4/22/2010

The Bridegrooms

Allison Pittman
2010
Multnomah
Fiction/Historical

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Set in the late 1800's this lovely book is the story of the four Allenhouse sisters.  Abandoned by their mother when Vada, the oldest was just eight years old, and Lisette the youngest was just a baby.  Now grown, the sisters have all developed into beautiful young women.  Each sister is unique in her interests, and her career choices and in their choices of romance. 
Vada, a music lover and accomplished violinist is a secretary for a conductor, and has a long time beau who is a lawyer on his way up.
Hazel is an assistant to her father in his physician's practice and she is a women's right activist, and she is looking for love via the want ads.
Althea, works at the telegraph office and she has never spoken a word since their mother abandoned them.  She loves to write poetry and finds herself falling in love with an unknown patient in a coma.
Lisette, is the baby and is still in high school, at only seventeen she is destined to be a heartbreaker, with boys following her around all the time.
Doc, their father has done his best as a single father, with the help of faithful Molly the day cook and maid. 
This story centers around an accident that happens at a baseball game, where a fan is conked on the head with a fly ball and is in a coma, each sister helps to care for the patient in their home, while their father tries to figure out why he is in a coma.  A wonderfully fun and quirky story of four sisters, who will find love no matter what.  Allison Pittman has written a lovely story that is perfect to curl up and read on a quiet afternoon.  338 pages $12.99 US 4 stars
This book was provided by Multnomah for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

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