A Tailor-Made Bride
Deeded property to use as a dress shop by a grateful client, Hannah Richards moves to the small town of Coventry, Texas, in 1881 to start her new business. There she soon encounters Jericho “J.T.” Tucker, a liveryman who is none too pleased with the new arrival. Not only did J.T. want to buy the property that Hannah now occupies, he thoroughly disapproves of what he considers to be her frivolous occupation of gratifying female vanity. J.T. can’t seem to stay very far from Hannah’s store, though, and naturally, these seeming opposites soon find themselves attracted to each other.
A Tailor-Made Bride tells a familiar story, but it tells it well, and with considerable charm and humor. Hannah and J. T. are appealing, three-dimensional romantic leads, surrounded by a equally well-drawn cast of townspeople. The dialogue is crisp and believable, and the plot moves along at a nice pace. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.