Nov 24, 2020
Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection: Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age
Posted by Michelle Griep Erica Vetsch SusanneDietze Anne Love Gabrielle Meyer Natalie Monk Jennifer Uhlarik Jaime Jo Wright

The Gilded Age of the late 1800s was a time of opulence, growth, and great change for all aspects of American life Modern conveniences and improvements paved the way for western expansion and leisure activities The rich became richer, and the poor worked hard to make a better life for themselves Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a futurThe Gilded Age of the late 1800s was a time of opulence, growth, and great change for all aspects of American life Modern conveniences and improvements paved the way for western expansion and leisure activities The rich became richer, and the poor worked hard to make a better life for themselves Nine couples meet during these exhilarating times and work to build a future together through fighting for social reform, celebrating new opportunities for relaxation, taking advantage of economic growth and new inventions, and .1867 Cheyenne, Dakota Territory Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer Uhlarik1876 Philadelphia The Right Pitch by Susanne Dietze1871 New Orleans A Gift in Secret by Kathleen Y Barbo1885 Newark, New Jersey For Richer or Poorer by Natalie Monk1890 St Paul, Minnesota A House of Secrets by Michelle Griep1890 New York City Win, Place, or Show by Erica Vetsch1890 Flambeau River, Wisconsin The Fisherman s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright1895 Bay View, Michigan The Gardener s Daughter by Anne Love1899 Little Falls, Minnesota A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle MeyerReaders will come along for a thrilling ride as lives are transformed in the Gilded Age and romances develop into legacies of faith and love.

  • Title: Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection: Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age
  • Author: Michelle Griep Erica Vetsch SusanneDietze Anne Love Gabrielle Meyer Natalie Monk Jennifer Uhlarik Jaime Jo Wright
  • ISBN: 9781683222637
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age The Gilded Age of the late s was a time of opulence growth and great change for all aspects of American life Modern conveniences and improvements paved the way for western expansion and leisure

    Julie Carpenter

    This was a great collection of novellas featuring all different economic classes I figured I d enjoy it but I will say I enjoyed it than I initially thought I would Several great novellas here and such fun ideas for each storyline I loved the variety, some sweet, some intense but all with a happily ever after These are Christian fiction and written very well by some authors I ve read before and some whom I was very happily surprised to discover If you enjoy sweet historical Christian romance [...]


    Deanne Patterson

    She s rich and he s poor or he s rich and she s poor but the love bug bites these couples and turns their life around and these really are rags to riches stories for all these couples Barbour Books has done it again by bringing together 9 authors who write encouraging and faith filled stories that show personal developmental growth in the characters.I am continually impressed with the beautiful covers Barbour Books have as well I recommend this for all lovers of historial fiction because you wil [...]


    Beth Erin

    Full review on Faithfully Bookish 9 11 17This collection is the perfect fit for readers seeking a variety of bite size yet satisfying stories As an added bonus, there s also an excellent chance of meeting a new author which opens the door to MORE satisfying stories YAY Every story within this book is graced with a swoon worthy, strong, and heroic male lead.It s no surprise that we as readers enjoy rags to riches stories and tales of love rising above all circumstances, think of The Prince and th [...]


    Michelle Griep

    A look at the gilded age through the eyes of wealth and poverty, giving you perspectives from both sides There are some awesome authors in this collection so don t miss out.


    Regina

    Of Rags and Riches is a great collection of nine romance novellas from great authors You will be swept away with each story From the Dakota Territory, Philadelphia, New York, Louisiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and other places you will find your feet walking in a time where others find romance and love A delightful read Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer UhlarikDakota Territory October 1867Step back in time to Dakota Territory where the railroad is just being laid Danger is all around For Dara an [...]


    Karen

    A wonderful set of stories featuring people from all walks of life who find love and faith bridge any differences Set across the U.S between 1867 and 1899, a period of rebuilding and growth, and a time of new ideas and inventions This fun series starts with a train explosion and ends with an exciting auto race, with a unique set of nine new stories Goodness and kindness know no social limits From immigrants to heiresses, a women s baseball team to a woman fly fisher, people in service to politic [...]


