It Only Takes an Instant for Love to Strike
Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.
Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.
To read the first chapter of Bridegrooms, go here. CHAPTER 1
When approaching a new book, my boys like to play a game where we look at the cover and talk about what we think the story line will be. I do this because of my desire to teach my boys to think creatively as well as to use their observation skills. They too have become "book cover judgers" like myself.
The book cover of "Bridegrooms" through me a little for a loop. My first thoughts were definitely along the lines of "Little Women". Doesn't it you? But the author throws in a marvelous twist because Bridegrooms aren't just potential suitors, but the name of the professional baseball team which comes to town to play. The path of the sisters and baseball players cross only because one of the spectators is hurt during a game and is brought to their father who is a doctor.
This one event changes their very organized and scheduled life into craziness. Not just because of the sick spectator, but because of the men who keep waltzing in and out of the door and putting a kink into all of their hearts.
Every sister has a different personality and handles this situation very differently. I love the fact the Waterbrook Multnomah has a quiz where you can see which of the sisters you are most like. You can take the quiz here....
|Which Allenhouse Sister Are You?|
|You are Vada Allenhouse |
You are responsible, like to be in control and like to date those that make you feel secure. Underneath a practical and level-headed demeanor, though, lies the desire for romance that sweeps you off your feet.
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The quiz told me I was Vada. It said, "You are responsible, like to be in control and like to date those that make you feel secure. Underneath a practical and level-headed demeanor, though, lies the desire for romance that sweeps you off your feet."
What did your test say? Now that you know who you are most like you HAVE to read the book and find out ALL about these wonderful sisters!
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group