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Today I’m attending the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference which means I’ll not have much time to read. Whenever I am running short on reading time, I turn to either audiobooks or novellas. So today I’m featuring a collection of novellas I recently finished reading:  Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands by Susan Page Davis, Susanne Dietze, Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Carrie Fancett Pagels, & Gina Welborn.

 

Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands

I can’t say it’s the best novella collection I’ve read this year, but it filled the need and was certainly enjoyable. Plus I really liked exploring its unique premise. Here’s the first line from the first story:

Abigail Melton entered the kitchen to the sight of her mother slumped over the table, a telegram clutched in one hand.

Abigail’s Proposal by Cynthia Hickey

Don’t worry, she’s not dead, but that is certainly a dramatic opening, isn’t it?

I just have to add some of my favorite lines as well, though:

“Choosing forgiveness had helped her choose hope, too.”

A Clean Slate by Susanne Dietze

“You’ve limited God’s grace to man-size proportions … and allowed your fear to grow into God-size proportions.”

Louder Than Words by Gina Welborn

“My uncle Chief Black Bob says that seeing the past makes a man wise, living in the past makes him a fool.”

Louder Than Words by Gina Welborn

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first (or your favorite) line!

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