kiss; there is one utterance each of "blasted" and "he**"; a character is threatened.Epilogue:I really enjoyed certain novellas in this collection, MISStaken Identity and Lessons of Love being two of them. The characters are endearing and genuine, and provide the reader with humorous stories. As is with every collection, there are particular stories that pique the reader's attention more than others. Missadventure Brides is a fun collection that contains plot twists, solid, Biblical lessons on revenge and forgiveness, and the importance of honesty.My full review of this book can be found at: https://madismusingsblog.wordpress.com/*I was provided a copy of this book by NetGalley. I was not required to leave a positive review.
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  • Dani Moore
    January 1, 1970
    These Seven stories of Strong Women, facing tough circumstances with courage, faith and the hand of God guiding them will warm your heart, brighten your day and provide a small reminder to look for Gods hand even in the darkest of times.Heather in 1832 When her father dies under suspicious circumstances. By Debby LeeAbigail in 1883 who takes her eccentric ways a bit too far. By Kimberley Woodhouse.Leah in 1885 going to teach in Possum Hollow had sounded like an adventure. By Cynthia HickeyMaddy These Seven stories of Strong Women, facing tough circumstances with courage, faith and the hand of God guiding them will warm your heart, brighten your day and provide a small reminder to look for Gods hand even in the darkest of times.Heather in 1832 When her father dies under suspicious circumstances. By Debby LeeAbigail in 1883 who takes her eccentric ways a bit too far. By Kimberley Woodhouse.Leah in 1885 going to teach in Possum Hollow had sounded like an adventure. By Cynthia HickeyMaddy in 1898 and her treasured llamas. By Marjorie VawterZola in 1903 and her automobile and ambitions. By Mary DavisMillie in 1925 and her dream of being an actress.By Donna SchlachterZadie in 1936 and her dream of a cowboy. By Kathleen E. KovachEach will find a spot in your heart.
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  • Patti Whitson Stephenson
    January 1, 1970
    This has to be one of the best story collections ever! Each story is written by a great author. The ladies in these stories show ingenuity and courage, even when the complex situation they find themselves in was of their own making. There’s some light-hearted laughs throughout these stories as well as some suspenseful moments. Every story was well-written and seemed complete. I never felt as if the endings were rushed. As I write this review, it’s during a holiday season. and I’m finding the len This has to be one of the best story collections ever! Each story is written by a great author. The ladies in these stories show ingenuity and courage, even when the complex situation they find themselves in was of their own making. There’s some light-hearted laughs throughout these stories as well as some suspenseful moments. Every story was well-written and seemed complete. I never felt as if the endings were rushed. As I write this review, it’s during a holiday season. and I’m finding the length of these stories are perfect for those moments when I have time to read something that’s a little shorter than a regular-length novel. How to pick a favorite story? It’s hard to do, but I loved “MissTaken Idenity” by Kimberly Woodhouse. Abigail made me laugh, and her personality was fiery and funny. Jim was the perfect hero for her. I’d love to read another book about them and Abigail’s misadventures.However, every heroine has her time to shine in this fun collection of stories.I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Emily Yager
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this collection. Full of fun adventures and romance. Some were filled with humor others a bit more mystery. My favorite one in the collection is MissTaken Identity by Kimberly Woodhouse. Abigail a spitfire and full of sarcasm, who ends up getting arrested by a charming Texas Ranger. That is only the start of her trouble. A great group of novella's that are well worth the read.
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    The MISSadventure Brides Collection: 7 Daring Damsels Don’t Let the Norms of Their Eras Hold Them BackUsually Barbour Publishing will gather the best of the best for their collections. The time era begins in the 1800s and goes to the Great Depression. Some of these novellas do not have the same quality of writing that the others do. Overall, the average would be a four-star book. One of the "misses" goes fur trapping in light of her father's death. Another raises llamas in spite of her father's The MISSadventure Brides Collection: 7 Daring Damsels Don’t Let the Norms of Their Eras Hold Them BackUsually Barbour Publishing will gather the best of the best for their collections. The time era begins in the 1800s and goes to the Great Depression. Some of these novellas do not have the same quality of writing that the others do. Overall, the average would be a four-star book. One of the "misses" goes fur trapping in light of her father's death. Another raises llamas in spite of her father's objections, still another goes on a cross-country road trip after learning to take down and put a car back together again. Regardless of what society thinks is right, these seven girls find themselves embarked on adventures with pitfalls and pratfalls to entertain the most jaded reader. Readers will find romance, mystery, adventure, and lots of entertaining humor. It's worth the time to read the ones you like, and cherry-pick through the rest of them. My thanks to Barbour Publishing and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book.
