Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Book Review: The Advent Bride

The Advent Bride. Mary Connealy. 2014. Barbour. 88 pages. [Source: Review copy]

I enjoyed reading the Advent Bride. Melanie Douglas, the heroine, is a teacher at a one-room school in Nebraska. The student that gives her the MOST trouble is a boy named Simon. When he's in her classroom, she has trouble managing all her students. For better or worse, she sees the potential in Simon. He is smart, very bright. If he behaved, he might even be her best student academically. She tries to talk to his father, Henry O'Keeffe, with mixed results. She worries about the boy's home life. She decides she'd rather have him with her after school, than to send him home alone. So she has a clever idea or two on how to keep him engaged after school. And that is where the advent box enters into the story!

I enjoyed this one. This one is short. It is a novella. It is a very light, Christmas-themed historical romance. It was satisfying enough for what it is.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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