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Kelly Eileen Hake

Author of The Bride Bargain

35+ Works 1,652 Members 55 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the names: Kelly Hake, Kelly Eileen Hake

Series

Works by Kelly Eileen Hake

The Bride Bargain (2008) 201 copies, 7 reviews
The Bride Backfire (2009) 139 copies, 6 reviews
Rugged and Relentless (2011) 135 copies, 8 reviews
The Bride Blunder (2009) 118 copies, 2 reviews
Tall, Dark, and Determined (2011) 80 copies, 5 reviews
Strong and Stubborn (1840) 64 copies, 2 reviews
Trails & Targets: (Dangerous Darlyns) (2014) 47 copies, 4 reviews
Plots and Pans (2014) 47 copies, 5 reviews

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Gender
female
Places of residence
Southern California, USA
Occupations
English teacher
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I wanted to love this collection … I enjoyed it at parts, the romances were at best okay, weak in my opinion. The elements in each story were too similar though there were enough differences it wasn't completely boring. I felt like each of the characters were repeats of the previous couple. I did enjoy Woman of Valor, Fayre Rose, and A Treasure Worth Keeping most of all the stories. I became dissatisfied with the The British Brides Collection 9 Romances from the Home of Austen and Dickens when it became obvious that each title would have the same shocked heroine when the hero was found to have faith in God … Why? Once was enough. Sadly there was a lot to make me dislike this collection… Disrespectful rude cruel men, several times men refer to women as a "wench". Honestly, I don't understand why this collection was published, I mean as Christian fiction. Or even how it is truly a romance collection, it had rushed, mostly boring, and somewhat distasteful bullying of the ladies.
But that was only at some points, I say that about half of the stories, the other half? I enjoyed it, I liked the faith shown, and the characters were okay. I won't say which stories I disliked and which I Liked (other than mentioned above), so that I don't stop others from reading books they may enjoy.
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abigailkayharris | 2 other reviews | Jan 1, 2024 |
I loved everything about this book! It has fantastic characters and a wonderful story! A definite must read!
 
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Sassyjd32 | 7 other reviews | Dec 22, 2023 |
This collection of short stories has a lot of over-the-top moments, but in some of them it works and makes for a fun read. They are set in England and Scotland from the Middle Ages through the Victorian era.
Overall, the volume is a bit heavy-handed with its religious epiphanies. Although I didn't find any of the stories particularly memorable, they were amusing reads over the course of several days.
Thanks to NetGalley and Barbour Publishing for this digital review copy!


***Funniest line in the whole book:

"God was our chaperone."

That's not how it works, dear.
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Alishadt | 2 other reviews | Feb 25, 2023 |

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