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  • Kailey
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this collection! These stories were so unique! Kimberley Woodhouse’s story was my favorite! It is nice to read a collection about strong women that don’t let social norms hold them back. I think there’s a good message for readers to take away from this book. I would recommend this book for readers of any genre. This made me want to check out these authors and their other books. *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to post a positive review. These ar I really enjoyed this collection! These stories were so unique! Kimberley Woodhouse’s story was my favorite! It is nice to read a collection about strong women that don’t let social norms hold them back. I think there’s a good message for readers to take away from this book. I would recommend this book for readers of any genre. This made me want to check out these authors and their other books. *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to post a positive review. These are my thoughts alone.*
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  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars7 Daring Damsels Don’t Let the Norms of Their Eras Hold Them Back by Mary Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Kathleen E. Kovach, Debby Lee, Donna Schlachter, Marjorie Vawter, Kimberley WoodhouseThis compilation of seven historical fiction Christian romance stories is so much fun! I loved the sass and spunk of the main characters in each short story. I have never read most of these authors. However, that is changing immediately.If I had to pick a favorite story or two, it would be difficult, but I wou 4 stars7 Daring Damsels Don’t Let the Norms of Their Eras Hold Them Back by Mary Davis, Cynthia Hickey, Kathleen E. Kovach, Debby Lee, Donna Schlachter, Marjorie Vawter, Kimberley WoodhouseThis compilation of seven historical fiction Christian romance stories is so much fun! I loved the sass and spunk of the main characters in each short story. I have never read most of these authors. However, that is changing immediately.If I had to pick a favorite story or two, it would be difficult, but I would have to say Detours of the Heart by Donna Schlachter set in 1925 New Mexico and Lessons of Love by Cynthia Hickey set in 1886 Arkansas would be my top choice. Both books are entirely different from one another with Lessons in Love is a quite humorous look at a woman’s life trying to teach in a rural Arkansas community andDetours Of The Heart is the tale of a woman thrown out of her home for refusing to marry a man she did not love and desperately wanting to make her way to Hollywood.I highly recommend this book!I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. The views given are my own. #TheMISSadventureBridesCollection #NetGalley #BarbourPublishing Inc.
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  • Cas H.
    January 1, 1970
    I love the novella collections. I like reading short stories that make my heart light. There are 7 stories in this book. Some of the stories I like and some I did not like. That is the beauty of a novella collection. I get to try out new authors without reading a 15 hour long book. I loved that the authors remained true to the time period in which they wrote. My favorite story was Maddy's Llamas by Marjorie Vawter. I hope you read this compilation.
