Man oh man, am I sure doing a lot of review recently. Don’t worry folks, some of that will be changing soon. I know that you miss more of my personal reflections. Who wouldn’t? Just kidding.
Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman was a fun book to read. Once again it is the type of fiction that I have fondly nicknamed, “vacation reading.” Everybody needs a break, and the sentences in this book create a great video for the imagination to film.
What’s the book about? Taken from the Waterbrook Multnomah website, allow this excerpt to either make a drive through Kansas interesting or leave this book at the last rest stop.
Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.
Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.
Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.
Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.