Book Review: Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection

Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection

Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age
by Susanne Dietze, Michelle Griep, Anne Love, Gabrielle Meyer, Natalie Monk, Jennifer Uhlarik, Erica Vetsch, Jaime Jo Wright, Kathleen Y’Barbo

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books
Christian , Romance

Pub Date 01 Jul 2017 

I am voluntarily reviewing Of Rags and Riches through Barbour Publishing Inc, and Netgalley:

In the first story Union Pacific Princess we are introduced to Dara Forsye after the loss of her Mother she, her father and her Uncle as well as her cousin leave Boston where her Uncle becomes a frontier doctor.  Her Mother had joined the abolition movement before the war.  When Smallpox breaks out amongst the Cheyenne, they discover that they had been intentionally infected by the blankets.  

In the Right Pitch we are transported to Philadelphia Pennsylvania, June 1876 where Winifred Myles enjoys playing Baseball with her teammates.  Many find women playing Baseball is a novelty.

A Gift in Secret takes us to 1871 New Orleans Louisiana where we are introduced to Samuel Austin the 3rd.  After the loss of his Father and the buissness and he is forced to decide whether to Marry a Bolen, and they have Thirty days to make the marriage happen or the business will be given to Charity and Miss Bolen will become a charity case.

May Bolen is not sure how this is all going to happen, or whether she wants it too.  Will Samuel and May fall in love and find their happily ever after?  

For Richer and Poorer takes us to 1885 Newark, New Jersey where we meet Marcella Elena Lipski, and Ella.

Ella does not know much of the English Language.  Despite the obstacles she faces will Ella be able to build a new life for herself in America, will she find her happily ever after find out in For Richer Or Poorer.

A House of Secrets takes us to 1890 St Paul, Minnesota where we meet Amanda Carston, who is engaged to Joseph Blake and Maggie.  

Is Amanda really ready to be married?  She needs to prove to her family she can make a name for herself?  Find out in A House of Secrets!

Win, Place, or Show takes us to June 1899 Hudson River Valley, New York where we are introduced to Beryl Valentine.  When an acquaintance of her Father’s.

Soon Beryl finds herself falling from Gardiner Kennedy, but Gardiner is not wealthy and she worries her parents won’t approve will Beryl risk dissapointing them?  Find out in Win, Place or Show!

The Fishermen’s Nymph transports us to Flambeau River, Washington 1899 where we meet Abby and. Charles Farington the third.

Abby Nesling and Charles come from different worlds, despite that can they find love?  Find out in The Fishermen’s Nymph.

The Gardener’s Daughter takes us to Bay View Michigan 1895, where we meet Maggie Abbott where she works as a Front Desk Attendant at the library.  We also meet Wesley and his friend Sam.

Wesley’s friend Sam does not feel that they should be together, but will Wesley be able to prove to Sam just how wrong he is about Maggie?

A Tale of Two Hearts takes us to Little Fall Minnesota 1899 where we meet Elijah Boyer who dreams of racing automobiles.  Will Lucy Taylor fall for Elijah Boyer find out in A Tale of Two Hearts.

Five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!


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