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  • Sunnie
    January 1, 1970
    I loved these stories, every single one! They were so sweet, some very funny as well. Loved their "Miss"adventures which made the book's title very appropriate. Each of the stories was unique and different.There were some new authors for me and I found that quite refreshing to read a new writing style.Very good compilation of stories and a great way to spend my reading time!I received an ebook copy from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
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  • Laura Meyer
    January 1, 1970
    Over all the entire book was enjoyable! I was reading this collection for Kimberley Woodhouse's novella, "The MISSTaken Bride". She did not disappoint! What a sweet, sassy heroine! This was quite a different version of a Texas Ranger finding his lady. A throughly enjoyable story that left me with a smile on my face. "Maddy's Llamas" was an unexpected story that took heartache, & turned into love. If you are looking for an enjoyable collection to unwind with this holiday season, this is one t Over all the entire book was enjoyable! I was reading this collection for Kimberley Woodhouse's novella, "The MISSTaken Bride". She did not disappoint! What a sweet, sassy heroine! This was quite a different version of a Texas Ranger finding his lady. A throughly enjoyable story that left me with a smile on my face. "Maddy's Llamas" was an unexpected story that took heartache, & turned into love. If you are looking for an enjoyable collection to unwind with this holiday season, this is one to get:-)
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    #AlongtheYellowstoneRiverThis short story was full of adventure and mystery. Heather is a strong female character that makes this story so interesting and enjoyable.#MissTakenIdentityWhat a fantastic little story that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. The characters were genuine and the story very believable.#LessonofLovebyAnother sweet story this book delivers. The new teacher is a cute fireball and the school board member is being given a run for his money #AlongtheYellowstoneRiverThis short story was full of adventure and mystery. Heather is a strong female character that makes this story so interesting and enjoyable.#MissTakenIdentityWhat a fantastic little story that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. The characters were genuine and the story very believable.#LessonofLovebyAnother sweet story this book delivers. The new teacher is a cute fireball and the school board member is being given a run for his money. There is a lot of action in this book, it’s truly engaging and a fun read.#Maddy’sLlamasMaddy’s llamas and their antics added so much fun to this story. I was surprised at the multitude of emotions that this short story evoked. Great, fun quick read.#Zola’sCrossCountryAdventureA very inspirational story. Two women doing the unimaginable, a journey cross country in an automobile in 1903. This is not a Thelma & Louise story, but a story of persistence and perseverance. With a side of romance, very fun short story.#DetoursoftheHeartWhat a cute story of truths, hard work, twists and turns, intrigue and romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.#RidersofthePaintedStarZaide and Royce have my vote for favorite story in this book. They’re time together was so much fun I didn’t want it to end. There were new friendships, a bit of subterfuge, some intrigue and a lot of fun adventures.Each short story spoke about faith and had a touch of religion in it. That did not deter me from giving this book 5 stars.I received a copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    This collection of novellas was about some spunky girls who know how to work hard and achieve their goals. I really enjoyed this collection of stories. Each story brought a different scenario of how women over time showed bravery, courage, and strength. Although they are all fiction it is inspiring know that women truly did face and overcome similar scenarios.
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  • Lillian
    January 1, 1970
    This is a compilation of seven stories from fictional women who lived in the 19th and 20th Centuries and how they were defied conventions of their time. These damsels rise above their distressing circumstances through their bravery and determination with a little help from their love interests. As compared to the other Barbour Bride Collections that I have read over the last couple of months, The MISSadventure Bride Collection has a lighter tone consistently throughout the book. Picking a favour This is a compilation of seven stories from fictional women who lived in the 19th and 20th Centuries and how they were defied conventions of their time. These damsels rise above their distressing circumstances through their bravery and determination with a little help from their love interests. As compared to the other Barbour Bride Collections that I have read over the last couple of months, The MISSadventure Bride Collection has a lighter tone consistently throughout the book. Picking a favourite story would be like picking a child. However, Cynthia Hickey's Lessons of Love had me giggling all the way through. Leah Ellison, a young teacher from the big city is schooled on the "backward" ways of the Ozark mountain community. I also loved Zola 's "can-do" attitude that sparked her cross-country adventure in Mary Davis' Zola's Cross-Country Adventure. This would be a great book to dip in and out of when in need a reader is in of a pick-me-upNote: This book was provided by the publisher, Barbour Books via NetGalley. All views expressed are mine.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    The MISSadventure Brides Collection is a collection of seven stories. These stories include: Along the Yellowstone River by Debby LeeMissTaken Identity by Kimberley WoodhouseLesson of Love by Cynthia HickeyMaddy's Llamas by Marjorie VawterZola's Cross-Country Adventures by Mary DavisDetours of the Heart by Donna SchlachterRiders of the Painted Star by Kathleen E KovachI thought all of them were great. This a fun collection of mostly new to me authors. I am giving it four stars.