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Love Finds You In Poetry Texas

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Love Finds You In Poetry Texas
by Janice Hanna

Reviewed by Vickie McDonough

"A whimsical storyline and colorful townsfolk and heart-warming romances made this book a fun, easy read."

Mayhem & marriages occur when a young woman starts matchmaking

Belinda Bauer doesn’t believe she will ever marry, but that doesn’t stop her from starting a matrimonial service and finding brides for the town’s lonely men. A romantic poem from the local poet helps woo women from the East. Belinda uses a scientific approach to match compatible couples and is excited when the first brides start arriving. But her science doesn’t always prove true, and not every couple is a perfect match.

Georg Kaufman has been friends with Belinda his whole life. He is content to spend his days in his barber shop, cutting hair and chatting with the town’s men folk. He’s never considered marrying, but when Belinda insists he needs a bride and sets about finding one, Georg slowly warms to the idea. Maybe it is God’s will for him to marry, but is this woman Belinda brings to town the perfect mate God has for him?

Love Finds You In Poetry, Texas is the charming tale of a determined matchmaker. Belinda is a likeable young woman who wants to see everyone happily married and sets about making that happen. But good laid plans don’t always turn out as expected, which happens when some brides in this story don’t care for the men they were ordered for and decide to chase after someone else. A whimsical storyline and colorful townsfolk and heart-warming romances made this book a fun, easy read. In keeping with the title, lines from classic poets and well-known poems are often quoted. A faith message is intertwined as Belinda learns that God, and not science, brings couples together. If you love romance, weddings, and happily ever afters, you’ll delight in Love Finds You In Poetry, Texas.

Editor's note: Janice Hanna is the maiden name of author Janice A. Thompson, who's choosing to write under it to honor her father who recently passed away.

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.