Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Bridegrooms (Allison Pittman) Review and Book Drawing

The Bridegrooms is set in the 1800's and recounts the tale of the Allenhouse family. The family unit consists of both parents and four children; all girls! It opens up with heartache as you find out that the mother, who seems to have loved her children, walks out in the middle of the night leaving her four girls and a husband to fend for themselves. Then, as the story unfolds, the Allenhouse girls grow up and enter the age of suitors and marriage.

The main character, Vada, is the oldest. Vada is betrothed to Garrison, a simple but respectful man who has agreed to marry her. Her inner thoughts give way to daydreaming about a more exciting, flirtatious relationship with someone. Yet, here is Garrison...a sensible but non-romantic man who wants to marry her.

Vada's sisters are; Hazel, who is slightly plump and is trying hard to find a man to settle down with! She writes to men across the country seeking to find a husband; Lisette, a frivolous young lady who is also beautiful and gets all the guys; and Althea, the youngest who hasn't spoken a word since her mom's dissappearance but has a way with the written word (poetry).

Their father, whom they refer to in an endearing way as "Doc" is a doctor who although he loves his daughters - can't seem to figure out how to connect with them. The absense of the mother has left a huge hole in the family.
When the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, a baseball team, come into their town to play against the Cleveland Spiders...something terrible happens! The ball soars out into the crowd, hits a man and knocks him out cold! This poor fellow is taken to the Allenhouse home where he is taken care of, and, it just so happens that he is placed in Vada's bedroom to do the mending! Of course, Vada takes up residence in another part of the house.

This is an enjoyable, entertaining book! Although, at times I thought that it was hard to keep up on all of the different story lines, I still enjoyed The Bridegrooms and will remember the tales that it held.

Drawing to be held on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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~~Until next time, Lucie

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Disclaimer: I received The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman from the publishers at Random House. This review was based on my own personal opinion and in no way represents the opinion of the publishers.


Ashley said...

This sounds like a good book!

Ashley said...

So far I have read about 6 books this yea

Ashley said...

I would like to read somewhere around 12 books this year.

Ashley said...

My all time fave book has to be harry potter and the deathly hollows.

Deborah said...

Sounds like a great book. Your review made me want to hear more. Please enter me in the giveaway. Maybe I will win one of these time. Ha!ha!

Shawn said...

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Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting.

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Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I am a follower,

Read a couple of books each month - wide variety... see my blog

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Allison said...

Great review! Looks like a book I would love!! Enter me please!!

1. I'm now a New follower on Twitter

2. I'm now a New Followers on your blog

3. I now follow you on Networked Blogs on facebook

How many books have you read so far this year? I would have to say 5..

How many are you intending to read over the entire year? Goal is always 100..but don't seem to hit it!! Darn work gets in the way!

What is your all-time favorite book? I loved The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy..One of my newer fav's is The Thirteenth Tale!!

Thx for the giveaway!

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Edna said...

Please enter me I am a new follower of your blog, just found you on book blogs

I have read 51 books so far this year you can follow my progress


Lucie said...

Thank you all for stopping by and entering/following! It's good to hear from other readers!

Ashley: Nice to have you along! You are entered several times over.

Deborah: Good to see you here as always, good luck!

Shawn: Thank you so much for stopping by and advertising for me! That's awesome!!

Karen: Welcome! You are entered several times over as well :-)

Dr. Bill: Good to see you again! Soo, you read a variety of books? What typically is your favorite genre?

Allison: You have the most entries! WooHoo! Welcome to my little corner of the world. Good to have you with us!

Edna: Welcome! Congrats on reading 51 books so far this year! That's great!! You inspire us all. You are entered in the drawing.


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