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Although I am still reading this collection of novellas, I must say I am thoroughly enjoying it.Of the two novellas I’ve read this far, Misstaken Identity by Kimberly Woodhouse and Lessons of Love by Cynthia Hickey, my focus in this review, currently, is Misstaken Identity by Kimberly Woodhouse. Humor, the thread tying the novellas together, is humor. Based on 7 young women who determine to not allow the basic norms of their eras hold them back, each story will have the reader chuckling. Kimberl Although I am still reading this collection of novellas, I must say I am thoroughly enjoying it.Of the two novellas I’ve read this far, Misstaken Identity by Kimberly Woodhouse and Lessons of Love by Cynthia Hickey, my focus in this review, currently, is Misstaken Identity by Kimberly Woodhouse. Humor, the thread tying the novellas together, is humor. Based on 7 young women who determine to not allow the basic norms of their eras hold them back, each story will have the reader chuckling. Kimberly Woodhouse penned just such a story. Abigail Monroe has determined to travel, by herself, dressed as a young boy. Without escort, Abigail boards the stagecoach for Colorado only to find herself in Texas! It seems her adventure begins with boarding the wrong stage coach, with some rather gnarly appearing and terribly rank men. Upon reaching Colorado, er, Texas, Abigail disembarks and begins to walk through town, she soon realizes that one, her baggage is heavier than she thought it would be, and two, she doesn’t exactly walk like a man, something she sets about rectifying immediately. As Abigail adjusts her stride, numerous times, while wrestling her baggage down the street, she is surprised to find a Texas Ranger approaching her, only to arrest her! For cutting wires erected around the fields owned by sheepherders, no less! Shocked, she tries to explain she literally just got off the stage minutes ago, the lawman is not deterred. Escorting Abigail to the town jail, the lawman finds his prisoner to be a bit strange. From the overly large hat, to the young smooth complexion to the funny way the young “man” walked, the Texas Ranger is determined to get to the bottom of who is causing trouble in his town and that young fella sure does have perfect posture!I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley and am not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions therein are solely my own.
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  • Carole Jarvis
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2PilRQXThe MissAdventure Brides Collection is a unique group of novellas featuring seven ladies who rise above the norm for women during their eras. If all stories are like MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse, then readers will enjoy every minute spent with these ladies. MissTaken Identity takes place over 11 days in Texas of 1883, and even the creative title has meaning. And what an unlikely pair these two seemed on the surface – Jim, a Texas Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2PilRQXThe MissAdventure Brides Collection is a unique group of novellas featuring seven ladies who rise above the norm for women during their eras. If all stories are like MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse, then readers will enjoy every minute spent with these ladies. MissTaken Identity takes place over 11 days in Texas of 1883, and even the creative title has meaning. And what an unlikely pair these two seemed on the surface – Jim, a Texas Ranger, and Abigail (aka Chuck), a young woman suspected of criminal activities – yet there is much to admire in both. Abigail might be a little headstrong and her methods somewhat questionable, but her reason can’t be faulted, for what woman wouldn’t want to be loved for herself rather than the land she owned? And Jim is doing some soul searching himself, realizing that his Ranger job doesn’t afford him the family opportunities he would like.With good character depth, suspense, and a glimpse at the strife between some of the sheepherders and cattle ranchers, Woodhouse elevates this story above the average western romance. I loved the gentle humor at times, and the way Jim and Abigail rely on their faith in God to guide them through life’s troubles. An epilogue that takes place six months later brings this sweet story to a very satisfying conclusion, so that nothing feels rushed. Recommended.I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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  • Leslie M.
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsI’ve read a number of these novella collections from Barbour, and they never fail to delight. Overall, I like that the stories are short, so I can fit them into my busy schedule. Yes, there’s some predictability to the stories (the title even mentions that they are all “bride” stories), but that doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the tales.This collection has seven stories which take place in the West between 1832-1936, and they are included in a chronological order. All the heroin 3.5 starsI’ve read a number of these novella collections from Barbour, and they never fail to delight. Overall, I like that the stories are short, so I can fit them into my busy schedule. Yes, there’s some predictability to the stories (the title even mentions that they are all “bride” stories), but that doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the tales.This collection has seven stories which take place in the West between 1832-1936, and they are included in a chronological order. All the heroines were strong, independent women, which is always a plus 😊 Some stories are a bit on the serious side, while others have more humor or mystery, but all are well-written with development appropriate for the length (novella). My favorite stories included: • “MissTaken Identity” by Kimberly Woodhouse (This was an enjoyable tale with a determined heroine who is looking for an adventure … and she finds it!)• “Lessons of Love” (As a former teacher, I couldn’t help root for the feisty heroine/teacher.)• “Maddy’s Llamas” (Llamas! What more can I say. So much fun in this story!)Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.
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