May 27, 2010

Book Review - The Bridegrooms

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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.

My Thoughts:
I must say that this book was such a sweet story of young romance and sisterly love in the 1800's.  There are so many great twists and turns in this book.  You think when you start reading this book that you know how it's all going to go.  Well, that's not always the way it goes. 

These sisters are so funny to read about and it seems that you've known them for many years once you dive in and start your journey with this family.  This is a quick and easy read and such a feel good story.  I highly suggest anyone to read this book!

About The Author:

Allison Pittman is the author of Stealing Home, the Crossroads of Grace series, and her nonfiction debut, Saturdays With Stella. A former high-school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. Allison makes her home in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Learn more about the author at


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1 comment:

samantha said...

I already follow you =) This book sounds great!!!! A little spooky at first but I love books based in the 1800's or very early 1900's. Thanks for sharing