Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Review ~ The Bridegrooms

I love a great fiction book every now and then and I especially love a historical fiction.  I have no idea why, but I just do.  I've mentioned before that I love grabbing a fiction book every so often just to help myself "unplug" for a bit.  Every other book I read is to learn, grow, or stretch myself and sometimes you just need to unplug and turn that stuff of, right?

So when I saw this book come through from Waterbrook Multnomah I thought it would make for a perfect "get away" book. It just so happened that I would get a perfect get away on a gray, rainy, lazy Saturday where I was able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the entire book in one setting.  (That doesn't happen often, so it was an added bonus.)

Here's a brief intro from the back of the book.

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.

The characters are fun, the story is gripping and I found myself just wanting to keep reading to find out what would happen next.  So...long story short, I loved it!  I think you will too!

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