Book Review, Historical

Book Review – Serving Up Love

Today I’m sharing with you about a fun book containing a collection about novellas

413FiqYnhgL._SY346_Serving up Love – Harvey House Brides Collection

Bestselling novelist Tracie Peterson joins Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano in this collection of four novellas, each featuring a Harvey Girl heroine. From Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico, the stories cross the country with tales of sweet romance and entertaining history.

In Karen Witemeyer’s “More Than a Pretty Face,” a young woman works her hardest to escape poor choices from her youth. Tracie Peterson offers “A Flood of Love,” where reuniting with an old flame after more than a decade offers unexpected results. Regina Jennings’s “Intrigue a la Mode” delights with a tale of a young woman determined to help support her family, despite warnings of danger nearby. And Jen Turano’s “Grand Encounters” heads to the Grand Canyon with a tale of a society belle intent on finding a new life for herself.

 

My Thoughts

This is a fun novella collection!
Four different authors, four short stories. The common thread in all of them is the fact that the main character is a Harvey girl.
I’ve always enjoyed reading about the Harvey houses, the Harvey girls, and that time period.
These stories were short and sweet, and something easy to read, while sharing a bit about the Harvey Houses.
My favorite of the four is the one by Jen Turano. It happens at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Because I’ve had the opportunity to actually see the Grand Canyon, this story felt more real to me. And, I also love Ms. Turano’s books, her humor, and her fascinating characters. Myrtle Schermerhorn was a delightful heroine.
Myrtle suffered some humiliation from her so-called friends,  ‘of NYC’s elite society set’ , and so she decided to head for the west. She landed a job with the Harvey Houses and was given a position at the El Tovar Hotel on the Grand Canyon’s rim. Because of her painful past, she’s made a vow to not get married. But she soon catches on that one of her guests is smitten with her….this is a sweet love story.

Regina Jennings’ Intrigue a la Mode was probably my second favorite, just because it contains a mystery. I loved seeing how that all turned out, and the suspense, although short, and ending quickly, was great fun to read.

If you are looking for fun historical fiction, something easy to read, then you will definitely want to read this book!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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