Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Review--The Bridegrooms

This story is what I describe as Jane Austen meets Little Women.  I LOVED this book.  It takes place in Ohio during the 1880's.  I am SO in love with this time in history that when I saw this book on the next tour I jumped at the chance to read and review it.  This is the first book by Allison Pittman I have read but will definatly not be the last.

I found myself transported right into the Allenhouse home.  With the sister talking about hair, clothing and suitors.  Who can forget their father who is a doctor.  When a man is hit in the head with a baseball he is transported to Dr. Allenhouse.  The house is filled with many visitors, which make the Allenhouse sisters all giddy with the extra attention.

I highly recommend this book...especially if you enjoy historical fiction.  I read this book in ONE day.  That almost never happens.

I'll leave you with a quote from the book:

"I often wonder what God sees
When He's looking down at me.
And if He hears the words I say
Before, after, and when I pray.
I wonder what my God would say
If He sat down with me here today.
And if His thoughts are always kind
Or are they sometimes more like mine."

I was given this book by Waterbrook Multnomah free to read and review.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the add! looking forward to reading your blog.. very spiritual

Melissa in Mel's World said...

I too read this book to review and absolutely LOVED it as well...I love those period novels and especially love Little Women AND Jane Austen (great reference!).