Historical Fiction Novella Collection: Serving Up Love

About the Book

Title: Serving Up Love: A Four-in-One Harvey House Brides Collection
Authors: Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: November 5, 2019

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Publisher's Description

"Bestselling novelist Tracie Peterson joins Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano in this collection of four novellas, each featuring a Harvey Girl heroine. From Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico, the stories cross the country with tales of sweet romance and entertaining history.

In Karen Witemeyer's "More Than a Pretty Face," a young woman works her hardest to escape poor choices from her youth. Tracie Peterson offers "A Flood of Love," where reuniting with an old flame after more than a decade offers unexpected results. Regina Jennings's "Intrigue a la Mode" delights with a tale of a young woman determined to help support her family, despite warnings of danger nearby. And Jen Turano's "Grand Encounters" heads to the Grand Canyon with a tale of a society belle intent on finding a new life for herself."

My Review

Serving Up Love: A Four-in-One Harvey House Brides Collection features novellas by Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano. Memorable and engaging, each of these historical novellas is thoughtfully written and utterly delightful. All four stories contain well-developed characters, remarkable settings, and an abundance of sweet romance.
With novellas that are set primarily in the western United States during the late nineteen and early twentieth centuries, this collection includes stories that will appeal to lovers of history, romance, mystery, and humor. Each novella tells the story of a different Harvey Girl as she diligently serves railroad passengers, nurtures friendships, perseveres through trials, strengthens her faith, pursues her dreams, and makes room in her heart for hope and love.

I enjoyed this entire collection from the first page to the last. Once I started reading, it was difficult to put it down.  I was truly captivated by the fictional worlds these authors created. I was easily drawn into the plot of each novella, quickly connecting to the characters and the themes within each story. Their struggles, successes, motivations, and fears kept me intrigued; while their grace, faithfulness, perseverance and courage kept me inspired. 

This collection contains four love stories that are charming, romantic, and meaningful. Serving Up Love is a book that I will certainly enjoy re-reading and sharing with others. I recommend it wholeheartedly to all readers.

*I was given a copy of this book from the author/publisher. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Authors

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. --Biography from Tracie Peterson's author page on Amazon.com

For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.

Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, National Reader's Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit her website. --Biography from Karen Witemeyer's author page on Amazon.com.

Regina Jennings is the winner of the National Reader's Choice Award, a two-time Golden Quill finalist and a finalist for the Oklahoma Book of the Year Award. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a minor in history, Regina has worked at the Mustang News and at First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She lives outside of Oklahoma City with her husband and four children when not traveling the world. --Biography from Regina Jennings' author page on Amazon.com.

Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She's been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she's not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. --Biography from Jen Turano's author page on Amazon.com.


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