    Trixi

    Nine novellas set in the Gilded Age, written by nine different authors touching on various subjects in each story Faith, history, and happily ever afters are what you ll find in each of these The reader can read them all at once, or a few at a time and not feel like they re missing something I d call these a quick bite when you don t have a lot of time for a full length novel, but still want a satisfying story I found all of these to be packed full of depth, emotion and a faith message to feed t [...]


    Susan Snodgrass

    A wonderful set of novellas by some stellar authors Nine stories of poverty and opulence during the Gilded Age Great for a summer read because you can choose to read one at a time or the entire book of novellas This one was loaded with wonderful authors My favorite of all was Kathleen Y Barbo s contribution, but they are all good I was given a preview copy of this book by the publisher All opinions are my own.


    Kai

    This collection of novellas had a number of great stories I rated it a 4 5 overall and would recommend it.Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer UhlarikYoung Dora, her uncle William and her cousin Becca, leave Boston to join Dora s father at the railroad camp where he works after four years apart.Gage is at the railroad camp trying to stay under the radar to gather information that will help his Indian friends.When dynamite goes off, Gage injures himself protecting Dora and Becca and exposes himself [...]


    Amy

    Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence During the Gilded Age is a collection of nine stories These stories include Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer Uhlarik The Right Pitch by Susanne Dietze A Gift in Secret by Kathleen Y Barbo For Richer or Poorer by Natalie Monk A House of Secrets by Michelle Griep Win, Place, or Show by Erica Vetsch The Fisherman s Nymph by Jaime Jo Wright The Gardener s Daughter by Anne Love A Tale of Two Hearts by Gabrielle MeyerI enjoye [...]


    Amanda Tero

    I am not an avid romance reader, so reading through a collection of romance novellaslet s just say I ve had my fill of romance That being said, I did enjoy the stories There was amazing diversity Most of the stories were very well written and historically accurate I cringed at a few too modern lingoes but that s the historian in me Overall, I enjoyed this collection and would like to read by these authors.Following are my individual story reviews and ratings you ll notice I got less specific as [...]


    Sarah

    Of Rags and Riches is a great collection of nine romance novellas from some amazing authors who will invite you to be apart of amazing places, romances and stories that you will love These are fantastic reads Union Pacific Princess by Jennifer UhlarikDakota Territory October 1867Head back to 1867 to the Dakota territory where we meet Dara and Gage who face danger on the rugged country as the railroad is not yet complete Dara embarks on a journey with her father, but finds herself being rescued [...]


    Adrienne

    I haven t previously read anything by any of these authors, so I was a little apprehensive about whether I d find anything I liked and I enjoyed ALL of the stories, although not all equally I really liked the fact that they were novellas, so I could read them quickly, but I also felt like they were, for the most part, well developed stories that didn t feel rushed or end too abruptly It s hard to be pick a favorite story they were all good I received a copy via NetGalley All opinions are my own. [...]


    Dana Kamstra

    Usually when I read and review one of these collections, I like to give a review on each individual story But, occasionally, my opinion on each individual story is nearly the same as what I could say about the collection as a whole I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this entire collection There were a couple of stories that had settings that just didn t quite resonate with me as well but that is certainly of a preference than the quality of the story and writing There were also a couple o [...]


    Sherida Stewart

    Novella collections are so fun to read, and the uniting theme of this nine author book is especially tempting with its Cinderella like glimpses into the glamorous life of the late 1800 s to early 1900 s Yes, I like a touch of glitz Win, Place, or Show, by Erica Vetsch, has interesting details about horsemanship The wording used in For Richer or Poorer, by Natalie Monk, put me right in the setting of the story with a sweet immigrant woman trying to help her family and a handsome hero trying to he [...]


    Melissa

    an enjoyable collection of novellas while the stories in the second half of the book are stronger, all are full of delightful characters and situations and worth the read.


    Margaret Sholders

    This collection is in the late 1800 s It is trying to change times These are good era stories You will learn things you never knew Give this group a chance Enjoy your reading I volunteered to read and review this book.


