As soon as I saw the authors included in this novella collection I knew I had to read it. These stories brought everything to the table I expected and more. Easy to read and quick to charm, each novella brought a smile to my face.

While each story is unique, they share a common bond. Their characters face challenging circumstances along the way to their happily-ever-afters. If I’m not mistaken, each individual story tied back in a small way to a full length novel by the same author. I know I recognized some secondary characters from other books and that’s always fun.

I also loved the historical tidbits and unique plots. Each one contained great dialogue and swoon-worthy moments for the romantic at heart.

If you’re looking for a sweet romance and twists that will make you laugh out loud, this endearing collection will undoubtedly win you over in an instant. I really enjoyed it!

I received a copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.




Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer’s “The Love Knot,” Claire Nevin gets the surprise of her life awaiting her sister’s arrival by train. Mary Connealy’s “The Tangled Ties That Bind” offers the story of two former best friends who are reunited while escaping a stampede. Regina Jennings offers “Bound and Determined,” where a most unusual trip across barren Oklahoma plains is filled with adventure, romance, and . . . camels? And Melissa Jagears’ “Tied and True” entertains with a tale of two hearts from different social classes who become entwined at a cotton thread factory.

Each tale is a fun blend of history and romance that will delight readers.


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Karen Witemeyer

ABOUT Karen Witemeyer:

Karen Witemeyer is a winner of the Carol Award and has been a finalist for the RITA Award and National Readers’ Choice Award. She lives with her husband and three children in Abilene, Texas.



Tried & True - My ReviewABOUT Mary Connealy:

Mary Connealy is well-known for her award-winning, bestselling historical romantic comedies. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband and has four grown daughters.



A Most Inconvenient Marriage - My Review


ABOUT Regina Jennings:

Regina Jennings is the author of five acclaimed historical romances. She lives outside Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with her husband and four children.


A Bride In Store - My ReviewABOUT Melissa Jagears:

Melissa Jagears, author of the Unexpected Brides series, is a homeschooling mother of three little ones on a tiny Kansas farm with a fixer-upper house. Her first novella, Love by the Letter, won the 2014 Carol Award for Best Novella.