Book Review: The Advent Bride by Mary Connealy

Advent brideTitle: The Advent Bride

Author: Mary Connealy

Series: Stands Alone but part of The 12 Brides of Christmas Series

Publisher: Shiloh Run Studios

Released: October 6, 2014


Book Summary:

New–The 12 Brides of Christmas! You’re invited to a Christmas wedding…that is twelve of them! Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas romance with these twelve heart-warming stories. Brand-new stories from renowned inspirational fiction authors that take you into the heartland of historical America will release each week starting October 6.

#1: The Advent Bride
Melanie Douglas is alone on the Nebraska plains, teaching school to get by. She finds a unique box with hidden drawers to use over the advent season to engage a young boy in his schooling. When Henry O’Keeffe sees a positive change in his son, he has to see for himself what this new teacher is doing.



The Advent Bride is a cute short Christmas story. It had a Little House on the Prairie feel to it. Melanie is a school teacher and spends extra time trying to get through to struggling student Simon. Through the use of an “advent box” she finds she is able to keep Simon on task at school and helps to reengage his father back in his life as well. Of course there is a little romance that blooms along the way that of course leads Melanie to become the expected Christmas bride.

I was left wanting a little more development in the relationship between Melanie and Simon’s father. Most of the story was focused on Simon and the advent box. I had a hard time envisioning how the Advent box was created to have so many hidden compartments. But overall this was a heartwarming title I don’t regret reading.



Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: Clean (Christian Fiction)



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