Book Review: A January Bride by Deborah Raney

January BrideTitle: A January Bride

Author: Deborah Raney

Series: A Year of Wedding Novellas (Stands Alone)

Publisher: Zondervan

Released: December 24, 2013

Book Summary:

Who can work in a house that’s overrun by contractors and carpenters? Not Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist who gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny’s friend, Arthur. Maddie’s never met the innkeeper––but a friendship grows between them as Maddie and Arthur leave messages for each other each day. To Maddie’s alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn’s owner––a man who’s likely many years her senior––and who she’s never even met.


This is the second novella in this Inspirational Christian fiction series I have read. Each book is a stand alone written by a different author.

Maddie & Arthur’s relationship unfolded in a unique way.  Communicating solely through short notes, they learn to love each other while brighten each other’s day. It’s a safe relationship for both of them since their ages are so far apart as both think the other is elderly.

While it is predictable, January Bride is a sweet story that I enjoyed reading and would recommend to anyone who enjoys clean Christian romance.

great book


Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: Clean

Source: Netgalley

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  1. That sounds like a super cute book!

  2. I definitely enjoyed this one more than the first (December). Great review.

  3. I’ve never read a Christian Romance book before, but this one sounds cute. I’ll have to give it a try.

  4. Oooh, it sounds good. I just bought it. Thanks for the review!