July 14, 2011
From Goodreads: When a dressmaker who values beauty tangles with a liveryman who condemns vanity, the sparks begin to fly!
Jericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothes, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.
Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner, while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?
When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to consequences neither could have foreseen--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?
"So sickeningly cute. I just love romances."
I had the picture and description posted before I realized this was all I wrote for my goodreads review. But looking at it, I'm thinking it's a pretty honest response. I've maybe read better books, better romances, but THIS is how I like them to go. THIS is how I like characters to fall in love.
In any case, the book obviously made an impression on me. Karen Witemeyer sounds like a stand up lady and I found myself just as interested in her (based on a one paragraph bio) that I went ahead and took a chance on this book. Of course, I'd have taken a chance on it based on that cover alone. One of my favorite covers of all time. I might tolerate dressing up if we had still had dresses like that. I'm thinking of bringing the pioneer bonnet back in. What do you think?