    Suzie

    First, let me clarify that the title of this novella collection isn t From Rags to Riches I wanted to get that across upfront because after the second story, I was a little confused Each of these stories set in the gilded age 1867 1899 follows characters in different financial situations Some of the stories are about a poor person and a rich person, some about two servants, and some about two wealthy people However, all of them emphasis the point that love knows no boundaries.It s always hard fo [...]


    Samantha McCollough

    Amazing I have received a free copy and in no way am I required to write this review Natalie monk brings the story to life in your hands For Richer or Poorer is an amazing story on having faith and trusting God with your problems and just putting your life in God s hands.I would suggest this book to anybody who loves Christian romance


    Pascale

    This collection of stories is well written There is a good variety here It is sometimes difficult to find a good set of Christian stories such as these I was pleased to have had the opportunity to read them I recommend Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection I am grateful to NetGalley for allowing me to receive an ARC I did not feel obligated to leave a review.


    Kirsty Pearce

    The Romance Collection series has once again proven to be a mixed bag of mostly good but not without some bad with Of Rags and Riches, one of their latest books in the series The stories I most enjoyed were the Union Pacific Princess the only Western flavored story in the collection unfortunately , and Susanne Dietze s The Right Pitch Although Erica Vetsch s Win, Place, and Show had a marked feeling of similarity to her previous story The Archaeologist s Find, it was not without it s own individ [...]


    Dani

    Was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review Picking a favorite story from the collection was impossible because there were several that appealed to me Even though I am not a sports fan, I enjoyed the fact that The Right Pitch was centered around a female baseball team Win, Place, or Show , a story about a socialite falling in love with her riding instructor, was written well enough to make me forget it was a novella nothing felt rushed or left out The Gardener s Daughter was an intrig [...]


    Natalie

    Having a book included in this anthology is an amazing dream fulfilled Such a first rate group of authors I m thrilled to be a part


    Jessie Young

    Lovely collection of romantic stories Great to put on an end table for a quick afternoon read I love how each of the stories offers so much depth and gives the reader just enough for a quick read but doesn t feel like they missed anything by reading a short story The detail is impeccable I didn t feel like any of the authors had to hurry up and finish their story Each was perfectly planned to not have a quick run through ending that I ve seen so often in short story collections Loved that the st [...]


    Robbie

    Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection is a delightful set of nine novellas chronicling the lives of nine couples from a variety of socio economic stations in life The stories are set between the years 1867 and 1899, during a time in US history known as the Gilded Age The term was coined from a satirical Mark Twain novel, The Gilded Age A Tale of Today.I enjoyed each of the stories in the compilation some, of course, than others, but each had its own endearing qualities I learned a few new words [...]


    Nicole Normand

    I received a free copy via NetGalley this is my honest review.1 Union Pacific Princess Classic Indian Pioneer rivalry story Not too many prayers, no sermon I m not sure how they fell in love though as we don t see much interaction between them that is positive.2 The Right Pitch Sports romance No surprise but cute nonetheless.3 A Gift in Secret An arranged marriage A bit too much of morals or mini sermons to my taste Good story Little twist before the epilogue.4 For Richer or Poorer Classic poor [...]


    Carol

    Of Rags and Riches is a vagabond bag full of 9 Novellas The stories have race cars, gentlemen, competitions, railroad, newspapers, native Americans, orphanages, adventures, Suspense, danger, baseball, forced marriage, mystery, righting wrongs, horses, mishaps, turmoil, College Romance and believe it or not there is a ton This book was abounding in mystery intrigue, fun, romance and love Some of these stories can be very plausible today if you added modern day conveniences to things These author [...]


    Linda

    A delightful novella collection of rags and riches romances by nine different authors It s a fantastic way to discover new authors The stories complimented each other, and each was a quick read Set during the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, you will discover stories of faith and love A wonderful gift idea for yourself or a friend


    Patricia

    These series are always fun, uplifted and encouraging.


    Becky

    She s poor, he s rich he s poor, she s rich either way, the love bug bites them and elevates at least one of the couple into the polite society of the day In this collection of romance novellas, the money spoke and it said, I love you The powers that be at Barbour Books pulled together nine extremely talented authors to bring love to society s mis matched couples I have come to the conclusion that there are authors who write best when they write full length novels, but there are some incredible [...]



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