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A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

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Review of A Tailor-Made Bride

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A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Reviewed by Vickie McDonough

"...highly creative, has depth and emotion, an interesting supporting cast, and some of the most delicious bantering between a hero and heroine that I’ve read."

Can a woman with a passion for fashion lasso a stubborn Texan who despises vanity?

When Hannah Richards opens a dress shop in a small Texas town, the last person she expects to be her biggest obstacle is the handsome livery owner. J.T. Tucker is rude, gruff, and never smiles. He makes assumptions about her based on the mere fact that she sews pretty dresses that enhance her patrons’ God-given attributes and helps women improve their self-esteem.

J.T. can’t help his attraction to the lovely dressmaker, but he won’t give in to it. He hates how she dresses up women so that men see only their outer beauty and don’t bother looking to see what’s in their hearts. Vanity is an indulgence he can’t condone, especially where his own sister is concerned.

Hannah and J.T. have one disagreement after another, until she begins to question if he might be right. Could she be causing women to be dissatisfied with their lot in life? Hadn’t God worked a miracle just so she could open her business? And what in the world does she do when the crusty livery man steals a bit of her heart with his completely unexpected and random acts of kindness?

Being a gal who is only comfortable in my jeans, I wondered how I’d like a book where the heroine is a dressmaker, but let me tell you, I loved A Tailor-Made Bride! Hannah is a spunky, determined heroine who isn’t about to let a narrow-minded man like J.T. stop her from achieving her dream. From the moment they meet, there is explosive sparring between the two. He’s totally against her choice of profession and doesn’t mind telling her. She thinks he’d the rudest man she’s met, and hates that her eyes can’t quit traveling his direction whenever he’s around. They taunt, tease and challenge one another, and the obstacles between them seem insurmountable.

I found it hard to believe that loved A Tailor-Made Bride is Karen Witemeyer’s debut novel. It is highly creative, has depth and emotion, an interesting supporting cast, and some of the most delicious bantering between a hero and heroine that I’ve read. I can hardly wait for Ms. Witemeyer’s next book to come out. Be sure to check out A Tailor-Made Bride. This is one book you won’t want to pass up.

Vickie McDonough is an award-winning inspirational romance author. She has written four Heartsong novels and five novellas. Her stories have placed first in several prestigious contests, such as the ACFW Noble Theme, the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest, and the Texas Gold contest. She has also written books reviews for nearly five years and enjoys mentoring new writers. Vickie is a wife of thirty-one years, mother to four sons, and a new grandma. When she’s not writing, Vickie enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies, and traveling. Vickie loves hearing from her readers via e-mail.