Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Bridegrooms: Book Review & Giveaway
It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike
Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.
Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.
Read an excerpt of The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman here.
Allison Pittman is the author of Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella. A former high-school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. Allison makes her home in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Learn more about the author at www.allisonpittman.com
A fantastic read for any Christian historical fiction! Great character development and a storyline that keeps you intrigued through the novel. A very easy and quick read. There are even some fantastic twists that I loved. If you like Little Women, you will love The Bridegrooms. I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase this book online, directly through Waterbrook Multnomah. It is also available through your favorite local Christian bookseller.
WIN IT: One (1) reader will win a copy of The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman
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GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 8, 2010
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
***Thank you to Ashley at Waterbrook Multnomah for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***