Book Review: Wedding for the Widower by Liz Isaacson

Title: Wedding for the Widower

Author: Liz Isaacson

Series: Brush Creek Brides #1 (Stands Alone)

Page Length: 128 Pages

Published: June 13, 2017


Book Summary:

A WEDDING FOR THE WIDOWER is the first book in the Brush Creek Brides series, a series of Christian western romance novels you can read in a single evening! This series features wholesome, uplifting, and satisfying “weeknight” romances.

Weeknight romances: 3 bucks. 2 hours. 1 satisfying, uplifting, and romantic story.

Former rodeo champion and cowboy Walker Thompson trains horses at Brush Creek Horse Ranch, where he lives a simple life in his cabin with his ten-year-old son, Michael. A widower of six years, he’s just trying to provide a life for Michael that his late wife would’ve approved of. He’s worked with Tess Wagner, a widow who came to Brush Creek to escape the turmoil of her life to give her seven-year-old son, Graham, a slower pace of life. Together, they run a cotton candy stand at the town’s Heritage Festival every fall, donating the money they raise to the National Widows & Widowers Foundation to help those who’ve suffered the way they have.

Walker’s boss and best friend, ranch owner Landon Edmunds, has encouraged him to start dating, and Walker looks no further than Tess. She’s interested in him too, but neither of them wants to inflict more sorrow and suffering on the other than they’ve already endured. So when Tess confesses that her breast cancer has flared up again, Walker backs off. Way off.

In the end, he’ll have to decide if he’d rather spend even a short time with Tess and Graham than not have them in his life at all. Tess wants to feel God’s love and power, but she’ll have to discover and accept God’s will in order to find her happy ending.

The Brush Creek Brides series is a spin-off series from the bestselling Gold Valley Romance novel, THROUGH THE MIST, also by Liz Isaacson.

Brush Creek Brides novels:
1. A Wedding for the Widower
2. A Companion for the Cowboy
3. A Bride for the Bronc Rider
4. A Family for the Farmer
5. A Home for the Horseman
6. A Refuge for the Rancher

Despite the fact that Liz Isaacson is a prolific writer of clean romance this is only the second time I have read one of her books. I read Second Chance Ranch a couple years ago when I was judging for the Whitney awards. I had intended to read more of Liz’s books but didn’t get around to it until today. The cover of Wedding for a Widower caught my eye so I thought I’d give another one of her books a try.

This story came together quite nicely. It’s one of those books that would make a great Hallmark movie. Within its pages, we find two individuals both overcoming past hurts who are desperately trying to trust and love again. Quite simply this was a feel-good quick-paced read that I enjoyed. I don’t think it will go down as the best book anyone has ever read but this heartwarming story will put a smile on your face. Perfect length for a night you want to skip a movie and get through a book instead.

There are Christian elements of faith and trusting God introduced, but this book is not preachy at all.



Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Content: Squeaky Clean (Just a couple kisses)

2018: Book #8


  1. What a cute cover!

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